BILL NO. 176

(as passed, with amendments)

2nd Session, 62nd General Assembly
Nova Scotia
65 Elizabeth II, 2016

Local Bill

Otter Lake Landfill Act


Iain Rankin

First Reading: May 4, 2016 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)

Second Reading: May 5, 2016

Third Reading: May 13, 2016 (WITH COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS)

Royal Assent: May 20, 2016

An Act to Maintain the Current Footprint
and Certain Requirements
of the Otter Lake Landfill

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 This Act may be cited as the Otter Lake Landfill Act.

2 In this Act,

(a) "cell" means a solid waste residuals disposal cell;

(b) "Landfill" means the municipal solid waste landfill located at or near 600 Otter Lake Drive in the Municipality;

(c) "Municipality" means the Halifax Regional Municipality;

(d) "operator" means the operator of the Landfill.

3 (1) Notwithstanding the Environment Act, the regulations made pursuant to that Act or any other enactment,

(a) the Landfill is limited to nine cells; and

(b) none of the cells in the Landfill may exceed 113 metres in height above sea level except as approved by the Department of Environment before the coming into force of this Act.

(2) Notwithstanding clause (1)(b), cell number 6 in the Landfill may, with the approval of the Department of Environment, have a height not exceeding 119 metres above sea level for a maximum of one year immediately following that approval.

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