On April 1, 1997 the Contaminated
Sites Regulation of the Environmental Management Act (B.C. Reg. 375/96)
took effect. If the subdivision involves land that has been used or
is used for industrial or commercial purposes or activities, you may have
to provide a site profile, a form which describes the potential hazards on the land.
Schedule 2 of the regulation sets out some examples of the types of
industrial or commercial land uses to which site profile requirements
apply. More information is available from Ministry of Environment Regional and Victoria offices. If the land has not been
used for industrial or commercial purposes you may provide a letter
to that effect, rather than a site profile. A letter template is available.
Applications involving contaminated sites may not be issued preliminary
approval unless Ministry of Environment consents
to the proposal.