Archived - Dartmouth Marine Slips/King's Wharf Infill-Fares Real Estate Inc.

Dartmouth Cove (NS)

Reasons for a Federal Assessment
Project Description
Final Decision

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Reference Numbers

Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: 07-01-29440
Transport Canada: 8200‑98‑3382

Environmental Assessment Type


Responsible or Regulated Authorities

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Halifax Port Authority
Transport Canada

Reasons for a Federal Assessment

On May 15, 2007, it was determined that an environmental assessment was required in relation to the project because Transport Canada considered taking action in relation to subsection 6(4) of the Navigable Waters Protection Act; Fisheries and Oceans Canada considered taking action in relation to subsection 35(2) of the Fisheries Act and the Halifax Port Authority considered providing federal lands.

Project Description (as posted in the Notice of Commencement)

The proposed work consists of the infill of approximately 5.9 hectares of water lot surrounding the former Dartmouth Marine Slips property. The site is located at Dartmouth Cove in Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia. The proposed infill will surround the site with the majority of the fill being placed on the southwest side of the property. The infill will be constructed of clean fill and the exposed faces of the infilled area will be covered with textile fabric keyed into the harbour bottom and conforming to the face of the infill to a minimum of 1.0 meter above the HWM, covered by one layer each of stone filter and armour stone.

Final Decision

A decision was taken on March 27, 2008 and was that the authorities may exercise any power or perform any duty or function with respect to the project because, after taking into consideration the screening report and taking into account the implementation of appropriate mitigation measures, the authorities are of the opinion that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.