Search Waste Authorization Status & Documents

Find the status of a waste discharge application or get a copy of a waste discharge authorization issued under the Waste Discharge Regulation.

Search for an Application Status

Completing an Application Status Search provides information on the application including:

  • the status or stage in the process,
  • authorization type,
  • target date for completion, and
  • associated complexity.

To search, enter a tracking number or authorization number for the application. Or review how to search for documents below, for more detailed information.

Search for a Waste Discharge Authorization

Complete a document search to find a copy of a waste discharge authorization.

To search, enter a tracking number or an authorization number, if you have one. Or review how to search for documents below, for more information. When using the document search tool, limit the search to a few words.

How to search for documents

Populate the search criteria by one of two methods:

 

  • The Client Name or Applicant Name will match the individual “Applicant Name”, “Company Name” or “Doing Business As” name of a client
  • Enter 4 characters or less in the Client Name field and the search will be an exact match
  • Enter 5 characters or more and the search will pull all client names with that sub-string
  • A maximum of 100 documents will be returned in a search
 

Broad Search (for example, all applications in all regions)

 

  • If the result is over 100 documents, an error will be raised indicating the criteria needs to be refined or the system will time out
  • Enter an issue date range less than 1 year, or complete another field to further refine the search
  • Click Search
  • Once the document search is performed, click Open to retrieve your document
  • After completing a search, click Search Again to perform a new search

 

Search and Sort the Authorization Database

Information about authorizations or discharges issued under the Waste Discharge Regulation is exported from the authorization database in spreadsheets to search and sort. Instructions for using the authorization database spreadsheets (PDF).

There are two options to search by, one for all authorizations and another for all discharges. 

Search all Authorizations (XLSX, 3 MB) Updated June 3, 2019

Details in this search: 

  • Authorization Number,
  • Authorization Type,
  • Client,
  • Waste Type,
  • Issue Date,
  • Expiry date,
  • State, Primary BCENIC (British Columbia Environment Industry Code),
  • Secondary BCENIC,
  • CPIX (Comparative Priority Index),
  • WDR Schedule (Waste Discharge Regulation),
  • Schedule Description,
  • Facility Type,
  • Legal Land Description,
  • Latitude,
  • Longitude,
  • Regional District,
  • Facility Address,
  • Mailing Address,
  • Ministry Region,
  • Administrative Area, and
  • Office

Search all Discharges (XLSX, 6 MB) Updated June 3, 2019

Details in this search:

  • Authorization Number,
  • Authorization Type,
  • Client,
  • Waste Type,
  • Issue Date,
  • Expiry Date,
  • State,
  • Primary BCENIC (British Columbia Environment Industry Code),
  • CPIX (Comparative Priority Index),
  • WDR Schedule (Waste Discharge Regulation),
  • Schedule Description,
  • Facility Type,
  • Discharge Point/Source,
  • Discharge Contaminant,
  • Discharge Min, Avg, Max,
  • Discharge Start Date,
  • Discharge End Date,
  • Proposed Treatment and Disposal,
  • Legal Land Description,
  • Latitude,
  • Longitude,
  • Regional District,
  • Nearest Municipality,
  • Facility Address,
  • Mailing Address,
  • Ministry Region,
  • Administrative Area, and
  • Office