British Columbia. Ministry of the Environment

Identity area

Type of entity

Government

Authorized form of name

British Columbia. Ministry of the Environment

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Ministry of the Environment

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1976-1978

History

The Ministry of Environment was established in 1976, as the successor to the Dept. of Environment (OIC: 3199/76). Its original organizational structure was based on that of the Dept. of Environment which was created in 1975. The original functions of the Dept. of Environment were transferred from the Dept. of Lands, Forests and Water Resources, whose functions had been split between the Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Forests. The department was responsible for the management and protection of land, air and water resources including Crown lands (except for matters under the jurisdiction of the Dept. of Forests), water rights and pollution control. The department was divided into three branches: land and water management, environmental and engineering services, and environmental protection. In 1978, a major government reorganization transferred functions relating to lands and parks from the Ministry of the Environment to the newly established Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing. At the same time, the functions of marine resources, fish and wildlife were acquired from the disestablished Ministry of Recreation and Conservation. Environmental health engineering were also acquired from the reorganized Ministry of Health and emergency programming from the reorganized Ministry of Provincial Secretary and Travel Industry. The reorganized Ministry of the Environment was divided into four branches: Land and Water Management, Environmental and Engineering Services, Environmental Protection, and Environment and Land Use Secretariat. In 1979 the name was renamed as the Ministry of Environment by removing the "the" from the name (OIC 3018/78, see also RSBC 1979, c. 271).

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A Government Name

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

British Columbia. Water Rights Branch (1909-1979)

Identifier of the related entity

3762

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1976-1978

Description of relationship

Related entity

British Columbia. Ministry of Environment (1979-1986) (1979-1986)

Identifier of the related entity

76

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

British Columbia. Dept. of Environment (1975-1976)

Identifier of the related entity

74

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

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Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

75

Institution identifier

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Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Michael Carter 2008-07-30

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Sources

Central Name Authority File

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Created by: Michael Carter
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