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Oil and Gas Activities Act

Drilling and Production Regulation

B.C. Reg. 282/2010

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 August 14, 2012
July 21, 2014
October 1, 2014
July 30, 2015
June 1, 2017
May 17, 2019
January 1, 2020
Section 2 August 14, 2012
Section 4 May 20, 2011
August 14, 2012
July 30, 2015
June 1, 2017
May 17, 2019
January 1, 2020
Section 6 June 1, 2017
May 17, 2019
Section 7 August 14, 2012
July 30, 2015
Section 10 June 1, 2017
May 17, 2019
Section 13 June 1, 2017
May 17, 2019
Section 15 August 14, 2012
June 1, 2017
May 17, 2019
Section 16 July 30, 2015
June 1, 2017
May 17, 2019
Section 17 June 1, 2017
May 17, 2019
Section 18 June 1, 2017
Section 19 May 17, 2019
Section 21.1 July 30, 2015
August 7, 2015
June 1, 2017
Section 22 May 17, 2019
Section 23 May 17, 2019
Section 24 June 1, 2017
Section 25 August 14, 2012
June 1, 2017
May 17, 2019
Section 26 August 14, 2012
July 30, 2015
June 1, 2017
May 17, 2019
Section 27 May 17, 2019
Section 29 August 14, 2012
June 1, 2017
Section 30 August 14, 2012
Section 31 August 14, 2012
February 6, 2014
June 1, 2017
Section 34 August 14, 2012
July 30, 2015
November 1, 2018
Section 35 May 17, 2019
Section 36 August 14, 2012
June 1, 2017
Section 37 January 1, 2012
Section 38 November 1, 2018
Part 7 January 1, 2020
Section 39 August 14, 2012
October 1, 2014
July 30, 2015
June 1, 2017
November 1, 2018
May 17, 2019
Section 40 June 1, 2017
Section 41 August 14, 2012
July 30, 2015
June 1, 2017
May 17, 2019
January 1, 2020
Section 41.1 January 1, 2020
Section 42 August 14, 2012
July 30, 2015
Section 43 November 1, 2018
Section 44 July 30, 2015
May 17, 2019
Section 45 May 17, 2019
Section 46 May 17, 2019
Section 47 August 14, 2012
July 30, 2015
Section 48 July 30, 2015
Section 49 August 14, 2012
July 30, 2015
June 1, 2017
May 17, 2019
Section 51 July 30, 2015
June 1, 2017
May 17, 2019
Division 2 January 1, 2020
Section 53 July 30, 2015
June 1, 2017
Section 54 August 14, 2012
June 1, 2017
Section 55 June 1, 2017
Section 56 June 1, 2017
Section 56.1 June 1, 2017
May 17, 2019
Section 59 June 1, 2017
Section 60 June 1, 2017
Section 61 June 1, 2017
Section 62 June 1, 2017
May 17, 2019
Section 63 August 14, 2012
June 1, 2017
Section 65 July 30, 2015
Section 67 July 30, 2015
June 1, 2017
May 17, 2019
Section 71 June 1, 2017
Section 72 June 1, 2017
November 1, 2018
Section 73 August 14, 2012
June 1, 2017
May 17, 2019
Section 74 July 30, 2015
Section 75 July 30, 2015
November 1, 2018
May 17, 2019
Part 8, Division 7 heading May 17, 2019
Section 77 August 14, 2012
June 1, 2017
Section 78 August 14, 2012
July 30, 2015
June 1, 2017
May 17, 2019
Section 78.1 June 15, 2018
Section 79 August 14, 2012
June 15, 2018
Section 80 July 30, 2015
Schedule 1 August 14, 2012
Schedule 2 August 14, 2012
June 1, 2017

 Section 1 definition of "observation well" was added by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

 Section 1 definition of "facility" was added by BC Reg 147/2014, effective July 21, 2014.

 Section 1 definition of "emergency planning zone" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 204/2013, effective October 1, 2014.

"emergency planning zone" means a geographical area

(a) that surrounds a well or facility, either of which contains one or more hazardous materials, and

(b) within which, in the event of a release of a hazardous material from the well or facility, there could reasonably be expected to be that material in a quantity or concentration that could pose an immediate danger to the life or health of a person;

 Section 1 definition of "API" BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

"API" means the American Petroleum Institute;

 Section 1 definitions of ""daily gas allowable" or "DGA"", "gas processing plant" and "unadjusted daily oil allowable", BEFORE amended by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

"daily gas allowable" or "DGA" means the volume of natural gas determined by multiplying the unadjusted daily gas allowable by any applicable adjustment factors;

"gas processing plant" means a facility for the extraction from natural gas of hydrogen sulphide, carbon dioxide, helium, ethane, natural gas liquids or other substances, but does not include a facility that

(a) has a processing capacity less than 150 000 m3/day, and

(b) uses a non-regenerative system for the removal of hydrogen sulphide or carbon dioxide;

"unadjusted daily oil allowable" or UDOA means the volume of oil determined in accordance with section 54 (2);

 Section 1 definitions of "ASME Standard B31.3, "CSA Standard Z341", "CSA Standard Z662", "CSA Standard Z741", "oil and gas road", "unadjusted daily gas allowable" or "UDGA" and "unused equipment" were added by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

 Section 1 definitions of "Enform" and "workover" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

"Enform" means the non-profit organization of Canadian petroleum industry trade associations which provides certification, training and health and safety services to the oil and gas industry;

"workover" means

(a) any operation that changes the configuration or producing characteristics of a well or zone,

(b) the installation or removal of equipment from a wellbore,

(c) stimulation operations, and

(d) maintenance operations.

