Ministry of Environment

Independent Remediation

Independent remediation is allowed under the Environmental Management Act as long as the ministry is notified at the start and at the completion of remediation. At many sites, remediation may be routine, the risks posed by the site low, and methods of treatment readily available. With the assistance of capable environmental consultants, such a site can be remediated with very little involvement of the ministry. About 60% of the sites being cleaned up in B.C. are handled this way.

Fact Sheets

Requirements for Independent Remediation (PDF/179 KB) Issued March 2006

Administrative Guidance

Independent Remediation of Contaminated Sites (PDF/242 KB) New April 2010




Requirements for Notifications of Independent Remediation and Offsite Migration (PDF/263 KB) NEW JULY 2010

Laws and Regulations

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