Factsheet: Forest Sustainability Regulations

Forest Sustainability Regulations

Key Information

Country/Region:

Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Forest Sustainability Regulations made under Section 40 of the Forests Act R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 179 and Section 15 of the Finance Act S.N.S. 2010, c. 2
Description: 
For private lands, made under the Forests Act: the Forest Sustainability Regulations: Any person attempting to place primary or secondary forest products grown in Nova Scotia into a market would be covered by these regulations unless the volume of products is below the size limit. The Forests Act is enforced by the DNR. Due Diligence verification that a Registered Buyer is in compliance with the Forests Act and Forest Sustainability Regulations can only be provided by DNR, through the Buyers Registry.
Goal/Aim: 
Regulate protection and management of forests

Sector/Topic targeted:

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

Status:

Trade Relevance: 
Policies ensuring sustainable production of biomass
Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2001
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2007