Pesticides--Environmental aspects

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Commission on Pesticides and Herbicides, 1973

  • GR-0383
  • Series
  • 1973-1975

This series consists of transcripts of evidence, exhibits and correspondence from the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the use of Pesticides and Herbicides.

British Columbia. Royal Commission of Inquiry into the use of Pesticides and Herbicides

Environmental Appeal Board appeal records

  • GR-3999
  • Series
  • 1964-1987

This series consists of appeal files and other records from the Environmental Appeal Board, 1981-1987. The series also includes some appeal or hearing files from its predecessors, the Pesticide Control Appeal Board and Pollution Control Board dating back as early as 1964.

The appeals relate to a variety of permits and licences issued by the government to manage the use of various natural resources and other aspects of the environment. Appeal files are grouped by the piece of legislation they relate to.

Appeals and hearings under the Pesticide Control Act (RSBC 1979 c. 322) include the use and application of pesticides and herbicides for purposes including weed control, mosquito control, and wildlife (wolf and coyote) control. Most appeals wish to amend or cancel pesticide permits due to concerns including poison leeching into water supply, and injury to people or other animals.

Appeals under the Wildlife Act (SBC 1982 c. 57) relate to restoring hunting and guide outfitter licences which had been cancelled or amended as a result an of alleged contravention of the Wildlife Act.

Appeals under the Water Act (RSBC 1979 c. 429) may relate to the application, cancellation or amendment of water licences as well as other issues relating to water quality and quantity.

Appeal under the Waste Management Act (SBC 1982 c.41) and the Pollution Control Act (RSBC 1979 c. 332) relate to attempts to cancel or amend waste management permits. Permits may relate to disposing of sewage and other waste materials through burning, landfills, and release into the air or a body of water.

Appeal files may include respondent’s submissions, precedents, transcripts, exhibits, petitions, copies of permits, correspondence from stakeholders, maps, photographs, decisions, responses to decisions, permits, court records, newspaper clippings, and administrative records related to organizing the appeals.

The series also includes some transcripts of proceedings; reports or other reference material; day copies of correspondence from the Associate Deputy Minister E.H. Vernon and Deputy Minister Lloyd Brooks; and other administrative records relating to the operation of the Appeal Boards.

Transferred under one-time schedule number 870581.

British Columbia. Environmental Appeal Board

Forest Service Records re: spruce budworm

  • GR-1063
  • Series
  • 1964-1978

This series consists of the records of the Forest Service delegation on the Forest Pest Review Committee containing minutes, technical reports, press releases and correspondence relating to the Spruce Budworm and the use of pesticides.

Forest Service records re: spruce budworm

Source: GR Finding Aids

Donated to the Forest Service Museum by J.M. Finnis of the Protection Division, BCFS, transferred to PABC, 1982.

Finding aid: file list.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Pesticide Control Appeal Board records

  • GR-4036
  • Series
  • 1978-1981

This series consists of administrative and operational records created by the Pesticide Control Appeal Board from 1978-1981. Appeals include objections to permits issued for the use of various pesticides across the province.

Records include: minutes of board meetings; meeting notices; procedures; agendas; records related to the organization of meetings or public hearings; financial records; scheduling records; newspaper clippings; reports; copies of legislation or orders-in-council; annual reports and correspondence. Minutes may relate to the establishment of the board; creation or alteration of procedures; approval or acceptance of new appeals; discussions of current appeals; appeal decisions; discussions of other meetings and reports submitted to the board; and other ongoing work.

Transferred under one-time schedule number 870583.

British Columbia. Pesticide Control Appeal Board

Pesticide Control Branch general office files

  • GR-4043
  • Series
  • 1979-1985

This series consists of the administrative and operational records of the Pesticide Control Branch, part of the Ministry of Environment from 1979-1985. The records were created under the authority of the Pesticide Control Act (1979, c.322). They relate to the regulation, management and use of pesticides and herbicides across the Province.

Many of the records are correspondence files related to various subjects and individuals such as Branch executives; BC Hydro, Environmental Appeal Board, Environmental Laboratory; and from members of the public raising concerns and complaints related to the use of pesticides on the environment or public health.

