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Proposed BC changes to the Columbia River Treaty

  • October 18, 2013

The BC Ministry of Energy and Mines requests comments from the profession regarding BC’s proposed changes to the Columbia River Treaty between Canada and the United States.

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Proposed BC Water Sustainability Act

  • October 18, 2013

The BC Ministry of Environment requests comments from the profession regarding its proposed Water Sustainability Act which it proposes to enact in the Spring of 2014. See the attached memo for how to respond to this Request for Comment.

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Oil and Gas Activities Act, S.B.C. 2008, c. 36

  • October 11, 2013

Under the Oil And Gas Activities Act, S.B.C. 2008, c. 36, specified regulations are in force September 26, 2013 and October 1, 2014 (B.C. Reg. 204/2013).

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Proposed amendments to the Integrated Pest Management Regulation (B.C. Reg. 604/2004) under the Integrated Pest Management Act, S.B.C 2003, c. 58

  • October 10, 2013

Proposed amendments to the Integrated Pest Management Regulation (B.C. Reg. 604/2004) under the Integrated Pest Management Act, S.B.C 2003, c. 58.

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Wills, Estates and Succession Act, S.B.C. 2009, c. 13 (BILL 4)

  • October 04, 2013

Section 266 of the Wills, Estates And Succession Act, S.B.C. 2009, c. 13 (Bill 4) is in force March 14, 2014 (B.C. Reg. 208/2013).

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Supply Act, 2013‐2014, S.B.C. 2013, C. 3 (Bill 3)

  • July 30, 2013

For your information, the Supply Act, 2013­-2014, S.B.C. 2013, C. 3 (Bill 3) has passed First, Second and Third Reading, all on July 25, 2013.

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BC Liquor Policy Review Final Report (January 2014)

The Ministry of Justice has released the BC Liquor Policy Review Final Report with recommendations.

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Strata Property Act, S.B.C. 1998, c. 43

Under the Strata Property Act, S.B.C. 1998, c. 43, the Strata Property Regulation (B.C. Reg. 43/2000) is amended (effective July 1, 2016, B.C. Reg. 68/2014).

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Environmental Assessment Act, S.B.C. 2002, c. 43

Under the Environmental Assessment Act, S.B.C. 2002, c. 43 various regulations are amended (effective various 2014 and 2015 dates, B.C. Regs. 50/2014, 51/2014 and 52/2014).

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Oil and Gas Activities Act, S.B.C. 2008, c. 36

Under the Oil and Gas Activities Act, S.B.C. 2008, c. 36 the Administrative Penalties Regulation (B.C. Reg. 35/2011) is amended (effective April 1, 2014 and October 1, 2014, B.C. Reg. 55/2014).

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