Practice guidelines

Practice guidelines are intended to establish guidance that CSAPs should follow to fulfill their professional obligation to the Society, the Ministry, as well as to the public and the environment. The guidelines specify tasks and identify general standards of professional practice that CSAPs should follow when conducting CSAP work. The guidelines also serve as a basis for performance assessments for CSAP work under the bylaws of the Society.

CSAP Numerical Practice Guidelines – Oct 2015 [Excel version]
CSAP Risk-based Practice Guidelines – 2015 [Excel version]

  • Appendix A: Guidance for Conducting Review of Stage 1 PSI Reports
  • Appendix B: Guidance for Conducting Review of Stage 2 PSI and DSI Reports
  • Appendix C: Guidance for Conducting Review of Remediation Plans in support of an AiP
  • Appendix D: Guidance for Conducting Review of Confirmation of Remediation Report
  • Appendix E: Guidance for Conducting Review of Contaminated Soil Relocation Agreements
  • Appendix F: Guidance for APs Conducting Review of Risk Assessments

Soil Vapour Advice and Practice Guidelines
CSAP Technical Guidance for Risk Assessment COPC Screening
Soil Vapour Attenuation Factors for Trench Worker Exposure
CSAP Bioaccummulation Report

Detailed Ecological Risk Assessment Policy Summary

On soil sampling depth, receptor selection, bioassay selection,
use of uncertainty factors in toxicity reference values

ROC, Bioassay & Site Characterization (updated July 2013)
Soil Sampling Depth to Characterize (updated July 2013)
UFs in TRVs (updated July 2013)
CSAP Modeling Iron Manganese in Groundwater 2013

Submission Guidelines

Arms Length Review of Submission Template
CSAP Screening List (pdf)
Ministry Forms (pdf)


Protocols are technical procedures that are legally required under the Contaminated Sites Regulation.

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Procedures are used by Ministry of Environment staff to guide their administration of the contaminated sites legislation and regulations.

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The Ministry of Environment has adopted polices for contaminated sites which focus on scientific, technical and legal policy decisions. Relevant reports and recommendations.

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