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January to September 2021

 

Public Consultation Extension: BC Field Sampling Manual Part E2 - Groundwater

September 10, 2021

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (the ‘Ministry’) posted a Draft Revision of Part E2 – Groundwater of the BC Field Sampling Manual (BCFSM) in May of this year. The Draft Revision is publicly available at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/research-monitoring-reporting/monitoring/laboratory-standards-quality-assurance/bc-field-sampling-manual.

Although the Draft Revision has been available on the Laboratory Standards & Quality Assurance webpage since May, this notification provides the first official announcement of the public consultation period. The Ministry is seeking feedback on the Draft Revision from industry clients, environmental practitioners, and the general public. Feedback will be reviewed and considered during the final edit of this part of the BCFSM. This public consultation period will expire on the 29th of October 2021. Please provide your feedback to Blair.Irwin@gov.bc.ca.

 

Public Consultation Period: BC Field Sampling Manual Part E2 - Groundwater

April 26, 2021

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy has posted a Draft Revision of Part E2 – Groundwater of the BC Field Sampling Manual (BCFSM). The BCFSM is being revised to ensure its content is consistent with current industry standards, developments in technology and ultimately to ensure that environmental data reported to the Province is reliable and defensible. The Draft materials can be found on the B.C. Field Sampling Manual webpage

The Ministry is seeking feedback from industry clients, environmental practitioners, and the general public. Feedback will be reviewed and considered during the final edit of this part of the BCFSM. This public consultation period will expire on June 30, 2021. Please provide your feedback to Blair.Irwin@gov.bc.ca.

 

BC Environmental Laboratory Manual - Methods Posted for Review

April 08, 2021

The Laboratory Standards and Quality Assurance unit has posted seven analytical methods on their B.C. Environmental Laboratory Manual website

Stakeholders and members of the public are encouraged to review these methods and provide feedback or concerns to the Senior Laboratory Specialist at: Sergei.Verenitch@gov.bc.ca or Labs@Victoria1.gov.bc.ca.

This public consultation period will expire on May 31, 2021.