Federal contaminated sites: publications

About the program and approach:

Guidance documents related to human health risk assessment:

Guidance on assessing ecological risks:

  • Ecological risk assessment guidance (PDF 3.0 MB)
  • Module 1: toxicity test selection and interpretation (PDF 1.75 MB)
  • Module 2: selection or development of site-specific toxicity reference values (PDF 1.25 MB)
  • Module 3: standardization of wildlife receptor characteristics (PDF 1.50 MB)
  • Module 4: causality assessment (PDF 1.15 MB)
  • Statements of work for ecological risk assessments at federal sites (PDF 0.99 MB)

Program related guidance to address sites:

Other technical guidance to address sites:

  • Federal Guidelines for Landfarming Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils (PDF 0.91 MB)

Federal contaminated site action plan advisory bulletin (FAB):

Annual reports:

Other related reports:

  • Who will do the cleanup? Canadian labour requirements for the remediation and reclamation of contaminated sites (2006-2009) (PDF 2.62MB)
  • When supply does not meet demand: labour gaps and issues in Canada's contaminated sites sector (2008) (PDF 3.26MB)


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