User Guide for Record of Site Condition

User Guide for Record of Site Condition
RSC User Guide
RECORD OF SITE CONDITION
USER GUIDE
December, 2012
RSC User Guide
ISBN: 978-1-4601-0068-4 (Printed edition)
ISBN: 978-1-4601-0069-1 (On-line edition)
Web Site: http://environment.gov.ab.ca/info/
Record of Site Condition User Guide
December, 2012
Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
Any comments, questions or suggestions regarding the content of this document may be directed
to:
Air, Land and Waste Policy Branch
Policy Division
Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
10th Floor, Oxbridge Place
9820-106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 2J6
Fax: (780)-422-4192
Email: [email protected]
Additional copies of this document may be obtained by contacting:
Information Centre
Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
4th Floor, Twin Atria Building
4999–98 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, T6B 2X3
Phone: (780)-427-2700
Fax: (780)-422-4086
Email: [email protected]
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Table of Contents
Introduction................................................................................................................................... 1
Guide to Users ............................................................................................................................... 3
1.
2.
3.
Report and Form Information ............................................................................................. 3
Site Identification and Physical Location ........................................................................... 3
Stakeholders ........................................................................................................................ 4
3.1.
Operator ...................................................................................................................... 4
3.2.
Consultant ................................................................................................................... 4
3.3.
Landowner(s) .............................................................................................................. 5
3.4.
Occupant(s) ................................................................................................................. 5
4. Operating status .................................................................................................................. 6
5. Type of Activity and Site .................................................................................................... 7
5.1.
Petroleum storage tank site ......................................................................................... 7
5.2.
Upstream oil and gas facility ...................................................................................... 8
5.3.
Approved Facility under Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) . 9
5.4.
Facility under EPEA Code of Practice...................................................................... 10
5.5.
Other Activity ........................................................................................................... 10
6. Site Characterization ......................................................................................................... 11
6.1. What Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) have been conducted and completed
to date? ..................................................................................................................... 11
6.2. Contaminants of Potential Concern (COPC) ............................................................ 11
6.3. Status of the Investigation ......................................................................................... 14
6.4. Key Transport Factors for Existing COPCs.............................................................. 16
6.5. On-site Characterization ........................................................................................... 17
6.6. Off-site Characterization........................................................................................... 19
7. Risk Management Plan (RMP) ......................................................................................... 20
7.1.
What is the Plan for Contaminated Areas Still Remaining on and off the Site? ...... 20
7.2. Key progress of RMP................................................................................................ 21
8. Declaration ........................................................................................................................ 21
References.................................................................................................................................... 22
Appendix: Requirements for Analytical Summary Tables................................................... 24
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INTRODUCTION
Purpose of Record of Site Condition form
The revised Record of Site Condition (RSC) form (AENV, 2009a) is used for release reporting
under section 111 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA). The form is a
summary document to track major environmental characteristics for an assessed site.
Pursuant to section 4(3)(h) of the Release Reporting Regulation, the RSC form and its
declaration are required by the Director as a regulatory reporting requirement for all Phase 2
environmental site assessment (ESA), remediation and risk management projects submitted to
Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD).
The RSC form does not replace the detailed reports. Both must be submitted to the Department
and are needed for different levels of site management.
Exemptions
Releases of substances regulated by the Oil and Gas Conservation Act and the Dangerous Goods
Transportation and Handling Act must be reported to the respective authority, consistent with
their requirements. Additional guidance on release reporting can be found in A Guide to Release
Reporting (AENV, 2005) and Information Letter 98-1 (ERCB, 1998).
The RSC form is not required for the following reports or situations:
 Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) reports under Part 2 of EPEA;
 small volume releases to land that are normally reported to ESRD and recorded in
ESRD’s Incident Tracking System that do not require a written 7 day report;
 proposals to conduct ESAs, soil monitoring, or remediation or risk management projects;
and,
 releases on Federal Land.
Purpose of the User Guide
This guide is developed to assist users in the preparation and submission of the RSC form to
ESRD. The guide follows the RSC form.
