What was this engagement about?
Feedback was invited on a discussion paper to enable the development of an administrative monetary penalty (AMP) program under the Mines Act.
In March 2016, the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia passed Bill 8: Mines Amendment Act, 2016 to enable the development of an AMP program under the Mines Act. AMPs will provide the Province with an additional compliance and enforcement tool that is efficient, cost-effective and flexible, and can be imposed without court involvement. While AMPs are new to the Ministry of Energy and Mines, they are widely used by other ministries in the natural resource sector, including the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.
How can my contribution make a difference?
A discussion paper outlining key aspects of the AMP regulation was available for public review and feedback. Comments were accepted by email until October 11, 2016.
Details of the Engagement:
Date: September 8 – October 11, 2016
Category: Natural Resources