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Boat Harbour Remediation Project

Nova Scotia Lands Inc. is proposing the remediation and restoration of Boat Harbour and nearby lands, located next to Pictou Landing First Nation and five kilometres east of Pictou, Nova Scotia. In 1967, the provincial government constructed the Boat Harbour Effluent Treatment Facility to treat effluent from industrial sources and in the process, reconstructed a natural tidal estuary into a closed effluent stabilization basin. The Government of Nova Scotia plans on closing the facility and as part of the remediation and restoration work, hazardous waste-bearing sediment from the facility would be removed and stored on-site in an existing hazardous waste landfill.


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Latest update

December 3, 2019 – The participant funding application period is closed. The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is reviewing the applications to determine funding allocations.

May 31, 2019 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency issued the final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines to the proponent on May 31, 2019 for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
10 Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (1.2 MB) May 31, 2019
6 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - April 10, 2019
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - February 22, 2019
3 Summary of a Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (809 KB) December 18, 2018

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Boat Harbour Remediation Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
200-1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3N4
Telephone: 902-426-0564

  • Location

    • Five kilometres east of Pictou (Nova Scotia)
  • Project Type

    • Waste Management
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Nova Scotia Lands Inc.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


Nearby projects

..within 200 kilometres
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