What was this engagement about?
The Government of B.C. invited feedback on proposed amendments to the Flood Hazard Area Land Use Management Guidelines. The Guidelines help local governments, land-use managers, and approving officers develop and implement land-use management plans, and make subdivision approval decisions in areas subject to flood hazards.
The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations updated these guidelines to include design considerations for land use and development in areas that will be affected by sea level rise. The update will amend sections 3.5 (The Sea) and 3.6 (Areas Protected by Standard Dikes) based on a series of technical studies, Climate Change Adaptation Guidelines for Sea Dikes and Coastal Flood Hazard Land Use (Ausenco Sandwell, 2011),as well as discussion with local governments and stakeholders over the past three years.
The Ministry invited interested parties to review the draft amendment and submit written feedback by
October 31, 2014.
How can my contribution make a difference?
The Ministry will consider all feedback and recommendations in preparing the final guideline amendment. A technical working group of local government professional staff has been established to review written submissions and make recommendations to the Ministry regarding changes to the draft amendment.
Details of the Engagement:
Date: Closed on October 31, 2014
Category: Health & Safety
Types: Email, Mail