Other Federal & Provincial Legislation

Private land owners are subject to other federal and provincial legislation. All provincial legislation can be viewed on the BC Laws website at http://www.bclaws.ca. Key legislation relevant to private land includes, but is not limited to:

Legislation

Application

Assessment Act Private land value assessment and taxation
Assessment Act:
Managed Forest Land and Cut Timber Values Regulation
Determination of land and cut timber values:

  • Schedule A: map of valuation areas
  • Schedule B: land values
  • Schedule C: cut timber values for unmanaged and managed forest land
  • Schedule D: cut timber values for forest land
Assessment Act:
BC Assessment Prescribed Classes of Property
Class 7- Managed Forest Land
Environmental Management Act Environmental protection and emergency measures
Fisheries Act Fish habitat protection and pollution prevention, harmful alteration of fish habitat
Integrated Pest Management Act Prohibitions and authorization of pesticide use and sale, compliance, offences and appeals
Integrated Pest Management Act:
Integrated Pest Management Regulation
Regulates the sale, use and handling of pesticides including licences, certificates and permits, notices, records and reporting
Land Act Land registry, offences, Crown grants, bodies of water, trespass, surveys
Water Sustainability Act Licensing, diversion, ground water protection, offences
Wildlife Act Critical wildlife areas, endangered and threatened species
Drinking Water Protection Act Drinking water protection, guidelines, permits, contraventions, and plans
Wildfire Act Protection requirements, government authority, administrative remedies and cost recovery
Wildfire Act:
Wildfire Regulation
Fire prevention, hazard assessment & abatement, control, exemptions, cost recovery, administrative penalties