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This page provides links to Commission documentation relating to oil and gas activity site restoration requirements, including manuals, forms and additional information.

A Certificate of Restoration (COR) is a document issued by the Commission certifying that an abandoned wellsite has been restored to meet regulatory requirements.

Remediation Reclamation and Restoration

Name Date Published
2020 Restoration Verification Audit Program Procedure Manual
The Restoration Verification Audit Program Procedure Manual provides an overview of the Commission's restoration verification audit program.
Aug. 16, 2012
Access to Crown Land for Offsite Investigation Application Form
The Access to Crown Land for Offsite Investigation Form is used by permit holders to apply for Crown land access for the purpose of environmental investigation related to existing oil and gas activities.
Mar. 1, 2012
Certificate of Restoration Application Form - Part 1
Part 1 of the Certificate of Restoration Application Form is used by permit holders to apply for a remediated site status.
Dec. 1, 2011
Certificate of Restoration Application Form - Part 2
Part 2 of the Certificate of Restoration Application Form is used by permit holders to apply for a reclaimed site status.
Dec. 1, 2011
Dormancy Site Assessment Form
This form must be submitted under the authorities of the Oil and Gas Activities Act, s. 43, and the Dormancy and Shutdown Regulation, s. 7, in hardcopy, to the Oil and Gas Commission, at the address noted above.This form may only be completed by a professional or technologist registered as a member in good standing with an organization operating under an act of the British Columbia legislature.
Jun. 7, 2019
Environmental Site Assessment Checklist
The Environmental Site Assessment Checklist must be completed and submitted as part of an Environmental Site Assesment Report submitted under Section 7(b) of the Dormancy and Shutdown Regulation and as part of an application for a CoR under Section 41(1) of the Oil and Gas Activities Act. Please note: This document was formerly the Certificate of Restoration Application Part 1 Checklist.
Jan. 8, 2015
Schedule B - Site Reclamation Assessment
The Schedule B - Site Reclamation Assessment provides industry with the reclamation assessment requirements for lands within the Agricultural Land Reserve.
Sep. 1, 2011
Site Classification Form
The Site Classification Form allows industry to demonstrate site condition and regulatory authority responsible for oversight of remediation to the Commission.
Mar. 1, 2012
Site Classification Tool
The Site Classification Tool guides industry through the requirements to determine if an oil and gas site is required to complete and submit potential high risk Site Documentation to the Ministry of Environment.
Oct. 1, 2009
Site Remediation and Reclamation Manual
This document provides guidance for oil and gas permit holders on the requirements and expectations for Certificate of Restoration applications made to the Commission.Please Note: this document was formerly the Certificate of Restoration Application Manual.
May 14, 2015
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