British Columbia’s new Natural Resource Road Act Project
The Government of British Columbia is inviting its citizens to to comment on a policy project for better regulation of natural resource roads.
The Natural Resource Road Act Project aims to establish a single legislative framework for the use, construction, maintenance and management of resource roads. This simplified process will create certainty about rules and regulations, and provide consistency for all sectors and resource road users.
“Resource roads connect us to the various industries that produce jobs all over British Columbia. The driving force behind this project is to improve consistency in how they are managed for the benefit of industrial users and commercial users, as well as the general public and communities.”
~ Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson
A discussion paper has been prepared to inform stakeholders and to encourage feedback on proposed principles and key policies for consideration. This discussion paper is available online at: http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/mof/nrra/
In addition to online feedback, face-to-face meetings will be held with stakeholders from a range of sectors. Submissions are being accepted until Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 and will be used to help develop the Natural Resource Road Act.
Natural Resource Road Policy Project: http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/mof/nrra/
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