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Environmental Management Act

[SBC 2003] CHAPTER 53

Part 11 — Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments


140   (1) If under this Act a regulation making authority that under the Waste Management Act was provided to the Lieutenant Governor in Council has been provided exclusively to the minister, regulations made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council made under that previous authority that are in force on the date this Act comes into force are deemed to have been made by the minister.

(2) A decision of a manager under the Waste Management Act is deemed to be a decision of a director under this Act.

(3) A decision of the Environmental Appeal Board in relation to an appeal under the Waste Management Act is deemed to have been made under Division 2 [Appeals from Decisions under this Act] of Part 8 of this Act.

(4) A protocol approved or adopted by a director under the regulations to the Waste Management Act is deemed to be a protocol established under section 64 of this Act.

(5) A conditional certificate of compliance issued under the Waste Management Act that is valid and subsisting on the date this Act comes into force is deemed to be a certificate of compliance that is

(a) subject to the conditions in the conditional certificate, and

(b) issued under and in accordance with this Act.

Transitional regulations

141   (1) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations the Lieutenant Governor in Council considers necessary or advisable for the orderly transition from the application of the Environment Management Act and the Waste Management Act to their replacement by this Act.

(2) Without limiting subsection (1), the Lieutenant Governor in Council, by regulation, may waive or reduce any fee under this Act.

(3) Unless earlier repealed, a regulation under this section is repealed 2 years after it is enacted.

Consequential Amendments and Repeals

Section(s)  Affected Act
142 Agricultural Land Commission Act
143 Commercial River Rafting Safety Act
144 Energy and Mines Statutes Amendment Act, 2002
145 Energy and Mines Statutes Amendment Act, 2003
146 Environment Management Act
147 Environment Management Act — Supplement
148 Farm Practices Protection (Right to Farm) Act
149 Firearm Act
150 Fisheries Act
151 Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District Act
152 Greenbelt Act
153 Health Act
154 Hydro and Power Authority Act
155 Islands Trust Act
156-157 Land Title Act
158-162 Local Government Act
163 Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act (No. 2), 2002
164 Motor Vehicle Act
165 Motor Vehicle (All Terrain) Act
166 Oil and Gas Commission Act
167 Park Act
168 Petroleum and Natural Gas Act
169 Property Law Act
170 Sustainable Environment Fund Act
171 Transport of Dangerous Goods Act
172 Trespass Act
173 Vancouver Charter
174 Waste Management Act
175-176 Water Act
177 Wildlife Act
Amendments to this Act
178 Environmental Management Act


179   This Act comes into force by regulation of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

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