Ministry of Environment
Integrated Pest Management
Cosmetic Use of Pesticides in British Columbia
The Ministry of Environment conducted a web-based public consultation on the cosmetic use of pesticides between December 16, 2009 and February 15, 2010. The consultation generated more than 8,000 responses and a wide range of opinions and ideas.
In October, 2011, a Special Committee of the legislature was struck to consider what potential legislation would look like for a ban on the unnecessary use of pesticides. For more information on the work of the Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides, please visit their website at: http://www.leg.bc.ca/pesticidescommittee/index.htm.
Presentation made by the Ministry of Environment to the Special Committee on August 22, 2011.
Report the Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides presented to the legislature on May 17, 2012.
In March, 2013 the legislature passed the Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act which included a change to the Integrated Pest Management Act. The change will enable the Minister of Environment to develop regulations establishing lists of pesticides that may be regulated differently than other pesticides.
The Integrated Pest Management Regulation must be amended before any changes will take effect. These amendments will be completed in accordance with direction from the Minister of Environment.