The Natural Resource Permitting Project (NRPP) is a modern, citizen centred approach to improving the way business is done in the natural resource sector in British Columbia. The project will provide citizens and businesses with the ability to apply online for the authorizations they need (licences, permits and tenures) to do activities on the land base.
Through the new Natural Resource Sector Online Services, the provincial government is bringing together relevant information, tools, technology and streamlined processes to help citizens and businesses apply for and get the timely decisions on authorizations they need. This new online service delivery platform will provide three key features to improve how mineral explorers and miners do business with the Province:
Better customer service
By using the new Natural Resource Sector Online Services, miners will get better access to information to complete online applications. Initially, the tool will provide pre-application information and services – spatial (map) data, clear application requirements and guidance – all in one online location. Miners looking to expand an operation can use the Natural Resource Sector Online Services to view existing rights in their area of interest that could limit certain activity.
Better process for Notice of Work authorizations
This year the Natural Resource Sector Online Services will support Notice of Work authorizations. Miners will be able to upload and manage digital documents, and manage one account for services including financial requirements and communications. To make sure the Natural Resource Sector Online Services delivers the best possible tool, NRPP is involving industry stakeholders in user testing over the summer of 2016.
The Natural Resource Permitting Project is part of the provincial government’s commitment to reduce red tape and make it easier and faster for British Columbians to access services.
As part of the Notice of Work authorizations process, miners will be able to register once and then use their single client identifier for future interactions with the Province’s natural resource sector. This will streamline the registration process and result in better-quality applications.
Why this matters
The Natural Resource Permitting Project is part of the provincial government’s commitment to reduce red tape and make it easier and faster for British Columbians to access services. Through NRPP, the Province is making a significant investment in balancing future economic development with resource stewardship in British Columbia.
To learn more, visit bit.ly/1T4XEOA and watch the three minute NRPP Overview video.