The Stage 10 (Omnibus) amendments to the Contaminated Sites Regulation under the Environmental Management Act were approved and will take effect on Nov. 1, 2017. Among other things, the amendments:
- Update all existing soil, water and vapour standards to reflect contemporary science
- Simplify the formats and consolidate existing schedules into four new schedules organized by environmental media (soil, water, vapour and sediment)
- Add new toxicology-based soil/water standards for some emerging contaminants
- Establish a regulatory commitment to an ongoing five year fixed cycle of review to ensure the regulation’s standards are regularly assessed and updated.