Legal Acknowledgement Form
ES54 – 2004 Underground Civil Manual (the "Standard")
This Legal Acknowledgement Form shall be governed by the laws of the Province of British Columbia and the applicable federal laws of Canada. In the event of conflicts or inconsistencies, if any, between or among this Legal Acknowledgement Form and the terms and conditions of the Standard, the provisions set out in this Legal Acknowledgement Form take precedence.
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