• Lake District Friends of the Environment v. Administrator, Pesticide Control Act

    Decision Date:
    File Numbers:
    Decision Numbers:
    89/18 PES
    Third Party:
    BC Hydro and Power Authority, Permit Holder


    Decision Date: November 24, 1989

    Panel: James Warr, Dr. Anthony Larsen, Dr. Maxwell Smart

    The appellants appealed several pesticide use permits issued to the Respondent for application of glyphosate in the area of Burns Lake, Endako, and Topley B.C. The Appellants contended that the application would have an unreasonable effect on the environment and that alternate methods would be more efficient. They further stated that the permits were issued on the basis of incorrect and incomplete information, and the public notice requirement was not in compliance with the Pesticide Control Act.

    The Board found no irregularities in the permitting process and the regulations were properly adhered to. The permit holder further has the capability and experience to properly apply the herbicide to the specific sites described in the permits. The Board found no unreasonable adverse effects would result in this case and dismissed the appeal.