 Section 1 definitions of "deep groundwater", "groundwater", "integrity management program", "safety equipment" and "usable groundwater" were added by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

 Section 1 definition of "Enform" BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

"Enform" means the non-profit organization of Canadian petroleum industry trade associations that provides certification, training and health and safety services to the oil and gas industry;

 Section 1 definition of "accepted safety training organization" was added by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

 Section 1 definition of "unused equipment" BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

"unused equipment" means equipment, at an oil and gas activity site, that

(a) is related to a decommissioned activity,

(b) is dismantled or partially dismantled to render the equipment inadequate for use,

(c) is in a derelict condition, or

(d) has been inactive for 10 years or longer;

 Section 1 definition of "wellhead" was added by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

 Section 1 (1) definition of "turnaround" was added by BC Reg 286/2018, effective January 1, 2020.

 Section 2 (7) was added by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

 Section 4 (n.1) and (n.2) were added by BC Reg 94/2011, effective May 20, 2011.

 Section 4 (1) (g) and (k) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

(g) section 26 (a);

(k) section 34 (1) and (7);

 Section 4 (1) (z.1) was added by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

 Section 4 (1) (k) and (m) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

(k) section 34 (1), (2.1) and (7);

(m) section 41 (6);

 Section 4 (1) (d), (g), (o) and (z.1) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(d) section 16 (1)(b);

(g) section 26 (a) and (d);

(o) section 51 (3);

(z.1) section 79 (b).

 Section 4 (1) (z.01) was added by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

 Section 4 (1) (c.1) was added by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

 Section 4 (1) (z.01) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

(z.01) section 78 (2), (3) and (4);

 Section 4 (1) (m.1) was added by BC Reg 286/2018, effective January 1, 2020.

 Section 6 (5) (b.1) and (6) were added by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

 Section 6 (3.1) was added by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

 Section 7 (5) and (6) were added by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

 Section 7 (7) was added by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

 Section 10 (0.1) was added by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

 Section 10 (2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

(2) At the request of an official, a well permit holder's contractor or rig crew, when it is safe to do so, must test the operation and effectiveness of the blowout prevention equipment installed on the permit holder's well in accordance with the Well Control Procedure placard issued by the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors or the Enform Blowout Prevention Manual.

 Section 13 (2), (3) and (4) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(2) A driller of a well being drilled or tested during drilling operations must

(a) be trained in blowout prevention,

(b) have a valid first line supervisor's blowout certificate or a valid second-line supervisor's well control certificate issued by Enform, and

(c) provide evidence of his or her qualifications to an official on the official's request.

(3) A rig manager and the permit holder's representative at the well site where a well is being drilled or tested during drilling operations must

(a) be trained in blowout prevention,

(b) have a valid second-line supervisor's certificate issued by Enform, and

(c) provide evidence of his or her qualifications to an official on the official's request.

(4) The following people must possess, during well servicing operation, a valid well service blowout prevention certificate issued by Enform and provide evidence of their qualifications to an official on the official's request:

 Section 13 (2) (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

(b) have a valid first line supervisor's blowout certificate or a valid second-line supervisor's well control certificate issued by Enform or an equivalent certification acceptable to an official, and

 Section 13 (3) (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

(b) have a valid second-line supervisor's certificate issued by Enform or an equivalent certification acceptable to an official, and

 Section 13 (4) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

(4) The following people must possess, during servicing operation on a well other than a well that is drilled to access usable groundwater, a valid well service blowout prevention certificate issued by Enform or an equivalent certification acceptable to an official and provide evidence of their qualifications to an official on the official's request:

 Section 15 (1) (d), (e) and (f) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

(d) if the well may produce flammable gas, a flammable gas symbol from the Schedule;

(e) if the well may produce gas containing 100 ppm or greater of hydrogen sulphide, a poisonous gas symbol from the Schedule;

(f) after March 1, 2011, if the well may produce gas containing 10 ppm or greater of hydrogen sulphide, a poisonous gas symbol from the Schedule.

 Section 15 (1) (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(b) emergency notification information, including a telephone number;

 Section 15 (3) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

(3) A well permit holder must ensure

 Section 15 (3) (a) and (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

(a) that the well site is maintained in a condition so as to minimize hazards, including but not limited to hazards associated with pits, holes, storage of materials and equipment, and

(b) that the well site is free of garbage, debris and unused equipment.

 Section 16 (1) (a) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

(a) that all tools or equipment used in well operations are installed and operated in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications and accepted industry practices or sound engineering practices, and

 Section 16 (2) (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

(b) ensure that the space between tubing and the outer steel casing is filled with a corrosion inhibiting fluid.

 Section 16 (3) (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

(b) maintain a record of the tests and repairs carried out under paragraph (a).

 Section 16 (1) (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(b) that all production from or injection into a well, except production of gas containing less than 5 mole percent of hydrogen sulphide or injection of fresh water, is through tubing.

 Section 16 (2) (part) and (3) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(2) Before injecting a fluid other than fresh water into a subsurface formation through tubing in a well, a well permit holder must

(3) A well permit holder must

 Section 16 (1) (a) and (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

(a) that all tools and equipment used in well operations are installed and operated in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications or sound engineering practices, and

(b) that all production from or injection into a well is through tubing, except during a well operation, the production of fluids containing less than 5 mole percent of hydrogen sulphide or the injection of fresh water.

