Stage 14 Amendments to the BC Contaminated Sites Regulation: Reminder and Update
To streamline the soil relocation process and improve ministry oversight, the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (ENV) has proposed changes for the province’s soil relocation as part of the Stage 14 Amendments to the Contaminated Sites Regulation (CSR).
The Order in Council for the Contaminated Sites Regulation (CSR) amendment was approved by Cabinet on June 1, 2022, and the changes to soil relocation come into effect on March 1, 2023.
Update: On February 1, 2023, ENV issued Protocol 19 For Contaminated Sites – Site Investigation and Reporting. Protocol 19 specifies requirements for site investigation, analysis and interpretation, and assessment for soil relocation. The changes are expected to affect most redevelopment sites with soil excavation and removal.
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Source & Related Links:
BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (ENV), Site Remediation News
BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (ENV), Protocol 19 for Contaminated Sites