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Soil Quality Guidelines

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  • CCME's Soil Quality Guidelines Task Group (SQGTG) is responsible for the development of Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for the protection of environmental and human health; guidance on other soil quality and contaminated site-related activities; developing and maintaining the Canada-wide Standard for Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Soil and the requirements under it.

    Canadian Environmental Quality Guidelines

    Environmental quality guideline activities in Canada for air, water, soil, sediment and tissue residue have been integrated into one comprehensive document, the Canadian Environmental Quality Guidelines.




    Documents for Public Review

    Scientific Supporting Document for Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Human Health – Beryllium

    A draft scientific criteria document for a Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Human Health – Beryllium is available for public review and comment until January 17, 2014. 

    The consultation period is now closed. Thank you for your comments. 

    Guidance Manual on Sampling, Analysis and Data Management for Contaminated Sites Volume IV: Compendium of Analytical Methods for Contaminated Sites

    A draft Guidance Manual on Sampling, Analysis and Data Management for Contaminated Sites Volume IV: Compendium of Analytical Methods for Contaminated Sites is available for public review and comment until October 4, 2013.

    The consultation period is now closed. Thank you for your comments.

    Scientific Supporting Document for Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Environmental and Human Health – Nickel

    A draft scientific criteria document for a Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Environmental and Human Health – Nickel is available for public review and comment until April 2, 3013. The scientific criteria document includes English and French summaries.

    The consultation period is now closed. Thank you for your comments. 

    Scientific Criteria Document for Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Human Health – Lead

    A draft scientific criteria document for a Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Human Health – Lead is available for public review and comment until March 4, 2013. The scientific criteria document includes English and French summaries.

    The consultation period is now closed. Thank you for your comments.



     

     



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