Alberta’s Environmental Site Assessment Standard (2016) Revised and Released March 1
Alberta Environment and Parks recently released a revised Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Standard for the Province. The new Standard (2016) is intended to provide minimum requirements in the planning, implementation and reporting for Phase 1 ESAs, Phase 2 ESAs and confirmatory investigations.
Most notable when ordering an ERIS Database Report is the new Standard requirement that the minimum search distance be 300 metres from the site boundary, replacing the previous 250-metre search minimum. NOTE: The phrase “from site boundary” was not stated previously, therefore ERIS Standard Reports, until now, have used measurements from the site centre for:
22.214.171.124 – Physical Settings: Aerials, Soil Hydro, Geo and Geotechnical Reports/Maps, and Well Records
126.96.36.199 – Source Info: NPRI Database, Landfills, Regulatory Records (EPOs etc.), Waste Management, Tanks, Certs, Approvals, etc. (all of the Alberta Databases we provide)