B.C. Reg. 378/82
O.C. 1575/82
Filed August 20, 1982
effective September 1, 1982
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 Petroleum and Natural Gas Act

PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS ACT FEE,
RENTAL AND WORK REQUIREMENT REGULATION

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 95/2004]

Contents
  1  Repealed
  2  Permit fees
  3  Repealed
  3.1  Annual rents
  4  Work requirement for permittees
  5  Work in lieu
  6  Recording of work
  7  Petroleum and natural gas lease fees
  8  Petroleum and natural gas lease rentals
  9  Repealed
  10  Miscellaneous fees

Section Repealed

1 Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 355/98, s. (a).]

Permit fees

2 For the purpose of sections 39 and 47 (2) of the Act, the fee for issue or renewal of a permit is $500.

Section Repealed

3 Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 92/92, s. 1.]

Annual rents

3.1 The annual rent for a permit issued is,

(a) for the first, second, third, fourth and fifth years, $1.05 /ha, and

(b) for the sixth and subsequent years, $1.75/ha.

[en. B.C. Reg. 95/2004, s. 1]

Work requirement for permittees

4 A permittee shall do, or cause to be done, on the location for which the permit was issued, work consisting of geological work, geophysical exploration or exploratory drilling, or any of them, to the satisfaction of the director to the value of,

(a) in the first year,

(i) for a Class A, B or C permit, $1/ha,

(ii) for a Class D permit, 50¢/ha,

(b) in the second year,

(i) for a Class A permit, $2/ha,

(ii) for a Class B permit, $1.50/ha,

(iii) for a Class C permit, $1/ha,

(iv) for a Class D permit, 50¢/ha,

(c) in the third year,

(i) for a Class A permit, $4/ha,

(ii) for a Class B permit, $3/ha,

(iii) for a Class C permit, $2/ha,

(iv) for a Class D permit, $1/ha,

(d) in the fourth year,

(i) for a Class A permit, $5/ha,

(ii) for a Class B permit, $4/ha,

(iii) for a Class C or D permit, $2.50/ha,

(e) in the fifth year,

(i) for a Class A permit, $5/ha,

(ii) for a Class B permit, $4/ha,

(iii) for a Class C or D permit, $3/ha,

(f) in the sixth year,

(i) for a Class A permit, $7.50/ha,

(ii) for a Class B permit, $6/ha,

(iii) for a Class C or D permit, $5/ha,

(g) in the seventh year,

(i) for a Class A permit, $15/ha,

(ii) for a Class B permit, $10/ha,

(iii) for a Class C or D permit, $7.50/ha, and

(h) in the eighth year,

(i) for a Class A permit, $20/ha,

(ii) for a Class B permit, $15/ha,

(iii) for a Class C or D permit, $7.50/ha.

[am. B.C. Reg. 355/98, s. (b).]

Work in lieu

5 (1) Where a permittee has done or caused to be done road construction giving access to the permittee's location, that work shall be deemed to have been done on the location, and the permittee may

(a) apply the road construction, in the year it is done, in lieu of up to one year's work requirement during the term of the permit, or

(b) where the director has approved the work on the basis that it will benefit others than the permittee, apply the road construction in lieu of the work requirement.

(2) Where the commissioner has approved a program of geological work or geophysical exploration, or both, that is to be done beyond the boundaries of a location or locations that work, on completion, may be applied by the permittee in lieu of the work requirement as if it had been done on the location or locations.

[am. B.C. Reg. 355/98, s. (c).]

Recording of work

6 All work shall be recorded with the director in the permit year in which it is done.

[am. B.C. Reg. 355/98, s. (d).]

Petroleum and natural gas lease fees

7 For the purposes of section 51 of the Act, the fee for issue of a lease is $500.

[am. B.C. Reg. 95/2004, s. 2.]

Petroleum and natural gas lease rentals

8 (1) The annual rental for a lease is $7.50/ha, payable in advance.

(2) to (3) Spent. [subsection (3)]

[en. B.C. Reg. 243/90.]

Section Repealed

9 Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 243/90.]

Miscellaneous fees

10 The following fees are payable:

(a) for recording an assignment under the Bank Act, $50 for each title affected (includes cancelling);

(b) for recording or cancelling any instrument or document not referred to in paragraph (a), $50 for each title affected;

(c) for the preparation and issuance of a title search letter, $7.50;

(d) for the visual examination of records, or the provision of any other service for which no fee is prescribed, $25 per hour;

(e) for a copy of or extract from a record, the greater of $10 and $0.75 per page;

(f) for certifying a copy of or extract from a record, the greater of $15 and $1 per page.

[en. B.C. Reg. 95/2004, s. 3.]

 

[Provisions of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 361, relevant to the enactment of this regulation: sections 40, 43, 47, 54 and 133]


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