Site remediation forms

If you're involved in identification, investigation, management or clean up of contaminated sites, you may need to:

  • Complete certain forms
  • Apply for services

Fees for services are prescribed in Schedule 3: Contaminated Sites Regulation (CSR).

Visit Apply for services for more information.

Forms should be submitted electronically to the designated email inbox or paper copies can be sent to the land remediation mailing address.

  • Many of the forms are fillable PDF documents
    • Use the online form if it’s available
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Forms 

The CSSA form must be completed for all contaminated sites service requests, except when requesting information on sites.

Full details on how to apply for contaminated sites services, including submission requirements and fees is found on Apply for services.

Access the CSSA form (Online).

For service application questions, including the status of an application, contact the client information officer

The Contaminated Soil Relocation Agreement form must be submitted to the ministry when contaminated soil is to be relocated from a source site to a receiving site.

In accordance with Part 8: CSR, signatures from the source and receiving site owners are required, as well as sign-off by a ministry official:

A complete Detailed Ecological Risk Assessment Checklist must be included in a detailed risk assessment report when submitting an application for a ministry certification document that's based on risk assessment.

Protocol 20 (PDF, 546KB) provides more information on detailed ecological risk assessment requirements.

Select one of the following formats:

A Notification of Independent Remediation (NIR) form must be submitted to inform the ministry when independent remediation at a site begins and ends.

Section 54(2): Environmental Management Act (EMA) requires anyone undertaking independent remediation to promptly inform the director in writing upon initiating remediation and within 90 days of completion.

For further information, visit Selection of remediation options.

Select one of the following formats:

Email the NIR package to the site information advisor.

A Notification of Likely or Actual Migration form is used to inform neighbouring parcel owners and the ministry when contamination has migrated (or has likely migrated) from a source site.

Sections 57 and 60 of the CSR require that these notices be sent to affected neighbours and the ministry within 15 days of when a responsible person becomes aware of the migration, or likely migration, of contaminants from their source parcel to a neighbouring parcel.

For further information, visit Contaminant migration.

Select one of the following formats:

Email the completed form to the site information advisor.

The Protocol 6 Pre-approval Application form must be completed when requesting pre-approval from the director to not delineate or remediate the entire extent of contamination.

Review Section 4 of Protocol 6 (PDF, 406KB) and the Pre-approvals under Protocol 6 for more information.

Select one of the following formats:

Email the completed form, along with a completed CSSA form and supporting information, to the client information advisor.

Site Disclosure Statements are used as screening tools to identify potentially contaminated industrial and commercial sites. Triggers for submission of a Site Disclosure Statement are related to site closure and redevelopment. Visit Site identification for more information.

Exemptions from the requirement to submit a Site Disclosure Statement are provided in the CSR. A municipality or approving officer may request additional information from an applicant to confirm an exemption applies.

Even if a Site Disclosure Statement does not need to be submitted to the ministry, a municipality or approving officer may still request a person to complete a Site Disclosure Statement for their own records.

Select one of the following formats:

Send the completed form

For site decommissioning, ceasing operations, insolvency proceedings or if ordered by the director:

When selling a property:

  • The prospective purchaser

For subdivision applications:

  • The approving officer

For zoning, development or building permit applications:

  • The municipal approving authority

If required, the approving officer or municipal approving authority forwards the Site Disclosure Statement to the ministry.

The Site Information Request Application is used to request:

  • Information on sites, including custom site registry reports
  • To obtain copies of routinely releasable documents appearing on the site registry

Individuals are encouraged to complete their own site registry searches through BC OnLine.

Site information requests typically take 2-4 weeks for processing:

Email the completed form or related questions to the site information advisor.

The Summary of Site Condition form must be submitted with service requests that are accompanied by the recommendation of an Approved Professional.

The circumstances where this form is required are outlined in:

Submit a Summary of Site Condition Form (PDF, 214KB).

 

Site Risk Classification Report

The Site Risk Classification Report must be completed and submitted as required under Protocol 12: Risk Classification, Reclassification and Reporting (PDF, 647KB).

The exposure pathway questionnaire, included in Part 8 of the form, may also be required:

 


The information on this web page does not replace the legislative requirements in the EMA or its regulations and it does not list all provisions for contaminated site services.

If there are differences between this information and the Act, Regulation, or Protocols, the Act, Regulation, and Protocols apply.