NOVEMBER 27, 2020 – Changes to the Environmental Management Act (Bill 17) and Stage 13 Contaminated Sites Regulation (CSR) amendments come into effect on February 1, 2021. As part of implementing these changes, ten protocols have been revised and posted for comment. The ministry requests stakeholder feedback on the draft protocols by Monday, January 11, 2021. The ministry is also reviewing and updating guidance documents and procedures related to the protocols. Visit our Site Remediation News page for more information.
NOVEMBER 12, 2020 – Updates have recently been made to the following page on the Province of British Columbia website: Site remediation news.
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy has made changes to the site identification process in the Environmental Management Act and Contaminated Sites Regulation that come into effect on February 1, 2021. These changes aim to streamline the legal regime by making the process clearer and more predictable and will improve the ministry?s ability to carry out compliance verification and enforcement. To help affected parties understand these amendments, three webinars are being delivered by the ministry to targeted audiences. Each webinar will include a presentation and time for questions. For more information on how to register for a webinar, please visit the webpage.