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Public Interest Bonding Strategy Intentions Paper Survey

As part of the engagement process on the Public Interest Bonding Strategy, the ministry is looking for feedback and input on an intentions paper. The questionnaire covers the overarching regulatory framework discussed in the intentions paper, which includes the following policy topics:

  • Risk-based approach to determine if an industrial project requires a D&C plan;
  • D&C requirements including content, engagement with Indigenous Peoples and local government, and implementation once operations cease;
  • Clear expectations for estimating the cost of decommissioning and closure;
  • Risk-based approach to determining if an industrial project requires financial assurance;
  • Methods that determine financial assurance amount and form;
  • Alignment with existing ministry compliance and enforcement framework to ensure new closure and security requirements are fulfilled; and,
  • Cost recovery provisions to strengthen the B.C. government’s ability to recover public funds spent on decommissioning and closure activities if owners fail to meet their obligations.

Each question refers to a specific section in the intentions paper where you can read more about the policy approaches. When answering the questions, please ensure you have a copy of the intentions paper open for reference. 

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Collection Notice: Your personal information will be collected for the purposes of informing the Public Interest Bonding Strategy - Regulations. If you have any questions about the collection of this personal information, please contact Citizen Engagement, This information is being collected by the Ministry of Citizens' Services on behalf of the Ministry of Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy under the authority of section 26(c) and 26(e) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FOIPPA”).