Atlantic RBCA Environmental Quality Standards and Pathway Specific Standards

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.

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
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