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Volume 64, No. 18
239/2021
The British Columbia Gazette, Part II
September 21, 2021

B.C. Reg. 239/2021, deposited September 13, 2021, under the PROFESSIONAL GOVERNANCE ACT [sections 118 and 119]. Order in Council 517/2021, approved and ordered September 13, 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 Professional Governance General Regulation, B.C. Reg. 107/2019, is amended as set out in the attached Appendix 1,

(b) effective September 1, 2022, the Agrologists Regulation, B.C. Reg. 10/2021, is amended as set out in the attached Appendix 2, and

(c) effective September 1, 2022, the Applied Biologists Regulation, B.C. Reg. 13/2021, is amended as set out in the attached Appendix 3.

— D. EBY, Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing; A. KANG, Presiding Member of the Executive Council.

Appendix 1

1 Section 6 (3) (d) of the Professional Governance General Regulation, B.C. Reg. 107/2019, is amended by striking out "with which, the nomination" and substituting "with which the nomination".

Appendix 2

1 Section 1 of the Agrologists Regulation, B.C. Reg. 10/2021, is amended

(a) in subsection (1) by adding the following definition:

"protective purposes" means the safety, health and welfare of the public, including the protection of the environment and the promotion of health and safety in the workplace. , and

(b) by repealing subsection (2) and substituting the following:

(2) The practice of agrology does not include

(a) the provision of advice or services within the reserved practice of a registrant of another regulatory body, or

(b) a normal farm practice, as defined in the Farm Practices Protection (Right to Farm) Act, by a person on the person's land.

2 The following section is added:

Reserved practice

4 (1) For the purposes of section 51 (1) (b) [reserved practice] of the Act, the practice of agrology described in paragraph (a) (ii) of the definition of "practice of agrology" is a reserved practice that may only be carried out by or under the supervision of a registrant, if the practice relates to providing advice or another service that, having regard to the protective purposes, requires the experience or technical knowledge of an agrologist.

(2) In the case of advice or services described in paragraph (a) (ii) (C) of the definition of "practice of agrology", the reserved practice is limited to the advice or services relating to the state or quality of soil, water or air, for an agrology purpose.

Appendix 3

1 Section 1 (1) of the Applied Biologists Regulation, B.C. Reg. 13/2021, is amended by adding the following definitions:

"biology objective" means the restoration, retention or enhancement of, or the mitigation of impacts on, the receiving environment, and the living organisms, habitats or processes within ecosystems in relation to

(a) conservation,

(b) protection, or

(c) wild terrestrial or aquatic species management;

"impact" includes

(a) the harming or removal of living organisms, including by gathering, collecting, hunting or angling,

(b) the effect of a contaminant or other circumstances affecting the environment, including light or noise, or

(c) the damage or loss of a habitat;

"protective purposes" means the safety, health and welfare of the public, including the protection of the environment and the promotion of health and safety in the workplace.

2 The following section is added:

Reserved practice

4 For the purposes of section 51 (1) (b) [reserved practice] of the Act, the practice of applied biology is a reserved practice that may only be carried out by or under the supervision of a registrant, if the practice relates to providing advice or another service for a biology objective that, having regard to the protective purposes, requires the experience or technical knowledge of a registered professional biologist or registered biology technologist.


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