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B.C. Reg. 375/96
O.C. 1480/96
Deposited December 16, 1996
effective April 1, 1997
This consolidation is current to June 20, 2017.
See “Amendments Not in Force” for amendments
effective after June 20, 2017.
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Environmental Management Act

Contaminated Sites Regulation

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 184/2016, July 19, 2016]

Schedule 4

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

Generic Numerical Soil Standards1

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
antimony2020204040
beryllium44488
boron (hot water soluble)2    
cobalt405050300300
cyanide (WAD)20.51010100100
cyanide (SAD)355050500500
fluoride2004004002 0002 000
molybdenum510104040
nickel150100100500500
selenium2331010
silver2020204040
sulphur (elemental)500    
thallium42    
tin55050300300
vanadium200200200  
Miscellaneous Inorganic and Organic Substances
nonaqueous phase liquidsnot present5not present5not present5not present5not present5
odorous substancesnot present6not present6not present6not present6not present6
petroleum hydrocarbons     
VPHs7200200200200200
LEPHs81 0001 0001 0002 0002 000
HEPHs91 0001 0001 0005 0005 000
Organic Substances Chlorinated Hydrocarbons
chlorinated aliphatics
chlorinated aliphatics10 (each)0.1555050
chlorinated benzenes     
chlorobenzenes11 (each)0.05221010
dichlorobenzenes12 (each)0.1111010
hexachlorobenzene0.05221010
lindane0.01    
monochlorobenzene0.1111010
Monocyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (MAHs)
styrene0.1555050
Phenolic Substances     
chlorinated phenols     
chlorinated phenols13 (each)0.050.50.555
nonchlorinated phenols     
nonchlorinated phenols14 (each)0.1111010
Phthalic Acid Esters
phthalic acid esters15 (each)30    
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
benz[a]anthracene0.1111010
benzo[b]fluoranthene0.1111010
benzo[k]fluoranthene0.1111010
dibenz[a,h]anthracene0.1111010
indeno [1,2,3-cd] pyrene0.1111010
naphthalene0.1555050
phenanthrene0.1555050
pyrene0.11010100100

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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