Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Environmental Assessment


Bear Head LNG Project


This is to advise that on April 8, 2015, Bear Head LNG Corporation (Bear Head LNG) registered the Bear Head LNG Project Registration Document, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

Bear Head LNG intends to resume development of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility in Point Tupper, NS for the purpose of exporting LNG. Completed works include access roads, land clearing, site preparation and the installation of two LNG tank foundations. Bear Head LNG proposes to use and expand upon the existing infrastructure to export eight (8) million tonnes of liquefied natural gas annually. The project is scheduled for front-end engineering and design in 2015, engineering, procurement and construction between 2016 and 2019, and operation beginning in 2019. Remaining construction will involve importing facility components by road and by sea.

Minister's Decision

On May 15, 2015 the Minister of Environment released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:30k) concerning this review. The Minister has decided to approve the undertaking in accordance with Section 13(1)b of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, pursuant to Part IV of the Environment Act. The undertaking has been approved subject to a number of conditionsPDF Download Link (PDF:173k).

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration were accepted until May 8, 2015.

Comments received, including any personal information, will be made available to the public from the Department of Environment and Climate Change library, 2nd floor, 1903 Barrington Street, Suite 2085, Halifax, NS.