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Black Point Quarry Project — Public Comments Invited

January 4, 2016 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the Black Point Quarry Project, located in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia.

The Agency invites the public to comment on the draft Environmental Assessment Report, a document that includes the Agency's conclusions and recommendations regarding the potential environmental effects of the project, the proposed mitigation measures, the significance of any remaining adverse environmental effects, and the follow-up program.

The Agency also invites the public to comment on the potential environmental assessment conditions for the project. These potential conditions would become legally binding on the proponent if the Minister of Environment and Climate Change ultimately issues a decision statement indicating that the project may proceed. All comments received will be considered public.

Written comments must be submitted by February 3, 2016 to:

Black Point Quarry Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
200-1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4
Telephone: 902-426-0564
Fax: 902-426-6550
BlackPoint@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

To view the draft Environmental Assessment Report, the potential environmental assessment conditions, or for more information, visit the Agency's website (Registry reference number 80064).

Printed copies are available upon request.

This is the last of four opportunities for the public to comment on this project. Following this final comment period, the Environmental Assessment Report will be finalized and the Minister of Environment and Climate Change will issue an environmental assessment decision statement indicating whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects, and identifying the conditions that the proponent must meet with respect to mitigation and follow-up requirements in the event that the project is permitted to proceed.

The Proposed Project

Black Point Aggregates Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Vulcan Materials Company, is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning, and abandonment of a granite quarry at Black Point in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, and the construction and operation of a 200 metre-long marine terminal and load-out facility, adjacent to the quarry, in Chedabucto Bay. The quarry is expected to have a production capacity of up to 7.5 million tonnes of granite per year, over a mine life of approximately 50 years.

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