Spill Management Intentions Paper

On February 28, the provincial government released a policy intentions paper, Phase Two Enhancements to Spill Management in BC. The paper presents four potential policy concepts to improve spill management in BC. Interested parties can submit feedback on the paper until April 30.

The proposed policy comments are as follows:

  • Response times, which ensure timely responses following a spill;
  • Geographic response plans, which ensure resources are available to support an immediate response, which consider the unique characteristics of a given sensitive area;
  • Compensation for loss of public use from spills, including economic, cultural and recreational impacts; and
  • Maximizing application of regulations to marine spills.

Interested parties can submit feedback on the paper until April 30. All feedback will be compiled in a summary that will be released in late 2018/early 2019.

The Province will also provide further engagement opportunities for local governments, industry, environmental groups and Indigenous peoples over the next few months.

For further information on the 2018 Phase Two Engagement, visit the provincial website.

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