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B.C. Reg. 519/95
O.C. 1488/95
Deposited December 7, 1995
effective January 1, 1996

Environmental Management Act

Wood Residue Burner and
Incinerator 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. 1/2011, January 13, 2011]

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Contents
1Interpretation
2Beehive burners and unmodified silo burners
3Repealed
Schedule 1
Schedules 2 and 3

Interpretation

1  In this regulation:

"Act" means the Environmental Management Act;

"beehive burner" means a conical-shaped single chamber incinerator used for the disposal of wood residue;

"burner facility" means a beehive burner, a modified silo burner or an unmodified silo burner;

"emergency" means a temporary circumstance whereby the continued disposal of wood residue by a means other than a beehive burner or unmodified silo burner is beyond the reasonable control of the burner facility operator;

"fees regulation" means B.C. Reg. 299/92, the Permit Fees Regulation;

"modified silo burner" means a refractory lined silo burner with a height-to-diameter ratio of at least 1.75, equipped with under-fire air, over-fire air, combustion controls, feed systems and designed to allow particulate collection equipment to be added;

"unmodified silo burner" means a refractory-lined single chamber incinerator which is not equipped with particulate collection equipment and is used for the disposal of wood residue;

[am. B.C. Regs. 436/97, s.1; 480/98, s. 1; 171/99; 17/2001, s. 1; 321/2004, s. 33 (a) and (b); 220/2006, Sch. s. 14; 1/2011 Sch. s 1.]

Beehive burners and unmodified silo burners

2  (1) A person must not use a burner facility to dispose of wood residue, unless the person is authorized under subsection (2) or (6).

(2) Subject to subsection (3), a burner facility operator who holds a permit identified in Schedule 1 may use, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the permit, a burner facility to dispose of wood residue until December 31, 2016.

(3) If there is a conflict between the terms and conditions of a permit identified in Schedule 1 and this regulation, this regulation prevails to the extent of the conflict.

(4) Subject to subsection (5),

(a) a burner facility operator who holds a permit identified in Schedule 1, and

(b) a burner facility operator who does not hold a permit identified in Schedule 1 but who, on December 31, 1995, had a valid permit authorizing the operation of the burner facility

may apply to a director to use a burner facility to dispose of wood residue on the grounds that there is no alternative means of disposing of wood residue because of an emergency, labour dispute or work stoppage.

(5) A burner facility operator referred to in subsection (4) (a) may apply under that subsection only after December 31, 2016, and a burner facility operator referred to in subsection (4) (b) may apply under that subsection only before January 1, 2017.

(6) On receiving an application under subsection (4), a director may authorize the applicant's use of a burner facility, if the director is satisfied that the grounds on which the application is made have been established.

(7) The director may grant an authorization under subsection (6)

(a) for a period not exceeding 60 days, or

(b) with the approval of the minister, for a period not exceeding 120 days,

but the authorization terminates when the emergency, labour dispute or work stoppage ends.

(8) Despite the fees regulation, the fee payable per tonne of discharged total particulate

(a) by a burner facility operator referred to in subsection (4) (a) is $24.21, and

(b) by a burner facility operator referred to in subsection (4) (b) is $208.

(9) For the purposes of subsection (8), the fee must be calculated using the discharge as authorized in the permit or approval.

[en. B.C. Reg. 1/2011, Sch. s. 2.]

Repealed

3  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 1/2011, Sch. s. 3.]

Schedule 1

[en. B.C. Reg. 1/2011, Sch. s. 4.]

Authorized Burner Facilities

[section 2 (2)]

Permit
Number
Location
4215 Chasm
1973 Lillooet
10575 Malakwa
3124 Vavenby
1615 100 Mile House
12869 Dog Creek Road
Williams Lake
8029 Anahim Lake
3803 Springhouse
4122 Burns Lake
16903 Ootsa Lake
3019 Palling
5543 Terrace
4206 Mile 294 Alaska Highway
3339 Bella Coola
4574 Lytton
1996 Malakwa
3403 Chetwynd
3336 Clear Lake Prince George
Blackwater Road
3335 Fort St James
7678 Fort St James – 7 km NE
2190 Isle Pierre
5625 Lejac
2747 Tête Jaune Cache
2650 Vanderhoof Hwy 16E
2684 Engen-Near Vanderhoof
2268 Fort St. James
1722 Mackenzie Industrial Site #2
3337 Fort St. James
1675 Bear Lake
4697 Enderby
3911 Savona
2574 Elko
14293 Crescent Valley

Schedules 2 and 3

Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 1/2011, Sch. s. 4.]

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Environmental Management Act, S.B.C. 2003, c. 53, sections 138 and 139]