 Section 16 (1) (c) was added by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

 Section 16 (2) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

(2) Except during a well operation, before injecting a fluid other than fresh water or fluids containing less than 5 mole percent of hydrogen sulphide into an injection or disposal well, a well permit holder must

 Section 17 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

Wellhead requirements

17   A well permit holder must ensure that the wellhead equipment, including valves, is designed to operate safely under the conditions anticipated during the life of the well and that the wellhead is not subjected to excessive force.

 Section 17 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

Wellhead requirements

17   A well permit holder must ensure that the wellhead equipment, including valves, is designed and maintained to operate safely under the conditions anticipated during the life of the well and that the wellhead is not subjected to excessive force.

 Section 18 (2), (4) and (7) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(2) A well permit holder must use non-toxic drilling fluids during the drilling of a well until, in the opinion of a qualified professional, all porous strata that

(a) are less than 600 m below ground level, and

(b) contain non-saline groundwater that is usable for domestic or agricultural purposes

have been isolated from the drilling fluid.

(4) A well permit holder, with respect to a well drilled after this regulation came into force, must ensure that the next casing string is cemented full length if surface casing for the well is not set below the base of all porous strata that contain usable groundwater or to a minimum depth of 600 m.

(7) If there is any reason to doubt the effectiveness of casing cementation, a well permit holder must ensure that a survey is made to evaluate the cement integrity and that remedial measures are taken if necessary.

 Section 18 (9) (a) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(a) the surface and intermediate casing annulus can freely vent,

 Section 19 (2.1) was added by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

 Section 21.1 was enacted by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

 Section 21.1 (2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 165/2015, effective August 7, 2015.

(2) If a well is identified by the well permit holder or the commission as being responsible for a seismic event that has a magnitude of 4.0 or greater, the well permit holder must suspend fracturing and disposal operations on the well immediately.

 Section 21.1 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

Induced seismicity

21.1   (1) During fracturing or disposal operations on a well, the well permit holder must immediately report to the commission any seismic event within a 3 km radius of the drilling pad that is recorded by the well permit holder or reported to the well permit holder by any source available, if

(a) the seismic event has a magnitude of 4.0 or greater, or

(b) a ground motion is felt on the surface by any individual within the 3 km radius.

(2) If a well is identified by the well permit holder or the commission as being responsible for a seismic event that has a magnitude of 4.0 or greater, the well permit holder must suspend fracturing and disposal operations on the well immediately.

(3) Fracturing and disposal operations suspended under subsection (2) may continue once the well permit holder has implemented operational changes satisfactory to the commission to reduce or eliminate the initiation of additional induced seismic events.

[en. B.C. Reg. 159/2015, s. 5; am. B.C. Reg. 165/2015.]

 Section 22 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

Hydraulic isolation

22   A well permit holder must establish and maintain hydraulic isolation between all porous zones in a well, except for zones in which commingled production is permitted or authorized as described in section 23.

 Section 23 (1) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

(1) A well permit holder must not complete a well for commingled production from more than one pool or zone unless the completion is permitted by the well permit or is authorized under section 75 of the Act.

 Section 24 (f) was added by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

 Section 25 (1) definition of "active", paragraph (c) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

(c) reservoir pressure observation;

 Section 25 (1) definition of "active", paragraph (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(b) drilling, completion or workover operations, and

 Section 25 (5) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

(5) The well permit holder of an inactive well, within 60 days of the well becoming inactive, must suspend the well in a manner that ensures the ongoing integrity of the well.

 Section 26 (d) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

(d) the permit holder must do everything referred to in section 19 (1) (a) to (g) of the Environmental Protection and Management Regulation.

 Section 26 (c) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

(c) an abandonment report, in chronological format, detailing all significant operations, treatments, tests and resulting well behaviour, and including a downhole schematic diagram, must be submitted to the commission in duplicate within 30 days of the completion of abandonment operations;

 Section 26 was renumbered as subsection (1), and subsection (2) was added by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

 Section 26 (0.1) was added by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

 Section 26 (1) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

(1) The following requirements are prescribed for the purposes of section 40 (e) of the Act with respect to a well permit under which a well has been drilled:

 Section 27 BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

Pulling casing

27   A well permit holder must ensure that casing or other equipment is not removed from the well permit holder's well if the casing or equipment is essential

(a) to the proper control of the well, or

(b) to the prevention of inter-zonal communication.

 Section 29 (1) (a) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

(a) take a series of drill cuttings samples at depth intervals of 5 m beginning at a point determined by the permit holder to be 50 m measured depth above the shallowest potential reservoir zone expected in the well and continuing to the total depth of the well,

 Section 29 (1) (a.1) was added by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

 Section 29 (2) (a) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(a) as soon as practicable after collecting a core sample, remove the core sample from the core barrel and store it in book fashion in one or more wooden core boxes,

 Section 29 (3) and (4) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(3) A well permit holder must ensure that wooden core boxes are of adequate construction, the sides of the boxes project above the level of the contained cores, lids are securely fixed to ensure safe transit and the boxes have an inside length of 80 cm.

