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Legislation - British Columbia
b/ Applicable Legislation/Guidelines

A list of key environmental Acts and Regulations is provided below. Click on the highlighted titles to link to the full text of the documents provided online by the Government of British Columbia. Other Acts and Regulations can be accessed through The Revised Statutes and Consolidated Regulations of British Columbia website.

Note: the Legislation on the above Government of British Columbia website may not be updated for several months at a time. The Government of British Columbia also has a fee based option: QP LegalEze - "a web based subscription service to the current laws of British Columbia produced in partnership with the Ministry of Attorney General and Legislative Assembly. QP LegalEze is updated continuously based on data from official sources ensuring accurate information. Statutes and regulations are normally current to within two weeks of a new Act/Regulation or amendment."

Environmental Acts

Boundary Act

Capital Region Water Supply and Sooke Hills Protection Act [Third Reading Bill]

Commissioner on Resources and Environment Act

Creston Valley Wildlife Act

Dogwood, Rhododendron and Trillium Protection Act (repealed)

Dike Maintenance Act

Diking Authority Act (repealed)

Drainage, Ditch And Dike Act

Drinking Water Protection Act

Ecological Reserve Act

Energy Efficiency Act

Environment and Land Use Act

Environment Management Act

Environmental Assessment Act

Financial Administration Act

Fish Protection Act

Greenbelt Act

Industrial Development Act

Industrial Operation Compensation Act

Land Act

Land Survey Act

Land Surveyors Act

Land Title Act

Libby Dam Reservoir Act

Litter Act (repealed)

Ministry of Environment Act

Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing Act

Motor Vehicle (All Terrain) Act

Park Act

Park (Regional) Act

Pesticide Control Act

Railway Act

Skagit Environmental Enhancement Act

Sustainable Environment Fund Act

University Endowment Land Act

University Endowment Land Park Act (repealed)

Waste Management Act

Water Act

Water Protection Act

Water Utility Act

Weather Modification Act

Environmental Regulations

Agricultural Waste Control Regulation

Antisapstain Chemical Waste Control Regulation

Aquaculture Waste Control Regulation

Asphalt Plant Regulation

Cleaner Gasoline Regulation

Conditional Exemption Regulation

Contaminated Sites Regulation

Diesel Fuel Regulation (repealed)

Drinking Water Protection Regulation

Energy Efficiency Standards Regulation

Environmental Appeal Board Procedure Regulation

Environmental Assessment Prescribed Time Limits Regulation

Environmental Assessment Reviewable Projects Regulation

Environmental Data Quality Assurance Regulation

Environmental Impact Assessment Regulation

Gasoline Vapour Control Regulation

Land-Based Fin Fish Waste Control Regulation

Litter Act Regulation (repealed)

Motor Vehicle Emissions Control Warranty Regulation

Motor Vehicle Emissions Reduction Regulation

Oil and Gas Waste Regulation

Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation
[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 200/2000

Ozone Depleting Substances and Other Halocarbons Regulation

Pesticide Control Act Regulation

Petroleum Storage and Distribution Facilities Storm Water Regulation

Placer Mining Waste Control Regulation

Post-Consumer Paint Stewardship Program Regulation
[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 218/97]

Production and Use of Compost Regulation (repealed)

Public Notification Regulation

Pulp Mill and Pulp and Paper Mill Liquid Effluent Control Regulation

Return of Used Lubricating Oil Regulation

Solid Fuel Burning Domestic Appliance Regulation

Special Waste Regulation

Spill Reporting Regulation

Storage of Recyclable Material Regulation

Sulphur Content of Fuel Regulation

Transition Regulation

Waste Management Act - Municipal Sewage Regulation (click here for Municipal Sewage Regulation and Supporting Documents webpage)

Waste Management Permit Fees Regulation

Weather Modification Act Regulation

Wood Residue Burner and Incinerator Regulation

Legislation Under Development
Bills and other legislative proceedings can be found on the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia website.

Other Publications
You can search for Ministry publications (including Acts, Regulations, Bills, documents, brochures, etc.) on the BC Government Publications Index. Conduct a search by keyword, category or ministry to access summaries of the documents with purchasing information. Some documents can be accessed online through the index.


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