The Advisory Panel on Contaminated Sites was appointed to review Part 4 of the Waste Management Act (?Act?) and the Contaminated Sites Regulation (?CSR?). In particular, the Panel was asked to review several key components of the contaminated sites regime and to make ?actionable? recommendations to inform a new policy framework for regulating contaminated sites in British Columbia. A primary consideration for the Panel was the Government?s commitment to creating an efficient, effective, performance-based regime that will focus public resources on sites that pose a high risk to human health and environment. Areas reviewed by the Panel included issues associated with liability principles, funding mechanisms, government administration, standards and best practices in other jurisdictions.
Eriksson, Margaret, Lloyd, Peter; Sager, John; Konasewich, Dennis;. 2002. Advisory Panel on Contaminated Sites Interim Report. BC Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection