BILL NO. 15

(as introduced)

1st Session, 63rd General Assembly
Nova Scotia
66 Elizabeth II, 2017



Government Bill



Environment Act
(amended)



The Honourable Iain Rankin
Minister of Environment



First Reading: September 29, 2017

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

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Explanatory Note

This Bill provides for the establishment of a greenhouse gas emissions cap-and-trade program to satisfy the requirement under the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change that every province and territory of Canada establish a mechanism for pricing carbon. It also authorizes the Minister to impose administrative penalties for the contravention of any aspect of the cap-and-trade program.

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An Act to Amend Chapter 1
of the Acts of 1994-95,
the Environment Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Clause 8A(1)(a) of Chapter 1 of the Acts of 1994-95, the Environment Act, as enacted by Chapter 61 of the Acts of 2011, is repealed and the following clause substituted:

(a) respecting fees, including the manner of payment of fees and the penalties and interest payable in respect of unpaid fees, in relation to anything done or required to be done pursuant to this Act or the regulations, including fees in relation to

2 Chapter 1 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 112 the following heading and Sections:

3 Subsection 138(1) of Chapter 1 is amened by

(a) striking out "or" at the end of clause (f); and

(b) adding the following clause immediately after clause (f):

4 Section 144 of Chapter 1 is amended by adding "or upon whom is imposed an administrative penalty" immediately after "offence" in the third line.

5 Chapter 1 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 144 the following Section:

6 Clauses 158(hb) and (i) of Chapter 1 are repealed and the following clauses substituted:

7 Section 159 of Chapter 1 is repealed and the following Section substituted:

8 Chapter 1 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 170 the following Section:

9 Subsection 171(1) of Chapter 1 is amended by adding immediately after clause (b) the following clauses:

10 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.

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