(4) When submitting a core that has been slabbed, a well permit holder must ensure that the 1/3 slab is either placed in the wooden core box with the corresponding 2/3 slab, or, with the approval of an official, preserved as a viewing slab and submitted in cardboard boxes of adequate construction.

 Section 30 (2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

(2)  Within 30 days after completion of a core analysis, a well permit holder must submit to the commission, in duplicate, the result of the core analysis, including digital core analysis data.

 Section 31 (4) (c) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

(c) submit two copies of any laboratory analysis conducted on the core to the commission within 30 days of completing the analysis,

 Section 31 (3) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 8/2014, effective February 6, 2014.

(3)  With the approval of an official and subject to subsection (4), a person, on payment of a fee of $300 per well, may remove a well core from the core lab for the purpose of laboratory investigations and analysis that cannot be performed at the core lab.

 Section 31 (5) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 8/2014, effective February 6, 2014.

(5)  Core and drill cuttings may be examined at the core lab on payment of the following fees:

(a) $30 per day to examine drill cuttings;

(b) $40 per well to examine well cores.

 Section 31 (3) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(3) With the approval of an official and subject to subsection (4), a person, on payment of the fees set out in section 19 of the Fee, Levy and Security Regulation, may remove a well core from the core lab for the purpose of laboratory investigations and analysis that cannot be performed at the core lab.

 Section 34 (1) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

(1)  Subject to subsection (2), before a well is completed, suspended or abandoned, a well permit holder must ensure that

 Section 34 (1) (c) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

(c) a resistivity and porosity log is taken from the base of the surface casing of the well to the total depth of the well.

 Section 34 (3), and (5) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

(3)  Within 30 days after the date on which a log was run, the well permit holder must submit to the commission 2 copies of the log, including any computer enhanced logs, and

(a) one copy of the log must be on paper and one copy of the log must be in a digital format, and

(b) all copies must be clearly labelled with the well permit number and well name.

(5)  If drill stem tests, wire line tests or initial production tests from a well allow good sampling, the well permit holder must submit to the commission, within 30 days of analysis completion, 2 copies of all analyses made of any oil, gas or formation water recovered from each formation.

 Section 34 (2.1) was added by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

 Section 34 (5) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

(5) If drill stem tests, wire line tests or initial production tests from a well allow good sampling, the well permit holder must submit to the commission, within 30 days of analysis completion, a report of all analyses made of any oil, gas or formation water recovered from each formation.

 Section 34 (6.1) was added by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

 Section 34 (6) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 174/2018, effective November 1, 2018.

(6) On obtaining the data and results of a bottom-hole sample analysis or other pressure-volume-temperature analysis, the well permit holder must submit the data and results to the commission within 30 days of analysis completion.

 Section 35 was renumbered as 35 (2) by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

 Section 35 (1) was added by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

 Section 36 (1) and (2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 241/2012, effective January 1, 2012.

(1)  For each separate completion or workover operation on a well, a well permit holder must submit to the commission in duplicate, within 30 days of the end of each completion or workover operation, a report, in chronological format, detailing all significant operations, treatments and resulting well behaviour, and including a downhole schematic diagram.

(2)  A report under subsection (1) is not required for routine maintenance operations, including injection of corrosion inhibitors, scale removal, pressure testing operations, or removal of tubing plugs.

 Section 36 (2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(2) A report under subsection (1) is not required for routine maintenance operations, including injection of corrosion inhibitors, scale removal or pressure testing operations.

 Section 37 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 249/2011, effective January 1, 2012.

 Fracturing fluids records

37  A well permit holder must maintain a record of the components of all fracturing fluids that are used in a well for which the well permit holder is responsible.

 Section 38 (2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 174/2018, effective November 1, 2018.

(2) A permit holder must keep for not less than 72 months records of supporting information, methodologies and data associated with the records referred to in subsection (1).

 Part 7, Division 1 heading was added by BC Reg 286/2018, effective January 1, 2020.

 Section 39 (2), (4), (5) and (6) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

(2)  A permit holder of a completed well or facility must equip each well or facility with a system to detect and control leaks as quickly as practicable.

(4)  Subject to subsection (10), if an uncontrolled flow of oil or gas from a completed well, other than a well suspended in accordance with section 25, could produce a hydrogen sulphide concentration greater than 100 ppm in atmosphere within 50 metres of the well, the permit holder of the well must install and maintain

(a) an automated system to isolate the well in the event of an uncontrolled flow of oil or gas, and

(b) if the well is located within 1600 m of a populated area, a hydrogen sulphide detection and alarm system that is continuously monitored and is capable of activating the automated system referred to in paragraph (a).

(5)  Subject to subsection (10), if an uncontrolled flow of oil or gas from a facility could produce a hydrogen sulphide concentration greater than 100 ppm in atmosphere at the facility boundary, the permit holder of the facility must install and maintain

(a) an automated system to isolate the facility in the event of an uncontrolled flow of oil or gas, and

(b) if the facility is located within 1600 m of a populated area, a hydrogen sulphide detection and alarm system which is continuously monitored and is capable of activating the automated system referred to in paragraph (a).

