Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada



Department of Environment and Climate Change

The Environment Act is the main legal authority for most environmental approvals by which ECC regulates. Three primary regulations are Environmental Assessment (EA) Regulations, Activities Designation Regulations (ADR), and Approval and Notification Procedure Regulations. Learn more about the ECC approval process.

Operational approvals apply to the 140 activities that are listed in the Activities Designation Regulations in the following categories: water; pesticide; waste; dangerous goods/waste dangerous goods; industrial. Learn more about the operational approval process.

Whether you're looking for links to legislation, permits and forms, or department publications, the following list of links will help you find the Nova Scotia Environment resource you need: