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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:

This section contains information pertaining to emergencies affecting oil and gas operating areas in British Columbia.

Companies are encouraged to keep staff informed of evolving hazards. Material posted to this page has been provided in partnership with other agencies.

Additional information on Emergency Response and Safety is located on the Energy Professionals section of this website.

Reminder for Evacuation Reporting

In the event of a natural disaster where a facility is threatened and evacuation becomes necessary, companies must report the status of affected locations.

General Incident Reports (GIRs) are sent to Emergency Management BC (EMBC) and must include the facility name, identification, location, and status (shut-in, etc.). Companies must also report any hazardous products and the amounts left on site. This information is for the protection of first responders working in the facility area.

To report facility status, please contact EMBC’s 24/hr Reporting Line at 1-800-663-3456.

BC Wildfire Service Links

Category 2, Category 3, Resource Open Management Fires to be prohibited

Fire Hazard Assessment Guidelines from the Forest Practices Board

FireSmart Guidebook for Oil and Gas Industry

Flooding and River Forecast Resources

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