Air Quality (Nova Scotia, Canada)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|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|
|Program Administrator||Nova Scotia Environment|
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.
|Department||Nova Scotia Environment|
|Division||Air Quality Branch|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Environmental Act Air Quality Regulations|