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B.C. Reg. 1/2015
O.C. 3/2015
Deposited January 6, 2015
This consolidation is current to August 29, 2023.
See the Cumulative B.C. Regulations Bulletin 2023
for amendments effective after August 29, 2023.
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Energy Resource Activities Act

Direction No. 1 to the British Columbia Energy Regulator

[Last amended September 1, 2023 by B.C. Reg. 187/2023]


1   In this direction:

"Act" means the Energy Resource Activities Act;

"LNG facility" has the same meaning as in the Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Regulation;

"LNG facility pipeline" means the following pipelines proposed for transporting natural gas to an LNG facility:

(a) the Pacific Trail Pipelines Project, as described in and certified by Environmental Assessment Certificate #E08-01 and as that certificate was amended by the Environmental Assessment Certificate Amendment #3 on July 31, 2013;

(b) the pipelines that are part of the following projects, as described in the applicable project description accepted for review by the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office under section 16 of the Environmental Assessment Act and as may be amended by an environmental assessment certificate:

(i) the Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project;

(ii) the Eagle Mountain-Woodfibre Gas Project;

(iii) the Pacific Northern Gas Looping Project;

(iv) the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project;

(v) the Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project.

[am. B.C. Reg. 187/2023, Sch., s. 12.]


2   This direction is issued to the regulator under sections 25 (1.1) and 95 (2) of the Act.

[am. B.C. Reg. 187/2023, Sch., s. 14.]

Permit for conversion may not be issued

3   The regulator may not issue a permit to a person to convert an LNG facility pipeline into a pipeline for transporting oil or diluted bitumen.

[am. B.C. Reg. 187/2023, Sch., s. 14.]

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Energy Resource Activities Act, S.B.C. 2008, c. 36, ss. 25 (1.1) and 95 (2).]