Here you will find a collection of documents, resources, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that are pertaining to the Giscome Lime Project. If you have further questions, be sure to get in touch.
Application for Mines Act and Environmental Management Act Permits + Environmental Assessment Application Report
You can access both the Application for Mines Act and Environmental Management Act Permits + the Environmental Assessment Application Report via the following links to PDFs below. The reports are separated out from the various parts of the appendix.
All the files are relatively large in size, due to the volume of content, so please allow some time for downloading.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
A great number of contracting work will be available during project construction.
Once the project is operating, we expect there will be about 10 seasonal jobs at the quarry. These jobs may be contracted to a qualified company. We expect an additional 12 or more full-time jobs at the plant site. The majority of the jobs will be filled by people living in the local communities. Other contract opportunities for services will include trucking, road maintenance, special trades, fabrication, etc..
Graymont owns enough land around the plant Site for an 800+ meter buffer area. The Giscome Elementary School and ELAC is located more than 800 meters from the plant site. We don’t expect the project will have any impact on the educational and recreational activities at the school site. Mining activities will occur at the quarry site which is located about seven kilometers from the school. Any potential impacts of our project on school activities have been addressed through the environmental assessment and project design process.
A significant portion of the lime produced at the Giscome site will be shipped to markets by rail. Some lime will be shipped to local markets by truck. Lime trucks will be fully-enclosed pneumatic trucks.
Graymont does not require any water in the lime manufacturing process.. As such, the quarry and lime Plant will not use water from Eaglet Lake or from local surface or groundwater for process operations. There will be no direct water discharges from the plant site. Bottled water would be used for employee consumption.
The proposed plant Site is separated from Eaglet Lake by the existing CN Railway line and will be separated from Bateman Creek by buffer land and a fence. Surface runoff and any stream crossings will be managed in accordance with environmental regulations and best management practices.
Graymont products are derived entirely from naturally occurring stone. The fastest growing use of lime is in environmental applications where it helps industries to comply with today’s increasingly stringent air quality, drinking water, wastewater, and solid waste regulations. For example, lime is a critical component of the “scrubbing” systems used to remove acidic gases from flue gas emissions at power stations and other industrial installations.
Many of our products are used to protect and reclaim natural environments. From reducing acid rain to treating wastewater and reclaiming old mine sites, our products benefit the environment. Lime and limestone is also widely used throughout the agricultural community in animal feed (i.e. calcium) and to ensure healthy crops.
We are always looking for ways to reduce the impact of human activity on our surroundings. It makes good business sense. So, doing the right thing for our customers is also doing the right thing for the environment and the Graymont family.
Get in Touch
If you have any questions or comments about the project we would like to hear from you. We would be happy to provide you with available information, add your name to our mailing list, or refer your questions to appropriate specialists on our project team. Please contact our representative: