The Waste Management Act (WMA) was amended on May 9, 2002, to eliminate duplication in regulating mine sites, to remove disincentives to the transfer of mine ownership, and to clarify the requirements for recovering site cleanup costs in court. At the same time, amendments were made to several other statutes to clarify the requirements for authorizations sought for various activities generally associated with development on land that may be contaminated. This update describes these amendments, why they were needed, and how they will affect contaminated sites stakeholders. All of the amendments maintain the strong human health and environmental protection standards which were part of the contaminated sites regime.
BC Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection. 2002. Update on Contaminated Sites: Contaminated Sites Provisions of the Waste Management Act, Amended. BC Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection