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B.C. Reg. 35/2011
O.C. 52/2011
Deposited February 18, 2011

Oil and Gas Activities Act

Administrative Penalties Regulation

Note: Check the Cumulative Regulation Bulletin 2015 and 2016
for any non-consolidated amendments to this regulation that may be in effect.

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 213/2014, November 24, 2014]

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Contents
1Definition
2Oil and Gas Activities Act
3Environmental Protection and Management Regulation
4Consultation and Notification Regulation
5Drilling and Production Regulation
6Pipeline and Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities Regulation
7Geophysical Exploration Regulation
8Oil and Gas Road Regulation
9Emergency Management Regulation
10Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Regulation

Definition

1  In this regulation, "Act" means the Oil and Gas Activities Act.

Oil and Gas Activities Act

2  (1) A person who contravenes section 21, 35 (1), 36 (1), 37 (1) or (2), 38 (1) (b), 39 (3) or (4), 40, 61 or 81 of the Act or, in relation to an order issued under section 49 of the Act, section 82 of the Act is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $500 000.

(2) A person who contravenes section 35 (3) of the Act is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $250 000.

(3) A person who contravenes section 34 or 39 (1) of the Act, or, in relation to an order issued under section 53 (2) (a) of the Act, section 82 of the Act is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $100 000.

(4) A person who contravenes section 22 (2) or (3), 23 (2), 25 (6), 31 (1) or (5), 32 (3), 38 (1) (a), (c), (d) or (e) or 57 (2.1) of the Act is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $50 000.

(5) A person who contravenes section 35 (2) or 76 (1) of the Act or, in relation to an order under the Act not referred to in subsection (1) or (3) of this section, section 82 of the Act is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $20 000.

(6) A person who contravenes section 37 (3) of the Act is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $5 000.

(7) A person who contravenes section 23 (3) or 60 of the Act is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $2 000.

[am. B.C. Reg. 55/2014, Sch. s. 1.]

Environmental Protection and Management Regulation

3  A person who contravenes any of sections 9 to 20 of the Environmental Protection and Management Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $500 000.

Consultation and Notification Regulation

4  (1) A person who contravenes section 4 (1), (3) or (4) of the Consultation and Notification Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $100 000.

(2) A person who contravenes section 15 (2) of the Consultation and Notification Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $50 000.

(3) A person who contravenes section 12 (2) or 14 (2) of the Consultation and Notification Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $20 000.

(4) A person who contravenes section 11, 12 (1), 13, 14 (1) or 15 (1) of the Consultation and Notification Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $5 000.

Drilling and Production Regulation

5  (1) A person who contravenes section 9 (1), 11 (a), 12 (1), 16 (1) (a), 17, 18 (1), 20, 51 (1), 78 (2) or (3) or 80 of the Drilling and Production Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $500 000.

(2) A person who contravenes section 5, 9 (2), 13, 18 (2) or (3), 21, 22, 23 (1), 39 (4), (5), (6) or (7), 41 (3), 44 (c) (i) or 74 of the Drilling and Production Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $250 000.

(3) A person who contravenes section 55, 59 (1) or (2) (a) or 65 (4) of the Drilling and Production Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $200 000.

(4) A person who contravenes section 10 (1) (a) or (2), 12 (2), 15 (3), 16 (1) (b) or (2), 18 (4), (5), (6), (7), (8) or (9), 19 (1) or (2), 26 (b), 27, 39 (2), 40, 41 (1) or (2), 45 (1), 47 (a), (d) or (g), 50 (1), 65 (5) or 72 (1) of the Drilling and Production Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $100 000.

(5) A person who contravenes section 11 (b), 16 (3) (a), 25 (5), 28, 39 (3) or (8), 42 (2), 44 (a), (b), (d) or (e), 45 (2) or (3), 46, 47 (b), (c), (e), (f) or (h), 48, 49, 50 (2) or (3), 51 (2) or (3), 53 (a), (b) or (e), 65 (2) or 73 (1) or (2) of the Drilling and Production Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $50 000.

(6) A person who contravenes section 10 (1) (b), 23 (3) (a) or (b), 25 (3), 41 (4), (5) or (6), 42 (1), 43 (1) or (2), 44 (c) (ii) or 52 (4) of the Drilling and Production Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $20 000.

