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"Point in Time" Regulation Content

Oil and Gas Activities Act

Environmental Protection and Management Regulation

B.C. Reg. 200/2010

NOTE: Links below go to reg content as it was prior to the changes made on the effective date. (PIT covers changes made from September 19, 2009 to present)
SECTIONEFFECTIVE DATE
Section 1 June 3, 2013
November 24, 2014
February 29, 2016
Section 4 June 3, 2013
November 24, 2014
February 29, 2016
Section 7 June 3, 2013
Division 0.1 Section 8.1 June 25, 2012
Section 19 June 3, 2013
Section 34 February 29, 2016
Section 35 February 29, 2016
Section 39 February 29, 2016

 Section 1 (1) definition of "oil and gas road" was added by BC Reg 136/2013, effective June 3, 2013.

 Section 1 (1) definition of "operating area" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 136/2013, effective June 3, 2013.

"operating area" means a seismic line, wellsite, facility area and pipeline corridor;

 Section 1 (1) definition of "road right of way" was added by BC Reg 136/2013, effective June 3, 2013.

 Section 1 (1) definition of "operating area" BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 214/2014, effective November 24, 2014.

"operating area" means a seismic line, wellsite, facility area, road right of way and pipeline corridor;

 Section 1 (1) definitions of "deep groundwater" and "oil and gas activity" were added by BC Reg 41/2016, effective February 29, 2016.

 Section 1 (1) definitions of "ground water capture zone", "water supply well" and "waterworks" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 41/2016, effective February 29, 2016.

"ground water capture zone" means an area of land that

(a) contributes ground water to a water supply well that is part of a water supply system under the Drinking Water Protection Act, and

(b) is identified as a ground water capture zone

(i) in the Integrated Land and Resource Registry, maintained under section 7.2 of the Land Act, or

(ii) in the Land and Resource Data Warehouse maintained by the minister responsible for the Land Act;

"water supply well" has the same meaning as in section 1 (1) of the Ground Water Protection Regulation, B.C. Reg. 299/2004;

"waterworks" means a water supply intake, water storage reservoir, whether natural or manmade, water diversion structure or water supply system, if the intake, reservoir, structure or system

(a) is either

(i) licensed or the subject of an approval for short-term use under the Water Act, or

(ii) a domestic water system, as defined in the Drinking Water Protection Act, and

(b) is identified

(i) in the Integrated Land and Resource Registry, maintained under section 7.2 of the Land Act, or

(ii) in the Land and Resource Data Warehouse maintained by the minister responsible for the Land Act;

 Section 4 (a) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 136/2013, effective June 3, 2013.

(a) that wellsites, facility areas and pipeline corridors not be located within

 Section 4 (a) (iii) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 214/2014, effective November 24, 2014.

(iii) any adverse affects on the waterworks, water supply well, water storage reservoir or ground water capture zone can be effectively mitigated, or

 Section 4 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 41/2016, effective February 29, 2016.

Water

4   The following objectives with respect to water quality, quantity and timing of flow are prescribed for the purposes of the definition of "government's environmental objectives" in section 1 (2) of the Act:

(a) that wellsites, facility areas, road right of way and pipeline corridors not be located within

(i) 100 m of where water is diverted by a waterworks or stored in a water storage reservoir, or

(ii) 100 m of where water is diverted by a water supply well or the ground water capture zone for the water supply well, whichever is greater,

unless

(iii) any adverse effects on the waterworks, water supply well, water storage reservoir or ground water capture zone can be effectively mitigated, or

(iv) the person proposing to locate the operating area is the holder of the authorization for the waterworks, water supply well or water storage reservoir;

(b) that operating areas not be located

(i) within an identified ground water recharge area,

(ii) within a designated watershed, or

(iii) on top of an identified aquifer

unless the operating area will not have a material adverse effect on the quality and quantity of water and the natural timing of water flow.

[am. B.C. Regs. 136/2013, Sch. s. 2; 214/2014, s. 1 (b).]

 Section 7 (1) BEFORE renumbered as 7 by BC Reg 136/2013, effective June 3, 2013.

 Old-growth management areas, resource features, cultural heritage resources

7  (1)  For the purposes of the definition of "government's environmental objectives" in section 1 (2) of the Act, the following objectives are prescribed:

(a) that operating areas not be located within an old-growth management area unless it will not have a material adverse effect on the old seral stage forest representation within that area;

(b) that oil and gas activities not damage or render ineffective a resource feature;

(c) that oil and gas activities conserve or, if necessary, protect cultural heritage resources.

 Division 0.1, section 8.1 was enacted by BC Reg 148/2012, effective June 25, 2012.

 Section 19 (3) was added by BC Reg 136/2013, effective June 3, 2013.

 Section 34 (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 41/2016, effective February 29, 2016.

Aquifers and groundwater recharge areas identified

34   The minister responsible for administering the Water Act, by order, may identify

 Section 35 (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 41/2016, effective February 29, 2016.

Designated watersheds established

35   The minister responsible for administering the Water Act, by order, may establish a watershed or a portion of a watershed, including a community watershed or a portion of a community watershed, as a designated watershed, if the minister is satisfied that the watershed or portion of the watershed requires special management to protect

 Section 39 (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 41/2016, effective February 29, 2016.

Ministers may delegate

39   (1) Each of the ministers responsible for administering the Wildlife Act, Water Act and the Land Act, respectively, may, in writing, do one or more of the following: