Emergency Program Legislation & Regulations

The Emergency Program Act (EPA) and the associated regulations provide the legislative framework for the management of disasters and emergencies in B.C.

Changes to Legislation

The B.C. government is modernizing the Emergency Program Act (EPA) to support more effective management of emergencies in the province. We are doing this by incorporating international best practices, including the United Nations (UN) Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (Sendai Framework); the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (PDF) (the Declaration); and the draft principles that guide the province’s relationship with Indigenous Peoples.

View, and provide feedback on, the Discussion Paper that outlines the proposed changes to legislation on the Changes to the Emergency Program Act page.