News Release
Black Point Quarry Project — Federal Funding Allocated to Participate in the Environmental Assessment

October 20, 2014 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated a total of $115,839.86 to three applicants to assist their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the Black Point Quarry Project, located in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia.

Details of Allocation
Applicant Allocation
Sipekne'katik $30,237.64
Mi'kmaq of Nova Scotia, represented by the Kwilmu'kw Maw-Klusuaqn Negotiation Office $75,200
Sierra Club Canada Foundation - Atlantic Canada Chapter $10,402.22
Total $115,839.86

As part of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) put in place to support the government's Responsible Resource Development Initiative, the Agency is conducting a federal environmental assessment of this project.

Projects subject to CEAA 2012 are assessed using a science-based approach. If the project is permitted to proceed to the next phase, it will continue to be subject to Canada's strong environmental laws, rigorous enforcement and follow-up, and fines for non-compliance.

Quick Facts

  • This funding was made available to the public and Aboriginal groups through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. It will enable participation in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment, which include reviewing and providing comments on the Environmental Impact Statement summary and on the draft Environmental Assessment Report.
  • More information on this project is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website, reference number 80064.
  • The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in support of sustainable development.

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Ted Laking
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of the Environment

Sofie McCoy-Astell
Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency


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