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Implementation of Amendments to the Contaminated Sites Protocols (September 2021):

Amendments have been made to the Notification of Contamination, Remediation Levels, and Confirmation of Remediation Protocols. These amendments will be effective on and after September 30, 2021. The updates to the Environmental Quality Standards (EQS) and Pathway Specific Standards (PSS) tables will take effect in the following manner:

  • All Notifications under the Contaminated Sites Regulations made after September 30, 2021 or any 30-Day Cleanups initiated after September 30, 2021 must follow the amended criteria.
  • Any Notifications under the Contaminated Sites Regulations filed with the Department prior to September 30, 2021 may choose to follow the amended criteria or continue to use previous criteria (archived, 2013) until September 30, 2023.
  • Any 30-Day Cleanups initiated prior to September 30, 2021 may choose to follow the amended criteria or continue to use previous criteria for up to 90 days (December 30, 2021).
  • Once file closure documentation is submitted, if more work is required, the applicable deadline dates for transition files outlined above (September 30, 2023 and December 30, 2021) still apply. If additional work is required beyond the deadline dates for transition files, the amended EQS and PSS criteria (2021) would now apply.
  • If time extensions to close a file extend beyond the deadline dates outlined above, the amended EQS and PSS criteria (2021) would apply.
  • Notice of Amendments – 2021PDF Download Link (PDF:174k)
  • Implementation of Amendments - 2021PDF Download Link (PDF:163k)

Notification of Contamination Protocol

PRO-100 - Notification of Contamination ProtocolPDF Download Link (PDF:1.9mb)
[Revised: September 2021]

Environmental Site Assessment for Limited Remediation Protocol

PRO-200 - Environmental Site Assessment for Limited Remediation ProtocolPDF Download Link (PDF:634k)

Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment Protocol

PRO-300 - Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment ProtocolPDF Download Link (PDF:687k)

Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment Protocol

PRO-400 - Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment ProtocolPDF Download Link (PDF:603k)

Remediation Levels Protocol

PRO-500 - Remediation Levels ProtocolPDF Download Link (PDF:1.9mb)
[September 2021]

Remedial Action Plan Protocol

PRO-600 - Remedial Action Plan ProtocolPDF Download Link (PDF:505k)

Confirmation of Remediation Protocol

PRO-700 - Confirmation of Remediation ProtocolPDF Download Link (PDF:645k)

Archive Files

Administration / Guidance

  • Administrative Fee Fact Sheet (under review)

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