Boat Harbour Remediation Project

Nova Scotia Lands Inc. is proposing the remediation 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 closed the facility in January 2020 and as part of the remediation 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

May 13, 2022 — On April 11, 2022, the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada received a request to extend the three-year time limit and allow Nova Scotia Lands Inc. more time to provide the required information or studies for the environmental assessment. The Agency is reviewing the request and will make a determination as to whether it will be granted.

October 22, 2021 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada requested information from the proponent related to the Environmental Impact Statement on October 8, 2021. Further information was requested on March 1st, 2021May 11, 2021, and September 15, 2021.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
31 Summary of the External Technical Review Report PDF (1.6 MB) February 10, 2021
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, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4
Telephone: 902-426-0564

  • Location

    • Five kilometres east of Pictou (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Waste Management
  • Assessment 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 assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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