British Columbia Institute of Technologywww.bcit.ca/study/courses/eeng8780

BCIT

EENG 8780 - Environmental Law 1

Environmental Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

This course provides an overview of the Canadian legal system and sources of environmental law. It addresses federal, provincial, and local government powers to regulate the environment, as well as British Columbia and federal environmental laws governing water, air, transportation of dangerous goods, contaminated land, and waste and hazardous substance management. Sources of liability for individuals, directors and officers, companies and environmental professionals and the basic elements of due diligence are also covered. Lastly, the course touches on laws regulating environmental impact assessment and environmental aspects of municipal and regional land use planning processes and the role of aboriginal rights in environmental management.

Credits

1.5

Cost

$329.34

Winter 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2018 term.

CRN 17818

Mon Jan 08 - Mon Feb 26 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Feb 26 Mon 14:30 - 17:30 BBY SW01 Rm. 3190

Instructor

Patricia Houlihan

Course Outline

Cost

$329.34

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. No class on Feb 12th due to stat holiday. Department approval is required. Please contact Program Assistant at BCIT_EENG@bcit.ca or 604-432-8539 to get permission.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Apply the constitution and case law to determine jurisdiction, degree of conflict or harmonization with respect to environmental protection issues.
  • Outline the requirements imposed by statutes enacted by the federal and provincial governments to lay charges, determine liability and impose penalties.
  • Differentiate between cases of civil and regulatory law.
  • Discuss the enabling provisions of the Local Government Act to protect the environment.
  • Outline the fundamental environmental assessment processes applicable to new projects in accordance to environmental assessment legislation and the impact they can have on the environment or the economy.
  • Interpret the interplay between aboriginal rights and environmental law.
  • Advocate avenues available for public involvement in environmental protection.

Effective as of Fall 2012

Related Programs

EENG 8780 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Environmental Engineering Technology
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

Subscribe

Interested in being notified about future offerings of EENG 8780 - Environmental Law 1? If so, fill out the information below and we'll notify you by email when courses for each new term are displayed here.

Contact Information

Suggest course days and times

If you are interested in taking this course on-campus (classroom delivery only) and would like to see it offered on specific days and/or at specific times, please indicate your preferences below. Day and time suggestions are not applicable to online courses.

The personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the College and Institute Act (RSBC 1996, Ch.52). BCIT will use this information to communicate with you regarding relevant BCIT programs, courses and services. This information is only used by authorized BCIT staff. Email communication sent to and from BCIT is routed through the United States of America. If you have any questions about BCIT's collection and use of this information, please contact BCIT’s manager of Information Access and Privacy.

Programs and courses are subject to change without notice.

Find Courses

Payment Changes At BCIT

We've changed the way we accept payments.

Find out more

Course Navigation, Related Links & Tools

Registration News

Registration is currently open for the Winter 2018 term.

A sneak preview of Spring/Summer 2018 term courses is also now available here.

Students may register for Spring/Summer 2018 term courses online, by phone, mail or in-person starting Wed, Feb 21 at 9:00 am (PST).

Classroom Locations

Classroom locations are subject to last minute changes. Please check the Part-time Studies Classroom Locations listing at www.bcit.ca/rooms on the first day of any course you are registered for.

Part-time Studies Financial Aid

Will you be studying at BCIT part-time? Do you need assistance funding your studies? Find out if you qualify for Part-time Studies financial aid ›

© BCIT