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"Point in Time" Regulation Content

Environmental Management Act

Hazardous Waste Regulation

B.C. Reg. 63/88

NOTE: Links below go to reg content as it was prior to the changes made on the effective date. (PIT covers changes made from September 19, 2009 to present)
SECTIONEFFECTIVE DATE
Section 1 July 19, 2016
Section 2 July 19, 2016
Section 24.1 July 19, 2016
Section 41.1 July 19, 2016
Schedule 1 November 1, 2017
Schedule 1.1 November 1, 2017

 Section 1 (1) definitions of "contaminated site", "contamination", "ex situ" and "on site media" were added by BC Reg 179/2016, effective July 19, 2016.

 Section 1 (1) definition of "facility" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 179/2016, effective July 19, 2016.

"facility" means any works that are designed to or do handle, store, treat, destroy or dispose of hazardous waste, and includes recycle facilities, storage facilities, treatment facilities, incinerators, thermal treatment facilities, mobile facilities, secure landfills, piles, surface impoundments, land treatment facilities, secure buildings and in situ management facilities, but does not include an historical hazardous waste contaminated site;

 Section 1 (1) definition of "hazardous waste", paragraphs (i.2) and (t) were added by BC Reg 179/2016, effective July 19, 2016.

 Section 1 (1) definitions of "historical hazardous waste contaminated site" and "in situ management facility" BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 179/2016, effective July 19, 2016.

"historical hazardous waste contaminated site" means any land or groundwater which

(a) was contaminated with hazardous waste on or before April 1, 1988, and

(b) is no longer used for any activity which adds new hazardous waste contamination to the land at that location;

"in situ management facility" means a facility used to

(a) prevent or control the movement or release of hazardous waste contaminants, or

(b) treat or destroy hazardous waste contaminants in soil or groundwater

at an historical hazardous waste contaminated site in such a way that the physical location of the hazardous waste contaminants and the soil is not substantially altered;

 Section 1 (3) was added by BC Reg 179/2016, effective July 19, 2016.

 Section 2 (11) and (12) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 179/2016, effective July 19, 2016.

(11) Subject to subsection (12), sections 3, 6 to 13, 25, 28 and 33 do not apply to a facility used to manage hazardous waste from an historical hazardous waste contaminated site if

(a) the facility is located on the historical hazardous waste contaminated site or on other land that the director may approve,

(b) any requirement imposed by the director under subsection (12) is met, and

(c) in the case of an in situ management facility, the person who constructs the facility and the person who operates the facility receive a director's prior approval of the construction or operation.

(12) If a director considers it necessary for the protection of the public or the environment, the director may impose a requirement, in relation to a facility exempted under subsection (11), that the director considers will accomplish the same purpose as a requirement in a provision from which the facility is exempt.

 Section 24.1 (2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 179/2016, effective July 19, 2016.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to an on-site hazardous waste landfill associated with contaminated site remediation activities.

 Section 41.1 (1)(a) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 179/2016, effective July 19, 2016.

(a) treatment and storage on the site where the hydrocarbon contaminated soil was generated,

 Schedule 1 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 243/2016 (as amended by BC Reg 195/2017), effective November 1, 2017.

Schedule 1

[en. B.C. Reg. 132/92, s. 34.]

Dioxin Toxicity Equivalency Factors


Column 1Column 2

CongenersTEF*

2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin1.000
1,2,3,7,8-pentachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin0.500
1,2,3,4,7,8-hexachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin0.100
1,2,3,6,7,8-hexachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin0.100
1,2,3,7,8,9-hexachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin0.100
1,2,3,4,6,7,8-heptachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin0.010
octachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin0.001
2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran0.100
1,2,3,7,8-pentachlorodibenzofuran0.050
2,3,4,7,8-pentachlorodibenzofuran0.500
1,2,3,4,7,8-hexachlorodibenzofuran0.100
1,2,3,6,7,8-hexachlorodibenzofuran0.100
1,2,3,7,8,9-hexachlorodibenzofuran0.100
2,3,4,6,7,8-hexachlorodibenzofuran0.100
1,2,3,4,6,7,8-heptachlorodibenzofuran0.010
1,2,3,4,7,8,9-heptachlorodibenzofuran0.010
octachlorodibenzofuran0.001
  
* Toxicity equivalency factor 

 Schedule 1.1 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 243/2016, effective November 1, 2017.

Schedule 1.1

[en. B.C. Reg. 132/92, s. 34.]

PAH Toxicity Equivalency Factors


Column 1Column 2

PAHTEF*

benzo[a]anthracene0.1
benzo[a]pyrene1.0
benzo[b]fluoranthene0.1
benzo[k]fluoranthene0.1
dibenzo[a,h]anthracene1.1
indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene0.2
  
* Toxicity equivalency factor