On July 30, 2015, the Province of British Columbia issued for comment four policies associated with the Water Sustainability Act (“WSA”). The WSA is expected to come into force in 2016, with associated regulations (which will likely be based on the proposed policies).
The policies relate to groundwater licensing, groundwater protection, dam safety and enforcement. The comment period expires on September 8, 2015. Below are key points set out in the policies.