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BC Ministry of Environment

The BC Ministry of Environment is seeking comment regarding its Intentions Paper: Spill Preparedness and Response in BC: Proposed Amendments to the Environmental Management Act and Proposed Regulations.

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Building Act, S.B.C. 2015, c. 2 (Bill 3)

Sections 31 to 34 of Bill 3 and the Building Act Administrative Regulation are in force June 10, 2016 ( B.C. Reg. 133/2016). Also, the Building Act General Regulation is created (effective June 8, 2016, B.C. Reg. 131/2016).

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Coroners Act, S.B.C. 2007, c. 15

The Coroners Regulation (B.C. Reg. 298/2007) is amended (effective July 20, 2016, B.C. Reg. 187/2016).

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Adoption Amendment Act, 2017 (Bill 2)

The Adoption Amendment Act, 2017 (Bill 2) passed First Reading.

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Red Tape Reduction Regulation Reform

The government has repealed or amended over 50 regulations as part of its Red Tape Reduction Regulation Reform.

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Civil Resolution Tribunal Amendment Act, 2018 (Bill 22) and the Insurance (Vehicle) Amendment Act, 2018 (Bill 20)

Companion statutes, the Civil Resolution Tribunal Amendment Act, 2018 (Bill 22) and the Insurance (Vehicle) Amendment Act, 2018 (Bill 20) have passed First Reading.

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Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Statutes Amendment Act, 2018 (Bill 15)

The Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Statutes Amendment Act, 2018 (Bill 15) passed First Reading.

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Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy

The Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy has initiated a consultation regarding Clean Growth Future.

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Cannabis Provisions and Regulations in Force

Various statutes and regulations are amended (effective various dates in October 2018, by B.C. Regs. 200/2018, 201/2018, 202/2018, 203/2018, 204/2018, 205/2018, 206/2018, 207/2018, 208/2018, 209/2018, 210/2018, 211/2018, 212/2018 and 213/2018).

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Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 318

The Designation of Motorcycle Safety Helmets Regulation (B.C. Reg. 97/2012) is amended (effective July 19, 2019, B.C. Reg. 179/2019).

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