BC adopts new spill preparedness and response laws

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May 31, 2016

In May 2016, the BC legislature enabled an expanded spill preparedness and response regime. Bill 21 creates a new part of the Environmental Management Act administered by the BC Ministry of Environment.

These new provisions create numerous new obligations that will be important for BC companies to incorporate into their existing emergency response plans. To a large extent, Bill 21 takes several steps further than similar legislation in other provinces.

Review a summary and the Environmental Management Act for more information.

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