Wood Residue Burner and Incinerator Regulation

The Province intends to revise the Wood Residue Burner and Incinerator Regulation (WRBIR) and repeal the associated Rebate of Waste Management Fees Regulation.

The Wood Residue Burner and Incinerator Regulation, under the Environmental Management Act (EMA), established the phase-out dates and operating conditions for specified burners and sets emission limits and fees for the discharge of associated particulate matter for all burner facilities in the province. The Rebate of Waste Management Fees Regulation allows the ministry to direct revenue from waste management fees received under terms of the WRBIR towards targeted development or commercialization of value added uses for wood residues.

The primary intention is to establish a phase-out date for all remaining wood residue burners (often referred to as beehive burners) in British Columbia. The proposed revisions to the Wood Residue Burner and Incinerator Regulation and rationale for proposing the repeal of the Rebate of Waste Management Fees Regulation are outlined in this policy intentions paper for consultation (intentions paper).

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Between the 11th of September, 2009 and the 13th of November, 2009 public consultation on the proposed revisions to the Wood Residue Burner and Incinerator Regulation and rationale for proposing the repeal of the Rebate of Waste Management Fees Regulation is being carried out. An Intentions Paper for the consultation process, containing background information and an overview of the planned amendment, is now available.