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Atlantic RBCA

Atlantic Risk-Based Corrective Action (Atlantic RBCA) is a process to assess and manage the remediation of sites impacted by petroleum hydrocarbons and other contaminants in Atlantic Canada. The implementation and maintenance of Atlantic RBCA is overseen by the Atlantic Partnership in Risk-Based Corrective Action Implementation (Atlantic PIRI).

Established in 1997, Atlantic PIRI is a collaborative group of provincial environment regulators, industry representatives, and regional environmental consultants from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador. This group identifies and discusses issues, develops standards and processes, and provides recommendations for continued technical and regulatory harmonization across the region.

Since 1997, the Atlantic RBCA toolkit has  been used to successfully assess or remediate petroleum-impacted sites and facilitate regulatory file closures for more than 8,279 sites in the region, making these properties ready for brownfield redevelopment opportunities.


Take the Next Step in Brownfield Redevelopment

FCM’s 2021 GMF Brownfield Roadmaps provide critical information on the brownfield redevelopment process. Now updated according to current legislation, these Green Municipal Fund (GMF) support tools provide an overview of process, policy and funding in each province and territory. Developed in close consultation with provincial and territorial governments, each roadmap features an easy-to-follow path through three areas:

  • Brownfield redevelopment process:
    An overview of the steps typically followed when redeveloping a brownfield site in Canada.
  • Provincial requirements:
    An outline of the provincial legislation and policy requirements associated with each step in the process.
  • Funding and incentive programs:
    A list of relevant resources, such as GMF, that are available to support municipalities and their partners as they undertake brownfield redevelopment.

No matter where you are in the process, or your location across Canada, these guides offer up-to-date, step-by-step, location-specific guidance to help you take the next step in brownfield redevelopment.
FCM websiteNavigate process, policy, and funding opportunities with GMF’s brownfield roadmaps

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Does the Atlantic RBCA software calculate cumulative risks?

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