Issue: July 2024
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Next deadline: August 26

QUARRY NEWS

PLEASE NOTE THE 2-PAGE LETTER RECEIVED FROM NOVA SCOTIA ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE DATED MAY 17, 2024 IN RESPONSE TO A LETTER THEY RECEIVED ON BEHALF OF OUR COMMUNITY RE: CONCERNS RELATED TO THE CONTINUING ABUSE OF OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH THE QUARRY ACTIVITIES IN OUR COMMUNITY.

THE LETTER IS SELF-EXPLANATORY. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SEND YOUR LETTER OF COMPLAINT DIRECTLY TO THE ADDRESS IN THE LETTER.

Quote: letter received from Nova Scotia Environment and Climate Change, Bedford, Nova Scotia. Letter is dated May 17, 2024.

Dear Darlene Lambert Gibb: Thank you for your april 22, 2024 email regarding concerns related to operations at the Mount Uniacke Quarry. I am responding on behalf of the Minister.

Nova Scotia Environment and Climate Change Environment Officers have been working on this file and actively reviewing and responding to all complaints, correspondence, and documentation submitted to the department. As indicated in your letter, there have been alleged violations provided to the department regarding operations at the Mount Uniacke Quarry. All have been reviewed, with some found not to be within the mandate of the department while others are being addressed through the ongoing compliance process with the approval holder.

Nova Scotia Environment and Climate Change responds to complaints that are within the mandate and authorities of the department. Complaints should be filed in a timely manner by calling the regional office at 902-424-7773 during regular business hours, and for after hours concerns, please contact our Environmental Emergency line, at 1-800-565-1633.

Please be advised that we are unable to release file specific information through an email request, however, if you wish to request access to these records, you may appli through a formal process administered under the Freedom of Information of Privacy (FOIPOP) Act. This process protects the privacy of individuals and companies and ensures that records released by the Province do not contain personal or private information. Addtional information on this process, including a link to the application form can be foun dhere: Apply to access information under the Freedom of iInformation and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) Act (Form 1) - Government of Nova Scotia.

Thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention. If you have any further questions related to operations at the Mount Uniacke Quarry please contact Mariah Hunt, Environment Officer at our Bedford Office at 902-424-7773 or by email at mariah.hunt@novascotia.ca

Tanya Farrell, Central Regional Director, inspection, Compliance and Enforcement Division