Ministry of the Environment: Webinar – CSR Stage 12 Amendments

Webinar to be held Thursday, September 6th AUGUST 23, 2018 – The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy is holding consultation on proposed amendments to the Contaminated Sites Regulation (CSR).  The Stage 12 Amendment includes proposed changes to the name of a Wide Area Site (WAS), and errors introduced as a result of the […]

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BC Ministry of the Environment: Contaminated Sites ‘Response to Stakeholder Comment’ Documents Released

12 documents released in support of Stage 10/11 Amendments to Contaminated Sites Regulation The ministry has prepared response to stakeholder comment tables related to the documents updated for the Stage 10/11 amendments to the Contaminated Sites Regulation (CSR). The response to stakeholder comment tables are available on the ministry’s website. List of response to stakeholder documents: […]

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BC Ministry of the Environment: Stage 11 Webinar Recordings and Presentations Posted

FEBRUARY 8, 2018 – The PowerPoint presentations and audio recordings for the webinars hosted in November and December 2017 are now available on the ministry’s Presentations website.  These webinars were to help stakeholders understand the changes to the recently approved Stage 11 amendments to the Contaminated Sites Regulation. The webinars covered the following topics: Webinar 1 – […]

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Ministry of the Environment: Contaminated Sites Additional Documents Approved

Stage 10 (Omnibus) and Stage 11 (Housekeeping) Amendments to Contaminated Sites Regulation DECEMBER 5, 2017 – The Director has approved an additional 7 documents related to the Stage 10 and Stage 11 amendments to the Contaminated Sites Regulation (CSR) and related consequential amendments to the Hazardous Waste Regulation (HWR) and Organic Matter Recycling Regulation (OMRR). The […]

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Ministry of the Environment: Agricultural Waste Control Regulation Consultation

DECEMBER 1, 2017 – The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy is reviewing the Agricultural Waste Control Regulation (AWCR) under the Environmental Management Act (EMA).  The AWCR review process follows the ministry policy of continuous improvement and commitment to review the regulations on a regular basis and revise provisions as appropriate. In August 2017, the […]

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BC Ministry of the Environment: Cobalt Interim Background Groundwater Estimate

The ministry is hereby extending the cobalt interim background groundwater concentration estimate of 20 µg/L.  The value of 20 µg/L was originally established on October 4, 2002.  This measure is in response to a change in the drinking water standard for cobalt, approved under the Stage 11 amendment to the Contaminated Sites Regulation.  The interim […]

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BC Ministry of the Environment: Errata Version 3 Posted for CSR Omnibus Amendment

New standards come into effect November 1, 2017 JULY 31, 2017 – An updated Errata (version 3) to the Stage 10 (Omnibus) Amendment to the Contaminated Sites Regulation has been released.  The purpose of the Errata is to compile all currently known errors in the Stage 10 Amendment with the intention to correct all errors […]

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BC Ministry of the Environment: Contaminated Sites Protocols and Guidance Documents Released

Deadline for comments is September 5, 2017 JULY 31, 2017 – As a result of Stage 10 (Omnibus) amendments to the Contaminated Sites Regulation (CSR), the following Contaminated Sites Protocols and Guidance Documents have been updated or developed and are now ready for stakeholder comment: *         Protocol 2: Site-Specific Numerical Soil Standards *         Protocol 6: […]

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BC MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT: New Draft Analytical Methods Posted for Review

Comments being accepted until  April 28, 2017 March 27, 2017 – New draft analytical methods listed below, developed with the assistance of the British Columbia Environmental Laboratory Technical Advisory Committee (BCELTAC), have now been posted for review and comment to the ministry’s Sampling, Methods & Quality Assurance webpage, BC Environmental Laboratory Manual, “Methods Posted for […]

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BC Ministry of the Environment: Contaminated Sites Guidance Documents Released for Comment

Documents open for comment until April 28, 2017 March 21, 2017 – As a result of Stage 10 (Omnibus) amendments to the Contaminated Sites Regulation, guidance documents are being updated. The following four documents are open for comment until April 28, 2017. Comments should be sent to *protected email*. Protocol 4. Determining background soil quality (PDF) Protocol 18. Establishing […]

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