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B.C. Reg. 120/2016
O.C. 331/2016
Deposited May 19, 2016
effective May 19, 2016
This consolidation is current to January 19, 2021.

Environmental Assessment Act

Exemption Regulation


1   In this regulation, "Act" means the Environmental Assessment Act.

Exemption from sections 8, 9 and 17 of Act

2   (1) In this section, "project" means a reviewable project in respect of which all of the following occurred before the date this section comes into force:

(a) the reviewable project was subject to an agreement under section 27 of the Act to which Canada or an agency, board or commission of Canada is a party;

(b) one of the following applies in relation to the reviewable project:

(i) the reviewable project was granted a certificate of public convenience and necessity under the National Energy Board Act (Canada);

(ii) the reviewable project was granted an exemption under section 58 of the National Energy Board Act (Canada);

(iii) an environmental assessment decision statement under section 23 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, S.C. 1992, c. 37, was issued stating that the reviewable project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects;

(c) construction of the reviewable project was substantially started.

(2) Sections 8, 9 and 17 of the Act do not apply in relation to a project.

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Environmental Assessment Act, S.B.C. 2002, c. 43, section 50 (2) (k) and (3)]