Ministry of Environment
The Ministry of Environment is the resource for:
- Environmental protection. The Land Remediation Section administers the provisions for the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites in British Columbia under the Environmental Management Act and Contaminated Sites Regulation.
- Ecosystems. The Ministry's publication, Develop with Care provides information on related legislation.
- Water stewardship. All water in British Columbia is owned by the Crown on behalf of the residents of the province. Authority to divert and use surface water is obtained by a licence or approval in accordance with the statutory requirements of the Water Sustainability Act and the Water Protection Act . A water licence application is submitted by the applicant to FrontCounterBC.