Feedback Invited for Spill Preparedness, Response

The provincial government is requesting feedback on a new intentions paper concerning spill preparedness and response in BC. This paper presents proposed amendments to the Environmental Management Act and regulations to address spill prevention, preparedness and response. Local governments and other stakeholders are invited to submit comments by June 30, 2016.  

The Ministry is undertaking a five-step engagement process to discuss the proposed legislative and regulatory changes with industry, communities, First Nations, first responders and the public:

o  Release of the spill response intentions paper
o Plenary session for industry, local governments, First Nations and other stakeholders
o  Regional meetings with First Nations
o  Technical working groups
o  Final summary paper

UBCM will be attend the April 2016 plenary session and will be providing formal comments on the intentions paper by June 30. If you are submitting comments on the intentions paper, please forward a copy to Marylyn Chiang, Senior Policy Analyst.

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