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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.


Atlantic RBCA Guidance for Vapour Intrusion Assessments (December 2016, updated April 2019)

NOW AVAILABLE – Updated Guidance for Vapour Intrusion Assessments

Atlantic PIRI has revised the technical document entitled Atlantic RBCA Guidance for Vapour Intrusion Assessments (December 2016). The updated document titled Atlantic RBCA Guidance for Vapour Intrusion Assessments (December 2016, updated April 2019) is now available and takes effect immediately. There are two important changes to the Guidance document…

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Atlantic PIRI releases Guideline on Site Professional Experience Requirements in Atlantic Canada

The purpose of this guideline is to provide a harmonized approach that outlines consistent relevant expectations for qualifying site professionals in Atlantic Canada, while acknowledging that each jurisdiction will define the qualification requirements applicable within their own province.

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When we hear about petroleum contamination, what exactly does that mean?

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