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About the Environmental Code

The Saskatchewan Environmental Code is a results-based or outcomes-based regulatory approach that has environmental protection at its foundation.

Results-based or outcomes-based regulation incorporates the required outcomes into regulations, and leaves the specific methods on how to achieve that outcome up to the proponent. The rules and the required outcomes are incorporated in the Saskatchewan Environmental Code. This allows the province to focus on the use of effective, technically sound safeguards, and provide for custom-designed and innovative approaches.

The Saskatchewan Environmental Code consolidates the chapters under The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2010 and The Forest Resources Management Act.

The code and related resources include information on results-based regulation, code development, principles, code structure and content, and enforcement and compliance.

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Code Chapters

The code includes 17 chapters in five categories:

  1. general/administrative
  2. land/impacted sites
  3. water
  4. natural resources/forestry
  5. air

Please visit the Saskatchewan Environmental Code in the Publication Centre to access specific chapters.

Code Standards

The standards referenced in the code are legal documents that establish uniform specifications, procedures, criteria, methods, processes or practices.

The standards become legal documents through adoption in the code. The standards should not be used as stand-alone documents and are only applicable to the legislation, regulations or code chapter(s) that adopts them.


The Saskatchewan Environmental Code is a consolidation of code chapters established under the following legislation:

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