Proposed Dredge Material Management Site, Toney River, Pictou County, NS

The Small Craft Harbours Branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada proposes to undertake the development of a dredge material management site intended to be used to receive, store, and manage sediment material resulting from maintenance dredging activities conducted at Toney River Small Craft Harbour. Site works will involve the construction of an access road that will facilitate the transportation of dredge material from the harbour to the selected location within the proposed property that will be designed to store the material. Soil at the disposal site will be reworked to create berms that will contain the dredge material during dewatering. Once the material is dry, it can be reworked to blend into the existing landscape. A site management plan will be developed to identify appropriate mitigation measures that will address potential impacts to the surrounding environment and provide details on the proper handling and storage of dredge material onsite to avoid adverse off-site impacts. At a minimum, groundwater will be monitored through the installation of monitoring wells at representative locations on the property.


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Latest update

End of Public Comment Period

November 16, 2020 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours is considering comments received to date to inform its determination on whether carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. A summary of all comments received from the public is provided in the Key documents section below.

Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Public Consultation Summary PDF (476 KB) January 19, 2021

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Public Service and Procurement Canada
Scott Burley
Telephone: 902-237-5392

  • Location

    • The Toney River property is located along the Sunrise Trail (Hwy 6) in Toney River, Pictou County, NS (PID #65210932). (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours Branch
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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