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Forest and Range Practices Act

Forest Planning and Practices Regulation

B.C. Reg. 14/2004

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 October 22, 2009
October 4, 2010
June 25, 2012
June 30, 2014
February 29, 2016
June 25, 2018
December 10, 2018
March 11, 2021
Section 1.2 December 10, 2018
Section 8 June 25, 2012
Section 8.2 October 22, 2009
Section 12.1 October 22, 2009
Section 12.3 October 22, 2009
Section 14 March 11, 2021
Section 20 March 11, 2021
Section 22.1 February 5, 2021
Section 35 June 25, 2012
Section 44 June 25, 2012
Section 51 October 4, 2010
Section 64 June 30, 2014
Section 66 June 25, 2012
Section 68 June 25, 2012
Section 79.1 June 25, 2012
Section 79.2 June 25, 2012
Section 79.21 June 25, 2012
Section 92.1 March 11, 2021
Section 109 September 22, 2014
Schedule 2 June 30, 2014

 Section 1 (1) definitions of "result" and "strategy" BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 240/2009, effective October 22, 2009.

"result" means a description of

(a) measurable or verifiable outcomes in respect of a particular established objective, and

(b) the situations or circumstances that determine where in a forest development unit the outcomes under paragraph (a) will be applied;

"strategy" means a description of

(a) measurable or verifiable steps or practices that will be carried out in respect of a particular established objective, and

(b) the situations or circumstances that determine where in a forest development unit the steps or practices will be applied;

 Section 1 (2) definitions of "result" and "strategy" were added by BC Reg 240/2009, effective October 22, 2009.

 Section 1 (1) definition of "authorized in respect of a road", subparagraph (c) (i) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 269/2010, effective October 4, 2010.

(i)  the Transportation Act, Land Act, Local Government Act or Pipeline Act, or

 Section 1 (1) definition of "road", subparagraph (c) (i) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 269/2010, effective October 4, 2010.

(i)  the Community Charter, Transportation Act, Land Act, Local Government Act or Pipeline Act, or

 Section 1 (1) definition of "fibre recovery tenure holder" was added by BC Reg 157/2012, effective June 25, 2012.

 Section 1 (1) definition of "Coast" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 137/2014, effective June 30, 2014.

"Coast" means an area of British Columbia located within the Coast forest region or the Kalum forest district, as defined in the Forest Regions and Districts Regulation, B.C. Reg. 123/2003;

 Section 1 (1) definition of "licensed waterworks" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 41/2016, effective February 29, 2016.

"licensed waterworks" means a water supply intake or a water storage and delivery infrastructure that is licensed under the Water Act or authorized under an operating permit issued under the Drinking Water Protection Act;

 Section 1 (1) definition of "Coast" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 124/2018, effective June 25, 2018.

"Coast" means an area of British Columbia located in the South Coast Forest Region, West Coast Forest Region or Coast Mountain Forest District, as established by the Administrative Boundaries Regulation;

 Section 1 (1) definition of "authorized person" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 262/2018, effective December 10, 2018.

"authorized person" means a person who is an agreement holder or a person who is described in paragraph (a), (a.1) or (c) in the definition of "authorized in respect of a road";

 Section 1 definition of "primary forest activity", paragraph (b.1) was added by BC Reg 262/2018, effective December 10, 2018.

 Section 1 (2) definition of "certify", paragraph (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 64/2021, effective March 11, 2021.

(b) in forming that opinion, he or she took all steps required of him or her as a professional, and

 Section 1 (2) definition of "certify", paragraph (c) (i) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 64/2021, effective March 11, 2021.

(i) his or her own knowledge;

 Section 1.2 (2) (c) was added by BC Reg 262/2018, effective December 10, 2018.

 Section 8 (b) and (d) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 157/2012, effective June 25, 2012.

(b) $100 000 for a contravention of any of the following sections of the Forest Act: 58.21 (5); 84 (1), (3), (4) or (6); 86 (3.1) or (4); 89 (1) (a) (i) or (ii) or (b) (i) or (ii) or (2); 90 (1) or (2); 94 (1) or (4); 95 (1) or (7); 97 (1); 126 (2); 127; 136 (1); 163.1; 165.1,

(d) $20 000 for a contravention of section 84 (2) of the Forest Act,

 Section 8.2 (2) (a) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 240/2009, effective October 22, 2009.

(a) a material adverse impact on the quantity of water or the timing of the flow of the water from the waterworks, or

 Section 12.1 (7) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 240/2009, effective October 22, 2009.

