Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1880

Mortier Shale Rock Quarry

Proponent:   Thistle Investments

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent has submitted a proposal for a five hectare shale rock quarry southwest of Mortier Big Pond on the Burin Peninsula.  The area is within the municipal planning boundaries of the Town of Burin.  Access to the site will be via the existing Greenhill Access Road.  The construction phase will include the removal of scrub, topsoil and overburden; operational phase will include the excavation of rock materials; and reclamation and closure will include the conditions of the quarry permit issued by the Department of Natural Resources.  The project is scheduled to commence by April 2017.

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