Environmental Law & Regulation in B.C.

Organization: The Canadian Institute

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jan 22, 2013 End Date/Time: Jan 23, 2013
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The federal government is in the process of completing the most extensive revisions to the federal environmental regulatory regime in decades. The new Canadian Environmental Assessment Act has shifted significant responsibility for environmental approvals to the provinces and there has been a corresponding increase in the government’s focus on enforcement and penalties. It is essential for anyone working in, or advising, companies that are subject to British Columbia’s environmental laws and regulations to understand how the federal changes fit in with B.C’s regulatory regime, and the steps B.C. is taking to streamline its own processes and procedures.

With change comes uncertainty, and mistakes can lead to costly project delays and monetary penalties.

At The Canadian Institute’s Forum on Environmental Law & Regulation in B.C., our expert faculty of leading environmental lawyers and key federal and provincial government representatives will give you the information and strategies you need to:

  • Determine the effect of the federal changes on B.C.’s environmental framework and understand the impact on projects currently under review
  • Comply with and prepare for further changes to the Fisheries Act
  • Understand and maximize compliance with the guidelines and processes governing contaminated sites
  • Prepare for the changes to greenhouse gas emissions and the imposition of caps
  • Meet your regulatory obligations and avoid prosecutions and millions of dollars in fines resulting from an increase in enforcement of environmental laws and regulations by federal and provincial regulators

PLUS! Be sure to enhance your learning experience by attending the comprehensive, interactive pre forum workshops:

A The Fundamentals of Environmental Law in British Columbia: Successfully Navigating the Maze

B Proactive Strategies for Building Sustainable Relationships with Aboriginal Groups and Negotiating Successful Consultation Programs

Both workshops will ensure that you are fully up to date on the on the fundamentals and ready to benefit from the next two days of the conference


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