Environmental Protection Compliance Audit Reports

The B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (ENV) inspectors verify compliance with the Environmental Management Act (EMA) and the Integrated Pest Management Act. There are various regulatory tools under the EMA used to set requirements for waste discharges; these include: permits, approvals, operational certificates, regulations and codes of practice. Inspections ensure regulated parties are following these requirements designed to protect the environment and human health and to provide them the opportunity to improve their environmental business practices. Inspections can be carried out on-site and/or evaluate submitted reports. Inspections can be planned or triggered by a complaint.

The compliance audits have four primary objectives:

  1. To evaluate the rate of compliance with a regulatory obligation (Legislation, Regulation, Code of Practice);
  2. To determine if a sector or activity needs more detailed compliance verification;
  3. To identify compliance promotion opportunities with an industry or sector; and
  4. To provide recommendations to amend legislation, a regulation or a Code of Practice based on the ability to determine compliance.



Fish Processing

Hazardous Waste