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BCGWA Ground Water Protection Regulation Workshops. 2005 BCGWA Conference Penticton, B.C. March 3-4, 2005 Gilles Wendling Kaya Forest. Outline. Highlights of BCGWA Ground Water Protection Regulation Workshops Registration process Certified well drillers and pump installers

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Bcgwa ground water protection regulation workshops

BCGWA Ground Water Protection Regulation Workshops

2005 BCGWA Conference

Penticton, B.C. March 3-4, 2005

Gilles Wendling

Kaya Forest


Outline

Outline

  • Highlights of BCGWA Ground Water Protection Regulation Workshops

    • Registration process

      • Certified well drillers and pump installers

      • Experienced well drillers and pump installers

      • Application information

    • Well standards under the GWPR

  • Contact information


Bcgwa gwpr workshops

BCGWA GWPR Workshops

  • A series of day-long workshops are in the process of being organized

    • Will run in various communities around the province in the next several months

  • Target audience is well drillers and well pump installers (and related industry professionals)

  • Focus will be on how the GWPR impacts drillers and pump installers

    • registration process under the regulation

    • Code of Practice minimum well standards and driller/pump installer responsibilities


1 registration process before november 1 2006

1. Registration Process (before November 1, 2006)

All applicants must:

  • be 19 years of age

  • have one of the following:

    • certification from province of B.C. or CGWA plus a minimum of three years experience (certification option) OR

    • a minimum of five years experience (grand-parenting option)

      Registration is for individual drillers/pump installers only, not a company.


Identification card

Identification Card

Once the application has been evaluated and approved by WLAP, the driller or pump installer becomes “qualified” under the Regulation and an identification card will be issued.

  • card must be presented on request to Ministry staff

  • any registration and ID card questions directed to Deputy Comptroller


Registration process certification option for well drillers

Registration Process – Certification Option for Well Drillers

  • To qualify under the Certification option, well drillers must have all of the following:

    • a Certificate of Qualification as a Water Well Driller issued by the Province of B.C. or a certificate as a Ground Water Drilling Technician issued by the Canadian Ground Water Association (CGWA) AND

    • minimum of 3 years full time experience drilling wells

      • experience documented by Letter(s) of Reference and Work History specifying direct drilling experience

  • This is the only option available to well drillers after November 1, 2006.


Registration process grand parenting option for well drillers

Registration Process – Grand-parenting Option for Well Drillers

  • To qualify under the Grand-parenting option, well drillers who do not have certification must have the following:

    • minimum of 5 years full time experience drilling wells

      • experience documented by Letter(s) of Reference and Work History specifying direct drilling experience

  • This option is only available to drillers who apply before November 1, 2006.


Bcgwa ground water protection regulation workshops

Prior to November 1, 2006

Do you possess certification as a well driller?

Certification

Option

Grandparenting

Option

NO

YES

Is this certification either a Certificate of Qualification as a Water Well Driller issued by the Province of B.C or a certificate as a Ground Water Drilling Technician issued by the CGWA?

Do you have a minimum of 5 years of full time experience drilling wells that can be verified by a letter(s) of reference?

YES

NO

NO

YES

Go to Grand-parenting option

Do you have a minimum of 3 years of full time experience drilling wells that can be verified by a letter(s) of reference?

Will you have 5 years of full time experience drilling wells before November 2006?

YES

NO

NO

YES

Will you be 19 years of age before November 2006?

NO

Are you 19 years of age or older?

YES

NO

YES

You are not currently eligible to apply for registration as a Well Driller under the Regulation?

You are eligible to apply for registration as a Well Driller under the Regulation?


Bcgwa ground water protection regulation workshops

Prior to November 1, 2006

Do you possess certification as a well driller?

Certification

Option

Grandparenting

Option

NO

YES

Is this certification either a Certificate of Qualification as a Water Well Driller issued by the Province of B.C or a certificate as a Ground Water Drilling Technician issued by the CGWA?

Do you have a minimum of 5 years of full time experience drilling wells that can be verified by a letter(s) of reference?

