The BC Oil and Gas Commission (Commission) is advising industry that effective immediately INDB 2018-15 New Measures Applied to Oil and Gas Applications is no longer in effect.
The Commission will follow the Interim Consultation Procedure (ICP) with Treaty 8 First Nations to guide consultation with Blueberry River First Nations (BRFN). Some consultation process improvements will be implemented by the Commission, and timely offset restoration in Area 1 & 3 will continue to be required.
It should also be noted there will be a new form on the Commission’s documentation page that operators should use, as the Regional Strategic Environmental Assessment (RSEA) Interim Measures Form is no longer an application requirement. The Commission is committed to effectively engaging with First Nations across the province of British Columbia to encourage dialogue in processes affecting them.
If you have any inquiries regarding this Industry Bulletin, please contact:
Dean Zimmer Executive Director, Permit Adjudication
BC Oil and Gas Commission