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Environmental Protection Notice – May 15, 2024

As stipulated within the Public Notification Regulation under the Environmental Management Act, a notice of a permit application for air discharge authorization, may be publicly posted for a period of 30 days. Please see the Environmental Protection Notice for an air discharge authorization for a new compressor dehydrator facility currently under construction by Petronas Energy Canada Ltd., approximately 112.8 km northwest of Fort St. John and 23.8 km northwest of Wonowon (driving distances). If you would like to provide comment, please email: Waste.Management@bc-er.ca


Environmental Protection Notice – April 18, 2024

As stipulated within the Public Notification Regulation under the Environmental Management Act, a notice of an application for a Waste Discharge Approval, may be publicly posted for a period of 30 days. Please see the Environmental Protection Notice to dispose of non-salvageable woody debris and clean wood waste for Coastal GasLink (CGL) Pipeline Project within the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine, approximately 31 km from Kitimat. If you would like to provide comment, please email: Waste.Management@bc-er.ca


Environmental Protection Notice – April 18, 2024

As stipulated within the Public Notification Regulation under the Environmental Management Act, a notice of an application for a Waste Discharge Permit Amendment, must be publicly posted for a period of 30 days. Please see the Environmental Protection Notice to amend Permit Number PA - 108842 for Todd Energy Canada at approximately 105 km northwest of Fort St. John. If you would like to provide comment, please email: Waste.Management@bc-er.ca


April 11, 2024

Development of a Pest Management Plan

Reference Number: BCER OSRF PMP 2024-2029

The BC Energy Regulator (BCER) is developing a Pest Management Plan (PMP) with the purpose of controlling noxious and other unwanted vegetation on BCER Orphan sites using the principles of integrated pest management, including cultural, mechanical, and chemical.

This five-year (2024-2029) plan will cover all BCER Orphan sites within the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality and Peace River Regional District. These sites can be viewed on our Orphans Site map.

Equipment to be used under this management plan includes mowers, tillage equipment, backpack, wand, wick, and boom and/or boomless nozzle spraying equipment. All applications will be ground-based.

View the full draft copy of the Plan, including a complete listing of the herbicides intended for use under this plan (Appendix D)

A person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment area, relevant to the development of the pest management plan, may send copies of the information to the applicant at the address below within 30 days of the publication of this notice. The BCER can be contacted at:

BC Energy Regulator
6534 100th Ave.,
Fort St. John, BC, V1J 8C5
Email: orphanpmp@bc-er.ca
Phone: 1-250-794-5200


Winter Wildfire Hazards - For Companies Working in Wildfire Affected Areas

With the recent drought conditions and impacts from wildfire, particularly in northeast B.C., the BC Forest Safety Council is providing some winter wildfire safety tips, found here: Safety-Alert-of-the-Month-Nov-2023-Final.pdf (bcforestsafe.org)


Free Access to CSA Standards

Canadians now have free, online access to important technical standards meant to keep pipelines safe. The BC Energy Regulator (BCER) is part of a group of energy regulators in western Canada that worked on the initiative, providing free access to several CSA safety standards, including CSA Z662, the main safety standard for designing, building and operating pipelines in Canada.

Visit the CSA Group website to find the list of standards now available to download at no fee: Petroleum & Natural Gas Standards - CSA Group Follow these instructions to get started.


2023/24 - 2025-26 Service Plan published

The British Columbia Energy Regulator's (BCER) service plan, which outlines strategic priorities for the organization, was published Feb.28, 2023.



BRFN Agreement - Rules for Oil and Gas Development

Following the provincial announcement on Jan. 18, 2023 of an implementation agreement (Agreement) with Blueberry River First Nations (BRFN), the BC Energy Regulator (BCER) and Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation (Ministry) are jointly releasing further information about the Agreement and specific to the petroleum and natural gas industry.

In order to provide early guidance and information to the oil and gas sector, the BCER has posted a summary of Rules for Oil and Gas Development.


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