What is this engagement about?
On January 30, 2018, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (the Minister) announced a proposed second phase of regulations to improve preparedness, response and recovery from potential spills.
The first phase of the regulations, approved in October 2017, established a standard of preparedness, response and recovery necessary to protect B.C.’s environment. With some exceptions for B.C. oil and gas regulated entities, the Phase 1 regulations apply to pipelines transporting any quantity of liquid petroleum products, and rail or trucking operations transporting over 10,000 litres of liquid petroleum products.
For Phase 2 of the process, the Province is seeking input on four areas:
- Spill response times;
- Geographic Response Plans;
- Addressing loss of public use from spills; and
- Maximizing application of regulations to marine spills.
How can my contribution make a difference?
The public is invited to provide input on the four policy areas online by completing a questionnaire during the consultation process.
Feedback received up until April 30, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. will be summarized in a “What we Heard” report, to be released later in 2018.
Details of the Consultation:
Date: February 28 to April 30, 2018
Category: Environmental Protection