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Contaminated sites learning series

Watch these videos to learn how to submit accurate contaminated sites applications. The videos are designed for qualified professionals and all land remediation clients.

This virtual learning series was presented on February 1 to 2 and 8 to 9, 2022.

Legislative framework, key features and steps to remediation:

Steps required, different forms and associated fees:

Legislative framework, effect on key parties and Statutory Decision Maker’s (SDM) role:

How to apply for a permit or approval:

How to complete a site disclosure statement and make effective release notice applications:

Requirements, expectations, common errors and omissions in Preliminary and Detailed Site investigations:

The benefits and reasons behind the enquiry process and how to receive a timely response:

Obtaining information from the Site Registry, Site Information Requests and FOI requests:

Combined webinar:

  • Part 1: High-quality applications, updated Contaminated Sites Services Application Form (CSSAF) and payment
  • Part 2: Application lifecycle example and introduction of new expanded review process in effect January 31, 2022

BC Environmental Land and Field Sampling Manuals, Environmental Data Quality Assurance Regulation:

.Crown Contaminated Sites Program (CCSP) sustainable remediation and adaptive management approaches on Crown properties:

.CSAP overview and typical CSAP submission:

Common issues with Protocol 6 pre-approvals and the Detailed Screening spreadsheet:

Random Performance Assessments (RPA), Focussed Reviews (FR) and Non-random Performance Assessments (NRPA):

Protocol 11 and 12 introduction, triggers and requirements of a site-risk application:

Requirements, remediation plans, schedules, reclassifications and common examples:

Overview of independent remediation, forms and timelines:

Successful application submission and best remediation practices:

Emphasis on aquatic sites with an example:

Pre-requisites, beneficial use exemptions and Protocol 13 requirements:

Derivation of Water Quality Guidelines (WQGs) and their application:

What to include, when and why of Performance Verification Plans:

Benefits of each, how to apply, common errors:

Common applications and errors or omissions:

Options for local background concentrations, what environmental media apply, available resources and making complete applications:

Different types of pre-approvals, common errors and omissions:

When, Why and How to use an Summary of Site Condition (SoSC):

Benefits of initial AiP when remediating in stages for large sites:

Vapour sampling, attenuation factors, interpreting vapour data, site risk classifications and risk controls:

While the ministry tried to keep information up to date and correct in the learning series, all information shared is for the sole purpose of informing and guiding the application process and should be treated as such.

All requirements in the Environmental Management Act, Contaminated Sites Regulation and Director’s Protocols will supersede any details provided.

Revised protocol implementation

Ten webinars were presented between February 24 and March 19, 2021 describing:

  • The CSR Stage 13 amendments
  • Ten revised protocols that came into effect on February 1, 2021

Review the recordings:

Soil relocation amendments and making contaminated sites climate ready

This webinar describes upcoming changes to the soil relocation provisions in the Environmental Management Act and the Contaminated Sites Regulation.

It also explains the discussion paper on making contaminated sites climate ready.

Review the recording:

Soil relocation forms

A webinar presented on February 21, 2023 provided an overview of:

  • The Soil Relocation Notification form
  • The High Volume Site Registration form
  • The SRIS Subscription form

Review the recording:

Site identification: changes effective February 1, 2021 

These webinars describe the changes to the site identification provisions in the Environmental Management Act and Contaminated Sites Regulation.

Review the recordings:

The site disclosure statement is in use as of February 1, 2021 and replaces the former site profile.

Review the Site Disclosure Statement (Online)

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.