Contaminated Sites Policy Framework - 2023 Update

Contaminated Sites Policy Framework

Alberta Environment and Protected Areas (EPA) has updated the Contaminated Sites Policy Framework.

The updated document can be viewed here.

This revision includes updates to reflect newer policy guidelines that were not available in 2014. This includes:

  •   Alberta Tier 1 Soil and Groundwater Remediation Guidelines. (2022),
  •   Alberta Tier 2 Soil and Groundwater Remediation Guidelines (2022), 
  •   Environmental Site Assessment Standard (2016), 
  •   Exposure Control Guide (Government of Alberta (2016). 
  •   Risk Management Plan Guide (2017). 
  •   Guidance for Site-specific Risk Basements in Alberta (2022)
  •   Guidance for Selecting Toxicity Reference Values for Alberta Tier 1 and Tier 2 Soil and Groundwater        Remediation Guidelines (2017)
  •   A Protocol for the Derivation of Groundwater Quality Guidelines for Use at Contaminated Sites (CCME, 2015).
  •   A Protocol for the Derivation of Soil Vapour Quality Guidelines for Human Exposures via Inhalation of Vapours (CCME 2014). 

The Remediation Regulation (2022) is now included as an important piece of legislation within the Contaminated Sites Policy Framework.