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Following the passage of Bill 37, exciting changes are coming, including a new name and expanded mandate! In addition to our current responsibilities with respect to oil, gas and geothermal development, we will soon become the single-window regulator for the production of hydrogen, ammonia and methanol; have an expanded role in carbon capture and storage, and we will be known as the BC Energy Regulator. For more info: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022EMLI0055-001598

This page is intended to provide oil and gas operators an overview of the requirements and procedures for applying for and obtaining a water licence from the Commission.

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Water Licence Application Manual (v1.9) (pdf)

The Water Licence Application Manual is intended to provide oil and gas operators an overview of the requirements and procedures for applying for and obtaining a water licence from the Commission.The manual has been prepared to be as comprehensive as possible; however it is not all encompassing and may not cover all situations. Where circumstances or scenarios arise and are not covered by the manual, contact one of the Commission's Permitting and Authorizations Managers for assistance.

Effective Date December 22, 2021
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