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Oil and Gas Activities Act

Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Regulation

B.C. Reg. 146/2014

NOTE: Links below go to regulation content as it was prior to the changes made on the effective date. (PIT covers changes made from September 19, 2009 to "current to" date of the regulation.)
SECTIONEFFECTIVE DATE
Section 1 March 16, 2016
Section 1.1 March 9, 2020
Section 2 March 4, 2021
Section 3 March 16, 2016
March 4, 2021
Section 4 March 16, 2016
March 9, 2020
March 4, 2021
Section 5 March 18, 2016
Section 6 March 16, 2016
Section 8 March 18, 2016
Section 9 March 18, 2016
Section 13 March 9, 2020
Section 15 March 18, 2016
Schedule 1 March 4, 2021
Schedule 3 March 4, 2021

 Section 1 definition of "EN 14620" before repealed by BC Reg 80/2016, effective March 16, 2016.

"EN 14620" means Parts 1 to 5 of the standard published by British Standards Institution for the design and manufacture of site-built, vertical, cylindrical, flat-bottomed steel tanks for the storage of refrigerated, liquefied gases with operating temperatures between 0°C and -165°C;

 Section 1.1 was enacted by BC Reg 55/2020, effective March 9, 2020.

 Section 2 (i) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 48/2021, effective March 4, 2021.

(i) the results of a preliminary hazard identification study;

 Section 2 (j) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 48/2021, effective March 4, 2021.

(j) the results of the following site studies respecting the proposed site of the LNG facility:

(i) seismic;

(ii) geotechnical;

(iii) tsunami, if the proposed LNG facility is to be located in a tsunami hazard zone.

 Section 3 (1) (f) (i) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 80/2016, effective March 16, 2016.

(i) a third party acceptable to the commission, in the case of a modular unit that is to be constructed outside British Columbia and that will not be accepted under the Safety Standards Act, or

 Section 3 (2) (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 80/2016, effective March 16, 2016.

(b) a description of the change management system that will be followed during the construction phase and throughout the operational life of the LNG facility.

 Section 3 (1) (d) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 48/2021, effective March 4, 2021.

(d) results of the following:

 Section 4 (1) (a) and (c) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 80/2016, effective March 16, 2016.

(a) subject to subsections (4) and (5), is completed in accordance with CSA Z276 and, with respect to membrane tank system design, EN 14620,

(c) is based on a consideration of the effects of noise associated with the normal operation of the LNG facility on persons within audible range of the LNG facility, and

 Section 4 (1) (d) (ii) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 80/2016, effective March 16, 2016.

(ii) complies with subsection (2).

 Section 4 (3) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 80/2016, effective March 16, 2016.

(3) An LNG facility permit holder must ensure a flare or ignited vent stack is sited so that the thermal radiation flux at the targets identified in column 1 of Schedule 1 do not exceed the maximum radiation flux identified in column 2.

 Section 4 (2) (b) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 80/2016, effective March 16, 2016.

(b) be a membrane tank system with tank components designed exclusively for a membrane tank system conforming with EN 14620, and the outer tank and roof conforming with CSA Z276, or

 Section 4 (1) (e) was added by BC Reg 80/2016, effective March 16, 2016.

 Section 4 (2) (c) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 55/2020, effective March 9, 2020.

(c) provide for the safe storage of LNG at a level of protection from failure that meets or exceeds the level of protection provided under paragraph (a) or (b).

 Section 4 (3) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 48/2021, effective March 4, 2021.

(3) Subject to subsections (4) and (5), an LNG facility permit holder must ensure a flare or ignited vent stack is sited so that the thermal radiation flux at the targets identified in column 1 of Schedule 1 do not exceed the maximum radiation flux identified in column 2.

 Section 5 (1) (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 80/2016, effective March 16, 2016.

(b) the quantitative risk assessments undertaken respecting the LNG facility.

 Section 6 (b) and (c) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 80/2016, effective March 18, 2016.

(b) has constructed a modular unit outside British Columbia that is not accepted under the Safety Standards Act,

(c) have the modular unit inspected by a third party acceptable to the commission to ensure that individual components are constructed and tested in accordance with the quality assurance program referred to in section 3 (1) (f);

 Section 8 (1) (d) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 80/2016, effective March 18, 2016.

(d) a change management program;

 Section 9 (1) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 80/2016, effective March 18, 2016.

(1) Before beginning operation of an LNG facility, an LNG facility permit holder must do all of the following inspections and tests:

 Section 9 (1) (a), (c), (d) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 80/2016, effective March 18, 2016.

(a) test the components and systems of the LNG facility in accordance with CSA Z276, and of the membrane tank systems in accordance with EN 14620;

(c) conduct tests of LNG containment system integrity;

(d) test the fire-water systems;

 Section 9 (4) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 80/2016, effective March 18, 2016.

(4) An LNG facility permit holder must not begin operation of an LNG facility unless the results submitted under subsection (3) are satisfactory to the commission.

 Section 13 (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 55/2020, effective March 9, 2020.

General requirements

13   An LNG facility permit holder must, subject to anything in the LNG facility permit, operate the LNG facility in accordance with

 Section 15 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 80/2016, effective March 18, 2016.

Noise and light control

15   An LNG facility permit holder must ensure that normal operations at the LNG facility do not cause excessive noise or excessive emanation of light.

 Schedule 1 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 48/2021, effective March 4, 2021.

Schedule 1

(section 4 (3))

Allowable Thermal Radiation Flux
(Excluding Solar Radiation)
Inside Facility Boundaries

Column 1Column 2
Targets Inside BoundaryMaximum Thermal Radiation Flux (kW/m2)
Normal Flow Rate1Accidental Flow Rate2
Peak within sterile area59
Outer edges of restricted areaN/A5
Roads and open areas35
Tanks, other than LNG storage tanks, and process equipment1.55
Control rooms, maintenance workshops, laboratories, warehouses and other occupied structures within the LNG facility1.55
Administrative buildings1.55
1.normal flow rate results from all operating modes within the LNG facility design intent
2.accidental flow rate is the highest flow rate that results from an uncontrolled or unplanned event and is the sum of combined flow rates from all possible uncontrolled or unplanned scenarios that may occur simultaneously

Allowable Thermal Radiation Flux
(Excluding Solar Radiation)
Outside Facility Boundaries

Column 1Column 2
Targets Outside BoundaryMaximum Thermal Radiation Flux (kW/m2)
Normal Flow Rate1Accidental Flow Rate2
Remote area35
Critical area31.51.5
Other areas1.53
1.normal results from all operating modes within the LNG facility design intent
2.accidental flow rate is the highest flow rate that results from an uncontrolled or unplanned event and is the sum of combined flow rates from all possible uncontrolled or unplanned scenarios that may occur simultaneously
3.an area that is
(a) thermally unshielded and where service personnel, who do not wear protective clothing, may be required to be present at all times, or
(b) difficult or dangerous to evacuate at short notice

 Schedule 3 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 48/2021, effective March 4, 2021.

Schedule 3

(section 10)

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