Alternative Safety Approaches
The Province of BC has recently passed various changes to the BC Safety Standards Act. The main focus of these changes provides owners and operators of regulated equipment with the opportunity to use Alternative Safety Approaches (ASA) that are consistent with the objectives of the Safety Standards Act in place of complying with the prescriptive requirements in the regulations. The Province will start drafting these regulations at the beginning of September 2010. Initially, the applicability of this new approach may be restricted to the bioenergy sector; however, as the Act applies to all sectors regulated under it, other sectors may be able to choose this option over time.
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