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Environmental Management Act

Oil and Gas Waste Regulation

B.C. Reg. 254/2005

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 7 October 4, 2010
Section 9 January 14, 2010
April 1, 2018

 Section 7 (1) and (5) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 269/2010, effective October 4, 2010.

(1)  Despite sections 3 to 14, 18, 19 and 37 of the Hazardous Waste Regulation and subject to section 8 of this regulation, the operators of equipment or facilities are authorized to discharge produced water or recovered fluids from a well completion or workover to an underground formation in accordance with section 94 of the Drilling and Production Regulation under the Petroleum and Natural Gas Act.

(5)  Despite sections 3 to 14, 18, 19 and 37 of the Hazardous Waste Regulation, operators of equipment or facilities may discharge from the equipment or facility acid gas by means of underground injection provided that the discharge is approved by the Oil and Gas Commission under section 100 of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Act.

 Section 9 (4) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 4/2010, effective January 14, 2010.

(4)  An operator of a facility who is authorized to discharge contaminants under section 6 (1) (d) must pay a fee for each well test that the operator performs within 30 days of the receipt of an invoice issued by the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection.

 Section 9 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 46/2018, effective April 1, 2018.

Fees

9   (1) An operator of a facility who is authorized to discharge contaminants under section 6 (1) (a), (b) or (c) must pay an annual fee by March 31 of each year for each registration that the operator holds on December 31 of the preceding calendar year.

(2) If an operator of a facility is authorized to discharge contaminants under section section 6 (1) (a), (b) or (c), then they must pay an annual fee based on all emissions from that facility.

(3) If an operator of a facility who is authorized to discharge contaminants under section 6 (1) (a), (b) or (c) cancels their registration prior to December 31, then they must pay a prorated annual fee for the portion of the year that they held a registration.

(4) An operator of a facility who is authorized to discharge contaminants under section 6 (1) (d) must pay a fee for each well test that the operator performs within 30 days of the receipt of an invoice issued by the minister's ministry.

(5) For the purposes of calculating an annual fee under subsections (1) and (2), sections 1 and 3 (1), (4) and (6) and Schedule B of B.C. Reg. 299/92, the Permit Fees Regulation applies as though the operator was a permit holder.

(6) For the purposes of calculating an annual fee under this section,

(a) fees will be charged for discharges of sulphur and sulphur oxides and NOx,

(b) all sulphur compounds will be assumed to be completely combusted to sulphur dioxide,

(c) fees for sulphur compounds will be assessed on the basis of the fee per tonne of sulphur dioxide discharged as set in Schedule B of BC Reg 299/92, and

(d) fees for NOx will be assessed on the basis of the fee per tonne of nitrogen dioxide discharged as set in Schedule B of BC Reg 299/92, using a calculation methodology for converting nitrogen oxides to nitrogen dioxide as specified by a director.

[am. B.C. Reg. 4/2010, s. 3.]