There are committee and meeting files from various local, provincial and federal groups related to pesticide management and the environment, including: B.C. Pesticide Control Committee.

Other records include: files on legislation and regulations from BC and other jurisdictions; financial records; files on permits, vender licences and service licences, including suspended and cancelled licences; staff training material; files on specific pesticides and their application; and policy files.

The series also includes permit data files. These include keys and codes for understanding the file numbers of pesticide use permits in GR-4033.

The records are arranged by file code number and were transferred under one time schedule number 870623.

British Columbia. Pesticide Control Branch

Pesticide use permit appeal files

  • GR-4053
  • Series
  • 1978-1980

This series consists of pesticide use permit appeal files created by the Pesticide Control Branch from 1978-1980. Permits were issued by the Branch and were required for the application of pesticides or herbicides on specific locations of public (Crown) land. The permit system regulated the type of pesticide, where it was applied and under what circumstances or method. Permits were issued under the authority of the Pesticide Control Act (RSBC 1979, c.322) and its regulations.

Permits could be appealed if there were objections to the use of the pesticides they related to. Appeals were heard and managed by the Pesticide Control Appeal Board which existed from 1978-1981. After 1981 pesticide appeals were heard by the Environmental Appeal Board. These files were created by the Pesticide Control Branch to track all aspects of the appeal process. Files relate to individual appeals.

Most appeal cases relate to concerned citizens, environmental groups and community organizations opposing a pesticide use permit that was issued in their area. Some appeals may also relate to pesticide venders or applicators appealing the suspension of their licences to sell or use pesticides.

Records can include correspondence with the Pesticide Control Appeal Board or appellant, procedural documents, copies of the decision, copies of permits, reference materials, petitions, newspaper clippings, court records and maps. Other files may include correspondence files, letter logs and indexes of appeals.

After January 1988, the Pesticide Control Branch stopped creating these files, and began including the records in the relevant pesticide use permit file. File titles in this series may note the relevant pesticide use permit file number in (brackets). These files may be part of GR-4033.

Files are arranged by file number. Files from 1978 include multiple appeal cases in a single file folder.

Records scheduled under one time schedule number 870625.

British Columbia. Pesticide Control Branch

Pesticide use permits

  • GR-4033
  • Series
  • 1968-1987

This series consist of pesticide and herbicide use permit files created by the Pesticide Control Branch of the Ministry of Environment from 1968-1987. The permits were required for the application of pesticides or herbicides on specific locations of public (Crown) land. The permit system regulated the type of pesticide, where it was applied and under what circumstances or method. Permits were issued under the authority of the Pesticide Control Act (RSBC 1979, c.322) and its regulations.

Before 1977, the use of pesticides and herbicides was managed by the Etymology Branch of the Ministry of Agriculture, with regulations under the Pharmacy Act (1960). These files were referred to as proposed herbicide treatment files but fulfilled the same function as the later pesticide use permits.

Each file may contain the permit, maps, amendments, extensions, correspondence with the applicant, records related to the application process, inspections, follow up reports, work plans, reports, permit coding forms, and correspondence from concerned members of the public opposing a permit or use of pesticides. From 1988 onwards, files may also include records related to appeals with the Pesticide Control Appeal Board or Environmental Appeal Board.

Consultation and comments may be provided by the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Fish and Wildlife Branch, Forest Protection Branch, Environment Canada and other local government bodies. Comments indicate if applications are approved, denied, or authorized subject to additional conditions or requirements. Permits may also be amended or cancelled as a result of an appeal with the Environmental Appeal Board or Pesticide Control Committee.

The most common permit applicants are the Ministry of Transportation, BC Forest Products, Ministry of Forests and BC Hydro. Other applicants include government ministries, municipalities, regional districts, forestry companies, railway companies, landscaping companies, pest control companies, and chemical companies such as Monsanto.

Each file title in the file list may include the applicant name, the type of program or intended use for the pesticide, the name of the chemical being use, and the district or area the chemical was applied.

British Columbia. Pesticide Control Branch