Contact Information
The RSC form is intended to be a living document. Updates will be made to the form and the
User Guide from time to time. For further information or revision suggestions regarding the
RSC form and this User Guide, contact:
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Air, Land and Waste Policy Branch, Policy Division
Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
10th Floor, 9820-106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 2J6
Phone: 780-427-2700
Fax: 780-422-4192
Email: [email protected]
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GUIDE TO USERS
1. Report and Form Information
Title of report: Enter the title of the corresponding environmental site assessment (ESA)
report being submitted with the RSC form. The same title of the ESA report must be used to
cross-reference the RSC form. Where an RSC form summarizes findings from more than
one ESA report, the title of the most recent report takes precedence over earlier reports.
The title should be concise and informative. The following is a recommended title format:
‘year – type of environmental work – operator – activity – location’,
for example: ‘2008 Phase 2 ESA report for ABC Gas Plant at XYZ Town’.
Report date: Use the same date as that in the corresponding environmental report. The date
format must be: dd–mon–yyyy (e.g. 15-Feb-2008).
Record of Site Condition (RSC) ID No.: Leave this blank.
administrative purposes only.
The number is used for
2. Site Identification and Physical Location
Site name: Use the legal name of the operation or site if this is a registered or licensed
commercial or industrial operation. If the site is along a transportation corridor, include the
legal name of the operator responsible for the substance that was released during transport.
For other instances, a site name will need to be chosen that reasonably describes the area of
interest.
Address of site: This is the address of the physical location of the site. Enter only a single
site address that best describes the location of interest. Street addresses should be provided
for urban sites, and an Alberta Township System (ATS) address can be used for rural and
public land locations. For site assessments involving more than one property (e.g., where the
assessment extends beyond a single property boundary), enter the address for the property
that was the original objective of the site assessment.
If the site address differs from the mailing address, enter the site address.
For sites without an available address, leave the main field blank and enter the municipality
field only.
The municipality at county or city level must be provided for all sites.
Legal land description of site: Enter all legal land descriptions that are the subject of the
ESA. The information required is identified as the “short legal” on an Alberta Land Title.
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Where the investigation covers more than one legal land description, all legal land
descriptions that are relevant to the investigation should be entered in these fields.
Use only one of the Plan-Block-Lot (PBL) or the ATS column fields to describe the site. Use
the PBL to describe sites in urban municipalities, rural subdivisions, hamlets, summer
villages. For rural or public land locations, use the ATS.
If the site only covers one legal subdivision, all fields to the LSD level must be entered. If
multiple legal subdivisions are required to completely describe the site, completion of the
LSD field is optional.
3. Stakeholders
3.1.
Operator
The operator is the party legally authorized to run an industrial or commercial site and has
administrative control of the property.
For some common operations, the operator information in section 3.1 should correspond to:
 the municipality fuel station license holder and a Petroleum Tank Management
Association of Alberta (PTMAA) registered storage tank operator;
 an Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) license, permit or approval holder
for an upstream oil and gas activity;
 an ESRD approval holder for an approved facility;
 a registration holder under various ESRD’s Codes of Practice; or,
 any other license or registration holder of other activities not included in the above list.
Company: the registered legal name of the operator.
Mailing address: the company’s mailing address for correspondence.
Contact person: the person that represents the company for stakeholder communication.
The contact person identified will have sufficient authority to deal with issues relevant to the
ESA. Provide business contact information for this person, including position, phone and fax
numbers, and email address.
3.2.
Consultant
The consultant information identifies the environmental consulting firm that conducted the
environmental investigations at the site. The consultant identified in this section is the lead
consultant responsible for ensuring completeness and accuracy of the ESA reports.
Professional sign-off is required for all ESA reports prepared and submitted to the
Department after January 1, 2008 and has been in place for some types of facilities before
2008. Where professional sign-off is required for the ESA, the consultant identified in this
section must be a member of a regulated profession with a minimum of five years verifiable
experience in remediation or reclamation relevant to the ESA.
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The consultant fields identify the person who prepared or directly supervised the party(s) that
prepared the information contained in the ESA report. If more than one consultant exists,
enter the information for the lead professional member responsible for information being
submitted.
When the operator identified in section 3.1 is the professional member accepting
responsibility noted herein, check the “Not applicable” box.
Company: Enter the registered legal name of the consulting firm.
Mailing address: Enter the company’s mailing address for correspondence.
Contact person: Provide contact information for the person representing the consulting firm.
