CPD Opportunity – Contaminated Sites & Soil Relocation

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (the ministry) is planning to amend the Environmental Management Act (EMA) and the Contaminated Sites Regulation (CSR) to support making contaminated sites climate ready. The ministry has prepared a discussion paper that’s open for comment. The paper summarizes ideas about remediation effectiveness in a changing climate and includes recently completed work in support of climate preparedness. The deadline for providing comments has been extended to 4:00pm on December 23, 2022.

In addition, the ministry has amended the CSR to align with the amendments to EMA (Bill 3) regarding soil relocation. The changes to EMA and the CSR come into effect on March 1, 2023.

These changes will:

  • Streamline the legal regime, making the process clearer
  • Improve the ministry’s ability to carry out compliance verification and enforcement

Two webinars explaining the discussion paper on making contaminated sites climate ready and the soil relocation changes to EMA and the CSR will be held on:

  1. Wednesday, December 14, 2022 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
  2. Thursday, December 15, 2022 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm