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B.C. Reg. 38/2012
O.C. 135/2012
Deposited March 8, 2012
This consolidation is current to August 9, 2022.
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Natural Resource Compliance Act

Natural Resource Officer
Authority Regulation

[Last amended December 16, 2019 by B.C. Reg. 250/2019]

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.


Column 1
Column 2
officer of the management authorityCreston Valley Wildlife Act
inspectorDike Maintenance Act
compliance and enforcement officerEnvironmental Assessment Act, section 49 (3)
inspectorFish and Seafood Act
forest officerForest Act
officialForest and Range Practices Act
official designated under section 36 (6) (b) of the Heritage Conservation ActHeritage Conservation Act
employee of the ministryLand Act, section 105
public officerLand Act, section 59 (4)
officerOff-Road Vehicle Act
park rangerPark Act
person authorized under section 24 of the Private Managed Forest Land ActPrivate Managed Forest Land Act
forest officerRange Act
officerWater Sustainability Act
officerWater Protection Act
inspectorWeed Control Act
officialWildfire Act
officerWildlife Act

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

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