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Sipekne'katik Diversion Centre – Public Comments Invited

June 30, 2020 – Indigenous Services Canada must determine whether the proposed Sipekne'katik Diversion Centre , located in Sipekne'katik First Nation is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Indigenous Services Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination.

Written comments must be submitted by July 30, 2020 to:

Indigenous Services Canada

PO BOX 160

Amherst, NS

B4H 3Z3

aadnc.paeat-erpat.aandc@canada.ca

The Proposed Project

The diversion centre will supplement existing waste collection services offered within the community and not replace these services. The diversion centre will allow community members to drop off waste, such as construction and demolition (C&D) debris, household hazardous waste (HHW) (e.g., paint, used oil, batteries), bulky items (e.g., furniture, mattresses), small amounts of garbage, and recyclables collected as part of the existing curbside program.  The center will be built on a 2800m2 lot.

The proposed construction activities include:

•     a granular entrance driveway with two separate access points;

•     administration building (approximately 10 m by 7 m by 4.2 m steel framed building);

•     granular parking area;

•     HHW Seacan container (moveable) with granular laydown area;

•     three reinforced concrete pads (7.3 m by 3.5 m each) to house removable roll off containers

•     one wooden shelter (1.5 m by 8 m) to house carts

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