Submission to the Natural Resource Roads Act – December 2011
This paper presents the submission of the Forest Practices Board to the Natural Resource Road Act Project, in response to the Discussion Paper of October 2011. The Board makes submissions on three points:
- Resource roads legislation is needed.
- There is a need for a public watchdog.
- The new legislation must regulate government, not just the private sector.
The Forest Practices Board offers this submission based on its experience and expertise with resource roads in the forestry sector and with the public watchdog model.
The Forest Practices Board is an independent agency of the Government of British Columbia. The Board was created in 1995 under the Forest Practices Code and was continued under the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act.