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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT

[SBC 2003] CHAPTER 53

  Assented to October 23, 2003

 

Contents
Section 
Part 1 — Introductory Provisions
  Definitions
  2  Powers conferred on included officials
  3  Director includes delegate
  4  Conflicts with other enactments
  5  Minister's authority
Part 2 — Prohibitions and Authorizations
  6  Waste disposal
  7  Hazardous waste – confinement
  8  Hazardous waste management facility
  9  Hazardous waste storage and disposal
  10  Transportation of hazardous waste
  11  Packaging, product containers and disposable products
  12  Littering
  13  Discharge of waste from recreational vehicles
  14  Permits
  15  Approvals
  16  Amendment of permits and approvals
  17  Transfers of permits, approvals, etc.
  18  Suspension or cancellation of permits and approvals
  19  Variance orders
  20  Abandonment
  21  Regulations for the purposes of Part 2
  22  Minister's regulations – codes of practice
Part 3 — Municipal Waste Management
  23  Definitions
  24  Waste management plans
  25  Authority to manage municipal solid waste and recyclable material in regional districts
  26  Municipal solid waste disposal fees
  27  Public consultation process
  28  Operational certificates
  29  Sewage control areas
  30  Sewage in regional districts
  31  Control of air contaminants in Greater Vancouver
  32  Disposal of municipal solid waste in Greater Vancouver
  33  Disposal of municipal solid waste in other regional districts
  34  Bylaw approval or amendment
  35  Delegation of powers
  36  Municipal administration of storage tanks
  37  Conflicts between this Act and bylaws, permits, etc. issued by a municipality
  38  Regulations for purposes of Part 3
Part 4 — Contaminated Site Remediation
  Division 1 – Interpretation
  39  Definitions and interpretation
  Division 2 – Identification of Contaminated Sites
  40  Site profiles
  41  Site investigations
  42  Approved professionals
  43  Site registry
  44  Determination of contaminated sites
  Division 3 – Liability for Remediation
  45  Persons responsible for remediation of contaminated sites
  46  Persons not responsible for remediation
  47  General principles of liability for remediation
  48  Remediation orders
  49  Allocation panel
  50  Minor contributors
  Division 4 – Implementation of Remediation
  51  Voluntary remediation agreements
  52  Public consultation and review
  53  Approvals in principle and certificates of compliance
  54  Independent remediation procedures
  55  Contaminated soil relocation
  56  Selection of remediation options
  Division 5 – Delegation
  57  Delegation of responsibilities to municipalities or other ministries
  Division 6 – Ministry Authority
  58  Orphan sites
  59  Cost recovery if minister carries out remediation
  60  Government retains right to take future action
  Division 7 – General Provision Respecting Contaminated Sites
  61  Immunity in relation to contaminated sites
  62  Contaminated site regulations
  63  Minister's regulations – contaminated sites
  63.1  Director's interim standards
  64  Director's protocols
Part 5 — Remediation of Mineral Exploration Sites and Mines
  65  Definitions and interpretation
  66  Exploration sites
  67  Advanced exploration sites
  68  Producing or past producing mine sites
  69  Historic mine sites
  70  Regulations for purposes of Part 5
Part 6 — Clean Air Provisions
  71  Definitions
  72  Control of air contaminants
  73  Fuel emission regulations
  74  Motor vehicle and engine emission regulations
  75  Solid fuel burning domestic appliance regulations
  76  Burning regulations
Part 7 — Powers in Relation to Managing the Environment
  Division 1 – Assessment, Prevention and Abatement
  77  Requirement to provide information
  78  Minister may require environmental impact assessment
  79  Spill prevention and reporting
  80  Spill response actions
  81  Pollution prevention orders
  82  Preventing municipal pollution
  83  Pollution abatement orders
  84  Abatement of municipal pollution
  85  Environmental protection orders
  86  Environmental management plan – in relation to environmental protection order
  87  Environmental emergency measures
  88  Recovery of costs – environmental emergency
  Division 2 – Area Based Management
  89  Area based management plans – plan development
  90  Approval and effect of area based management plan
  91  Publication obligations
  Division 3 – Regulations for Part 7
  92  Regulations for purposes of Part 7
Part 8 — Appeals
  Division 1 – Environmental Appeal Board
  93  Environmental Appeal Board
  94  Parties and witnesses
  95  Costs and security for costs
  96  Decision of appeal board
  97  Varying and rescinding orders of appeal board
  98  Appeal board power to enter property
  Division 2 – Appeals from Decisions under this Act
  99  Definition of "decision"
  100  Appeals to Environmental Appeal Board
  101  Time limit for commencing appeal
  102  Procedure on appeals
  103  Powers of appeal board in deciding appeal
  104  Appeal does not operate as stay
  Division 3 – Regulations in Relation to Appeal Board
  105  Regulations in relation to the appeal board
Part 9 — Compliance
  Division 1 – Conservation Officers
  106  Conservation Officer Service
  107  Enforcement powers of the Conservation Officer Service
  108  Conservation officers entering land
  Division 2 – General Powers
  109  Entry on property
  110  Minister may enter on private land
  111  Inspection of vehicles
  112  Seizures and prevention orders
  113  Inquiries
  114  Restraining orders
  Division 3 – Administrative Penalties
  115  Administrative penalties
  116  Effect of charging an offence
  117  Recovery of administrative penalties
  Division 4 – Economic Instruments
  118  Environmental certification
  Division 5 – Regulations for Part 9
  119  Regulations for purposes of Part 9
Part 10 — General
  Division 1 – Offences and Penalties
  120  Offences and penalties
  121  Offence by a corporation
  122  Continuing offences
  123  Offence Act application
  124  Time limit for prosecuting offence
  125  Additional fine
  126  Intentional damage
  127  Additional sentencing orders
  128  Variation of section 127 orders
  Division 2 – Immunity
  129  Conservation officers exempt
  Division 3 – Miscellaneous
  130  Evidence
  131  Confidentiality
  132  Ownership of waste
  133  Service of notice
  134  Charges, fees and costs to be paid to the government
  135  Interagency agreements
  136  Waste Management Trust Fund
  137  Powers that Lieutenant Governor in Council may exercise
  Division 4 – Regulation Making Authorities
  138  General authority to make regulations
  139  Regulations – general rules
Part 11 — Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments
  140  Transitional
  141  Transitional regulations
  142-178  Consequential Amendments and Repeals
  179  Commencement

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