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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.

In order to maintain the safety of staff, contractors and the public, the Commission will be requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination from all employees and contractors, both office and field-based, in the next three months.

DATE ISSUED: Oct. 12, 2021

The BC Oil and Gas Commission (Commission) will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from all employees and contractors, both office and field-based, in the next three months.

This decision follows the Province of B.C.’s announcement requiring public service employees to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 22, 2021. While this mandate does not apply to Crown corporations, safety is the Commission’s number one goal and we believe this plan will help make our employees and contract workers safer, while contributing to the health and safety of the communities we live in and serve.

Staff and office-based contractors at the Commission’s seven offices throughout B.C. will be required to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 10, 2021 and for all field-based contractors, by Jan. 10, 2022.

In the coming weeks, the Commission will work with its employees, unions, and contractors to further define the vaccination policy and provide additional details for the rollout of this decision.

The Commission sees this as a necessary action to respond to a serious public health emergency.

If you have any questions regarding this Information Bulletin, please contact:

Lannea Parfitt

Manager, Communications

BC Oil and Gas Commission

Lannea.Parfitt@BCOGC.ca

250-980-6081

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