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  • 15 (1) Where a subdivision plan tendered under section 83 of the Act affects land where the only connection with such land to the general highway system of the Province is by a forest service road established under the Forest Act, an approving officer may approve the subdivision plan where
  • (a) if the road is not less than 9 m wide, a regional engineering officer of the ministry of the minister responsible for the administration of those portions of the Forest Act for which the Minister of Finance is not responsible certifies in writing to the approving officer that the load limits restrict the maximum width of vehicles to 4.27 m,
  • (b) if the road is between 7.5 m and 9 m wide, a regional engineering officer of the ministry of the minister responsible for the administration of those portions of the Forest Act for which the Minister of Finance is not responsible certifies in writing to the approving officer that the load limits restrict the maximum width of vehicles to 3.05 m, or
  • (c) the road meets the requirements of paragraph (a) or (b) except for a single lane bridge, cattle guard or culvert and a regional engineering officer of the ministry of the minister responsible for the administration of those portions of the Forest Act for which the Minister of Finance is not responsible certifies that the bridge, cattle guard or culvert is adequate for the proposed use.
  • (2) The approving officer shall not approve a plan referred to in subsection (1) unless the plan has been endorsed with the consent of a regional engineering officer of the ministry of the minister responsible for the administration of those portions of the Forest Act for which the Minister of Finance is not responsible in the following form:
Land Title Act
(Section 75(3))
CONSENT

Pursuant to section 15(2) of B.C. Reg. 334/79, consent is given to this plan of subdivision. The giving of this consent shall not imply an obligation of the Crown in right of the Province to improve, maintain or repair the forest service road shown on this plan.

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Regional Engineering Officer

Ministry of Forests and Range

[B.C. Reg. 366/79, s. 7; B.C. Reg. 265/86; B.C. Reg. 8/93; B.C. Reg. 4/2010, Sched., s. 3.]

CROSS REFERENCES AND OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION

“Forest Service Road”

Section 1 of the Forest Act defines a “forest service road” as follows:

  • “forest service road” means a road on Crown land that
    • (a) is declared a forest service road under section 115(5),
    • (b) is constructed or maintained by the minister under section 121;
    • (c) was a forest service road under this definition as it was immediately before the coming into force of this paragraph, or
    • (d) meets prescribed requirements.

[am. 2003-56-1, effective October 23, 2003.]