Factsheet: Registration and Statistical Returns Regulations

Registration and Statistical Returns Regulations

Key Information

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Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Registration and Statistical Returns Regulations made under Section 40 of the Forests Act R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 179
Description: 
Persons or companies allocated Crown timber rights must pay stumpage (royalties) owed for timber products harvested. In addition to stumpage requirements, timber processors must adhere to the following Act and regulations for wood sourced from all lands. These Registration and Statistical Returns Regulations require that any person acquiring primary forest products must be registered and provide statistical information on the amount and source of timber acquired and what products were made from that timber. No timber products originating from timber grown in N.S. can be legally placed on the market without also having been reported by a Nova Scotia Registered Buyer.
Goal/Aim: 
regulate timber and timber products

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2004