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In keeping with the spirit of openness and accountability, Nova Scotia Environment is committed to providing ease of access to anyone requesting information of the Department. The Department provides a coordinated approach allowing for various ways in which individuals may request access to records in the custody and control of the Department and its agencies, boards, commissions, and tribunals.
Access to different types of records may be requested through the following processes:
The Environmental Registry allows for the routine disclosure of specific environmental records (as defined in the Environment Act, S.10) upon request.
Routine Access Policy
This policy is designed to provide persons with an opportunity to obtain certain categories of records without having to submit a formal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPOP) application.
Active Dissemination of Information
Nova Scotia Environment periodically and proactively releases information or records via the Internet, community booths, training sessions, etc.