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B.C. Reg. 38/2012
O.C. 135/2012
Deposited March 8, 2012
This consolidation is current to February 27, 2024.
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Natural Resource Compliance Act

Natural Resource Officer
Authority Regulation

[Last amended March 1, 2023 by B.C. Reg. 59/2023]

Powers and duties of natural resource officers

1   For the purposes of section 3 (1) (a) of the Natural Resource Compliance Act, a natural resource officer may exercise the powers and perform the duties of the official listed in Column 1 of the Table under the enactment set out opposite in Column 2.

References to Act include regulations

2   In the Table, a reference to an Act includes regulations made under the Act and a reference to a portion of an Act includes regulations that apply in relation to that portion of the Act.


ItemColumn 1
Column 2
1officer of the management authorityCreston Valley Wildlife Act
2inspectorDike Maintenance Act
3compliance and enforcement officerEnvironmental Assessment Act, section 49 (3)
4inspectorFish and Seafood Act
5forest officerForest Act
6officialForest and Range Practices Act
7authorized officialHeritage Conservation Act
8employee of the ministryLand Act, section 105
9public officerLand Act, section 59 (4)
10officerOff-Road Vehicle Act
11park rangerPark Act
12person authorized under section 24 of the Private Managed Forest Land ActPrivate Managed Forest Land Act
13officerWater Sustainability Act
14officerWater Protection Act
15inspectorWeed Control Act
16officialWildfire Act
17officerWildlife Act

[am. B.C. Regs. 232/2013; 193/2015, App. 4; 41/2016, s. 22; 78/2018; 250/2019; 59/2023.]

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Natural Resource Compliance Act, S.B.C. 2011, c. 21, s. 5.]