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B.C. Reg. 378/82
O.C. 1575/82
Filed August 20, 1982
effective September 1, 1982
This consolidation is current to August 29, 2023.
See the Cumulative B.C. Regulations Bulletin 2023
for amendments effective after August 29, 2023.
Link to consolidated regulation (PDF)
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Petroleum and Natural Gas Act

Petroleum and Natural Gas Act Fee, Rental
and Work Requirement Regulation

[Last amended March 1, 2020 by B.C. Reg. 33/2020]

Contents
1Repealed
Part 1 — Permits
2Permit fees
3Repealed
3.1Annual rents
4Work requirement for permittees
5Work in lieu
6Recording of work
Part 2 — Drilling Licences
6.1Fee and rent on application
6.2Annual rent
6.3Penalty for late rent
6.4Reinstatement fee
6.5Fees and rents on continuation
Part 3 — Leases
7Application fee
8Annual rent
8.1Continuation penalty
8.2Reinstatement fee
8.3Rent on continuation
9Repealed
Part 4 — Miscellaneous
10Miscellaneous fees

Repealed

1   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 355/98, s. (a).]

Part 1 — Permits

Permit fees

2   For the purpose of sections 39 and 47 (2) of the Act, the fee for issue or renewal of a permit is $500.

Repealed

3   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 92/92, s. 1.]

Annual rents

3.1   The annual rent for a permit issued is,

(a) for the first, second, third, fourth and fifth years, $1.05/ha, and

(b) for the sixth and subsequent years, $1.75/ha.

[en. B.C. Reg. 95/2004, s. 1]

Work requirement for permittees

4   A permittee shall do, or cause to be done, on the location for which the permit was issued, work consisting of geological work, geophysical exploration or exploratory drilling, or any of them, to the satisfaction of the director to the value of,

(a) in the first year,

(i) for a Class A, B or C permit, $1/ha,

(ii) for a Class D permit, 50¢/ha,

(b) in the second year,

(i) for a Class A permit, $2/ha,

(ii) for a Class B permit, $1.50/ha,

(iii) for a Class C permit, $1/ha,

(iv) for a Class D permit, 50¢/ha,

(c) in the third year,

(i) for a Class A permit, $4/ha,

(ii) for a Class B permit, $3/ha,

(iii) for a Class C permit, $2/ha,

(iv) for a Class D permit, $1/ha,

(d) in the fourth year,

(i) for a Class A permit, $5/ha,

(ii) for a Class B permit, $4/ha,

(iii) for a Class C or D permit, $2.50/ha,

(e) in the fifth year,

(i) for a Class A permit, $5/ha,

(ii) for a Class B permit, $4/ha,

(iii) for a Class C or D permit, $3/ha,

(f) in the sixth year,

(i) for a Class A permit, $7.50/ha,

(ii) for a Class B permit, $6/ha,

(iii) for a Class C or D permit, $5/ha,

(g) in the seventh year,

(i) for a Class A permit, $15/ha,

(ii) for a Class B permit, $10/ha,

(iii) for a Class C or D permit, $7.50/ha, and

(h) in the eighth year,

(i) for a Class A permit, $20/ha,

(ii) for a Class B permit, $15/ha,

(iii) for a Class C or D permit, $7.50/ha.

[am. B.C. Reg. 355/98, s. (b).]

Work in lieu

5   (1) Where a permittee has done or caused to be done road construction giving access to the permittee's location, that work shall be deemed to have been done on the location, and the permittee may

(a) apply the road construction, in the year it is done, in lieu of up to one year's work requirement during the term of the permit, or

(b) where the director has approved the work on the basis that it will benefit others than the permittee, apply the road construction in lieu of the work requirement.

(2) Where the commissioner has approved a program of geological work or geophysical exploration, or both, that is to be done beyond the boundaries of a location or locations that work, on completion, may be applied by the permittee in lieu of the work requirement as if it had been done on the location or locations.

[am. B.C. Reg. 355/98, s. (c).]

Recording of work

6   All work shall be recorded with the director in the permit year in which it is done.

[am. B.C. Reg. 355/98, s. (d).]

Part 2 — Drilling Licences

Fee and rent on application

6.1   For the purposes of section 49.1 (4) (b) of the Act,

(a) the fee for issue of a drilling licence is $500, and

(b) the rent for the first year of a drilling licence is $3.50/ha/year.

[en. B.C. Reg. 33/2020, App. 2, s. 2.]

Annual rent

6.2   For the purposes of section 49.2 (1) of the Act, the rent is $3.50/ha/year.

[en. B.C. Reg. 33/2020, App. 2, s. 2.]

Penalty for late rent

6.3   For the purposes of section 49.2 (2) (b) of the Act, the penalty is $500.

[en. B.C. Reg. 33/2020, App. 2, s. 2.]

Reinstatement fee

6.4   For the purposes of section 49.2 (3) (b) of the Act, the reinstatement fee is $500.

[en. B.C. Reg. 33/2020, App. 2, s. 2.]

Fees and rents on continuation

6.5   (1) For the purposes of section 3 (5) (b) of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Drilling Licence and Lease Regulation,

(a) the continuation fee is $500, and

(b) the rent is $7/ha/year.

(2) For the purposes of section 3 (5.1) (a) and (5.3) (c) of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Drilling Licence and Lease Regulation, the rent is $3.50/ha for the period of the continuation.

[en. B.C. Reg. 33/2020, App. 2, s. 2.]

Part 3 — Leases

Application fee

7   For the purposes of section 51 of the Act, the fee for issue of a lease is $500.

[am. B.C. Reg. 95/2004, s. 2.]

Annual rent

8   (1) The annual rental for a lease is $7.50/ha, payable in advance.

(2)-(3) Spent.

(4) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 33/2020, App. 2, s. 4.]

[en. B.C. Reg. 243/90; am. B.C. Regs. 198/2016, App. 3, s. 1; 33/2020, App. 2, s. 4.]

Continuation penalty

8.1   For the purposes of section 62 (1) of the Act, the penalty is

(a) $15/ha for the first continuation, and

(b) $25/ha for the second or third continuation.

[en. B.C. Reg. 33/2020, App. 2, s. 5.]

Reinstatement fee

8.2   For the purposes of section 63 (2) (c) of the Act, the reinstatement fee is $500.

[en. B.C. Reg. 33/2020, App. 2, s. 5.]

Rent on continuation

8.3   For the purposes of section 5.01 (2) of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Drilling Licence and Lease Regulation, the rent is $7.50/ha for the period of the continuation.

[en. B.C. Reg. 33/2020, App. 5.]

Repealed

9   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 243/90.]

Part 4 — Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous fees

10   The following fees are payable:

(a)-(b) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 198/2016, App. 3, s. 2.]

(c) for the preparation and issuance of a title search letter, $7.50;

(d) for the visual examination of records, or the provision of any other service for which no fee is prescribed, $25 per hour;

(e) for a copy of or extract from a record, the greater of $10 and $0.75 per page;

(f) for certifying a copy of or extract from a record, the greater of $15 and $1 per page.

[en. B.C. Reg. 95/2004, s. 3; am. B.C. Reg. 198/2016, App. 3, s. 2.]

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Petroleum and Natural Gas Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 361, ss. 40, 43, 47, 54 and 133.]