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Public Notice
Boat Harbour Remediation Project — Public Comments Invited

April 10, 2019 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has commenced a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Boat Harbour Remediation Project, located next to Pictou Landing First Nation, Pictou, Nova Scotia.

The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on which aspects of the environment may be affected by this project and what should be examined during the environmental assessment, as detailed in the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines.

All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by May 10, 2019 to:

Boat Harbour Remediation Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
200-1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4
Telephone: 902-426-0564
Email: CEAA.BoatHarbour.ACEE@canada.ca

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

To view the draft EIS Guidelines or for more information on the project, visit the Agency's website at canada.ca/ceaa (Registry reference number 80164). Printed copies are available upon request.

For more information on the Agency's privacy policies, consult the Privacy Notice on its website at canada.ca/ceaa.

The Proposed Project

Nova Scotia Lands Inc. is proposing the remediation and restoration of Boat Harbour and nearby lands, located next to Pictou Landing First Nation and five kilometres east of Pictou, Nova Scotia. In 1967, the provincial government constructed the Boat Harbour Effluent Treatment Facility to treat effluent from industrial sources and in the process, reconstructed a natural tidal estuary into a closed effluent stabilization basin. The Government of Nova Scotia plans on closing the facility and as part of the remediation and restoration work, hazardous waste-bearing sediment from the facility would be removed and stored on-site in an existing hazardous waste landfill.

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