(6)  The permit holder of a completed well or facility where the hydrogen sulphide content of the gas exceeds 5 mole percent must do all of the following if a populated area or a numbered highway is within the emergency planning zone for the well or facility:

(a) for a completed well not produced by artificial lift,

(i)  equip the well with 2 master valves,

(ii)  install a production packer set as closely above the producing formation as is practicable and fill the annular space between the tubing and production casing with a suitable corrosion inhibiting liquid,

(iii)  install wellhead equipment for which the working pressure rating is not less than the bottom-hole pressure of the producing formation, but with a minimum rating of 14 000 kPa,

(iv)  if a hot oil circulating string is used inside the production casing of a well, install a check valve in the injection line and automatic shutoff valve on the return line,

(v)  if a well is equipped with a production packer as required under subparagraph (ii), conduct annual segregation tests and, if the test fails, complete repairs without unreasonable delay, and

(vi)  maintain a record of the tests and repairs referred to in subparagraph (v);

(b) for a flowing well that is located within 800 m of a populated area or within 8 km of a city, town or village and that has the potential to produce more than 30 000 m3 of gas per day, install at least 30 m below the surface a downhole safety valve in the tubing that closes automatically in the event of an uncontrolled flow of oil or gas or a failure in the system which operates the valve.

 Section 39 (9) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 204/2013, effective October 1, 2014.

(9) For each well or facility, a permit holder must

(a) develop and maintain an adequate emergency response plan,

(b) submit the emergency response plan to the commission before beginning operations at the well or facility, and

(c) respond to an emergency at the well or facility in accordance with the emergency response plan.

 Section 39 (7) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

(7) If a well completed after the date this regulation came into force is produced by artificial lift and the hydrogen sulphide content of the gas exceeds 100 ppm, the well permit holder must

(a) install on the stuffing box an automatic shutdown device that will shut down the pumping unit in the event of a stuffing box failure and effectively seal off the well in the event of a polish rod failure, and

(b) install an automatic vibration shutdown system that will safely shut down the pumping unit.

 Section 39 (6) (a) (vi) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(vi) maintain a record of the tests and repairs referred to in subparagraph (v);

 Section 39 (6) (a) (iii) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 174/2018, effective November 1, 2018.

(iii) install wellhead equipment for which the working pressure rating is not less than the bottom-hole pressure of the producing formation, but with a minimum rating of 14 000 kPa,

 Section 39 (3) (a) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

(a) the well or facility is located within 800 m of a populated area, or

 Section 39 (6) (c) was added by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

 Section 39 (7) (a) (i) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

(i) install on the stuffing box a device that will seal off the well in the event of a polish rod failure, and

 Section 39 (8) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

(8) A permit holder must ensure that buildings of wood construction do not house production equipment at a well or facility.

 Section 40 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

Noise

40   A permit holder must ensure that operations at a well or facility for which the permit holder is responsible do not cause excessive noise.

 Section 41 (3), (4) and (6) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

(3)  On discovery, a well permit holder must report to the commission without delay a surface casing vent flow that presents an immediate safety or environmental hazard or an occurrence of gas migration.

(4)  On discovery, a well permit holder, without unreasonable delay, must test the flow rate and buildup pressure of a surface casing vent flow that is not required to be reported under subsection (3) and maintain a record of those tests.

(6)  A permit holder of a well drilled or facility constructed after the date this regulation came into force must not use gas containing hydrogen sulphide for pneumatic instrumentation or to provide motive force to pumps.

 Section 41 (3) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 242/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

(3)  On discovery of a surface casing vent flow that presents an immediate safety or environmental hazard or an occurrence of gas migration, a well permit holder must

(a) immediately take steps to eliminate the hazard or gas migration, and

(b) submit to the commission without delay a report respecting the surface casing vent flow and the steps taken under paragraph (a).

 Section 41 (3) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

(3) On discovery of a surface casing vent flow that presents an immediate safety or environmental hazard or an occurrence of gas migration, a well permit holder must

 Section 41 (3) (a) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

(a) immediately take steps to eliminate the hazard or gas migration,

 Section 41 (4) (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

(b) submit to the commission within 30 days of the discovery a record of the test.

 Section 41 (4.1) was added by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

 Section 41 (2) (a), (b) and (c) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(a) during initial completion of the well,

(b) as routine maintenance throughout the life of the well, and

(c) during abandonment of the well.

 Section 41 (2) (d), (e) and (f) were added by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

 Section 41 (2) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

(2) A well permit holder must check each well for evidence of a surface casing vent flow

 Section 41 (2) (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

(b) at the time of rig release,

 Section 41 (5) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 286/2018, effective January 1, 2020.

(5) A facility permit holder must have an adequate fugitive emissions management program.

 Section 41.1 was enacted by BC Reg 286/2018, effective January 1, 2020.

 Section 42 (4) (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

(b) the cumulative quantity of flared gas during the initial completion of the well does not exceed

(i)  400 000 m3, if the well is classified as a development well, and

(ii)  600 000 m3, if the well is classified as an exploratory outpost well or an exploratory wildcat well.

 Section 42 (2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

(2) Subject to subsections (3) to (5), a permit holder must not flare gas unless flaring is required for emergency purposes or for drilling operations.

 Section 42 (4) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

(4) A holder of permit that was, immediately before section 116 of the Act came into force, an authorization referred to in that section may flare gas for the purposes of well clean up and testing if

(a) the well is not completed before the date this regulation comes into force, and

(b) the cumulative quantity of flared gas does not exceed

(i) 400 000 m3, if the well is classified as a development well, and

(ii) 600 000 m3, if the well is classified as an exploratory outpost well or an exploratory wildcat well.

 Section 43 (4) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 174/2018, effective November 1, 2018.

