Planned release dates for guidance documents supporting the CSR Omnibus Amendment

Guidance Documents scheduled for release in March and July, 2017 DECEMBER 4, 2016 – To support the implementation of the Stage 10 (Omnibus) Amendments to the Contaminated Sites Regulation, the Ministry is updating existing and developing new guidance documents. To assist stakeholders plan for these consultation periods, a list of documents and anticipated release dates […]

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BC MoE: CSR and HWR Decoupling Amendments Approved

Amendments will be the subject of a presentation at the upcoming 2016 Site Remediation in BC Conference JULY 21, 2016 – On July 19, 2016, the BC government amended the Hazardous Waste Regulation (HWR) and the Contaminated Sites Regulation (CSR) under the Environmental Management Act (EMA) to “decouple” certain provisions of the CSR and the […]

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BC MoE: New EPH Solids PBM Analytical Method Posted for Review

Comments accepted until August 20, 2016 JULY 19, 2016 – The following new analytical method: “Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons (EPH) in Solids by GC/FID” developed with the assistance of the British Columbia Environmental Laboratory Technical Advisory Committee (BCELTAC), has now been posted for review to the ministry’s Sampling, Methods & Quality Assurance webpage, BC Environmental Laboratory […]

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BC MoE: Land Remediation Section’s 2013 – 2015 Biennial Report Posted

Download the latest Biennial Report JULY 7, 2016 – British Columbia con­tinues to make steady progress investigating and remediating con­taminated sites in the province. The Land Remediation Section’s latest Biennial Report summarizes the progress and highlights the major milestones the Land Remediation Section has achieved between April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2015. The report can […]

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BC MoE: Soil Relocation Intentions Paper Released

Deadline for comments is August 31, 2016 JULY 7, 2016 – Following consultation on a 2015 discussion paper, the BC Ministry of the Environment is proposing changes to the current soil relocation process to streamline the regulatory framework and improve the Ministry’s ability to track the movement of contaminated soil to ensure soil relocation is safe […]

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BC Ministry of the Environment: BC Amendments to Organic Matter Recycling Regulation – Webinars Announced

JUNE 15, 2016 – Further to the announcement of June 10, 2016 regarding the amendment to the Organic Matter Recycling Regulation (OMRR), the Ministry of Environment is offering information webinars to review the new requirements. Webinars will be available on the following dates: Thursday, June 16, 2:00 to 3:00 pm PDT Thursday, June 23, 2:00 […]

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BC Ministry of the Environment: BC Spill Response Regime

Public Input on Third Intentions Paper Due June 30, 2016 JUNE 14, 2016 – On May 10, after several days of debate, the BC Legislative Assembly passed all the proposed changes to the Environmental Management Act, 2016. Royal Assent was given on May 19, 2016. The new legislation can be accessed from the Legislative Assembly […]

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BC Ministry of the Environment: BC Amendments to Organic Matter Recycling Regulation

New rules for compost facilities to better protect the environment JUNE 10, 2016 – The Ministry of Environment is amending the organic matter recycling regulation (OMRR) to require permits for compost facilities that process food waste or biosolids. Along with obtaining a permit, affected facilities must continue to comply with all the applicable requirements of […]

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BC Ministry of the Environment: Request for Comments on Technical Guidance 10 and 11

MAY 31, 2016 – The Ministry of Environment’s Land Remediation Section has updated Technical Guidance Documents 10 and 11, based on comprehensive input by the Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals Society. Prior to finalizing these documents the ministry is providing the public and stakeholders the opportunity to review and comment on the draft documents. Interested parties are […]

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BC Ministry of the Environment: Webinars on Intentions Papers for Site Identification and Soil Relocation

May 30, 2016 – As previously announced, an intentions paper regarding site identification has been posted on the ministry’s Land Remediation website for comment, and an intentions paper regarding soil relocation will be posted shortly. Webinars for both intentions papers were originally scheduled for June 8, 2016; however, due to a scheduling conflict, the webinars […]

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