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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 October 31, 2017.
See “Amendments Not in Force” for amendments
effective after October 31, 2017.
Link to Point in Time

Environmental Management Act

Contaminated Sites Regulation

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

Schedule 7

[en. B.C. Reg. 324/2004, s. 68; am. B.C. Regs. 239/2007, s. 8; 343/2008, s. 17.]

Standards Triggering Contaminated Soil Relocation Agreements1

COLUMN ICOLUMN IICOLUMN IIICOLUMN IV
SubstanceSoil Relocation to Nonagricultural Land2 Soil Relocation to Agricultural Land3 Waste Disposal Prohibited Without Authorization4 
Inorganic Substances
 antimony202040
 arsenic151515
 barium400400400
 beryllium448
 boron (hot water soluble) 2 
 cadmium1.51.51.5
chloride ion (Cl-)353590
 chromium (+3)605065
 chromium (+6)606060
 chromium (total)605060
 cobalt5040300
 copper909090
 cyanide (WAD)5100.5100
 cyanide (SAD)6505500
 fluoride4002002 000
 lead100100100
 mercury150.6150
 molybdenum10540
 nickel100150500
 selenium3210
 silver202040
sodium ion (Na+)2002001 000
 sulphur (elemental) 500 
 thallium 2 
 tin505300
 vanadium200200 
 zinc150150150
Miscellaneous Inorganic and Organic Substances
 nonaqueous phase liquidsnot present7not present7not present7
 odorous substancesnot present8not present8not present8
petroleum hydrocarbons
 VPHs9200200200
 LEPHs101 0001 0002 000
 HEPHs111 0001 0005 000
Organic Substances
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons

chlorinated aliphatics
 chlorinated aliphatics12(each)50.150
  chlorinated benzenes   
 chlorobenzenes13(each)20.0510
 dichlorobenzenes14(each)10.110
 hexachlorobenzene20.0510
 monochlorobenzene10.110
 hexachlorocyclohexane 0.01 
  chlorinated ethenes   
 tetrachloroethylene50.15
 trichloroethylene0.0150.0150.015
miscellaneous chlorinated hydrocarbons
 PCBs1550.550
 PCDDs and PCDFs160.000350.000010.0025
Glycols
 ethylene glycol1 5001 5001 500
Monocyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (MAHs)
 benzene0.040.040.04
 ethylbenzene1120
 styrene50.150
 toluene1.51.52.5
 xylene50.120
Phenolic Substances
chlorinated phenols
 chlorinated phenols17(each)0.50.055
 pentachlorophenol0.150.150.15
nonchlorinated phenols
 nonchlorinated phenols 18(each)10.110
Phthalic Acid Esters
 phthalic acid esters19(each) 30 
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
 benz[a]anthracene10.110
 benzo[b]fluoranthene10.110
 benzo[k]fluoranthene10.110
 benzo[a]pyrene10.110
 dibenz[a,h]anthracene10.110
 indeno (1,2,3-cd) pyrene10.110
 naphthalene50.150
 phenanthrene50.150
 pyrene100.1100
Pesticides
 DDT20,21101015

Footnotes

1.All values are 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.Pursuant to section 55 of the Act and section 40 of this regulation, a soil relocation agreement is not required to relocate soil to a different site, other than a site used for agricultural land use, if the concentration of substances in the soil is less than specified in Column II.
3.Pursuant to section 55 of the Act and section 40 of this regulation, a soil relocation agreement is not required to relocate soil to a different site used for agricultural land use if the concentration of substances in the soil is less than specified in Column III.
4.Pursuant to section 41 of this regulation, the prohibition on waste disposal in sections 6 (2) and 6 (3) of the Act do not apply if the concentration of substances in the soil is less than specified in Column IV.
5.WAD means weak acid dissociable.
6.SAD means strong acid dissociable.
7.Soil must not be relocated with nonaqueous phase liquids present in quantities in excess of that acceptable to a director.
8.Soil must not be relocated with odorous substances present in quantities in excess of that acceptable to a director.
9.VPHs include volatile petroleum hydrocarbons with the exception of:
benzene,
toluene,
ethylbenzene, and
xylenes.
10.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.
11.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.
12.Chlorinated aliphatics include:
chloroform,
dichloroethane (1,1-, 1,2-),
dichloroethene (1,1-, 1,2-),
dichloromethane,
1,2-dichloropropane,
1,3-dichloropropene (cis and trans),
1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane,
carbon tetrachloride, and
trichloroethane (1,1,1-, 1,1,2-).
13.Chlorobenzenes include:
trichlorobenzene,
tetrachlorobenzene, and
pentachlorobenzene.
14.Dichlorobenzenes include:
1,2-dichlorobenzene,
1,3-dichlorobenzene, and
1,4-dichlorobenzene.
15.Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) include Arochlor mixtures 1242, 1248, 1254 and 1260.
16.Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) expressed in 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (2,3,7,8-TCDD) toxicity equivalents. NATO International Toxicity Equivalency Factors (I-TEFs) for congeners and isomers of PCDDs and PCDFs are as follows:
17.Chlorinated phenols include:
chlorophenol isomers (ortho, meta, para),
dichlorophenol (2,6-, 2,5-, 2,4-, 3,5-, 2,3-, 3,4-),
trichlorophenol (2,4,6-, 2,3,6-, 2,4,5-, 2,3,5-, 2,3,4-, 3,4,5-), and
tetrachlorophenol (2,3,5,6-, 2,3,4,5-, 2,3,4,6-).
18.Nonchlorinated phenols include:
2,4-dimethylphenol,
2,4-dinitrophenol,
2-methyl 4,6-dinitrophenol,
nitrophenol (2-, 4-),
phenol, and
cresol.
19.Phthalic acid esters include:
dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and
di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).
20.DDT is 2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane.
21.Includes DDT metabolites.

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