(4) When gas is flared at a well, the permit holder with respect to the well must report to the commission, within 60 days after completing the operation, the quantity of gas flared.

 Section 44 (c.1) was added by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

 Section 44 (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

(b) that unsupervised flare stacks where intermittent flaring may occur are equipped with an adequate auto-ignition system;

 Section 45 (3) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

(3) If a pressure relief valve, rupture disc or burst plate is installed on a pressure vessel at a facility, the permit holder must ensure

(a) that the valve, disc or plate is connected by suitable piping to a tank if production is in the liquid phase,

(b) that the valve, disc or plate is connected to a flare system, if a flare system exists at the facility, or

(c) that a system of controls is installed to ensure safe operation and minimize venting.

 Section 46 BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

Drill stem test recovery

46   (1) If a permit holder has recovered oil or gas during a drill stem test, the permit holder must ensure that the drill pipe is not pulled during hours of darkness, unless positive steps have been taken to ensure that there is no possibility of oil or gas being present in the drill pipe.

(2) A permit holder must ensure that gas produced to the atmosphere for a period exceeding 10 minutes during a drill stem test is flared.

 Section 47 (e) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

(e) a separator is not enclosed within the fire wall, dike or ditch surrounding a storage tank installation;

 Section 47 (c) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

(c) flares and incinerators are located at least 80 m from any public road, public utility, building, installation, works, place of public concourse or reservation for national defence;

 Section 48 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

Position of tanks and production equipment

48   A permit holder must ensure that any petroleum storage tanks and production equipment for a well or facility for which the permit holder is responsible are located not less than 60 m from any right of way, easement, road allowance, public utility, building, installation, works, place of public concourse or reservation for national defence.

 Section 49 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

 Emergency shut-down devices

49  A permit holder must not bypass or disable an alarm, monitoring or emergency shutdown device at a producing well or facility, unless

(a) the purpose of the bypass or disablement is to carry out maintenance or commissioning of the well or facility,

(b) the well or facility is continuously monitored,

(c) the permit holder has established and documented work procedures sufficient to ensure that the operation can be conducted safely, and

(d) the operation is conducted in accordance with the procedures referred to in paragraph (c).

 Section 49 renumbered 49 (1) and (2) was added by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

 Section 49 (1) (part) and (2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(1) A permit holder must not bypass or disable an alarm, monitoring device, pressure relieving valve or emergency shutdown device at a producing well or facility, unless

(2) Subject to subsection (1), a permit holder must lock or car seal any valve or device that can bypass or disable a pressure relieving valve or device, or an emergency shutdown device, at a producing well or facility.

 Section 49 (1) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

(1) A permit holder must not bypass or disable safety equipment at a producing well or facility, unless

 Section 49 (2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

(2) Subject to subsection (1), a permit holder must lock or car seal any valve or device that can bypass or disable safety equipment at a producing well or facility.

 Section 51 (5) and (6) were added by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

 Section 51 (3) (e) and (f) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(e) is filled to not more than one metre below the point of overflow at any given time, and

(f) is completely emptied and any excavation filled without unreasonable delay.

 Section 51 (2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

(2) A well permit holder who deposits into an earthen pit drilling fluids that may be harmful to domestic livestock or big game must maintain the pit so as to prevent domestic livestock or big game from ingesting the fluids.

 Section 51 (6) (d) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

(d) the structure is located and constructed in a place and manner that ensures the contained fluids will not migrate beyond the lease boundary in the event of a containment failure,

 Division 2 and sections 52.01 to 52.12 were enacted by BC Reg 286/2018, effective January 1, 2020.

 Section 53(e), (f) and (g) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

(e) if natural gas, petroleum, natural gas liquids or natural gas byproducts are produced from a well or facility,

(i) the meter is maintained in good operating condition, and

(ii) the meter is suitably safeguarded from weather and from interference by unauthorized persons;

(f) if natural gas, petroleum, natural gas liquids or natural gas byproducts are produced from a well or facility and there is a bypass around a meter, that valves are installed that, when closed, will effectively stop all flow through the bypass;

(g) if natural gas, petroleum, natural gas liquids or natural gas byproducts are produced from a well or facility and a bypass around a meter is opened or if, for any other reason, the full production stream does not reach the meter, that a suitable entry is made on the meter chart or on the recordkeeping notations in the EFM system.

 Section 53 (a) (i) and (ii) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(i) each zone in a well, and

(ii) each product stream used for reporting purposes at a facility;

 Section 53 (a) (iii) was added by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

 Section 54 (2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

(2)  The UDOA for an oil well, expressed in m3/day and rounded to one decimal place, is

(a) a minimum value of 10.0, if the well depth is less than 1 000 metres,

(b) a minimum value of the well depth of the well divided by 100, if the well depth is greater than 1 000 metres, or

(c) as specified in the well permit.

 Section 54 (1.1) was added by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

 Section 55 BEFORE renumbered as subsection (1), and amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

Restriction of oil production

55   Subject to section 49.1 (1) (c) of the Act, the permit holder of

(a) an oil well, or

(b) a group of oil wells that have been designated a project UDOA under section 75 of the Act

must ensure that oil production from the well or group of wells in any one day does not exceed the daily production limit.

 Section 55 (2) was added by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

 Section 56 (2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a well subject to a designation under section 75 of the Act.

