NEW Mediation Service Now Available

NEW Mediation Service Now Available

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Mediation is a confidential process whereby an experienced mediator helps two parties have a conversation, which may lead to a resolution of differences.

This service provides an additional level of post-permit support in cases where land owners and industry are not able to agree on remedies for operational complaints and site restoration. It is a confidential process with an experienced in-house Commission mediator to bridge the gap between existing services for stakeholders during the permitting process and managing differences throughout the full lifecycle of energy resource development activities.

This process is for land owners and industry who have issues within the Commission’s regulatory jurisdiction. Before moving forward, all parties must recognize that decision making by the Commission is independent of the outcome of the mediation process.

In most cases, land owners and external parties will be referred by Commission employees, such as inspectors, who are familiar with the differences between the two parties and recognize mediation may be beneficial. If you are unsure of whether or not you qualify for this service, you can email mediation@bcogc.ca or call 250-794-5200 with additional questions.

This service is available at no cost. In addition, the Commission will not be providing financial support regardless of the mediation outcome.

This one year pilot project in 2019 will allow the Commission to test the model and determine its value before committing long term resources to the program.

For more information, read our Industry Bulletin and visit our Land Owner Resources page.