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Proposed Regulatory Changes: Soil Relocation In BC

Posted: February 12, 2021

INTRODUCTION The BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (ENV) is proposing significant “Stage 14 Amendments” to the Contaminated Sites Regulation (CSR), as detailed in their January 2021 Intentions Paper (link). The proposed changes would impose new requirements around the movement of non-contaminated soil within BC. Interested parties are asked to complete and submit […]

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Notice: Identification Of Contaminated Sites In BC

Posted: January 18, 2021

Land developers, municipalities, realtors, and commercial and industrial property owners / operators should be aware of important “Stage 13” changes to the BC Contaminated Sites Regulation (CSR) that will take effect on February 1, 2021.  The net effect is that a wider range of properties and projects will be triggered into the BC Ministry of […]

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Groundwater Management: Construction In Vancouver

Posted: May 5, 2020

The City of Vancouver’s has recently issued an amended Groundwater Management Bulletin.  The bulletin explains the City’s expectations for managing groundwater during and after construction of larger, multi-dwelling developments.  Though some exceptions may apply, the key new requirements include: All construction dewatering/drainage must be supported by a short-term Use Approval under the Water Sustainability Act.  […]

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