 Section 56.1 was enacted by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

 Section 56.1 (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

Report required

56.1   A permit holder must submit to the commission, within 60 days of completion, a detailed report of

 Section 59 (3) was added by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

 Section 60 (3) was added by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

 Section 61 (4) was added by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

 Section 62 (2) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(2) Subsection (1) applies only to producing formations in a well from which initial production occurs after the date this regulation came into force.

 Section 62 (3) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(3) Within 60 days of the sampling referred to in subsection (1), the well permit holder must submit to the commission a report of the component analyses of the crude oil liquids.

 Section 62 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

Oil production analyses

62   (1) A well permit holder must take a representative crude oil sample from each producing formation from a well to which this subsection applies within 6 months of the initial production date.

(2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 146/2017, App. 1, s. 30 (a).]

(3) Within 60 days of the sampling referred to in subsection (1), the well permit holder must submit to the commission a report of the component analyses and physical properties of the crude oil liquids.

[am. B.C. Reg. 146/2017, App. 1, s. 30.]

 Section 63 (1) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

(1)  Before 6 months have elapsed after a permit holder has first placed a gas well on production, the permit holder must flow test the well and determine the absolute open flow potential if

 Section 63 (3) was added by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

 Section 63 (2) (a) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(a) any gas well flow test,

 Section 65 (2) (d) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

(d) a gas well to which an off-target penalty factor applies.

 Section 67 (3) was added by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

 Section 67 (2) and (3) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(2) Within 60 days of the sampling referred to in subsection (1), the well permit holder must submit to the commission a report of the component analyses of the natural gas and liquids.

(3) If any other natural gas sampling and analysis is performed on a well, the well permit holder must submit to the commission a report of the component analyses of the natural gas and liquids within 60 days of the sampling.

 Section 67 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

Gas production analyses

67   (1) A well permit holder must take a representative natural gas sample from each producing formation from a well within 6 months of the initial production date.

(2) Within 60 days of the sampling referred to in subsection (1), the well permit holder must submit to the commission a report of the component analyses and physical properties of the natural gas and hydrocarbon liquids.

(3) If any other natural gas sampling and analysis is performed on a well, the well permit holder must submit to the commission a report of the component analyses and physical properties of the natural gas and hydrocarbon liquids within 60 days of the sampling.

[am. B.C. Regs. 159/2015, s. 18; 146/2017, App. 1, s. 32.]

 Section 71 (1) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(1) If a zone in a well has produced sufficient water to allow representative sampling, the well permit holder of the well must collect a representative water sample from the zone and have it analyzed for mineral and ion content.

 Section 71 (3) was added by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

 Section 72 (1) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(1) A permit holder must not operate a water source well in a manner that injuriously affects the use of the water source for domestic or agricultural purposes.

 Section 72 (2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 174/2018, effective November 1, 2018.

(2) A well permit holder must report the quantity of water production from a water source well to the commission no later than 25 days after the end of the month in which the production occurred.

 Section 73 (1) and (2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

(1)  A well permit holder must ensure that the static bottom hole pressure of each completed zone of each of the permit holder's oil or gas wells is measured before initial oil or gas production.

(2)  A well permit holder must ensure that the static bottom hole pressure of each of the permit holder's producing pools is measured annually.

 Section 73 (5) and (6) were added by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

 Section 73 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

Reservoir pressure measurements

73   (1) Subject to subsection (5), a well permit holder must ensure that the static bottom hole pressure of each completed zone of each of the permit holder's oil or gas wells is measured before initial oil or gas production.

(2) Subject to subsection (6), a well permit holder must ensure that the static bottom hole pressure of each of the permit holder's producing pools and observation wells is measured once every calendar year.

(3) A well permit holder must report all static bottom hole pressures and the duration of the resulting shut-in period to the commission within 60 days after the date on which the pressures were measured.

(4) A well permit holder must ensure that, when static bottom hole pressures are measured, the surveyed wells remain shut-in until the reservoir pressure has been attained in the well bore or until sufficient data are available to permit the calculation of the reservoir pressure and, in the latter case, details of the reservoir pressure calculations are included in the report required under subsection (3).

(5) Subsection (1) does not apply with respect to a well completed in an unconventional zone listed in Schedule 2 if the commission has released, under section 17 of the Oil and Gas Activities Act General Regulation, well reports and well data that include a static bottom hole pressure measurement from the same unconventional zone within a 4 km radius measured from the wellhead of the well.

(6) Subsection (2) does not apply with respect to a well completed in an unconventional zone listed in Schedule 2.

[am. B.C. Reg. 241/2012, s. 20.]

 Section 73 (5) and (6) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

(5) Subsection (1) does not apply with respect to a gas well completed in an unconventional zone listed in Schedule 2 if the commission has released, under section 17 of the Oil and Gas Activities Act General Regulation, well reports and well data that include a static bottom hole pressure measurement from the same unconventional zone within a 4 km radius measured from the wellhead of the well.

(6) Subsection (2) does not apply with respect to a gas well completed in an unconventional zone listed in Schedule 2.

 Section 74 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

Measurement of fluids injected

74   A well permit holder must ensure that the quantity and rate of water, gas, air or any other fluid injected through a well to an underground formation is metered.

 Section 75 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

Reporting of injection and disposal

75   If a well permit holder injects or disposes of water, gas, air or any other fluid into an underground formation, the well permit holder must submit a monthly injection or disposal statement, indicating the quantity of fluid injected or disposed of, to the commission no later than 25 days after the end of the month in which the activity occurred.

