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  • Environmental Code of Practice for Aboveground and Underground Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum and Allied Petroleum Products (PN 1326) - ULC Replacements and Withdrawals Update, January 2013
  • Canada-wide Standard (CWS) for Petroleum Hydrocarbons (PHC) in Soil Technical Supplement Errata - July 2012
  • Environmental Code of Practice for Aboveground and Underground Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum and Allied Petroleum Products (PN 1326) May 2012
  • Canada-wide Standard (CWS) for Petroleum Hydrocarbons (PHC) in Soil Technical Supplement Errata - March 2012
  • Water Quality Index 1.1 - Errata - January 2011
  • Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Environment and Human Health - Benzene - Errata - January 2011
  • National Classification System for Contaminated Sites (NCSCS) (PN 1403 & 1404) Errata- November 2010
  • Environmental Code of Practice for Aboveground and Underground Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum and Allied Petroleum Products (PN 1326) Errata - February 2010
  • Spreadsheet Model of the Canada-wide (CWS) of Petroleum Hydrocarbons (PHC) in Soil (2008) (PN 1406) Errata - July 2009
  • Environmental Code of Practice for Aboveground and Underground Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum and Allied Petroleum Products (PN 1326) May 2009
  • Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for Uranium 2007 and the associated Scientific Supporting Document (PN 1371) Errata - December 2008
  • Environmental Code of Practice for Aboveground and Underground Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum and Allied Petroleum Products (PN 1326) Errata - September 2008
  • Canadian Environmental Quality Guidelines (PN 1299) Updates
  • Canadian Environmental Quality Guidelines (PN1299) Errata
  • Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for Carcinogenic and Other Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHS): Environmental and Human Health Effects - Scientific Supporting Document (PN 1401) Errata - July 2008
  • Environmental Code of Practice for Aboveground and Underground Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum and Allied Petroleum Products (PN1326) Errata - July 2005




  • Environmental Code of Practice for Aboveground and Underground Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum and Allied Petroleum Products (PN 1326) - ULC Replacements and Withdrawals Update, January 2013

    Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) has published the First Edition CAN/ULC-S661-10, Standard for Overfill Protection Devices for Flammable and Combustible Liquid Storage Tanks. This standard supersedes ULC/ORD-C58.15-1992, Overfill Protection Devices for Flammable Liquid Storage Tanks, referenced in Table 1 and Sentences 3.3.4(1)(e) (ii), 3.6.2, and 4.3.2 of the Code. Refer to ULC Standard Bulletin 2011-09 for further information.


    Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) has published the First Edition CAN/ULC-S663-11, Standard for Spill Containment Devices for Flammable and Combustible Liquid Aboveground Storage Tanks. This standard replaces and supersedes ULC/ORD-C142.19.94, Spill Containment Devises for Aboveground Flammable and Combustible Liquid Storage Tanks, referenced in Table 1 and Sentence 8.7.2(b) of the Code. Refer to ULC Standard Bulletin 2011-10 for further information.


    Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) has published the First Edition CAN/ULC-S667-11, Metallic Underground Piping for Flammable and Combustible Liquids Standard which complements current referenced standards within the Code. Refer to ULC Standard Bulletin 2011-23 for further information.


     Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) has published the First Edition CAN/ULC-S668-12, Standard for Liners Used for Secondary Containment of Aboveground Flammable and Combustible Liquid Tanks which complements current referenced standards within the Code. Refer to ULC Standard Bulletin 2012-09 for further information.


    Effective August 23, 2012, Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) have withdrawn Technical Supplements for the Refurbishing of Underground and Aboveground Tanks:
    ULC-601(A) - 2001, referenced in Table 1 and Sentence 3.7.1(1)(a) and 9.7.2(2)(b)
    ULC-603(A) - 2001, referenced in Table 1 and Sentence 9.7.1(1)(a)
    ULC-615(A) - 2002 and
    ULC-630(A) - 2001, referenced in Table 1 and Sentence 3.7.1(1)(b), and 9.7.2(2)(a) of the Code.
    Refer to ULC Standards Bulletin No. 2012-11 for further information.



    Canada-wide Standard (CWS) for Petroleum Hydrocarbons (PHC) in Soil Technical Supplement Errata - July 2012

    Errors have been corrected in the F1 and F2 criteria for protection of groundwater for aquatic life exposure pathway in agricultural, residential, commercial and industrial land use in Table 3 Tier 1 levels for PHCs for coarse-grained surface soils.

