ATTENTION NOTICE OF WORK APPLICANTS
ATTENTION NOTICE OF WORK APPLICANTS
There is a new process to submit Notice of Work applications online for placer mining, aggregates and mineral exploration. Applications submitted on the website – Natural Resource Online Services – are streamlined and self-serve from start to submission.
Notice of Work applications that have been submitted prior to the new process starting can be viewed through Natural Resource Online Services, but will continue to be managed through Virtual FrontCounter BC.
BENEFITS OF USING NATURAL RESOURCE ONLINE SERVICES
Natural Resource Online Services allows you to:
- Submit activity-based applications, bundled together, as a single package to government for review
- Apply for, track and pay online (both debit and credit) for your Notice of Work submissions
- Delegate others to submit on your behalf
- Store and retrieve documents and images that are associated with your application
HOW TO SET-UP YOUR ACCOUNT
Before you can make online submissions you’ll need to register for Natural Resource Online Services using a business or personal BCeID.
- A business BCeID is required for organizations or their authorized representatives, doing business with the natural resource sector
- A personal BCeID is required for individuals doing business directly with the government’s natural resource ministries
- If you have an existing Business BCeID and have used it with Mineral Titles Online (MTO) for staking purposes, and you are a sole proprietor and doing business in your own personal name, then please DO NOT complete the sign-up process with Natural Resource Online Services (NROS). You may continue to use Virtual FrontCounter BC for your Notice of Work applications until further notice.
- If you are a sole proprietor Doing Business As (DBA) with a different name than your personal name, you must complete the sign-up process to submit your applications. If you have any questions, please contact FrontCounter BC staff at 1-877-855-3222.
- If you currently have a Basic BCeID to access Notice of Work applications that were started before December 13, 2018, please create a new Business or Personal BCeID to start any future Notice of Work applications to ensure you have access to all your applications. Please DO NOT request that your Basic BCeID be merged into your Personal BCeID as you will no longer be able to access your applications started before December 13, 2018.
- If you are a non-BC resident, you need to use Virtual FrontCounter BC for your Notice of Work applications until further notice.
- If your organization cannot be registered in BC, you need to use Virtual FrontCounter BC for your Notice of Work applications until further notice.
BCeID website: bceid.ca
- If you have already registered for a BCeID, ensure that you have a business number, as this will be necessary to set up an account on Natural Resource Online Services. Business numbers are obtained through One Stop.
One Stop website: onestop.gov.bc.ca
WHAT’S BUNDLED TOGETHER?
The Notice of Work activity-based bundled submission on Natural Resource Online Services website will include:
- Explosive Magazine Storage and Use Permit (EMSUP)
- Occupant Licence to Cut (OLTC)
- Section 10 of the Water Sustainability Act (WSA) – Short Term Use of Water (previously known as Section 8)*
If required, stand-alone obligations for Notice of Work activities can also be submitted on NR Online Services. These include:
- Change Mine Manager
- Notification of Deemed Authorization
- Start-Stop work
*The following still require separate applications: All Water Sustainability Act authorizations other than the Short Term Use of Water approval and all land use authorizations.
OTHER NATURAL RESOURCE ONLINE SERVICES TOOLS
Already available on the website are the Explore features, to make sure you have the information and guidance you need to apply:
- Explore by Activity – receive guidance materials for your natural resource activity
- Explore by Location – see how land and resources are being used in a specific location in British Columbia using an interactive map