Site remediation forms

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

  • Complete certain forms, or
  • Apply for services

Fees for services are prescribed in Schedule 3 of the Contaminated Sites Regulation. 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. The PDF forms may not be compatible with all browsers. Please download, save the files to your computer and open using Adobe Reader (free) or Adobe Acrobat.

Forms 

The Contaminated Sites Services Application 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.

For service application enquiries, 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 of the Contaminated Sites Regulation, signatures from the source and receiving site owners are required, as well as signoff 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 is based on risk assessment.

Protocol 20, 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) 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.

For further information, visit Independent remediation.

Select one of the following formats:

Send the NIR package to Advisor.SiteInformation@gov.bc.ca

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 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.

For further information, read Dealing with contaminant migration.

Select one of the following formats:

Send the completed form to Advisor.SiteInformation@gov.bc.ca

The Protocol 6 Preapproval Application form must be completed when requesting preapproval from the director to not delineate or remediate the entire extent of contamination.

Read Section 4 of Protocol 6 and the Preapprovals under Protocol 6 for more information.

Select one of the following formats:

Send the completed form, along with a completed Contaminated Sites Services Application form and supporting information to csp_cio@Victoria1.gov.bc.ca

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 Contaminated Sites Regulation. 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 to complete a site disclosure statement:

Send the completed form to:

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, and 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.

Send the completed form or related questions to Advisor.SiteInformation@gov.bc.ca

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.

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.

 

The information on this webpage does not replace the legislative requirements in the Environmental Management Act or its regulations. 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.