BIEAP brings together the agencies responsible for setting and
enforcing environmental legislation and policy with those responsible
for land and water management. Together the BIEAP partners coordinate
their planning and operational decision making to ensure a sustainable
future for Burrard Inlet. BIEAP partners use a consensus-based approach
to finding 'made in the inlet' environmental management solutions.
The purpose of the BIEAP partnership is to focus the resources
of all partners on establishing a management framework to facilitate
the coordination of activities intended to protect and improve the
environmental quality of Burrard Inlet within the context of sustainability.
The primary objectives of BIEAP are:
- Reduce the existing contaminant discharges to Burrard Inlet
- Control future discharges to Burrard Inlet to limit the potential
for adverse impacts to the environment
- Pursue the protection and enhancement of habitat values to the
overall net benefit of the environment within Burrard Inlet, and
- Identify, where appropriate, measures to remediate existing
impacts within Burrard Inlet.