Effective September 1, 2009, the British Columbia Securities Commission will launch an initiative to expedite the review process for mining companies seeking to distribute securities by way of short form prospectus. Citing the short window available to such companies to complete such financings, the BCSC stated that it will use "best efforts" to review the company’s SEDAR disclosure, including a company’s annual information form, existing technical reports for material properties and news releases/material change reports since the date of the annual information form, for compliance with National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects before a preliminary short form prospectus is filed. Companies for which British Columbia is the principal regulator will be able to request such a review by emailing the BCSC’s Chief Mining Advisor at least 10 days prior to filing a preliminary short form prospectus. There is no fee for this review and both the request for review and the BCSC’s response will not be made public.