Site Remediation Forms

To adhere with regulatory requirements, site owners, operators and consultants involved in assessing and cleaning up contaminated sites must fill out and submit prescribed applications and notification forms, as relevant. Specific forms are also used to request services or information pertaining to contaminated sites.

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Site Profile

Site profiles are forms that are used as a screening tool to identify potentially contaminated sites. An applicant must provide readily available information regarding the past and present uses of a site, as well as basic land descriptions. The assistance of a consultant should not be necessary to complete a site profile. The content and format of a site profile are provided in Schedule 1 of the Contaminated Sites Regulation.

Under section 40 of the Environmental Management Act, there are several triggers for the submission of a site profile, including submission of an application to a local government for particular approvals related to redevelopment. If there is no history of activities that are listed in Schedule 2 of the Contaminated Sites Regulation having occurred on a site, then a site profile is not needed - unless under order by a Director of Waste Management, or if a local government has asked for the site profile for their own needs.

Site Risk Classification Report

The Site Risk Classification Report form must be completed and submitted as required under Protocol 12 - Site Risk Classification, Reclassification and Reporting. The Exposure Pathway Questionnaire, included in Part 8 of the form, may also be required.

Protocol 6 Approval Application

Protocol 6 Approval Applications must be sent to the ministry when preapproval is required under section 4.4 of Protocol 6 - Eligibility of Applications for Review by Approved Professionals. Once preapproval is obtained via Protocol 6, an application for a contaminated sites legal instrument, which is based on the preapproval and accompanied by a written recommendation from an Approved Professional, is eligible for submission to the ministry.

Summary of Site Condition Form

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 section 7.1 of the Contaminated Sites Regulation and in Protocol 12 - Site Risk Classification, Reclassification and Reporting.

Notification of Independent Remediation

A Notification of Independent Remediation form must be submitted to inform the ministry when independent remediation at a site begins and ends. Section 54 (2) of the Environmental Management Act requires anyone undertaking independent remediation to promptly inform the Director in writing, upon initiating remediation and within 90 days of completion. Contact the Site Information Advisor for advice.

Notification of Likely or Actual Migration

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 site to a nearby parcel. Sections 57 and 60 of the Contaminated Sites Regulation 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. 

Contaminated Soil Relocation Agreement

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 of the Contaminated Sites Regulation, signatures from the source and receiving site owners are required, as well as signoff by a ministry official. 

Detailed Ecological Risk Assessment Checklist

The Detailed Ecological Risk Assessment Checklist is to be submitted under Protocol 20 - Detailed Ecological Risk Assessment Requirements. This checklist includes the key elements of any Detailed Ecological Risk Assessment, in support of a recommendation to issue a contaminated sites legal instrument, based on compliance with the Contaminated Sites Regulation risk-based standards. 

Contaminated Sites Services Application

The Contaminated Sites Services Application form should be submitted when requesting all Section services, except when obtaining information on sites from our records. For service application enquiries, including the status of an application, contact the Client Information Officer

Site Information Request Application

The Site Information Request Application is used for requesting information on a specific site or sites from our electronic records. The Section can search several Environmental Protection Division databases, including the Site Registry, which is otherwise accessed via BC Online (requires registration). Contact the Site Information Advisor for advice.  

File Contents Retrieval Application

The File Contents Retrieval Application is used to obtain paper records on sites. Normally, a Site Registry search would be completed first to identify the Site ID, file numbers and documents wanted for the site. Contact the Site Information Advisor for advice.