B.C. Air Quality

Applying for Permits

For information on obtaining an authorization to discharge waste to the environment, visit B.C.'s Waste Discharge Authorizations site. Also, see Air Quality Regulatory Framework and Metro Vancouver's Air Quality Regulatory Program.

Proposed projects may need to undergo a formal environmental assessment, if required by criteria in federal or provincial legislation. To learn more, visit the Environmental Assessment Office website.

Appeals of B.C. Government decisions related to environmental issues (such as permits) are made through the Environmental Appeal Board (EAB), which is a quasi-judicial, independent agency. These appeals can be made by the public and industry. See the Environmental Appeal Board website for detailed information.

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