3.3.
Landowner(s)
Enter relevant information for legal owner(s) of the property as shown on the Alberta Land
Title.
Land types refer to the following:
Private land: Land legally owned by one or more individuals or a business entity.
Special areas: Land administered by the Special Areas Board under the Special Areas Act.
Parks and protected area: Land operated as Parks or Protected Areas by the Government
of Alberta.
Public: Land owned by the Crown in Alberta.
Disposition No.: Operations on public lands or within a special area or park and protected
area require a disposition number. For these facilities, identify the disposition number. Do
not enter a disposition number for private land or for spills along transportation corridors
where this number is not available.
Landowner(s): If the operator is also the landowner, identify the landowner as “Same as
operator”. For all other situations, select “Other”.
3.4.
Occupant(s)
An occupant can be the property owner, operator, or other person that rents or leases the
property. Enter information in this section that is current to the date recorded in section 8 of
the form.
Are there occupants at the site? Check only one answer box.
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When the report being submitted is part of a Reclamation Certificate Application for an
upstream oil and gas site, refer to the definition of “occupant” in the 2010 Reclamation
Criteria for Wellsites and Associated Facilities Application Guidelines (AENV, 2011) and
identify the occupant according to that definition. For all other sites, identify the occupant
according to the following:
 for sites that are not agricultural, identify only person(s) that reside or work at the site
on a regular basis. Identify any permanent residential, commercial, or industrial
buildings that are occupied on a weekly basis. Consideration should also be given to
structures that are used occasionally if occupancy occurs on a regular basis or over a
short but intensive period of time. For instance, work camps, summer camps or cabins,
and storage yards where a shop or other facility is used on a temporary basis are
considered to be occupied for the purpose of the form.
 for agricultural sites, identify any owner or any lessee that may only occasionally
access the site as part of an agricultural operation as an occupant. If the occupant is
leasing the land from the owner, check the “Other” category.
Occupant(s): Identify the appropriate box. If the landowner was identified to be the same as
the operator in section 3.3, identify only the operator. Where the site or a portion of the site
is leased to a party that was not identified as either the operator in section 3.1 or the
landowner in section 3.3, check the “Other” category.
What is the type of occupancy? Identify relevant box(es). Provide specifics if the “Other”
box is chosen.
4. Operating status
For any operation that is identified in section 5, identify the current operating status of the
site. The “Not applicable” box is used only for the following exceptions:
 where the land use for the site of interest is and has always been solely residential,
natural or agricultural;
 where the operation at the site of interest is a commercial activity that does not store or
use chemicals that have the potential to be released to the environment; or,
 for transportation releases noted in section 5.5.2 where the release is from truck or rail
accidents along transportation corridors.
Where more than one type of operation may have existed on a site, include the status of only
the most recent operation in section 4.
Fill in all the applicable categories, as described below:
Operating: business or facility that is active under an operating license;
Suspended: business or facility that is temporarily not operating, but operation may
resume any time. For some types of commercial or industrial activities, there are specific
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requirements that must be followed in order for the operation to be considered suspended.
This category is only used where the appropriate requirements have been followed;
Abandoned: a site that is not operating and operation will not be resumed;
Decommissioning in progress: a site that is in the process of decommissioning can
include removal or dismantling of infrastructure, environmental site assessments, site
remediation or decontamination, or final reclamation;
Closed: Refers to a commercial or industrial operation that has been fully
decommissioned, all regulatory obligations are fulfilled, and the operation has ceased to
exist; and
Reclaimed: Refers only to an operation on “specified land” that requires a reclamation
certificate. For sites that do not fit this category but are fully reclaimed, use the “Closed”
category. This category is checked only if a reclamation certificate has already been
issued. Include the applicable reclamation certificate number.
5. Type of Activity and Site
The type of activities highlights the common commercial or industrial activities for which a
substance release may be possible. Activities that require approval or registration by ESRD
refer to those as defined in the Activities Designation Regulation (Alberta Regulation
276/2003) in EPEA. For activities that are listed under sections 5.1 or 5.2 of the RSC form,
see the requirements under the PTMAA or the ERCB respectively, for more information.
Only common types of activities are identified in the RSC form. Most operations can be
described using one type of activity and a single authorization, registration, or approval.
