March 12: New Environmental Regulations on Contaminated Sites
The province introduced new regulations for cleaning up contaminated sites. The regulations, which will take effect in July 2013, address recommendations made by the auditor general in 2010 and meet a target in the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act. They:
- Ensure that site professionals are qualified to do the work
- Allow property owners to get a release from further enforcement once a site’s cleaned to provincial standards
- Support creating an online registry of contaminated properties.