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AMENDMENTS NOT IN FORCE

Private Managed Forest Land Act

Private Managed Forest Land Council Regulation,
B.C. Reg. 182/2007

amended by B.C. Reg. 55/2019

effective July 1, 2019

1 Section 1 (1) of the Private Managed Forest Land Council Regulation, B.C. Reg. 182/2007, is amended by adding the following definitions:

"domestic purpose" has the same meaning as in the Water Sustainability Act;

"drinking water intake" means an intake of water from a stream in accordance with a license issued under the Water Sustainability Act, that is

(a) used for a domestic purpose or for an industrial purpose, and

(b) is consumed by humans;

"industrial purpose" has the same meaning as in the Water Sustainability Act.

2 Section 2 (1) is amended by striking out "the Water Act" and substituting "the Water Sustainability Act".

3 Section 8 is repealed and the following substituted:

Notification of local government required

8   If the council receives a notice from an owner under section 18 of the Act, the council must notify the affected local government of the withdrawal within 60 days of receipt of the notice.

4 Section 9 is amended by adding the following subsection:

(4) If a portion of private managed forest land is conveyed, transferred or otherwise disposed of, the owner must submit to the council within 60 days of the conveyance, transfer or disposition an amended management commitment in relation to the remaining portion of the private managed forest land.

5 Section 12 is amended

(a) in paragraph (a) by striking out "section 31 (2) (a) or (3) (a);" and substituting "section 31 (3) (a);", and

(b) in paragraph (b) by striking out "section 31 (2) (b) or (3) (b);" and substituting "section 31 (3) (b);".

6 The following section is added to Division 3 of Part 3:

Protecting drinking water quality

14.1   (1) An owner or a contractor, employee or agent of the owner who carries out a primary forest activity must not cause a material adverse effect on the quality of drinking water that may affect human health at the point of diversion of a drinking water intake.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to an owner or a contractor, employee or agent of the owner if the drinking water intake

(a) is owned by another person, and

(b) has been constructed on the private managed forest land of the owner without the owner's written consent.

7 Section 31 is amended

(a) in subsection (3) by striking out "becomes a disturbed area after the area becomes an owner's land, the owner" and substituting "becomes a disturbed area, an owner", and

(b) by repealing subsections (4) and (5).