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Canadian Brownfields: Annual Brownfields Conference
Canadian Brownfields annual conference brings together industry, public sector, practitioners, elected and appointed representatives, with the aim of progressing discussion and advancing thinking on brownfields development.

RemTech: Canadian Symposium On Remediation Technologies
Remediation Technologies Symposium (RemTech) is the remediation technology transfer event for environmental professionals, encompassing the latest innovations in contaminated sites, soil, and groundwater remediation.
Industry Sectors

ARI: Association for Redevelopment Initiatives
Association for Redevelopment Initiatives offers information on industry events, education & training, chapters, membership, media, and links to more information on brownfields.

CBN: Canadian Brownfields Network
Canadian Brownfields Network, a network of Canadian brownfield practitioners, offers member directory, events, news, awards, and more.

CSAP Society:Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals Society
Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals Society is a self regulating professional society authorized to review site investigations to determine if a site is contaminated and review remediation plans that may include monitoring.
Information Sources

BC Gov: Brownfields Resource Site
BC Government Brownfields site has been created to assist local governments, developers and professionals assemble knowledge regarding brownfield redevelopment in British Columbia.

BC Gov: Resource Site On Contaminated Sites
BC Ministry of Environment provides information on programs, advisory panel, legislation & regulations, committees, fact sheets, & high profile sites, policies, protocols & procedures, analytical methods, forms, standards & criteria, legal decisions, experts, and more.

BCEIA Brownfields: Resource Site For Brownfield Site Redevelopment
BCEIA Brownfield site offers information and resources for brownfield site redevelopment. They have created a number of procedures and protocols that may apply to brownfield redevelopment sites and provide step-by-step instructions to walk you through what to do with contaminated and suspect sites.

Canada Gov: Federal Contaminated Sites
Canada government Federal Contaminated Sites offers information on federal contaminated sites, federal legislation, publications, links, and more.

FCM: Leadership In Brownfield Renewal Program
Leadership in Brownfield Renewal program is a network of Canadian municipalities that are committed to bringing brownfield sites back into productive use. Offered through FCM's Green Municipal Fund, the program aims to help municipal practitioners develop knowledge and skills to facilitate brownfield redevelopment.

Health Canada: Federal Contaminated Sites
Health Canada provides information and resources for Canadian federal contaminated sites
Issues & Performance

BC Gov: 2014 Amendments To BC Contaminated Sites Regulation
BC Ministry of Environment lists the Stage 9 amendments to the Contaminated Sites Regulation under the Environmental Management Act that will come into effect on February 1, 2014. (PDF)

BC Gov: Contaminated Sites Legislation & Regulations
BC Queens Printer provides an online version of the Contaminated Sites Regualation that is part of the BC Environmental Management Act.

Canada Gov: Links To Federal Environmental Legislation
The Contaminated Sites Management Working Group provides links to Canadian Environmental Protection, Fisheries, and Environmental Assessment acts, policies, and guidelines.
Procedures

BC Gov: Guidance Documents For Contaminated Sites
BC regulation documents covering site characterization, volume of contaminated material, environmental quality standards, vapour investigation and remediation, determining soil pH, water quality standards, aquatic life standards, checklists for site investigations, statistics, groundwater model, local background reference sites, soil quality database, nonscheduled toxic substances, contaminated sediments and other topics.

BC Gov: Management Of Waste Asbestos By Homeowners
BC Government describes procedures for removal of waste asbestos form homes. (PDF)

CMHC: Guide For Municipalities On Soil Gases & Housing
CMHC online municipality guide on soil gases and housing covers soil gas problems, types of soil gases, how they enter buildings, why and how to monitor, what to do, and legal considerations. 2005 (PDF)

CMHC: Study Of Safe Housing For Lightly Contaminiated Lands
CMHC studied three housing project built on contaminated sites to measure contaminate levels after construction.

NRC: GOST Tool For Contaminated Site Cleanup
Canadian National Research Council says managers responsible for containment or cleanup of contaminated sites now have a highly comprehensive database and decision-making tool to help them do the job. They enter information about their contaminated site into the Guidance and Orientation for the Selection of Treatment Technologies (GOST) database and receive detailed intelligence on the most effective remediation technologies available.

UK Forestry Commission: Greenspace Establishment On Brownfield Land
UK Forestry Commission 'Information Note 91 - Greenspace Establishment on Brownfield Land, describes the investigation of brownfield land for potential redevelopment into greenspace, and gives step-by-step guidance on site selection and evaluation, risk management and reduction, and greenspace development from consultation to eventual site management. (PDF)
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