New Law from BC's Environmental Appeal Board

Contact: Harper Grey LLP (Vancouver, Canada)

On July 17, 2013, the BC Environmental Appeal Board rendered an important ruling in an appeal by a commercial landowner seeking to overturn a decision of a director of the Ministry of Environment.

Landowners, developers, environmental insurers seeking "closure", and of course solicitors advising clients respecting applications to the Ministry of Environment will all benefit from the important rulings in this case. 

The director had rejected an application for two certificates of compliance (for the source site and a portion of impacted neighbouring property) and required, even after many years of investigation and remediation, resubmission of the entire application to current standards. The Board allowed the appeal and ordered the director to issue the certificates of compliance.

Richard Bereti and Una Radoja of Harper Grey LLP acted for the successful party, Morguard Investments Limited, in this appeal, and would be pleased to discuss the impact of the case with you directly or answer any questions you may have.

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