YES

NO

NO

YES

Go to Grand-parenting option

Do you have a minimum of 3 years of full time experience drilling wells that can be verified by a letter(s) of reference?

Will you have 5 years of full time experience drilling wells before November 2006?

YES

NO

NO

YES

Will you be 19 years of age before November 2006?

NO

Are you 19 years of age or older?

YES

NO

YES

You are not currently eligible to apply for registration as a Well Driller under the Regulation?

You are eligible to apply for registration as a Well Driller under the Regulation?


Bcgwa ground water protection regulation workshops

Prior to November 1, 2006

Do you possess certification as a well driller?

Certification

Option

Grandparenting

Option

NO

YES

Is this certification either a Certificate of Qualification as a Water Well Driller issued by the Province of B.C or a certificate as a Ground Water Drilling Technician issued by the CGWA?

Do you have a minimum of 5 years of full time experience drilling wells that can be verified by a letter(s) of reference?

YES

NO

NO

YES

Go to Grand-parenting option

Do you have a minimum of 3 years of full time experience drilling wells that can be verified by a letter(s) of reference?

Will you have 5 years of full time experience drilling wells before November 1, 2006?

YES

NO

NO

YES

Will you be 19 years of age before November 1, 2006?

NO

Are you 19 years of age or older?

YES

NO

YES

You are not currently eligible to apply for registration as a Well Driller under the Regulation?

You are eligible to apply for registration as a Well Driller under the Regulation?


Scenario 1

Scenario #1

  • Joe is a well driller with certification from Alberta and 7 years of full time experience drilling mostly water wells with cable tools.

    • his certification from Alberta is not sufficient to allow him to qualify to register under the certification option

certification is not transferrable from province to province


Scenario 11

Scenario #1

  • Joe is a well driller with certification from Alberta and 7 years of full time experience drilling mostly water wells with cable tools.

    • his 7 years experience will allow him to qualify under the grand-parenting option provided he applies before the November 1, 2006 deadline

experience from any jurisdiction is accepted


Scenario 12

Scenario #1

  • Joe is a well driller with certification from Alberta and 7 years of full time experience drilling mostly water wells with cable tools.

    • he qualifies to register to drill any type of well even though his experience is solely (or mostly) drilling water wells with cable tools

driller is not limited to a specific drilling type once registered


Scenario 2

Scenario #2

  • Dave is a well driller with 2 years full time experience drilling monitoring wells but has no certification. He applies on October 15, 2006.

    • as he does not have certification, he does not qualify to register under the certification option

After November 1, 2006, all applicants must have certification plus a minimum of 3 years full time experience to qualify to register.


Scenario 21

Scenario #2

  • Dave is a well driller with 2 years full time experience drilling monitoring wells but has no certification. He applies on October 15, 2006.

    • as his 2 years experience is less than the 5 year minimum, he does not qualify under the grand-parenting option. He will not have sufficient experience before the November 1, 2006 deadline to qualify for the grand-parenting option.

Options? Dave will have to obtain recognized certification and continue to work full time for another year until he has the minimum 3 years experience before reapplying under the post-November 1, 2006 rules.


Application information

Application Information

All applications must contain the following:

  • Completed, signed, and dated application

  • Notarized documentation of proof of age

  • Documented evidence of one of the following:

    • For certification option applicants:

      • Notarized documentation of certification

      • Letter(s) of Reference covering minimum of 3 years experience

      • Completed, signed and dated Work History (Appendix B of application) detailing minimum of 3 years experience

    • For grand-parenting option applicants:

      • Letter(s) of Reference covering minimum of 5 years experience

      • Completed, signed and dated Work History (Appendix B of application) detailing minimum of 5 years experience


Bcgwa ground water protection regulation workshops

Application Form


Letter of reference appendix a

Letter of Reference – Appendix A


Work history appendix b

Work History – Appendix B


2 well standards

2. Well Standards

The GWPR covers the following well standards:

  • surface sealing

  • well identification

  • deactivation and closure of wells

  • well caps and well covers

  • floodproofing

  • wellhead protection

Deputy Comptroller of Water Rights

Water Protection Section

Ministry of Water, Land & Air Protection

PO Box 9341

Victoria BC V8W 9M1

(250) 356-5062

[email protected]


Responsibilities

Responsibilities

The GWPR defines responsibilities according to:

  • well driller and/or well pump installer

  • owner

  • engineer

    Specific well standard requirements are the responsibility of the person constructing or deactivating the well (driller and/or pump installer) and/or the owner.


