Information Bulletin Number 6 - October 1st, 2003
Copying Permit Report Review Comments to Clients
The Archaeology Branch has received correspondence from permit-holders seeking clarification with respect to the circumstances under which report review comments are copied to their clients.
Taking the concerns expressed into account, the branch has decided not to provide detailed review comments to clients, unless they request them. However, clients may be notified when deficiencies in permit reports result in delays in the provision of management direction, the processing of applications for site alteration permits, and associated development or resource extraction activities. This notice will be sent to clients in cases where permit reports persistently fail to provide sufficient information for the branch to formulate archaeological resource management requirements or determine whether permit terms and conditions have been met. Detailed review comments will not ordinarily be included in these notifications, but may be provided to clients who request additional information.
Development permitting agencies such as the Ministry of Forests and the Oil and Gas Commission may, depending on their information requirements, be provided with notifications and/or detailed review comments on a routine basis.