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New policy for home oil spills in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia recently implemented a new policy to ensure qualified contractors clean up domestic oil spills clean up...


Nova Scotia recently implemented a new policy to ensure qualified contractors clean up domestic oil spills clean up in a consistent manner. Effective January 1, 2003, the new policy requires all contractors to be registered, trained and certified by the Nova Scotia Environmental Industry Association. In addition, site professionals who are already qualified will also be required to register through the association.

Up to now, if a homeowner had a spill, they had to follow the same process that a company would follow for a large commercial incident. This would involve hiring a consulting firm to oversee the cleanup, which adds time and expense to the project. The new policy improves the process for homeowners by certifying contractors to manage the entire cleanup in certain instances.

For information on the certification and registration process, or to get a copy of the policy, visit the association’s web site, at www.nseia.ns.ca

For further information, contact Valerie Bellefontaine at 902-424-2575 or bellefva@gov.ns.ca


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