Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Province of BC Asks for Feedback on Backroads

Do you use B.C.'s resource roads for work, recreation, or because you live in or visit rual communities off the public road system? If so, help us serve you better by contributing to the Natural Resource Road Act Project to improve resource road laws and regulation for the benefit of all users.

With planned changes to the Natural Resource Road Act, the provincial government is turning to industry and other usergroups for feedback on backroads throughout B.C.

A website has been set up to gain feedback on the current state of resource roads and how permit applications and usage could improve.

Transportation and Northern Safety Director with the B.C. Forest Safety Council Rick Walters says a re-writing of the Act aims to streamline regulatory processes.

"The proposal here is to put the legislative requirements in acts and regulations under one roof so to speak," said Walters.

Walters says as it stands, permits and use requirements for resource roads fall under several different jurisdictions.

You can access the site at, http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/mof/nrra/

You are invited to voice your concerns and suggest solutions that will work for everyone. Comments will be accepted until December 15, 2011.

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