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.