Environmental Monitoring, Reporting & Economics (EMRE)

Sampling, Methods and Quality Assurance

page Last Updated: August 28, 2014


Main Topics

  1. B.C. Field Sampling Manual (2013)
  2. B.C. Environmental Laboratory Manual (2013)
  3. Environmental Data Quality Assurance Regulation
  4. B.C. Environmental Laboratory Technical Advisory Committee (BCELTAC)
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  1. British Columbia Field Sampling Manual: 2013 Edition

    British Columbia Field Sampling Manual – For Continuous Monitoring and the Collection of Air, Air-Emission, Water, Wastewater, Soil, Sediment and Biological Samples
    October 2013

    This manual defines the general sampling procedures, protocols and equipment that permittees are normally expected to use when carrying out monitoring required by the Ministry of Environment.
  2. British Columbia Environmental Laboratory Manual: 2013 Edition

    Current Ministry Preservation & Hold Times Requirements (PDF/104KB)
    August 27, 2014 updated: august 28, 2014

    British Columbia Environmental Laboratory Manual
    Approved: October 10, 2013; In effect: November 15, 2013

    This manual, superseding the 2009 version, is by the Ministry of Environment in cooperation with the B.C. Environmental Laboratory Technical Advisory Committee.

    New or Updated Methods in the 2013 Edition

    Methods Awaiting Director's Approval

    Methods Approved by Director updated: august 28, 2014

  3. Environmental Data Quality Assurance (EDQA) Regulation

    Environmental Data Quality Assurance (EDQA) Regulation

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    Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation

  4. B.C. Environmental Laboratory Technical Advisory Committee (BCELTAC)

    The B.C. Environmental Laboratory Technical Advisory Committee is a government-stakeholder environmental laboratory, partnership based advisory committee. The committee functions as a technical advisory committee to the B.C. Ministry of Environment by providing guidance in developing and maintaining a comprehensive set of environmental field sampling and laboratory methods.

    2013 Membership List of the BCELTAC

    • Dr. Joyce Austin – Knowledge Management Branch, BC Ministry of Environment
    • Dr. Glyn Fox – Environmental Management Branch, BC Ministry of Environment
    • Mark Hugdahl (Chair) – ALS Environmental
    • Brent Mussato (Vice-chair) – CARO Analytical Services
    • Stephen Varisco – CARO Analytical Services
    • Andrew Garrard – Agat Laboratories
    • Cindy Ott – Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals (CSAP)
    • Mathieu Simoneau – Exova
    • Rob Gilbert – Maxxam Analytics International Corp.
    • Scott Hoekstra – Tervita

    BCELTAC Terms of Reference (PDF/135KB/ 4 pages)

    Committee Recommendations July 30, 2008 (PDF/ 230KB/ 16 pages)

    • Comments are due by Sept. 12, 2008.

    Direct comments to:
    Lab Services Officer
    Laboratory Services
    Water and Air Monitoring and Reporting Section
    3rd Floor, 2975 Jutland Road
    Victoria B.C. V8W 9M1
    Labs@Victoria1.gov.bc.ca