3191574 Nova Scotia Company has applied for a Class “A” licence Quarry Below Water to excavate aggregate from a quarry of 937.1 hectares in size. This application is for the establishment of a new quarry. The annual tonnage condition applied for is unlimited.
Site plan information is available to view at the MNR Midhurst District Office. Making an appointment to view the information is recommended to ensure aggregate staff will be available to provide information and answer questions.
Additionally, information related to this proposal is available from the following municipal office(s):
The Township of Melancthon
157101 Highway 10
R.R. # 6
County of Dufferin
51 Zina Street
Comments received through the Environmental Registry should not be construed as an objection under the Aggregate Resources Act (ARA) in accordance with section 4.0 – Notification and Consultation Standards of the Provincial Standards 1.0 under the ARA.
The Aggregate Resources Act may be viewed at the web-link provided on the right side of this notice.
This proposal was posted for a 76 day public review and comment period starting April 26, 2011. Comments were to be received by July 11, 2011.
All comments received during the comment period are being considered as part of the decision-making process by the Ministry.
Please Note: All comments and submissions received have become part of the public record.
As specified in the Aggregate Resources Act, written notice concerning this application was delivered to landowners within 120 metres of the proposed licensed boundary; several information signs, giving notice to the public of this application, were erected at various locations on the proposed site; and a Notice of Application appeared in these local papers: the Shelburne Free Press and Economist, the Orangeville Citizen and the Orangeville Banner on March 10, 2011. A public information session will be held on April 12, 2011 between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the Horning’s Mills Community Hall, 14 Mill Street, Horning’s Mills.
The application for this proposal is being circulated within the MNR Midhurst District and Huronia Area offices. Additionally, notification of this application has been forwarded to the Township of Melancthon and the County of Dufferin. Other ministries and agencies circulated with the application for review and comment include; the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Transportation, the Township of Mulmur, the Town of Shelburne, the Niagara Escarpment Commission, the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority and the Grand River Conservation Authority.