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Proposed Regulatory Changes: Soil Relocation

Posted: February 11, 2022

Introduction The BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (ENV) is proposing significant new requirements for the movement of non-contaminated soil in BC, through amendments to the Contaminated Sites Regulation (CSR). Details are provided in a Final Policy Direction paper (link). We understand that the amendments may come into force as early as November […]

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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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