    • Tier 1 F1 criteria for the protection of groundwater for aquatic life for agricultural, residential, commercial and industrial land use were revised from 1800 mg/kg soil to the correct values of 970 mg/kg soil.

    • Tier 1 F2 criteria for the protection of groundwater for aquatic life for agricultural, residential, commercial and industrial land use were revised from 600 mg/kg soil to the correct values of 380 mg/kg soil.



    Environmental Code of Practice for Aboveground and Underground Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum and Allied Petroleum Products (PN 1326) May 2012

    Appendix A: Authorities Having Jurisdiction has been updated.


    Appendix D: Spill Reporting - For a current list of reporting authorities see Environment Canada's Environmental Emergencies Website at http://www.ec.gc.ca/ee-ue/default.asp?lang=En&n=EED2E58C-1.



    Canada-wide Standard (CWS) for Petroleum Hydrocarbons (PHC) in Soil Technical Supplement Errata - March 2012

    Errors have been corrected in the F1 and F2 subsoil criteria for protection of groundwater for aquatic life exposure pathway in the residential, commercial and industrial land use in Table 5 Tier 1 levels for PHCs for coarse-grained subsoils.

    • Tier 1 F1 subsoil criteria for the protection of groundwater for aquatic life for residential, commercial and industrial land use was revised from 1800 mg/kg soil to the correct values of 970 mg/kg soil.

    • Tier 1 F2 subsoil criteria for the protection of groundwater for aquatic life for residential, commercial and industrial land use was revised from 600 mg/kg soil to the correct values of 380 mg/kg soil.



    Water Quality Index 1.1 - Errata - January 2011

    The Water Quality Index (WQI) was developed in 2001 and is utilized for reporting water quality information.  The revised user-friendly calculator and guidance manual are posted.
    Revisions to the WQI Calculator include:

    In the French and English versions:
    • Sample-specific guideline calculations (hardness based for metals),
    • Ability to use seasonal guidelines,
    • The ammonia guideline calculation bug is fixed,
    • Compatibility with newer versions of Excel.
    • Along with updated instructions.

    The French version now uses French operating systems and/or French regional settings; it will handle data with commas for delimiting decimals.



    Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Environment and Human Health - Benzene - Errata - January 2011
    An error found in Table 1b of the French version of the Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Environmental and Human Health – Benzene has been corrected.

    • The environmental and human health soil quality guidelines for benzene in agricultural fine soil in both surface and subsoil was listed as 0.03 mg∙kg-1 and should be 0.0068 mg∙kg-1

    • The environmental and human health soil quality guidelines for benzene in residential/parkland coarse soil in surface was listed as 0.0095 mg∙kg-1  and should be 0.030 mg∙kg-1.

    • The environmental and human health soil quality guidelines for benzene in agricultural coarse soil in subsoil was listed as 0.011 mg∙kg-1 and should be 0.030 mg∙kg-1.


    The English version of Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Environmental and Human Health – Benzene is correct and has not been revised.

     

     



    National Classification System for Contaminated Sites (NCSCS) (PN 1403 & 1404) Errata- November 2010
    National Classification System for Contaminated Sites (NCSCS), developed in 1992, was revised in 2008 to reflect increased knowledge about risk assessment techniques and in 2010 to correct formula errors.  The user-friendly spreadsheet and guidance manual are posted.

    Revisions to the NCSCS include:
    In the French and English versions (PN 1403 & 1404):
    • All cells that do not require data input by the user have been locked.
    • In the site description worksheet cell B5 was unlocked, so user can identify the site.
    • Question 2.d of the migration worksheet was revised so the proper range of values is viewed by the user.  Previously drop down selections incorrectly returned the same value of 0.4.
    • In the (II)Migration Potential sheet, for question II.2.B.e Flood Potential, the added option “not in floodplain” =0 was added.

    In French only version (PN 1404):
    • Corrected drop down choices in (II) Migration Potential for question 2.B.d Run-off potential. Previously no options were provided.

