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NS Environment - Air QualityAir Quality
New Air Quality Requirements for Nova Scotia's Electricity Sector are effective January 1, 2015. Learn more.
NS EnvironmentWatercourse Alteration
New Watercourse Alteration requirements are effective October 1, 2014. Learn more.
Flood Assessment FundNova Scotia Flood Assessment Fund
Nova Scotia’s Flood Assessment Fund is now available and accepting applications. Learn more
Contaminated SitesContaminated Sites Regulations
Nova Scotia's new regulations around contaminated sites now in effect. Learn more
Our Parks and Protected AreasParks and Protected Areas Plan
Our Parks and Protected Areas: A Plan for Nova Scotia will ensure that important natural areas across the province continue to thrive. Learn More
Sustainable TransportationSustainable Transportation Strategy
The Province's Choose How You Move Sustainable Transportation Strategy is about providing all Nova Scotians with accessible, affordable, safe and convenient options. Learn more by visiting the Sustainable Transportation website.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Electricity Sector
Canada and Nova Scotia have released a draft equivalency agreement for coal-fired electricity that will ensure the province’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) regulations apply in Nova Scotia instead of Canada’s new coal-fired electricity regulations. Learn More
Online PaymentsOnline Payments
Need to renew or apply for a licence/certification or make an Environmental Registry request? We can now accept credit card payments online. Visit licence/certification payments | Visit Environmental Registry online
Nova Scotia Environment Public ConsultationHydraulic Fracturing Review
In August 2013, the province commissioned an independent review of the effects of hydraulic fracturing. The review is being led by David Wheeler, President of Cape Breton University. The review's website is linked here.
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