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B.C. Reg. 375/96
O.C. 1480/96 and M271/2004
Deposited December 16, 1996
effective April 1, 1997

Environmental Management Act

Contaminated Sites Regulation

Note: Check the Cumulative Regulation Bulletin 2015 and 2016
for any non-consolidated amendments to this regulation that may be in effect.

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 4/2014, January 31, 2014]

Link to Point in Time

Schedule 4

[en. B.C. Reg. 324/2004, s. 68; am. B.C. Reg. 343/2008, s. 13.]

Generic Numerical Soil Standards 1

COLUMN I
Substance
COLUMN II
Agricultural
(AL)
COLUMN III
Urban Park
(PL)
COLUMN IV
Residential
(RL)
COLUMN V
Commercial
(CL)
COLUMN VI
Industrial
(IL)
Inorganic Substances
antimony 20 20 20 40 40
beryllium 4 4 4 8 8
boron (hot water soluble) 2        
cobalt 40 50 50 300 300
cyanide (WAD)2 0.5 10 10 100 100
cyanide (SAD)3 5 50 50 500 500
fluoride 200 400 400 2 000 2 000
molybdenum 5 10 10 40 40
nickel 150 100 100 500 500
selenium 2 3 3 10 10
silver 20 20 20 40 40
sulphur (elemental) 500        
thallium4 2        
tin 5 50 50 300 300
vanadium 200 200 200    
Miscellaneous Inorganic and Organic Substances
nonaqueous phase liquids not present5 not present5 not present5 not present5 not present5
odorous substances not present6 not present6 not present6 not present6 not present6
petroleum hydrocarbons          
VPHs7 200 200 200 200 200
LEPHs8 1 000 1 000 1 000 2 000 2 000
HEPHs9 1 000 1 000 1 000 5 000 5 000
Organic Substances Chlorinated Hydrocarbons
chlorinated aliphatics
chlorinated aliphatics10 (each) 0.1 5 5 50 50
chlorinated benzenes          
chlorobenzenes11 (each) 0.05 2 2 10 10
dichlorobenzenes12 (each) 0.1 1 1 10 10
hexachlorobenzene 0.05 2 2 10 10
lindane 0.01        
monochlorobenzene 0.1 1 1 10 10
Monocyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (MAHs)
styrene 0.1 5 5 50 50
Phenolic Substances          
chlorinated phenols          
chlorinated phenols13 (each) 0.05 0.5 0.5 5 5
nonchlorinated phenols          
nonchlorinated phenols14 (each) 0.1 1 1 10 10
Phthalic Acid Esters
phthalic acid esters15 (each) 30        
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
benz[a]anthracene 0.1 1 1 10 10
benzo[b]fluoranthene 0.1 1 1 10 10
benzo[k]fluoranthene 0.1 1 1 10 10
dibenz[a,h]anthracene 0.1 1 1 10 10
indeno [1,2,3-cd] pyrene 0.1 1 1 10 10
naphthalene 0.1 5 5 50 50
phenanthrene 0.1 5 5 50 50
pyrene 0.1 10 10 100 100

Footnotes

1.All values in μg/g unless otherwise stated. Substances must be analyzed using methods specified in a director's protocol or alternate methods acceptable to a director.
2.WAD means weak acid dissociable.
3.SAD means strong acid dissociable.
4.Standard has been adjusted based on analytical detection limit of 2 μg/g for substance.
5.Soil must be remediated so that nonaqueous phase liquids are not present in quantities in excess of that acceptable to a director.
6.Soil must be remediated so that odorous substances are not present in quantities in excess of that acceptable to a director.
7.VPHs include:
volatile petroleum hydrocarbons with the exception of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes.
8.LEPHs include:
light extractable petroleum hydrocarbons with the exception of benz[a]anthracene, benzo[a]pyrene, benzo[b]fluoranthene, benzo[k]fluoranthene, dibenz[a,h]anthracene, indeno [1,2,3-cd] pyrene, naphthalene, phenanthrene and pyrene.
9.HEPHs include:
heavy extractable petroleum hydrocarbons with the exception of benz[a]anthracene, benzo[a]pyrene, benzo[b]fluoranthene, benzo[k]fluoranthene, dibenz[a,h]anthracene, indeno [1,2,3-cd] pyrene, naphthalene, phenanthrene and pyrene.
10.Chlorinated aliphatics include:
chloroform,
dichloroethane (1,1-, 1,2-),
dichloroethene (1,1-, 1,2-),
dichloromethane,
1,2-dichloropropane,
1,3-dichloropropene (cis and trans),
carbon tetrachloride,
trichloroethane (1,1,1-, 1,1,2-).
11.Chlorobenzene includes:
trichlorobenzene,
tetrachlorobenzene, and
pentachlorobenzene.
12.Dichlorobenzene includes:
1,2-dichlorobenzene,
1,3-dichlorobenzene, and
1,4-dichlorobenzene.
13.Chlorinated phenols include:
chlorophenol isomers (ortho, meta, para),
dichlorophenols (2,6-, 2,5-, 2,4-, 3,5-, 2,3-, 3,4-),
trichlorophenols (2,4,6-, 2,3,6-, 2,4,5-, 2,3,5-, 2,3,4-, 3,4,5-), and
tetrachlorophenols (2,3,5,6-, 2,3,4,5-, 2,3,4,6-).
14.Nonchlorinated phenols include:
2,4-dimethylphenol,
2,4-dinitrophenol,
2-methyl 4,6-dinitrophenol,
nitrophenol (2-, 4-),
phenol, and
cresol.
15.Phthalic acid esters include:
dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and
di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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