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Boat Harbour Act

BILL NO. 89

(as passed)

2nd Session, 62nd General Assembly
Nova Scotia
64 Elizabeth II, 2015



Government Bill



Boat Harbour Act

CHAPTER 4 OF THE ACTS OF 2015



The Honourable Labi Kousoulis
Minister of Internal Services



First Reading: April 17, 2015 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: April 21, 2015

Third Reading: May 5, 2015

Royal Assent: May 11, 2015

An Act Respecting the Cessation of the Use
of the Boat Harbour Effluent Treatment Facility
for the Reception and Treatment of Effluent
from the Northern Pulp Mill

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 This Act may be cited as the Boat Harbour Act. 2 In this Act,

(a) "effluent" has the same meaning as in the Pulp and Paper Effluent Regulations (Canada), as amended from time to time;

(b) "Facility" means the Boat Harbour Effluent Treatment Facility, comprising

(i) the effluent treatment system located at 340 and 580 Simpson Lane, Pictou Landing, in the County of Pictou, and consisting of two settling basins, an aerated stabilization basin, the former stabilization lagoon and all appurtenances thereof necessary to permit the receipt and disposal of effluent from the Mill, and

(ii) the pipeline for the transmission of effluent from the Mill to the settling basins, which commences at a standpipe located at 260 Granton Abercrombie Branch Road, Abercrombie Point, in the County of Pictou, leads under the East River and discharges into the settling basins;

(c) "Mill" means the Northern Pulp Mill, a bleached kraft pulp mill located at 260 Granton Abercrombie Branch Road, Abercrombie Point.

3 On and after the earlier of January 31, 2020, and the date on which the Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation ceases to use the Facility, the use of the Facility for the reception and treatment of effluent from the Mill must cease.

4 (1) No action lies against Her Majesty in right of the Province or a member of the Executive Council in respect of the cessation of the use of the Facility for the reception and treatment of effluent from the Mill as a result of this Act.

(2) The enactment of this Act is deemed not to be a repudiation or anticipatory repudiation by Her Majesty in right of the Province of the lease agreement dated December 31, 1995, between Her Majesty in right of the Province and Scott Maritimes Limited, as extended by a lease extension agreement dated October 22, 2002, between Her Majesty in right of the Province and Kimberly-Clark Inc.


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