Administrative Review Procedures
Section 189(3) of the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act allows the Forest Practices Board to report to government and the public on matters related to Board duties. In considering whether or not to issue such a report, the Board considers a number of factors, including whether a report would serve the public interest by:
- helping to improve forest management
- helping to sustain public confidence in forest management
- encouraging fair and consistent application of the Forest Practices Code, and/or
- clarifying the interpretation or application of the Code.
The aim of the following report is to suggest changes to reform in the way that some administrative reviews are conducted, in order to enhance public confidence in the new forest practices regulatory system.