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Volume 64, No. 11
136/2021
The British Columbia Gazette, Part II
June 1, 2021

B.C. Reg. 136/2021, deposited May 25, 2021, under the OIL AND GAS ACTIVITIES ACT [section 101]. Order in Council 307/2021, approved and ordered May 25, 2021.

On the recommendation of the undersigned, the Lieutenant Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, orders that

(a) the Administrative Penalties Regulation, B.C. Reg. 35/2011, is amended as set out in the attached Schedule 1, and

(b) effective June 1, 2021, the Administrative Penalties Regulation is amended as set out in the attached Schedule 2.

— B. RALSTON, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation; K. CONROY, Presiding Member of the Executive Council.

Schedule 1

1 Section 4 of the Administrative Penalties Regulation, B.C. Reg. 35/2011, is amended

(a) in subsection (3) by striking out "section 12 (2) or 14 (2)" and substituting "section 12 (1) or (2) or 14 (1) or (2)", and

(b) in subsection (4) by striking out "section 11, 12 (1), 13, 14 (1) or 15 (1)" and substituting "section 11, 13 or 15 (1)".

2 Section 8 is repealed and the following substituted:

Oil and Gas Road Regulation

8 (1) A person who contravenes section 11.1, 11.2, 15.3 (2) or 24 of the Oil and Gas Road Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $500 000.

(2) A person who contravenes section 6, 7 (2) (c), 12, 13 (1) (a), (b), (c) or (d) or (2), 13.1, 15 (1), 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 (1) or 25 of the Oil and Gas Road Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $250 000.

(3) A person who contravenes section 4.1, 5, 7 (2) (a), 14 (1) (a) or (2) (a), 16, 19.1 (1), 22 (1.1), (2) or (3) or 23 (1), (2.1) or (3) of the Oil and Gas Road Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $100 000.

(4) A person who contravenes section 8, 13 (1) (e) or 23 (5) of the Oil and Gas Road Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $50 000.

(5) A person who contravenes section 4, 7 (2) (b), 9, 10, 11, 14 (1) (b), (2) (b) or (3), 15 (2) or (3), 17 (1), 18, 19 (4), 20 (3), 21 (1) or (3), 23 (2), 26 or 27 of the Oil and Gas Road Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $20 000.

Schedule 2

1 Section 4 of the Administrative Penalties Regulation, B.C. Reg. 35/2011, is repealed and the following substituted:

Requirements for Consultation and Notification Regulation

4 (1) A person who contravenes any of sections 6 to 11 or 14 of the Requirements for Consultation and Notification Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $100 000.

(2) A person who contravenes section 23 of the Requirements for Consultation and Notification Regulation by failing to provide a notice is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $50 000.

(3) A person who contravenes section 21 (2) of the Requirements for Consultation and Notification Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $20 000.

(4) A person who contravenes section 19, 20, 21 (1) of the Requirements for Consultation and Notification Regulation is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $5 000.

(5) A person who contravenes section 23 of the Requirements for Consultation and Notification Regulation by failing to provide any required information in a notice is liable to an administrative penalty not exceeding $5 000.


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