According to officials with the provincial Department of Environment and Conservation Continental Stone Limited proposes to develop a crushed rock export quarry on a site approximately 900 hectares in area, north of Belleoram in Fortune Bay.
The primary physical features will include a quarry, a marine wharf and a new access road. Rock will be quarried and crushed on site, loaded onto ships via a conveyor belt and shipped to market.
It is estimated that two million tonnes of aggregate will be shipped in the first year of operation. The proposed quarry was released from Environmental Assessment in 2007, however construction did not begin during the time frame permitted by the Environmental Assessment Regulations and the project has been re-registered, as required. Operations are expected to begin in September 2014.
The undertaking was registered on August 28, 2013; the deadline for public comments is October 4, 2013; and the Minister’s decision is due by October 12, 2013.