BC Safety Authority concludes consultation on fees
October 13, 2014
BC Safety Authority has concluded its consultation on fees and recently approved the changes to its 2015 to 2017 fee schedules. The approved changes to take effect on January 12, 2015 are: an average three per cent per annum increase in fees for 2015, 2016 and 2017; simplifying the gas fee schedule by combining the fee tables for new residential fully detached and multi-unit dwelling installations; removal of the fee cap on electrical contractor installation permits; a gradual removal of the fee cap for electrical operating permit holders (distributed sites clients only) by 2018; and replacing the existing hourly billing process for boiler design registrations with standardized flat fees.
Taking into account stakeholder feedback, BC Safety Authority has revised proposals in its final decision. For more information on the decision announcement, modifications and rationale for each change, review the decision document.