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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 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
App A Species List June2021
Jun 22, 2021
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.
Sept 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.
Effective Date: Jul 26, 2021 - Updated Block D Potential High Risk Site Assessment questions 1 and 2(d).
Jul 26, 2021
Site Classification Tool (v2.1)
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.
Effective Date: Jul 26, 2021 - Please refer to the Table of Revisions within the document for a list of edits made.
Jul 26, 2021
Site Remediation and Reclamation Manual (v1.6)
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.
Effective Date: Jun 6, 2022 - Updated to align with INDB 2022-08: Removal of Access to Crown land for Offsite Investigation Application Form.
Jun 6, 2022
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