If approved, the move will permit OSCO Aggregates to expand Pit No. 4 on the Little Dyke Road from four hectares to 30.5 hectares, as an expansion of existing operations, which includes other pits.
The expansion project is intended to support continued extraction and aggregates production of between 50,000 and 250,000 tonnes per year, and will provide sand and stone required in concrete production in Nova Scotia, the company says in its application.
The proposed project activities include extraction, screening, mobile crushing, stockpiling and transport to the existing and previously approved Glenholme wash plant facility. The project is expected to begin in August.
The minister of environment is to decide if the project can be granted conditional environmental assessment approval no later than July 4.
Public comments on the registration will be accepted by the department until June 14 through its online consultation form or by writing to: Environmental Assessment Branch, Nova Scotia Environment, Box 442, Halifax, NS, B3J 2P8.
All submitted comments that are received, including any personal information, will be made available to the public upon request.