Environmental

Environment Canada

Act

Description

Canadian Environmental Protection Act

An Act respecting pollution prevention and the protection of the environment and human health in order to contribute to sustainable development.

Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (broken link)

An act that ensures that the environmental effects of projects are carefully reviewed before federal authorities take action in connection with them so that projects do not cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Canadian Water Act

An Act to provide for the management of the water resources of Canada, including research and the planning and implementation of programs relating to the conservation, development and utilization of water resources.

Department of the Environment Act

An Act respecting the Department of the Environment.

Fisheries Act

An Act respecting fisheries.

International River Improvements Act

An Act respecting the construction, operation and maintenance of international river improvements.

Mackenzie Valley Resource Protection Act

An Act to provide for an integrated system of land and water management in the Mackenzie Valley, to establish certain boards for that purpose and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Migratory Birds Convention Act

An Act to implement a Convention for the protection of migratory birds in Canada and the United States.

Navigable Waters Protection Act

An Act respecting the protection of navigable waters.

Northern Pipeline Act

An Act to establish the Northern Pipeline Agency, to facilitate the planning and construction of a pipeline for the transmission of natural gas from Alaska and Northern Canada and to give effect to the Agreement between Canada and the United States of America on principles applicable to a Northern natural gas pipeline.

Northwest Territories Water Act

An Act respecting water resources in the Northwest Territories.

Species At Risk Act

The Act is a key federal government commitment to prevent wildlife species from becoming extinct and secure the necessary actions for their recovery.

Practices & Guidelines

Description

Environmental Code of Practice for Metal Mines

Environment Canada's Environmental Code of Practice for Metal Mines, published in 2009, describes operational activities and associated environmental concerns of this industrial sector.

The document applies to the complete life cycle of mining, from exploration to mine closure, and environmental management practices are recommended to mitigate the identified environmental concerns.

The recommended practices in the Code include the development and implementation of environmental management tools, the management of wastewater and mining wastes, and the prevention and control of environmental releases to air, water and land.


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Natural Resources Canada

Act

Description

Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act

An act to prevent pollution of areas of the Arctic waters adjacent to the mainland and islands of the Canadian Arctic.

Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology Act

An act to establish a foundation to fund sustainable development technology.

Canada Labour Code

An act to consolidate certain statutes respecting labour.

Canada Lands Surveyors Act

An act respecting Canada Lands surveyors.

Canada Lands Surveys Act

An act respecting the surveys of public lands of Canada.

Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act

An act to implement an agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador on offshore petroleum resource management and revenue sharing and to make related and consequential amendments.

Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act

An act to implement an agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of Nova Scotia on offshore petroleum resource management and revenue sharing and to make related and consequential amendments.

Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act

An act respecting oil and gas operations in Canada.

Canada Petroleum Resources Act

An act to regulate interests in petroleum in relation to frontier lands, to amend the Oil and Gas Production and Conservation Act and to repeal the Canada Oil and Gas Act.

Canadian Ownership and Control Determination Act

An act respecting Canadian ownership and control determination.

Cape Breton Development Corporation Act

An act to establish the Cape Breton Development Corporation.

Cape Breton Development Corporation Divestiture Authorization and Dissolution Act

An act to authorize the divestiture of the assets of, and to dissolve, the Cape Breton Development Corporation, to amend the Cape Breton Development Corporation Act and to make consequential amendments to other acts.

Cooperative Energy Act

An act to establish the Cooperative Energy Corporation and the Cooperative Energy Development Corporation.

Department of Natural Resources Act

An act to establish the Department of Natural Resources and to amend related acts.

Energy Administration Act

An act to provide for charges, compensation and pricing in respect of certain energy sources and for the administration and control of other matters respecting energy sources in Canada.

Energy Efficiency Act

An act respecting the energy efficiency of energy-using products and the use of alternative energy sources.

Energy Monitoring Act

An act respecting energy monitoring.

Energy Supplies Emergency Act

An act to provide a means to conserve the supplies of energy within Canada during periods of national emergency caused by shortages or market disturbances affecting the national security and welfare and the economic stability of Canada.

Environmental Code of Practice for Metal Mines

The Environmental Code of Practice for Metal Mines describes operational activities and associated environmental concerns of this industrial sector.

Explosives Act

An act respecting the manufacture, testing, sale, storage, transportation and importation of explosives and the use of fireworks.

Export and Import of Rough Diamonds Act

An act providing for controls on the export, import or transit across Canada of rough diamonds and for a certification scheme for the export of rough diamonds in order to meet Canada’s obligations under the Kimberley Process.

Forestry Act

An act respecting forestry development and research.

Hibernia Development Project Act

An act respecting the Hibernia Development Project and to amend certain Acts in relation thereto.

International Boundary Commission Act

An act respecting the International Boundary Commission.

National Energy Board Act

An act to establish a National Energy Board.

Northern Pipeline Act

An act to establish the Northern Pipeline Agency, to facilitate the planning and construction of a pipeline for the transmission of natural gas from Alaska and Northern Canada and to give effect to the Agreement between Canada and the United States of America on principles applicable to a Northern natural gas pipeline.

Nuclear Energy Act

An act relating to the development and utilization of nuclear energy.

Nuclear Fuel Waste Act

An act respecting the long-term management of nuclear fuel waste.

Nuclear Liability Act

An act respecting civil liability for nuclear damage.

Nuclear Safety and Control Act

An act to establish the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and to make consequential amendments to other acts.

Oil Substitution and Conservation Act

An act respecting oil conservation and the substitution for oil of other energy sources.

Resources and Technical Surveys Act

An act respecting resources and technical surveys.


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