Natural Resource C&E Database

The Natural Resource Compliance and Enforcement Database (NR C&E Database) is a searchable online database containing all of the enforcement actions found in the Quarterly Environmental Enforcement Summaries.

The NR C&E Database replaces the previous Environmental Violations Database. The name was changed to better reflect the breadth of compliance and enforcement actions reported. The system was also updated to enhance user-experience and search functionality.

Users can search actions based on the name, location, type of action, date range, summary, or statute. Results can be viewed online or they can be exported to Excel or other applications for further analysis (.csv file type).

Launch the NR C&E Database by clicking the button below:

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Data last updated: June 28, 2018
Contents: January 1, 2006 to December 31, 201
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Contents

Learn more about the NR C&E Database below:

 
Summary of Enforcement Actions in the NR C&E Database
Enforcement Action Type Number Penalties
Administrative Sanctions 2,661 n/a
Administrative Penalties 26 $425,150
Court Convictions 880 $8,625,363
Orders 337 n/a
Restorative Justice Forums 9 $725,500
Tickets 26,309 $5,320,232
Total 30,222 $15,096,245

Table last updated: August 16, 2018

Information is published in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) and the Ministry of Environment Act. Publication of names depends on the statute under which the person was sanctioned:

  • Persons named were sanctioned under acts of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (view list here) or the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (view list here)
  • Persons listed as individual were sanctioned under other acts
  • FOIPPA does not prohibit the release of business names

Enforcement actions are contributed by:

  • Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (since 2006)
  • Parts of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development (since 2006)
  • Environmental Assessment Office (since 2015)
  • Agricultural Land Commission (since 2016)

Administrative sanctions issued under the Environmental Management Act, Integrated Pest Management Act, and Wildlife Act

Administrative penalties issued under the Agricultural Land Commission Act, Environmental Management Act, and Integrated Pest Management Act

Orders issued under:

  • Agricultural Land Commission Act
  • Dike Maintenance Act
  • Environmental Assessment Act
  • Environmental Management Act
  • Integrated Pest Management Act
  • Park Act
  • Water Sustainability Act

Court convictions deemed guilty and where the investigation was led by the Conservation Officer Service. Court convictions may result in charges under a wide range of acts.

Violation tickets deemed guilty and that were issued by the Conservation Officer Service and B.C. Park Rangers. Tickets may be issued under a wide range of acts.

Restorative Justice / Community Environmental Justice Forums facilitated by the Conservation Officer Service.

 


Search Tips

Learn how to use the NR C&E Database search fields:

Search for a name or company using the Name or Company field:

  • This field has a type-ahead feature, meaning that the system will search the database for matches to the text entered and provide them as search options.
  • Select a name from the type-ahead drop-down window, or
  • Type only part of a name to return all results that contain the string of text entered:
    • eg. entering "ABC Company" will return "ABC Company Ltd.", "ABC Company International", and "123 ABC Company"

Search for key words in the Summary & Description field:

  • This field searches both the summary and description columns in the NR C&E Database
  • For example, entering "litter" in this field will return "discharge litter", "litter on highway", "illegal deposit of litter", etc.
  • Use the Exact Match radio button to search for the same phrase exactly as entered. Use the Any Word radio button to search for all words entered:
    • eg. enter "Pollution Prevention Order" with the Exact Match radio selected to find entries that contain the exact phrase "Pollution Prevention Order".
    • eg. enter "aquifer groundwater well" with the Any Word radio button selected to find all entries that contain the words "aquifer" or "groundwater" or "well" in the summary or description

 Search for a location using the Location field:

  • This field has a type-ahead feature, meaning that the system will search the database for matches to the text entered and provide them as search options.
  • Select a name from the type-ahead drop-down window, or
  • Type only part of a name to return all results that contain the string of text entered:
    • eg. entering "John" will return "Fort St. John", "Johnson Lake", and "Peace / Fort St John"

Enforcement action locations vary based on the type of action:

  • Administrative sanctions: Site zone* or location
  • Administrative penalties: Site location or company headquarters
  • Court convictions: Court house location
  • Orders: Site location
  • Restorative Justice Forums: Forum location
  • Tickets: Site zone* or location

*View the Conservation Officer Service Zone Map (PDF, 657KB)

 

Quarters are based on calendar year:

  • Quarter 1: January, February March
  • Quarter 2: April, May, June
  • Quarter 3: July, August, September
  • Quarter 4: October, November, December

Enforcement action dates vary based on the type of action:

  • Administrative sanctions: Effective date
  • Administrative penalties: Final determination date
  • Court convictions: Date deemed guilty
  • Orders: Final determination date
  • Restorative Justice Forums: Forum date
  • Tickets: Issuance date

Search for specific types of actions by using the Act and Reg drop-down windows: