CCME Public Review: Draft Excess Soil Reuse Guidance

Soil pit

A draft Excess Soil Reuse Guidance document from the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment is available for public review and comment until January 3, 2023. It is available in both English and French and is accompanied by a questionnaire containing specific questions for reviewers on certain sections of the draft document.

The document is intended to provide a reference tool for jurisdictions implementing excess soil management policies. It includes principles that should be considered in such a policy, circumstances under which they might be applied, and pros and cons related to the application of these principles. The guidance document provides elements that should be included in a traceability protocol intended to track beneficially reused soil. It discusses the responsibilities of both source and receiving sites in projects involving the reuse of excess soils.