Panel: Harry D.C. Hunter, Dr. Majorie Ryan, Dr. John Smith
The appeal was from Pesticide Use Permits 134-071-91/93, 134-090-91/93, 134-091-91/93 authorizing the application of Creosote to rail ties.
The grounds for appeal were refined during a pre-hearing conference prior to the actual hearing. At the hearing, the grounds concerned the requirement of “no treatment” zones. The appeal was upheld, and the permits amended to reflect the Board decision. In addition, the Board ordered B.C. Rail to prepare and carry out a plan to monitor the possible effects of creosote.