Air Quality (Nova Scotia, Canada)

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Place Nova Scotia

Applies to States or Provinces Nova Scotia
Name Air Quality (Nova Scotia, Canada)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Nova Scotia Environment
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


Nova Scotia Environment is responsible for monitoring the air quality in the province, as well as administering fines and permits relating to air quality. The Air Quality Regulations state specific rules about different types of air pollutants.

Facilities that release emissions in excess of 90 tonnes of sulphur dioxide per year in the aggregate must, not later than February 15 of each year or as otherwise directed by an Administrator, in a form specified by the Administrator, submit a report to the Minister or an Administrator on the sulphur throughput, noting the fuel usage, sulphur content and corresponding sulphur dioxide emissions for the previous calendar year from each facility owned or operated by, or under the responsibility of, the person.

Before ownership of a fossil fuel-fired thermal power generating station (which includes natural gas and coal) is transferred, the apportioning of its emission allocation and associated monitoring and reporting requirements must be approved in writing by the Administrator.

Mercury emissions are also covered.

Policy Contact

Department Nova Scotia Environment
Division Air Quality Branch

Phone (902) 424-2574

Fax (902) 424-0503


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Environmental Act Air Quality Regulations
Date Effective 2005-03-01