Atlantic RBCA Environmental Quality Standards and Pathway Specific Standards

UPDATE : TECHNICAL ADVISORY – Effective August 1, 2022

Updates to the 2021 Version 4 of the Atlantic RBCA User Guidance and the 2021 Atlantic RBCA EQS/PSS and associated Rationale Document. Atlantic Regulators will require assessment, remediation and closure reports to utilize the 2022 updated versions of all documents with specific Exceptions as outlined in the updated Implementation Procedure for Atlantic RBCA V4 User Guidance and EQS/PSS .

TECHNICAL ADVISORY – Effective August 30, 2021

Effective August 30, 2021, Atlantic Regulators will require assessment, remediation and closure reports to utilize Atlantic RBCA V4 Toolkit and V4 User Guidance and/or 2021 Atlantic RBCA EQS/PSS (as adopted in ministerial protocols and other relevant guidance and regulatory instruments developed by the four Atlantic Provinces) with the exceptions as outlined in the Atlantic RBCA V4 and EQS/PSS Implementation Procedure (Archived).

The four Atlantic Provinces may independently determine how and when to apply and implement the 2021 Atlantic RBCA EQS/PSS within their individual provincial impacted site management processes, programs, and policy frameworks. At the discretion of the individual Atlantic Provinces, this may include modifications to the Atlantic RBCA EQS/PSS.

Human Health Tier I Environmental Quality Standards

Human Health Tier I Environmental Quality Standards for Soil – Potable
Human Health Tier I Environmental Quality Standards for Soil – Non-Potable
Human Health Tier I Environmental Quality Standards for Groundwater – Potable (UPDATED, JULY 2022)
Human Health Tier I Environmental Quality Standards for Groundwater – Non-Potable (UPDATED, JULY 2022)

Human Health Tier II Pathway Specific Standards

Human Health Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Soil – Agricultural
Human Health Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Soil – Residential/Parkland
Human Health Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Soil – Commercial
Human Health Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Soil – Industrial

Human Health Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Groundwater – Agricultural (UPDATED, JULY 2022)
Human Health Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Groundwater – Residential/Parkland (UPDATED, JULY 2022)
Human Health Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Groundwater – Commercial (UPDATED, JULY 2022)
Human Health Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Groundwater – Industrial (UPDATED, JULY 2022)

Ecological Tier I Environmental Quality Standards

Ecological Tier I Environmental Quality Standards for Sediment (UPDATED, JULY 2022)
Ecological Tier I Environmental Quality Standards for Soil (UPDATED, JULY 2022)
Ecological Tier I Environmental Quality Standards for Surface Water (UPDATED, JULY 2022)
Ecological Tier I Environmental Quality Standards for Groundwater (UPDATED, JULY 2022)

Ecological Tier II Pathway Specific Standards

Ecological Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Sediment

Ecological Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Soil – Agricultural (UPDATED, JULY 2022)
Ecological Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Soil – Residential/Parkland (UPDATED, JULY 2022)
Ecological Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Soil – Commercial/Industrial (UPDATED, JULY 2022)

Ecological Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Surface Water/Groundwater

Archive Technical Documents (2021)

For Reference Only
IMPORTANT NOTE : Please consult the most current version of the documents.

IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURE ARBCA V4 USER GUIDANCE AND EQS PSS (2021)ATLANTIC RBCA EQS RATIONALE AND GUIDANCE DOCUMENT (2021)

Human Health Tier I Environmental Quality Standards

Human Health Tier I Environmental Quality Standards for Soil – Potable
Human Health Tier I Environmental Quality Standards for Soil – Non-Potable
Human Health Tier I Environmental Quality Standards for Groundwater – Potable
Human Health Tier I Environmental Quality Standards for Groundwater – Non-Potable

Human Health Tier II Pathway Specific Standards

Human Health Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Soil – Agricultural
Human Health Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Soil – Residential/Parkland
Human Health Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Soil – Commercial
Human Health Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Soil – Industrial

Human Health Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Groundwater – Agricultural
Human Health Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Groundwater – Residential/Parkland
Human Health Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Groundwater – Commercial
Human Health Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Groundwater – Industrial

Ecological Tier I Environmental Quality Standards

Ecological Tier I Environmental Quality Standards for Sediment
Ecological Tier I Environmental Quality Standards for Soil
Ecological Tier I Environmental Quality Standards for Surface Water
Ecological Tier I Environmental Quality Standards for Groundwater

Ecological Tier II Pathway Specific Standards

Ecological Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Sediment

Ecological Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Soil – Agricultural
Ecological Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Soil – Residential/Parkland
Ecological Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Soil – Commercial/Industrial

Ecological Tier II Pathway Specific Standards for Surface Water/Groundwater