(7)  A timber sales manager who is required to prepare a forest stewardship plan is exempt for that plan from the requirement under section 5 of the Act that the plan specify intended results or strategies in relation to the objective for biodiversity at the landscape level set out in section 9 of this regulation if the timber sales manager

 Section 12.3 (7.1) was added by BC Reg 240/2009, effective October 22, 2009.

 Section 14 (3) (k) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 64/2021, effective March 11, 2021.

(k) road permit or timber sale licence granted or entered into by the timber sales manager if he or she is the person required to prepare the plan.

 Section 20 (2) (b) and (c) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 64/2021, effective March 11, 2021.

(b) a greater number of days after that date that the minister may determine if paragraph (d) is inapplicable and he or she considers that the greater number of days is necessary to provide an adequate opportunity for review and comment under section 21,

(c) a lesser number of days that the minister may determine if paragraph (d) is inapplicable and he or she considers that the lesser number of days will provide an adequate opportunity for review and comment under section 21, or

 Section 22.1 (1) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 11/2021, effective February 5, 2021.

(1) For the purpose of section 16 (1.01) (a) of the Act the prescribed qualifications are being qualified, in relation to one or more of paragraphs (a) to (j) of subsection (2),

(a) as an agrologist under the Agrologists Act,

(b) as a professional biologist under the College of Applied Biology Act,

(c) as a professional engineer or professional geoscientist under the Engineers and Geoscientists Act, or

(d) as a professional forester under the Foresters Act

and being authorized under that Act to practice as a professional in relation to the subject matter prescribed under that paragraph or those paragraphs, as the case may be.

 Section 35 (1) definition of "first agreement holder" was added by BC Reg 157/2012, effective June 25, 2012.

 Section 35 (3) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 157/2012, effective June 25, 2012.

(3)  An agreement holder other than a holder of a minor tenure who is carrying out timber harvesting must not cause the amount of soil disturbance on the net area to be reforested to exceed the following limits:

 Section 35 (4.1) and (4.2) were added by BC Reg 157/2012, effective June 25, 2012.

 Section 35 (5) (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 157/2012, effective June 25, 2012.

(b) the holder has not exceeded the limits described in subsection (3);

 Section 44 (3) (i) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 157/2012, effective June 25, 2012.

(i) harvesting special forest products.

 Section 51 (1) (h) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 269/2010, effective October 4, 2010.

(h) felling or modifying a tree under an occupant licence to cut, master licence to cut or free use permit issued in respect of an area that is subject to a licence, permit, or other form of tenure issued under the Land Act, Coal Act, Geothermal Resources Act, Mines Act, Mineral Tenure Act, Mining Right of Way Act, Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing Act, Petroleum and Natural Gas Act or Pipeline Act, if the felling or modification is for a purpose expressly authorized under that licence, permit or tenure;

 Section 64 (1) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 137/2014, effective June 30, 2014.

(1) If an agreement holder other than a holder of a minor tenure harvests timber in a cutblock, the holder must ensure that the size of the net area to be reforested for the cutblock does not exceed

(a) 40 hectares, for the areas described in the Forest Regions and Districts Regulation that are listed in Column 1, and

(b) 60 hectares, for the areas described in the Forest Regions and Districts Regulation that are listed in Column 2:

Column 1
40 hectares
Column 2
60 hectares
Coast Forest RegionNorthern Interior Forest Region
Southern Interior Forest Region —
Arrow Boundary Forest District;
Cascades Forest District;
Columbia Forest District;
Southern Interior Forest Region —
100 Mile House Forest District;
Central Cariboo Forest District;
Chilcotin Forest District;
Headwaters Forest District, except the portion of the forest district that is in the
Robson Valley Timber Supply Area;
Kamloops Forest District;
Kootenay Lake Forest District;
Okanagan Shuswap Forest District;
Rocky Mountain Forest District
The portion of the Headwaters Forest District that is in the
Robson Valley Timber Supply Area;
Quesnel Forest District

 Section 66 (4) was added by BC Reg 157/2012, effective June 25, 2012.

 Section 68 (2) (c) was added by BC Reg 157/2012, effective June 25, 2012.

 Section 79.1 (2) to (4) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 157/2012, effective June 25, 2012.

(2)  Subject to subsection (3), section 22.1 (1) of the Act does not apply to a person using a road on Crown land for a minor salvage operation if the person does not carry out in a stream, or on, in or near a stream bank, any maintenance of the road other than to the road surface.

