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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 British Columbia Energy Regulator. For more info: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022EMLI0055-001598

Firms conducting engineering or geoscience work must follow requirements established by Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC), the governing and regulating body of these professions.

DATE ISSUED: Jan. 20, 2023

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately

Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC), the governing and regulating body of these professions, has established requirements for firms conducting engineering or geoscience work.

All submissions made to the Commission containing engineering or geoscience work related to the practice of professional engineering or professional geoscience, must follow the Professional Governance Act, [SBC 2018], c. 47 and the Bylaws of Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia. This includes any requirements related to the authentication of documents such as the application of the firm’s permit to practice number.

Submissions containing engineering or geoscience work that do not meet the EGBC requirements will not be accepted.

For more information:

Bylaws of Engineers and Geoscientists of BC

Engineers-and-Geoscientists-BC-Bylaws.pdf.aspx (egbc.ca)

Professional Governance Act

Professional Governance Act

Engineers and Geoscientists Regulation

Engineers and Geoscientists Regulation (gov.bc.ca)

Industries and Areas of Practice

EGBC-Industry-Areas-of-Practice-Final.pdf.aspx

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

Richard Slocomb, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

VP, Well & Energy Resource Stewardship

BC Oil and Gas Commission

Richard.Slocomb@bcogc.ca

250-419-4421

Nicole Koosmann, P.Eng., P.M.P.

VP, Safety, Engineering & Audit

BC Oil and Gas Commission

Nicole.Koosmann@bcogc.ca

250-419-4429

Laurie Welch, Ph.D., P.Geo.

ED, Responsible Stewardship

BC Oil and Gas Commission

Laurie.Welch@bcogc.ca

250-980-6066

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