Classes of wells

Classes of Wells

The GWPR requirements are based on classes of wells which are defined.

  • water supply well (domestic and non-domestic)

  • monitoring well

  • recharge or injection well

  • dewatering or drainage well

  • remediation well

  • geotechnical well


Classification of wells

Classification of Wells

Further categorization of the well also determines whether a specific standard applies.

  • temporary or permanent well

  • method of drilling well

    • drilling, driving, jetting, or excavating

  • orientation of well

    • horizontal or vertical


Well identification standards under the b c gwpr

Well Identification Standards under the B.C. GWPR

BCGWA Ground Water Protection Regulation Workshops

Gilles Wendling


Well identification classes of wells

Well Identification – Classes of Wells

  • Information describing requirements for well identification can be found in the GWPR in Table 2.

  • Key classes of wells in this section:

    • water supply wells (all types of both domestic and non-domestic sub-classes)

    • recharge and injection wells

    • permanent dewatering wells


Well identification types of wells

Well Identification – Types of Wells

  • water supply well - for extracting and using ground water but does not include a drainage, dewatering, or remediation well

  • recharge well - used to convey water into a geologic formation without the aid of a pump

  • injection well - used to convey water into a geologic formation with the aid of a pump

  • permanent dewatering well - used to divert or convey water by pumping to facilitate construction of an excavation, stabilize land, or reduce pressure in a geologic formation and intended to be used for more than 90 days


Well identification plate

Well Identification Plate

  • Obtain plates from Province of B.C. (WLAP)

  • To be attached to new water supply, recharge, injection, and permanent dewatering wells, altered water supply wells, and existing water supply wells

    • must be attached securely to the well casing, well cap or well cover so that the ID number is clearly visible

    • well ID number must be recorded on well construction report and submitted to the comptroller within 90 days after the well completion date


Wells requiring identification drillers responsibilities

Wells Requiring Identification – Drillers’ Responsibilities

  • person responsible for drilling a

    • new water supply well

    • new drilled recharge or injection well

    • new permanent drilled vertical dewatering well

      must attach a well ID plate on completion of the well

  • after October 31, 2005, person responsible for altering

    • an existing water supply well or

    • a drilled recharge, injection, or permanent vertical dewatering well

      that does not have an ID plate attached, must attach one


Wells requiring identification owners responsibilities

Wells Requiring Identification – Owners’ Responsibilities

  • owner of an existing water supply well must attach a well ID plate to it before October 31, 2006 and record the well ID number on a form (Schedule 2) to be submitted to the comptroller within 90 days

  • owner must

    • maintain and safeguard well ID plate from damage

    • ensure well ID plate remains plainly visible

    • report any damage to the ID plate to the comptroller


Owners responsibilities

Owners’ Responsibilities


Well identification schedule 1 table 2

Well Identification (Schedule 1 Table 2)


Well identification schedule 1 table 21

Well Identification (Schedule 1 Table 2)


Well identification schedule 1 table 22

Well Identification (Schedule 1 Table 2)


Contact information

Contact Information

  • Well standards and technical questions:

    B.C Ministry of Water, Land, and Air Protection

    • Vancouver Island: Mike Feduk (250) 751-3149

    • Lower Mainland:

    • Okanagan: Des Anderson (250) 490-8221

    • Thompson-Cariboo: Kevin Bennett (250) 371-6319

  • Registration and regulation questions:

    • Deputy Comptroller (Victoria): Mike Wei (250) 356-5062

    • email: [email protected]

      WLAP ground water website: wlapwww.gov.bc.ca/wat/gws/

  • BCGWA

    • BCGWA, secretary (604) 530 8934

    • Gilles Wendling, EBA (250) 756-2256


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