January 23, 2006

Deadline extended for comments on draft standards for sand and gravel pits

HALIFAX, NS-The deadline for comments on Nova Scotia's draft updated standards for sand and gravel pit operations has been extended to February 15, 2006, Environment and Labour Minister Kerry Morash said recently. Last October, the Minister released a discussion paper to help gather input on the appropriate standards for pit operations (ELW October 24, 2005). "Stakeholders indicated they needed more time to consider the discussion paper and submit their responses," he explained. The discussion paper on pit operations may be requested by calling 1-800-567-7544 or viewed on-line at www.gov.ns.ca/enla/.

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