This guidance document was prepared to assist the applicant in understanding the consultation process that must be undertaken in order to meet the regulatory requirements which provide opportunity for others to have input to the process and ensure the Director has the necessary information to make a decision on the application. The applicant undertakes consultation activities during a pre-application stage and before formal submission of the application package to be aware and address the concerns and issues of others in the process of determining the extent of waste treatment and disposal technology needed to protect public health and the environment. These consultation activities include a pre-application meeting with the manager, and consultation with the public, agencies and stakeholders through notices at the site, published in newspapers and hand-delivered or delivered by mail to stakeholders and agencies. The Public Notification Regulation places certain responsibilities on the applicant.
BC Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection. 2004. GUIDANCE ON APPLICATIONS FOR AUTHORIZATIONS UNDER THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT – CONSULTATION. BC Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection
Keywords: Environmental Management Act, EMA, consultation, regulatory requirements, public notification
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