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Notice:

On October 1, 2021, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) released the draft 2022 edition of CSAZ276 Liquefied natural gas (LNG) – Production, storage, and handling for public review. The public review and comment period will close November 30, 2021.

For further information, please refer to the draft review section of the CSA website.

Here you'll find recent updates to regulations related to oil and gas development in B.C. We also may request your input or feedback on proposed changes to the regulation of oil and gas activities that may affect you.

What does Regulatory Affairs do?

We work with our subject matter experts across the Commission to develop amendments to existing Commission Board regulations, and to propose new provisions when needed.

We do our best to incorporate feedback from affected parties into regulatory policy. The feedback is first presented to the Commission's Board of Directors, then we work with provincial legislative drafters to turn approved policy into regulations.

Since the Provincial Government approves some regulations under the Oil and Gas Activities Act (OGAA), we communicate with government staff about potential amendments to those Government regulations, and potential amendments to the Act itself.

Engagement on Regulatory Change - What's up?

The Commission has a policy of continuous improvement for the oil and gas regulatory framework. When a proposal for regulatory change is being considered, engagement will help to inform the best policy change possible, given multiple interests. Engagement with Indigenous Peoples and stakeholders is one way the Commission is working hard through its values of transparency, innovation, integrity, respect and responsiveness to help meet government’s commitment to responsible and inclusive governance.

The Commission is looking to engage people more regularly on proposed policy and regulatory change. We've created this Regulatory Update page to share information, increase transparency and seek feedback on proposed changes to the regulation of oil and gas activities that may affect others. It is our goal to update this page quarterly.

Along with this online update, we may also provide updates via email, social media, webinars, and workshops.

Engagement looks to inform and receive feedback from people on potential regulatory change. It helps the Commission make better decisions by understanding what people consider important. The type of engagement will vary depending on the nature of the proposed change.

We hope to learn about your values, preferences and needs; to identify issues and possible solutions; and to hear your ideas and alternatives. The Commission’s goals of engagement include an approach more inclusive of Indigenous Peoples and stakeholders whose voices are heard in the implementation of change.

Regulatory Update: Changes

Commission Board Regulation

Emergency Management Regulation (September 1, 2021)

Commission Board Regulation

Requirements for Consultation and Notification Regulation (June 1, 2021)

Commission Board RegulationService Regulation (June 1, 2021)
Commission Board RegulationOil and Gas Processing Facility Regulation (March 4, 2021)

If you have any questions related to this Regulatory Update, please email us at RegulatoryAffairs@bcogc.ca.

Last modified: September 17, 2021

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