Agricultural Land Commission Act, S.B.C. 2002, c. 36, was brought into force on November 1, 2002.
This Act repealed the Agricultural Land Reserve Act, the Land Reserve Commission Act
and the Soil Conservation Act, and replaced them with a new Act that incorporates some
of the provisions from the repealed Acts, and established the Provincial Agricultural Land Commission.
In addition to the ALCA, the Agricultural Land Reserve Use, Subdivision and Procedure Regulation, B.C. Reg. 171/2002, replaced all existing regulations under the (repealed) Agricultural Land Reserve Act and Soil Conservation Act.
This Regulation identifies farm activities and other, non-farm uses permitted in the ALR, notification requirements for soil removal and placement of fill, procedures for submitting applications and identifies filing requirements.
Recent Amendments to the Agricultural Land Commission Act - BILL 19-2011 MISCELLANEOUS STATUTES AMENDMENT ACT (No. 3),2011
On July 22, 2004, after consultation with the Union of BC Municipalities, government brought into effect the Agricultural Land Commission Amendment Act, S.B.C. 2004, c. 32 and associated amendments to the Agricultural Land Reserve Use, Subdivision and Procedure Regulation.
These amendments provide new procedures for the filing of ALR applications with the Commission by First Nations, both pre-treaty and post-treaty. (Click here for key changes)
The Commission also issues Orders that identify certain uses or subdivisions that may be allowed without the need for an application provided that the provisions of an order are complied with.
The Commission passes Bylaws relating to the management and conduct of its affairs and performance of its duties.
The Commission has Policies that outline principles, guidelines, strategies, rules or positions on various interpretative, operational, and fill and soil removal issues.
The policies provide clarification and courses of action consistently taken or adopted, formally or informally.
The Commission also has Procedures that provide guidance to applicants, the Commission and staff on matters of process.
Links to Relevant Acts
Link to the following Acts through the Legislative Assembly web site: