3.2    Legal and Other Requirements

Legal requirements include legislation and regulations, as well as licenses, permits, authorizations and orders issued under the authority of legislation.  Legal requirements pertaining to the environment also include legal agreements made between Coulson Group and other parties and which pertain to environmental aspects.

The EMS development included a review to identify all legal requirements and industry obligations related to the environmental operations and activities of the Coulson Group of Companies. The environmental legislation and permits relevant to Coulson Group manufacturing operations are listed in on the following page.

3.2.1 Responsibility

The Environment Manager is responsible for tracking changes to legal and other requirements and ensuring that the EMS addresses all applicable obligations.  The Environment Manager is responsible for ensuring that legal and other requirements are reviewed annually and any necessary changes to the EMS are completed.

The Environment Manager and the General Manager maintain the paper and electronic formats of applicable legislation.  These two personnel are required to keep the EMS current with respect to legal and other requirements as new information is learned through colleagues, industry organization interactions and publications, government agencies and through the results of audits, inspections and other services provided by external parties. 

Couslon Group subscribes to Quickscribe Services Ltd., whose BC Environment Legislation Manual includes relevant Provincial legislation.  The Quickscribe service provides hard copy updates to the manual within 30 days of changes to environmental legislation.

Quickscribe Services Ltd.

BC Environment Legislation Manual
Quickscribe Account #COUL2810
Quickscribe services Ltd.
PO Box 43030
Victoria, BC
Phone (250) 727-6978
Fax (250) 727-6699
E-mail:  info@quickscribe.bc.ca

3.2.2 Legal Requirements

The following sections list environmental legislation (acts and regulations) and permits relevant to Coulson Group manufacturing operations.

3.2.2.1            Provincial Legislation

Act

Regulation(s)

Included in Quickscribe

Integrated Pest Management Act

Integrated Pest Management Regulation

Y

Transport of Dangerous Goods Act, 1996

Transport of Dangerous Goods Regulation

Y

Environmental Management Act  

Y

Environmental Management Act

Antisapstain Chemical Waste Control Regulation

Y

Hazardous Waste Regulation
Y
Spill Reporting Regulation
Y

Water Act

Section 9

Y

Wildlife Act

 

Y

Wildfire Act

 Wildfire Regulation

Y

 

3.2.2.2            Federal Legislation

Act

Regulation(s)

Included in Quickscribe

Fisheries Act

Sections 35, 36, 37

N

Species at Risk

 

N

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992

N

 

3.2.2.3            Provincial Permits

Facility

Legislation / Permit Type

Permit No.

Primary Sawmill

Environmental Management Act

(air permit)

PA-14452

Primary Sawmill

Environmental Management Act

 (regulated site for effluent)

File No.

RE-14469

Remanufacturing Facility

Environmental Management Act

(air permit)

PA-14452

 

3.2.3 Other Requirements

ISO 14001 (2004) International Standard for Environmental Management Systems.

Environmental Code of Practice for Above Ground and Underground Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum and Allied Petroleum Products (CCME PN1272).