Proposed Gas Plant Regulations Stress Public Safety

first_imgProposed changes to Nova Scotia’s gas plant regulations have beendeveloped to improve the safety of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG)plants in the province. The draft regulations were released forpublic comment today, April 5. “There’s lots of interest in developing Nova Scotia’s potentialas an LNG terminal,” said Energy Minister Cecil Clarke, “so it’simportant that both the public and industry understand howgovernment intends to allow development to occur in a way thatensures safety.” The proposed regulations will create a code of practice for LNGplant operations. The code of practice is based on a CanadianStandards Association standard for the construction, operationand decommissioning of LNG plants. “Our code of practice means Nova Scotians can be assured thatpublic safety will be at the core of any approval given for anLNG plant,” Mr. Clarke explained. “It also means no surprises forpotential LNG developers because the code of practice reflectsbest business practices in the LNG industry.” The draft regulations and the code of practice are available onthe Department of Energy website at www.gov.ns.ca/energy or bycalling 902-424-8184. Members of the public can make comments onthe draft until Tuesday, April 26.last_img read more