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Within this section, you are able to search all Reference Material of the Canadian Offshore Petroleum Board of Nova Scotia.

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Accord Agreement
Accord Agreement means the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Acts.

Codes of Practice
Codes of Practice are written rules that explain how people working in particular occupations or workplaces should behave. Sections 210.016 and 210.021 of the Accord Act provides the authority for the Chief Safety Officer to require that an employer establish or adopt a code of practice in respect of occupational health and safety in their workplace, including transportation to the workplace. 

Forms
Forms available to the public to apply to the CNSOPB for various authorizations and activities.

Guidelines
Guidelines are Documents which are at times, jointly written with other jurisdictions to provide operators with an outline of recommended practices and minimum standards for the management of a certain aspect of offshore petroleum activity.

Legislation
Government Legislation requires that all activities in respect of exploration or drilling for, or the production, conservation, processing or transportation of petroleum in the Nova Scotia offshore area be authorized by the CNSOPB.

MOUs
An MOU is a non-binding agreement between Stakeholders which sets out such things as areas for cooperative working arrangements, information sharing, mutual advice and assistance.

Notices
These are notices intended to provide information with respect to significant industry incidents and/or guidance with respect to regulatory requirements or expectations.

Directives
Are additional requirements to the Regulations as determined by the Chief Safety Officer, in accordance with section 142.2 of the Accord Act. Environmental Directives are additional requirements to the Regulations as determined by the Chief Conservation Officer. Compliance with Safety/Environmental Directives is considered a mandatory condition of any work authorization.

Regulations
Government regulation defines the manner in which a particular offshore petroleum activity is conducted.

Reports
The Board's annual reports can be found here along with various operator reports.

Requirements
Additional requirements to conduct offshore petroleum activities.

Statistics
Useful statistical reports on offshore Nova Scotia.