The current Remediation Certificate Regulation has been amended and the new regulation is coming into effect January, 2019 in Alberta.
There are several changes to the regulation including its name, now called ‘Remediation Regulation’. The amended regulation specifies new requirements for contamination caused by spills. Any contamination caused by a spill needs to be reported to the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) and must be assessed as soon as possible. One of the most important changes is the timeline, the site needs to be remediated within two years to the satisfaction of the regulators. If the two–year timeline cannot be achieved, then a Remedial Action Plan (RAP) with an approved final clean-up date must be submitted.
Also, new guidelines will become law with the purpose of introducing: a clear criteria on how to assess contaminated sites, including a period of time for completion of the remediation and requirements needed to meet the new clean-up standards.
Since the two-year timeline starts with the spill report to the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), it’s extremely important to start the remediation process as soon as possible. For large contaminated sites it might be difficult to remediate within the two-year timeline.
Preventing spill contamination as much as possible will be key with the new regulation in place.
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Contact us to learn more about our Zero Spill System, we can explain you how the system works and we can also schedule a site visit and perform a rig assessment for you.