Blanket Exemptions

A blanket exemption refers to Orders in Council that allow some or all of the timber in a specified geographic region to be exempt from the manufacture requirements in B.C.

Orders in Council

Orders in Council are in effect for the following areas:

Area OIC #/Year Issued Description

Nass Timber Supply Area

510/2008 (PDF)

100% of timber of all species is exempted

fee in lieu is $1/m3

order expires June 26 2018

Mid Coast

440/2015 (PDF)

931/2016 (amendment) PDF

35% of harvest by tenure is exempted; does not apply to western red cedar and cypress

fee in lieu is: 15%, 10% of domestic value for grades B, C, D, E, F and G; and $1/m3 for all other grades

order expires June 26 2018

North Coast

512/2008 (PDF)

213/2013 (amendment) (PDF)

323/2015 (amendment) (PDF)

Effective April 5, 2013, 20% of harvest by tenure is exempted; does not apply to western red cedar and cypress

fee in lieu is $1/m3

order expires June 26 2018

Northwest Interior

513/2008 (PDF)

214/2013 (amendment) (PDF)

324/2015 (amendment) (PDF)

Effective April 5, 2013, 20% of harvest by tenure is exempted; does not apply to western red cedar and cypress

fee in lieu is $1/m3

order expires June 26 2018

Haida Gwaii

439/2015 (PDF)

35% of harvest by tenure is exempted; does not apply to western red cedar and cypress

fee in lieu is 15%, 10%, 5% of domestic value

order expires July 29 2018

Meager Creek

004/2016 (PDF)

maximum exempted volume is 80,000m3; does not apply to western red cedar and cypress

fee in lieu is 15%, 10%, 5% of domestic value

order expires January 4 2021