(7) A person who contravenes section 69 or 70 of the Drilling and Production Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $10 000.

(8) A person who contravenes section 8 (1), 23 (2), 24, 26 (a), 31 (4) (a), (b), (e), (f) or (g), 61 (3) or 76 of the Drilling and Production Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $5 000.

(9) A person who contravenes section 3, 15 (1) or (2), 45 (4) or 77 of the Drilling and Production Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $2 000.

Pipeline and Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities Regulation

6  (1) A person who contravenes section 3 (1), 6 (1) (a), 9 (b) or 10 (1) of the Pipeline and Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $500 000.

(2) A person who contravenes section 7 (1) (a), (b) or (c) of the Pipeline and Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $250 000.

(3) A person who contravenes section 5 (1) or (2), 6 (1) (b) or 7 (1) (d) of the Pipeline and Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $50 000.

(4) A person who contravenes section 3 (2) or 5 (3) of the Pipeline and Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $20 000.

(5) A person who contravenes section 4 (1), 6 (2) or (3) or 10 (2) (a) of the Pipeline and Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $5 000.

[am. B.C. Reg. 213/2014, s. 1.]

Geophysical Exploration Regulation

7  (1) A person who contravenes section 4 (2), 7 or 8 (b) of the Geophysical Exploration Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $100 000.

(2) A person who contravenes section 4 (1), 5 (1), 9, 10 or 11 of the Geophysical Exploration Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $50 000.

(3) A person who contravenes section 3 (1) or (2) (b) or 8 (a) or (c) of the Geophysical Exploration Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $20 000.

(4) A person who contravenes section 6 (1) of the Geophysical Exploration Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $10 000.

(5) A person who contravenes section 3 (2) (a) of the Geophysical Exploration Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $2 000.

Oil and Gas Road Regulation

8  (1) A person who contravenes section 6, 7, 12, 13 (1) (a), (b), (c) or (d) or (2), 15 (1), 24 or 25 of the Oil and Gas Road Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $250 000.

(2) A person who contravenes section 5, 14 (1) (a) or (2) (a), 16 or 22 (2) of the Oil and Gas Road Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $100 000.

(3) A person who contravenes section 8 of the Oil and Gas Road Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $50 000.

(4) A person who contravenes section 4, 9, 10, 11, 13 (1) (e), 14 (1) (b), (2) (b) or (3), 15 (2) or (3), 17, 18, 19 (4), 20 (3), 21 (1) or (3), 23 (1) or (3), 26 or 27 of the Oil and Gas Road Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $20 000.

[en. B.C. Reg. 55/2014, Sch. s. 2.]

Emergency Management Regulation

9  (1) A person who contravenes section 6 or 13 of the Emergency Management Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $500 000.

(2) A person who contravenes section 4 (3), (4) or (5), 5 (2), 7 (2) or (3), 14 (1), 15 or 16 of the Emergency Management Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $250 000.

(3) A person who contravenes section 4 (2) or (6) or 10 of the Emergency Management Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $100 000.

(4) A person who contravenes section 3 (1) or (2), 9 or 11 of the Emergency Management Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $50 000.

(5) A person who contravenes section 3 (3) of the Emergency Management Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $20 000.

(6) A person who contravenes section 12 of the Emergency Management Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $5 000.

[en. B.C. Reg. 55/2014, Sch. s. 3.]

Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Regulation

10  (1) A person who contravenes section 4 (1), (2) or (5), 8 (1), 11 (1), 13, 14, 21 or 22 (a) of the Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $500 000.

(2) A person who contravenes section 6, 7 or 9 (1) of the Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $250 000.

(3) A person who contravenes section 4 (3), 15, 17, 18 (1) or (3) or 22 (b) of the Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $100 000.

(4) A person who contravenes section 3 (4), 4 (6), 5 (1), 8 (2) or (3), 9 (4), 16 (2), 19 (3), 23 or 24 of the Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $50 000.

(5) A person who contravenes section 3 (1), 5 (2), 9 (2) or (3), 12, 19 (1) or (2) or 20 (1) of the Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $20 000.

(6) A person who contravenes section 20 (2) of the Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $5 000.

(7) A person who contravenes section 10 of the Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $2 000.

[en. B.C. Reg. 213/2014, s. 2.]

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Oil and Gas Activities Act, S.B.C. 2008, c. 36, section 101]