Undersea Coal Mines Regulation Act



ACTS OF 2007

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An Act to Facilitate the Effective
Regulation of Undersea Coal Mines
in the Province

Short title

1 This Act may be cited as the Undersea Coal Mines Regulation Act. 2007, c. 14, s. 1.

Agreement with Canada

2 With the approval of the Governor in Council, a member of the Executive Council may enter into an agreement with the Government of Canada or any of its agencies, boards or commissions respecting

(a) the exploration, development, operation and abandonment of a coal mine wholly or partly located below the low-water mark in an area of the Province covered by seawater;

(b) the delegation to or accepting the delegation from a federal public body or official of a duty, power or authority contained in an enactment of the Province or Canada; and

(c) the payment of mineral and petroleum royalties to the Province,

and the agreement has the same force and effect as if enacted by the Legislature and any board, agency or person referred to in the agreement may do all things necessary to implement the agreement. 2007, c. 14, s. 2.

Act or agreements not basis for jurisdiction claims

3 This Act, or any agreement made pursuant to this Act, shall not be construed as providing a basis for any claim by or on behalf of the Government of Canada in respect of any entitlement to or legislative jurisdiction over land or resources in areas of the Province covered by seawater. 2007, c. 14, s. 3.


4 (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations

(a) respecting royalty payments;

(b) defining any word or expression used but not defined in this Act;

(c) deemed necessary by the Governor in Council to carry out effectively the intent and purpose of this Act.

(2) The exercise by the Governor in Council of the authority contained in subsection (1) is regulations within the meaning of the Regulations Act. 2007, c. 14, s. 4.

Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord (NS) Act amended

5 amendments

Human Rights Act amended

6 amendment

Occupational Health and Safety Act amended

7 amendments


8 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation. 2007, c. 14, s. 8.

Proclaimed - March 26, 2008
In force - March 26, 2008

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