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Order Declaring that the Provisions of the Regulations Respecting Reduction in the Release of Methane and Certain Volatile Organic Compounds (Upstream Oil and Gas Sector) Do Not Apply in British Columbia

SOR/2020-60

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Registration 2020-03-25

Order Declaring that the Provisions of the Regulations Respecting Reduction in the Release of Methane and Certain Volatile Organic Compounds (Upstream Oil and Gas Sector) Do Not Apply in British Columbia

P.C. 2020-166 2020-03-24

Whereas, pursuant to subsection 332(1)Footnote a of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (1999)Footnote b, the Minister of the Environment published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on June 15, 2019, a copy of the proposed Order Declaring that the Provisions of the Regulations Respecting Reduction in the Release of Methane and Certain Volatile Organic Compounds (Upstream Oil and Gas Sector) Do Not Apply in British Columbia, substantially in the annexed form, and persons were given an opportunity to file comments with respect to the proposed Order or to file a notice of objection requesting that a board of review be established and stating the reasons for the objection;

And whereas, the Minister of the Environment and the Government of British Columbia have entered into a written agreement referred to in subsection 10(3) of that Act to the effect that there are in force by or under the laws of British Columbia

Therefore, Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to subsection 10(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (1999)Footnote b, makes the annexed Order Declaring that the Provisions of the Regulations Respecting Reduction in the Release of Methane and Certain Volatile Organic Compounds (Upstream Oil and Gas Sector) Do Not Apply in British Columbia.

Declaration

 Except with respect to a federal work or undertaking, the following provisions of the Regulations Respecting Reduction in the Release of Methane and Certain Volatile Organic Compounds (Upstream Oil and Gas Sector) do not apply in British Columbia:

  • (a) sections 1 to 25, 28 to 36 and 42 to 56;

  • The following provision is not in force.

    (b) sections 26, 27 and 37 to 41.

Expiry

 The provisions of this Order cease to have effect on the day on which the agreement between the Minister of the Environment and the government of British Columbia, entitled “Agreement on the Equivalency of Federal and British Columbia Regulations Respecting the Release of Methane from the Oil and Gas Sector in British Columbia, 2020”, terminates or is terminated under subsection 10(8) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

Coming into Force

  •  (1) This Order, except Paragraph 1(b), comes into force on the day on which it is registered.

  • (2) Paragraph 1(b) comes into force on January 1, 2023.

 
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