- On Jan. 21st 2016, the Government of Nova Scotia announced approvals for several permits so the next phase of the Alton Gas underground natural gas storage facility project can proceed. One such approval is a Nova Scotia Environment Industrial Approval. Learn more
- Responsible Regulation of the Fur Industry
- Government listened to the concerns raised by communities about mink farming and developed regulations under the Fur Industry Act to balance protection of the environment with support for growing this important industry for rural Nova Scotia. Learn more.
- Guide to Surface Water Withdrawal Approvals
- Water withdrawals of more than 23,000 litres per day for a period of more than two weeks require an approval. We’ve updated the guide that explains the process. Learn more.
- Inspection, Compliance and Enforcement
- As of July 1, the inspection, compliance and enforcement functions from several provincial government departments came together under Nova Scotia Environment. Learn more.
- Solid Waste Regulations
- Nova Scotia Environment conducted public consultations on proposed changes to the provincial solid waste regulations. Learn more about What We Heard.
- Watercourse Alteration
- New Watercourse Alteration requirements are effective October 1, 2014. Learn more.
- Air Quality
- New Air Quality Requirements for Nova Scotia's Electricity Sector are effective January 1, 2015. Learn more.
- Contaminated Sites Regulations
- Nova Scotia's new regulations around contaminated sites now in effect. Learn more
- Parks 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 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 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
- Hydraulic 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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