New Guidelines Released: Alberta Tier 1 and Tier 2 (2016)

Alberta Environment and Parks has released revisions to the following documents:

Alberta Tier 1 Soil and Groundwater Remediation Guidelines
Alberta Tier 2 Soil and Groundwater Remediation Guidelines

The guidelines are available at:http://aep.alberta.ca/lands-forests/land-industrial/inspections-and-compliance/alberta-soil-and-groundwater-remediation-guidelines.aspx

Although the 2016 editions of the Alberta Tier 1 and Tier 2 guidelines may be used immediately, they formally come into effect on May 1, 2016.  Alberta Environment and Parks and the Alberta Energy Regulator will continue to accept applications for reclamation certificates and remediation certificates that are compliant with the 2014 edition of the Alberta Tier 1 and Tier 2 guidelines provided laboratory analytical data reports from Phase 2 environmental site assessments or confirmatory sampling events are dated on or before April 30, 2016.  Laboratory analytical data reports dated May 1, 2016 or later must be compliant with the 2016 edition of the Alberta Tier 1 and Tier 2 guidelines.

A summary table showing which guidelines have changed is attached. 

Where revised guidelines are a result of revisions to Tier 1 and Tier 2 input parameters, these changes have been made in Appendix C  of the Tier 1 document and Appendix A of the Tier 2 document.   

In addition to editorial corrections, the following changes have been made to the text:

Sections 2.3.4 and 5.2.3 in the Tier 1 guidelines and Section 2.3.3 in the Tier 2 guidelines have been revised to include the implementation of the Subsoil Petroleum Hydrocarbon Guidelines for Remote Forested Sites in the Green Area.

Section 5.2.4 in the Tier 1 guidelines has been revised to clarify the relationship between non-carcinogenic PAHs and petroleum hydrocarbon fractions 1 to 4.

For questions, please contact:

Alberta Environment and Parks
land.management@gov.ab.ca

 

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