Natural Resources

Quarries

This area summarizes the administration and assessment of quarry materials and provides links to quarry location maps, and applications for quarry permits and licenses.

Quarry Rights Administration

This section provides detailed information on quarry rights acquisition, maintenance and assessment, and links to online information.

Materials Administration

  • Applications and Permitting
    • Cost of Permit/Lease:
      • Rental: $120/hectare
      • Royalty: $0.75/cubic metre
      • A non-refundable quarry permit application fee of $100 must be submitted with the rental fee.
    • Duration of Permit/Lease:
      • Quarry Permits are issued for up to 12 months and must be re-applied for within two months of the expiry date listed on the permit.
      • Quarry Leases are typically issued for a period of 5 years up to a maximum of 20 years.
    • Condition(s) attached to Permit/Lease: different departments may set certain terms and conditions on the permit or lease in order for it to be approved.
  • Administration of the Quarry Materials Act
    • Setting regulations to effectively administer the Quarry Materials Act
  • Implementation of the Quarry Materials Act
    • Enforcing the Act and its regulations through quarry inspections.

Materials Assessment

  • Assessment of Quarry Materials
    • Aggregate source which deals with sand and gravel pits.
    • Rock source which deals with road-cuts and rock quarries.
    • Aggregate quality deals with the petrographic and geological history of the source.
  • Management of Resource
    • After an assessment is done, it is decided what the resource may be used for (ex. asphalt, concrete aggregate, Class A or B material for road building or for fill material).
  • Implementation of the Quarry Materials Act
    • Enforcement of the Act and regulations relating to the Act.
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Legislation

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Quarry Maps

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Quarry Applications, Guides & Reference Information

The following section provides the applications and forms to obtain approval to conduct quarry activity in the province.

Please submit all applications and forms by email to Quarries@gov.nl.ca

Acceptable forms of payment include:

  • Online Payment at https://www.gov.nl.ca/pay-online/
    • Please include proof of online payment with your submitted forms/applications
  • Cheque
    • Please make cheques payable to Newfoundland Exchequer Account
  • Payment via credit card over the phone
    • Please call 729-4044 to arrange payment
    • forms/applications must be submitted before payment can be accepted

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Applications & Forms

Annual Production Reporting for Quarry Permits, Quarry Leases and Subordinate Quarry Permits

  • Statutory Return Form  (769 KB)
    • For January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 production
    • Statutory Return form and royalty payment due by March 1, 2019

Quarry Permit Re-Application

Subordinate Quarry Permit:

Under section 6 of the Quarry Materials Act, a person may apply for a subordinate quarry permit (“SQP”) to dig for, excavate, remove and dispose of a specified quantity of quarry materials from an area for which a permit has been issued.

Quarry Permit Application

Questionnaires for leases and peat removal

Quarry Materials Exploration Licences:

Guides

Reference Information

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Quarry Permit Application Management

Quarry Application Tracking Log

The following Google spreadsheet is a live tracking log of all submitted quarry permit applications. The document updates instantly as changes are made by the Quarries Section staff.

Please note:

  • Applications are entered in this spreadsheet once the initial review process (which ensures the application is complete) has been conducted.
  • Applications will not receive a file number until 'Step 4' of the process.
  • Rows highlighted in green identify applications that have been released from the process (e.g., issued, rejected, withdrawn, etc.).

To view Tracking Log in Google Sheets, click here

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Notices

Detailed information on changes to the Quarry Permit System are posted in this section.


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