Sending Written Concerns to the Company for Provincially Regulated Projects
Before sending an application to the BC Oil and Gas Commission, a company must complete a formal engagement process referred to as consultation and notification. Landowners and rightsholders most directly impacted by the activity will receive an invitation to consult. Those who are not within the same proximity to the activity but who might still be impacted by the activity will receive letters of notification. The type of information that must be included in either an invitation to consult or a notification letter can be found in sections 19 and 20 of the Requirements for Consultation and Notification Regulation.
A landowner or rightsholder has 30 days to respond to the company with any concerns they have on the project. Those who have received an invitation to consult also have the option to request a meeting with the company to discuss their concerns.
It is important for landowners and rightsholders to take the opportunity to document how they might be affected by the activity. Sending a response in writing is one option to have their concerns noted and considered during the time the application is being reviewed.