Federal contaminated site risk assessment in Canada: Overview of Health Canada guidance documents related to human health risk assessment of federal contaminated sites
This guidance document (Federal Contaminated Site Risk Assessment in Canada: Overview of Health Canada Guidance Documents Related to Human Health Risk Assessment of Federal Contaminated Sites) was prepared to provide guidance for custodial departments of federal contaminated sites.
The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the content and potential application of the various technical guidance documents developed by Health Canada for assessing potential human health risks at federal contaminated sites in Canada.
The document provides an overview of each guidance document, including a summary of its scope and content, references to core Health Canada documents and additional resources and publications, and for some guidance documents, a decision tree to help determine when it is appropriate to use the guidance.
The Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan (FCSAP) is a program of the Government of Canada designed to achieve improved and continuing federal environmental stewardship as it relates to contaminated sites located on federally owned or operated properties, or non-federal lands for which the federal government has accepted full responsibility.
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