 Section 75 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 174/2018, effective November 1, 2018.

Reporting of injection and disposal

75   If a well permit holder injects or disposes of water, gas, air or any other fluid into an underground formation, the well permit holder must submit a monthly injection or disposal statement, indicating the quantity of fluid injected or disposed of, the maximum wellhead injection or disposal pressure and the total monthly operating hours, to the commission no later than 25 days after the end of the month in which the activity occurred.

[am. B.C. Reg. 159/2015, s. 20.]

 Section 75 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

Reporting of injection and disposal

75   If a well permit holder injects or disposes of water, gas, air or any other fluid into an underground formation, the well permit holder must submit a monthly injection or disposal statement, indicating the quantity of fluid injected or disposed of, the maximum wellhead injection or disposal pressure and the total monthly operating hours, to the commission no later than 20 days after the end of the month in which the activity occurred.

[am. B.C. Regs. 159/2015, s. 20; 174/2018, s. 6.]

 Part 8, Division 7 heading BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

Division 7 — Production Facilities

 Section 77 (1) (d), (e) and (f) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

(d) if the facility handles flammable gas, a flammable gas symbol from the Schedule,

(e) if the facility handles gas containing 100 ppm or greater of hydrogen sulphide, a poisonous gas symbol from the Schedule, and

(f) after March 1, 2011, if the facility handles gas containing 10 ppm or greater of hydrogen sulphide, a poisonous gas symbol from the Schedule.

 Section 77(1)(b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(b) emergency notification information, including a telephone number;

 Section 78 (2), (3) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

(2)  A facility permit holder must construct and operate a piping system at a gas processing plant in accordance with ASME Standard B31.3, as amended from time to time, if construction begins after the date this regulation came into force.

(3)  A facility permit holder must construct and operate a facility piping system at a facility other than a gas processing plant in accordance with CSA Standard Z 662, or ASME Standard B31.3, as amended from time to time, if construction begins after the date this regulation came into force.

 Section 78 (3.1) and (5) were added by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

 Section 78 (2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

(2) A facility permit holder must design and construct a piping system at a gas processing plant in accordance with ASME Standard B31.3, as amended from time to time, if construction begins after the date this regulation came into force.

 Section 78 (3) (a) and (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

(a) ASME Standard B31.3, as amended from time to time, or

(b) CSA Standard Z662, as amended from time to time.

 Section 78 (3.1) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

(3.1) A facility permit holder referred to in subsection (1) must operate and maintain in accordance with the standard referred to in subsection (3) (b) any portions of the piping facility designed and constructed in accordance with that standard.

 Section 78 (1.1) and (6) were added by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

 Section 78 (4) and (5) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

(4) A facility permit holder must submit to the commission all as-built drawings including piping and instrumentation diagrams, metering schematics and plot plans, signed and sealed by a professional engineer licensed or registered under the Engineers and Geoscientists Act, within 3 months of beginning production or completing permitted modifications, as applicable.

(5) The permit holder for a facility to which subsection (3) applies must indicate on the as-built drawings referred to in subsection (4) and on the piping of the facility the points at which the design and construction of the facility changes from one standard to the other, as applicable.

 Section 78 (6) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 103/2019, effective May 17, 2019.

(6) A facility permit holder must ensure that

(a) the facility is maintained in a condition that minimizes hazards, including hazards associated with pits, holes, equipment and storage of materials, and

(b) the facility site is clean and free of garbage, debris and unused equipment.

 Section 78.1 was enacted by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 15, 2018.

 Section 79 (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

(b) do everything referred to in section 19(1)(a) to (g) of the Environmental Protection and Management Regulation.

 Section 79 BEFORE renumbered by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 15, 2018.

Obligations on cancellation or cessation of operations

79   The following requirements are prescribed with respect to a facility permit for the purposes of section 40 (e) of the Act:

(a) remove the facility from the facility site;

(b) for a facility on Crown land, do everything referred to in section 19 (1) (a) to (g) of the Environmental Protection and Management Regulation.

[am. B.C. Reg. 241/2012, s. 23.]

 Section 79 (2) and (3) were added by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 15, 2018.

 Section 80 (1) and (2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

Storage reservoirs

80   (1) A well permit holder of a well that is part of a special project for storage reservoirs designated under section 75 of the Act must construct and operate the well in accordance with CSA Standard Z341 as amended from time to time.

(2) A facility permit holder of a facility that is part of a special project for storage reservoirs designated under section 75 of the Act must construct and operate the facility in accordance with CSA Standard Z341 as amended from time to time.

 Section 80 (3) was added by BC Reg 159/2015, effective July 30, 2015.

 Schedule title BEFORE amended by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

Schedule

 Schedule 2 was enacted by BC Reg 241/2012, effective August 14, 2012.

 Schedule 2 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 146/2017, effective June 1, 2017.

Schedule 2

[en. B.C. Reg. 241/2012, s. 24.]

Unconventional Zones

FieldZone NameDistance (m)
Horn RiverMuskwa-Otter Park100
Horn RiverEvie100
HelmetMuskwa-Otter Park100
HelmetEvie100
Liard BasinBesa River100
Northern MontneyMontney150
Northern MontneyDoig Phosphate-Montney150
HeritageMontney150
AltaresDoig Phosphate-Montney150
TownMontney150
Deep BasinCadomin150
Deep BasinNikanassin150