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.
- Emergency Program Act 1996
- Emergency Program Management Regulation 1994
- Compensation and Disaster Financial Assistance Regulation 1995
- Local Authority Emergency Management Regulation 1995
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.