Big mine, big rules

The Ajax File: All That Glitters - Part 5 of 5

Any exploration or mining in B.C. must satisfy federal and provincial laws and regulations.

* Canadian Environmental Assessment Act

* Canadian Environmental Protection Act

* Fisheries Act

* Navigable Waters Protection Act

* Migratory Birds Act

* Mines Act (incl. Health, Safety & Reclamation Code & Mineral Exploration Code)

* Environmental Assessment Act

* Environment & Land Use Act

* Environment Management Act

* Forest Act (including the Forest Practices Code)

* Health Act

* Waste Management Act (contaminated sites regulation; petroleum storage and distribution facilities; storm water regulation; placer mining waste control regulation; special waste regulation; spill reporting regulation; sulphur content of fuel regulation; waste management permit fees regulation; open burning smoke control regulation)

* Water Act

* Water Protection Act

* Wildlife Act

* Fisheries Act

* Fish Protection Act

- Source: Mining Association of B.C.

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