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This page provides links to BC Energy Regulator documentation relating to Environmental Management requirements.

Environmental Management

Name Date Published
Environmental Protection and Management Guideline (v3.1)
The Environmental Protection and Management Guideline guides industry through the requirements and processes associated with the Regulator's legislative authorities.
Effective Date: Aug 1, 2024 - Refer to the Revisions Table within the document.
Jun 27, 2024
Environmental Guidance Updates Information Session Presentation
A narrated presentation to provide training and further information on environmental updates to the Environmental Protection and Management Guideline (EPMG), which support the transition from Area-Based Analysis (ABA) and the implementation of Treaty 8 Planning and Mitigation Measures.
Jun 27, 2024
Treaty 8 Planning and Mitigation Measures (v1.1)
These planning and oil and gas-specific mitigation measures specify operational practices that apply to energy resource activities in Treaty 8 Territory. The measures are designed to contribute to the protection of Treaty Rights and cumulative effects management. The measures, which are organized by activity type (seismic, roads, aggregate and borrow pits, pipelines, well sites and facilities), include detailed descriptions of the documentation and plans that must be developed during activity planning and included with applications to the BCER.
Effective Date: May 17, 2024 - Refer to the Table of Revisions within the document.
May 17, 2024
Ecologically Suitable Species Guideline (v1.1)
The guideline is intended to introduce expectations for meeting the intent of section 19 of the Environmental Protection Management Regulation (EPMR) as part of the Certificate of Restoration (COR) Part 2 application process. It provides the oil and gas sector reclamation guidance related to planning, implementing, and performance reporting of soil and vegetation metrics for Crown forested land in northeast B.C.
Effective Date: Mar 12, 2024
Mar 12, 2024
Golder Restoration Toolkit
The Golder Restoration Toolkit is an operational handbook developed to guide implementation of reclamation techniques that will contribute to the restoration of caribou habitat. It is intended to help guide operators and reclamation specialists with activities in boreal caribou range with a toolkit of measures to address vegetation and human/predator accessibility within ranges.

Environmental Information Management System

The Environmental Information Management System (EIMS) is an online information portal housing guidance summaries for High priority Wildlife, Wildlife Habitat Areas, Ungulate Winter Range and other environmental values.

BCER Environmental Protection and Management Regulation (EPMR) Annual Status Reports

The BCER EMPR Annual Status Summary Reports list the current condition of designated and identified environmental areas in northeast BC to support consideration of Material Adverse Effect and Management Development Allowance.

BCER Environmental Protection and Management Regulation (EPMR) Annual Status Data Layers

Natural Disturbance Units for North Eastern BC

Interim Operating Practices in Boreal Caribou Habitat

The Interim Operating Practices are intended to standardize the management of oil and gas activities in identified Boreal Caribou Habitat in BC to mitigating the effects of industrial activity on Boreal Caribou and their habitat.

BCER Water Management Basins

The water management basins define the geographic areas used in water resource management by the Energy Regulator and define the locations of water withdrawal when applying for a basin Section 8 application.