Land Remediation Enhancements
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Who: The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, Land Remediation Section
What: Upcoming enhancements to core services and information requests
Why: The last review was 2007 and demand for services has increased
The Land Remediation Section administers the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites in British Columbia . The section provides information to the public on the requirements for site identification, investigation and remediation. Remediation is focused on sites that are chosen for redevelopment and other complex, high-risk contaminated sites. Site remediation services are a critical step in the development of both industrial and commercial businesses, housing applications, as well as important public infrastructure such as roads, health-care facilities and schools.
The contaminated sites process can be triggered by a variety of factors, including due diligence during property transactions, municipal permit applications, land-use changes, and the shutdown of commercial/industrial operations.
The Land Remediation Section is conducting a review in response to rising demands for site remediation services and the need for more resources to handle service applications. The review provides an opportunity to simplify and clarify costs for services, ensure First Nations interests are considered, improve how site registry information is accessed by the public, and ensure fees are accurate.
Read the discussion paper (PDF, 3MB)
Use the link to register for one of the sessions below. Both sessions will cover the same content.
Session 1: January 16, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Session 2: January 18, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
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This information is being collected by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy under 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Kelli Larsen, Senior Policy Analyst, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 236-468-2223.
How your contribution makes a difference
Public participation will help inform the upcoming intentions paper and allow us to identify potential problems early in the process.