     

     



    Environmental Code of Practice for Aboveground and Underground Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum and Allied Petroleum Products (PN 1326) Errata - February 2010

    The contact information on page 42 for New Brunswick is

    Remediation and Materials Management
    Department of Environment
    PO Box 6000
    20 McGloin St.
    Fredericton, NB
    E3B 5H1
    Phone: 506-453-7945
    Fax: 506-457-7333

     

     



    Spreadsheet Model of the Canada-wide (CWS) of Petroleum Hydrocarbons (PHC) in Soil (2008) (PN 1406) Errata - July 2009
    It is possible to turn off the Management Limits at the tier II level in the Spreadsheet Model of the Canada Wide Standard (CWS) for Petroleum Hydrocarbons (PHC) in Soil (2008). This is an error and has been corrected in order to be consistent with the 2008 PHC CWS scientific rationale and user guidance which both state that Management Limits cannot be adjusted or omitted at the tier II level. The posted spreadsheet has been revised to correct this.

     

     



    Environmental Code of Practice for Aboveground and Underground Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum and Allied Petroleum Products (PN 1326) May 2009

    Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) has published the First Edition CAN/ULC-S660-08, Standard for Nonmetallic Underground Piping for Flammable and Combustible Liquids.  This standard replaces, ULC/ORD-C971-2005, Nonmetallic Underground Piping for Flammable and Combustible Liquids, which had itself replaced the following ORDs referenced in Table 1 and Sentence 5.2.1(1) of the Code:

    • ORD-C107.4-1992, “Ducted Flexible Underground Piping Systems”
    • ORD-C107.7-1993, “Glass-Fibre Reinforced Plastic Pipe and Fittings”
    • ORD-C107.14-1992, “Non-Metallic Pipe and Fittings”

    Effective March 19, 2009, Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) have exited from the testing and certification of secondary containment liners, refer to ULC Certification Bulletin No. 2009-04 for further information. 

    Effective March 31, 2009, Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) have withdrawn ULC/ORD-C58.9-1997, Secondary Containment Liners for Underground and Aboveground Flammable and Combustible Liquid Tanks, referenced in Table 1 and Sentence 3.9.2(1) of the Code, refer to ULC Certification Bulletin No. 2009-04 for further information.

     

     



    Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for Uranium 2007 and the associated Scientific Supporting Document (PN 1371) Errata - December 2008
    The ATSDR (1999) definition for becquerel in the Uranium Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines, (page 2) and the Scientific Supporting Document, (page 3) were quoted incorrectly in both documents. The definition has been corrected in both documents to match the glossary definition in ATSDR (1999). The posted document has been revised to correct this.

     

     



    Environmental Code of Practice for Aboveground and Underground Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum and Allied Petroleum Products (PN 1326) Errata - September 2008
    The contact information on page 41 for the BC Office of the Fire Commissioner is

    Office of the Fire Commissioner
    Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
    PO Box 9491 Stn Prov Gov't
    Victoria, BC V8W 9N7
    Phone: 1-888-988-9488
    Phone: 250-356-9000
    Fax: 250-356-9019
    E-mail: OFC@gov.bc.ca

     

     



    Canadian Environmental Quality Guidelines (PN 1299) Updates

    This is a listing of the printed update packages to the Canadian Environmental Quality Guidelines. After September 2007 all updates are posted as part of the CEQG online.

    Canadian Environmental Quality Guidelines (PN1299) Errata
    This is a summary of errata posted on the CCME website from 2003 through 2007. Errata were corrected in the next following update. Since September 2007 errata and corrections are posted on the CEQG online.

     

     



    Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for Carcinogenic and Other Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHS): Environmental and Human Health Effects - Scientific Supporting Document (PN 1401) Errata - July 2008
    In Table 8-1 under Protection of Freshwater Life, for the substances Naphthalene and Phenanthrene the footnote beside the guideline values should be n, not m. The posted document has been revised to correct this.

     

     



    Environmental Code of Practice for Aboveground and Underground Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum and Allied Petroleum Products (PN1326) Errata - July 2005

    Sentence 4.2.9(1) (c) incorrectly refers to clause 3.2.8(1)(c) and should read:

     

    (c)    the plans, drawings and specifications referred to in Clause 4.2.9 (1)(b) bear the stamp and signature of a professional engineer licensed to practice in the province/territory.

     

     

    Effective July 1, 2005, the Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada’s (ULC’s) Other Recognized Document (ORD), ULC/ORD-C971-2005, Nonmetallic Underground Piping for Flammable and Combustible Liquids, replaces the following ORDs referenced in Table 1 and Sentence 5.2.1(1) of the Code:

    • ORD-C107.4-1992, “Ducted Flexible Underground Piping Systems”
    • ORD-C107.7-1993, “Glass-Fibre Reinforced Plastic Pipe and Fittings”
    • ORD-C107.14-1992, “Non-Metallic Pipe and Fittings”


     

     





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