A Bylaw To Regulate And Prohibit the Use of Explosives Agents For Blasting - Blasting Regulation Bylaw No. 458, 2007
The District of Sechelt requires a permit for all blasting activity within its boundaries. Blasting is most often required as a result of existing topographical conditions that inhibit construction.
‘Pre-blast surveys’ and ‘notification to owner’ requirements contained in the bylaw ensure that the owners of affected properties, that being those located with a 150m radius of a blast area (or other such distance of the blasting area as agreed to by the Professional Engineer/Specialist and the Director), are notified and that all principal structures and outbuildings, swimming pools, retaining wall, patios and driveways located within that affected area are inspected prior to blasting. A copy of the pre-blast survey reports are kept on file until the blasting activity is complete.
These are just two of the measures contained within the bylaw that ensure safe and responsible blasting practices.