Act

Designation of the Highland Companies proposed quarry in Dufferin County under the Environmental Assessment Act

Regulation Number(s):
444/11
Instrument Type:
Act
Bill or Act:
Environmental Assessment Act
Summary of Decision:
3191574 Nova Scotia Company Limited, doing business as the Highland Companies, is seeking to quarry high quality Amabel dolostone bedrock on a portion of its landholdings in the Township of Melancthon, in the County of Dufferin.

Generally, private sector projects such as quarries are not subject to the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA) unless specifically designated by regulation or the Ministry enters into a voluntary agreement with a proponent.

Under section 39 (e) of the EAA, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may make a regulation subjecting a project under the EAA.

A regulation has been made which makes the proposed quarry subject to the EAA, and will require the proponent to prepare an environmental assessment (EA) before its project can proceed.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
11-MOE037
Posting Date:
Summary of Proposal:
3191574 Nova Scotia Company Limited, doing business as the Highland Companies, is seeking to quarry high quality Amabel dolostone bedrock on a portion of its landholdings in the Township of Melancthon, in the County of Dufferin.

Generally, private sector projects such as quarries are not subject to the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA) unless specifically designated by regulation or the Ministry enters into a voluntary agreement with a proponent.

Under section 39 (e) of the EAA, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may make a regulation subjecting a project under the EAA.

A regulation has been made which makes the proposed quarry subject to the EAA, and will require the proponent to prepare an environmental assessment (EA) before its project can proceed.
Contact Address:
Ross Lashbrook
Supervisor
Ministry of the Environment
Operations Division
Environmental Assessment and Approvals Branch
2 St. Clair Avenue West
Floor 12A
Toronto Ontario
M4V 1L5
Phone: (416) 314-7765
Toll Free Phone: (800) 461-6290
Effective Date:
September 1, 2011
Decision:
Approved