Boat Harbour Remediation Project — Public Comments Invited
January 7, 2019 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Boat Harbour Remediation Project, located near Pictou, Nova Scotia.
To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project and its potential effects on the environment, as described in the summary of the project description.
All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by January 27, 2019 to:
Boat Harbour Remediation Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
200-1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4
To view a summary of the project description or for more information, 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.