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B.C. Reg. 330/81
O.C 1752/81
Filed August 7, 1981
This consolidation is current to May 14, 2024.

Environmental Management Act

Environmental Impact Assessment Regulation

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 321/2004]


1   In this regulation, "assessment" means an environmental impact assessment required by the minister under section 78 of the Environmental Management Act.

[am. B.C. Reg. 321/2004, s. 9.]

Requirement for assessment

2   A person shall submit an assessment containing all matters relevant to the requirement of the minister including, but without limiting the generality, an assessment of the detrimental and beneficial impact upon the environment of all or any of

(a) water quality,

(b) air quality,

(c) land use,

(d) water use,

(e) aquatic ecology, and

(f) terrestrial ecology.

Content of assessment

3   The assessment, which must be in writing, shall contain, in addition to the matters referred to in section 2, the following:

(a) the name, address and title of the person to whom the requirement is directed and of the person having responsibility for answering questions relating to it;

(b) a description of the proposal, its purpose and an outline of the anticipated timetable for its implementation;

(c) a description of the existing state of the environment in the vicinity of the location for the proposal;

(d) identification of all anticipated environmental impacts attributable to the proposal and of measures to be implemented to mitigate or avoid adverse environmental impacts and maximize environmental benefits.

[Provisions of the Environmental Management Act, S.B.C. 2003, c. 53, relevant to the enactment of this regulation: section 138]