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BC Ministry of Environment

The BC Ministry of Environment has released a request for comment on its proposed Offsets Regulation and Compliance Framework under the Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act.

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Liquor Control and Licensing Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 267

The Liquor Control and Licensing Regulation (B.C. Reg. 244/2002) is amended (effective November 24, 2015, B.C. Reg. 215/2015).

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Financial Institutions Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 141

The Mutual Fund Trustee Exemption Regulation (B.C. Reg. 142/2000) is repealed and the Fund Transfer Exemption Regulation is made (effective January 29, 2016, B.C. Reg. 7/2016).

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Liquor Control and Licensing Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 267

The Liquor Control and Licensing Regulation (B.C. Reg. 244/2002) is amended (effective January 29, 2016, B.C. Reg. 8/2016).

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Mines Amendment Act, 2016 (Bill 8)

The Mines Amendment Act, 2016 (Bill 8) has passed First Reading.

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Great Bear Rainforest (Forest Management) Act (Bill 2)

The Great Bear Rainforest (Forest Management) Act (Bill 2) has passed First Reading.

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Cremation, Interment and Funeral Services Act, S.B.C. 2004, c. 35

The Cremation, Interment and Funeral Services Regulation (B.C. Reg. 298/2004) is amended (effective April 1, 2016, B.C. Reg. 44/2016).

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Agricultural Land Commission Act, S.B.C. 2002, c. 36

The Agricultural Land Reserve Use, Subdivision and Procedure Regulation (B.C. Reg. 171/2002) is amended (effective April 1, 2016, B.C. Reg. 71/2016).

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BC Ministry of Environment

The BC Ministry of Environment is seeking comment regarding its Intentions Paper: Spill Preparedness and Response in BC: Proposed Amendments to the Environmental Management Act and Proposed Regulations.

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Building Act, S.B.C. 2015, c. 2 (Bill 3)

Sections 31 to 34 of Bill 3 and the Building Act Administrative Regulation are in force June 10, 2016 ( B.C. Reg. 133/2016). Also, the Building Act General Regulation is created (effective June 8, 2016, B.C. Reg. 131/2016).

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