(3)  However, section 22.1 (1) of the Act applies to a person using a road as described in subsection (2) if the minister notifies the person that the minister believes that the use of the road will

(a) materially affect the use of the road by others, or

(b) adversely impact forest resources.

(4)  A person using a road as described in subsection (2) must give to any holders of timber sale licences that do not provide for cutting permits, of road permits, of road use permits, of special use permits, or of cutting permits, at least 5 days notice before the date on which the person will

(a) begin use of the road, or

(b) re-start use of the road after an inactive period of 3 months or more.

 Section 79.1 (5) to (9) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 157/2012, effective June 25, 2012.

(5)  A person using a road as described in subsection (2), if the road is not subject to a road permit, road use permit, special use permit, cutting permit or timber sale licence that does not provide for cutting permits, must

(a) maintain the road, while using it for the minor salvage operation, in accordance with the provisions of this regulation respecting maintenance of a road, including those provisions that refer to carrying out a primary forest activity, to the extent that those provisions relate to road maintenance, and

(b) as soon as is practicable after completion of use of the road, ensure that the condition of the road surface and road drainage, including ditches, is compatible with the condition of the road surface and drainage as they were immediately before the commencement of the use.

(6)  A person using a road as described in subsection (2), if

(a) the road is subject to a timber sale licence that does not provide for cutting permits, to a road permit, to a road use permit, to a special use permit, to a cutting permit, and

(b) the person receives a notice under subsection (7),

is liable to the holder of the permit or licence who gave the notice for payment of the amount determined in accordance with subsection (8).

(7)  By written notice, the holder of a permit or licence referred to in subsection (6) (a) may require payment, within the limits referred to in section 22.3 of the Act, from a person using a road as described in subsection (2) of this section.

(8)  Section 22.3 (2) and (3) of the Act apply in respect of the payment required by notice under subsection (7) of this section.

(9)  A person who is exempted under section 22.1 (4) of the Act must comply with the provisions of this regulation respecting maintenance of a road, including those provisions that refer to carrying out a primary forest activity to the extent that those provisions relate to road maintenance.

 Section 79.1(2.1) was added by BC Reg 157/2012, effective June 25, 2012.

 Section 79.2(3) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 157/2012, effective June 25, 2012.

(3)  If a holder's forestry licence to cut authorizes the holder to use a road, other than a road that was constructed under authorization of the forestry licence to cut, the holder, as soon as is practicable after completion of use of the road, but before the forestry licence to cut expires or is surrendered or cancelled, must ensure that the condition of the road surface and road drainage, including ditches, is compatible with the condition of the road surface and drainage as they were immediately before the commencement of the use.

 Section 79.21 was enacted by BC Reg 157/2012, effective June 25, 2012.

 Section 92.1 (2) (a) and (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 64/2021, effective March 11, 2021.

(a) in relation to section 69 or 70 (2), the minister responsible for the Wildlife Act may attach conditions to the exemption he or she considers necessary to address the conflict, and

(b) in relation to a provision of this regulation other than section 69 or 70 (2), the minister responsible for the Forest Act may attach conditions to the exemption that he or she considers necessary to address the conflict.

 Section 109 BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 177/2014, effective September 22, 2014.

Bark beetle management powers

109   (1) The power of the minister to designate an emergency bark beetle management area under section 2 [designation of an emergency bark beetle management area] of the Bark Beetle Regulation, B.C. Reg. 286/2001, as it was immediately before its repeal, is continued under this regulation.

(2) The power of the coordinator to designate an emergency bark beetle management area as an emergency management unit under section 3 [designation of an emergency management unit] of the Bark Beetle Regulation, as it was immediately before its repeal, is continued under this regulation.

 Schedule 2, items 14 to 18, 19 to 22, 29 and 29 and 40 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 137/2014, effective June 30, 2014.

Schedule 2

[en. B.C. Reg. 62/2005, s. 19.]

Fisheries Sensitive Waters

(Section 8.1)

ItemFisheries Sensitive WatershedForest District
14Finn CreekHeadwaters
15Gold Creek (Upper Adams Watershed)Headwaters
16Raft RiverHeadwaters
17Upper Adams RiverHeadwaters
18Otter CreekHeadwaters
19Hiuhill CreekKamloops
20Barriere RiverKamloops
21Bonaparte RiverKamloops
22Deadman RiverKamloops
29Horsefly RiverCentral Cariboo
39Pacofi CreekQueen Charlotte Islands
40Awun River
(Talking Bear Creek Sub-basin)
Queen Charlotte Islands