Where more than one authorization number is available from multiple regulators, preference
is given to the ESRD authorization number on this form.
5.1.
Petroleum storage tank site
This refers to commercial and industrial sites with storage tank systems that contain
petroleum products. Most sites that fit this category should have a registration number
through the PTMAA. Identify any site that fits this category by checking the “Yes” box.
Sites with storage tanks that have been out of service since August 1, 1993 may not have a
registration number but should still be noted by selecting “Yes”.
Do not include the following in this category:
 tanks that are used at upstream oil and gas facilities. Include these under the appropriate
facility type under the “Upstream Oil and Gas Facility” category; or,
 tanks that are used for purposes other than storage of petroleum products. Where the
facility associated with these tanks does not fit any of the other categories in section 5,
these should be noted under “Other” in section 5.5.2.
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Include the following under “Other” in section 5.1.2:
 above ground petroleum storage tanks that are less than 2,500 L in size;
 temporary above ground petroleum storage tanks that are used for less than one year at
a particular site;
 storage tanks that are used exclusively for agricultural purposes; or,
 storage tanks located exclusively on federal lands (e.g. national parks, national reserves,
etc.).
5.1.1. AENV file No.(s): This is used if the site has a pre-existing file with ESRD. If this
represents the first correspondence with ESRD and there is no existing file number, this line
is left blank.
PTMAA site No.: This is the number assigned by the PTMAA, who manages the tank
registration program (www.ptmaa.ab.ca). Provide the site registration number in the space
given.
A PTMAA registration number is not required for the following:
 above ground petroleum storage tanks that are less than 2,500 L in size;
 temporary above ground petroleum storage tanks that are used for less than one year at
a particular site;
 storage tanks that are used exclusively for agricultural purposes;
 storage tanks located exclusively on federal lands (e.g. national parks, national reserves
etc.); or,
 storage tanks that have been out of service since August 1, 1993.
5.1.2. Types of activity: The following explanations are provided:
Retail gas station: Common commercial fuel stations, including commercial cardlocks;
Aviation fuelling station: Fuel stations for aviation businesses such as airports;
Bulk fuel: Large fuel storage centre for fuel transfer; and,
Other: Other petroleum storage tank facilities not identified above. Storage tanks used
exclusively for agricultural purposes, storage tanks on federal lands, temporary storage tanks
used for less than one year at a particular site or above ground storage tanks less than 2,500 L
in size should be noted in this category. Specifics must be provided in the space provided.
5.2.
Upstream oil and gas facility
This includes any facilities involved in handling hydrocarbon-based chemicals resulting from
or used during crude oil or natural gas exploration, production or transmission. Common
facilities include prepared wellsites, producing oil and gas wellsites, drilled and abandoned
wells, disposal wells, battery sites, pipelines and associated facilities.
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This category does not include facilities that may be administered by the ERCB but also have
an approval or registration with ESRD. For the following scenarios, skip section 5.2 and list
only the appropriate AENV information in sections 5.3 or 5.4:
 enhanced recovery in-situ oil sands or heavy oil processing plants that have an existing
approval with ESRD;
 sour or sweet gas processing plants that have an approval or registration with ESRD;
 pipelines that may be used in the transmission of hydrocarbon based chemicals but
which also have a registration or approval number with ESRD; or,
 oilsands mines and related activities.
5.2.1. AENV file No.(s): This is used if the site has a pre-existing file with ESRD. If this
represents the first correspondence with the Department and there is no existing file number,
this line is left blank.
ERCB authorization No.(s): Approvals for operations in this category are issued by the
ERCB. The type of authorization may vary with facility type. Provide the appropriate
authorization No.(s) issued by ERCB.
5.2.2. ERCB authorization type: Select the ERCB authorization type. If the type does not fit
into any of the categories provided, select “Other” and provide details.
5.2.3. Types of activity: Identify the most relevant operation at the site:
Wellsite and associated facility: Oil and natural gas extraction sites and associated facilities;
Satellite: Oil and gas collection sites that connect to multiple wellsites and associated
facilities;
Battery: Facility used to process wellsite extracts and produce crude oil;
Pipeline: pipelines used in upstream activities to transport produced fluids not including
pipelines that hold an approval or registration with ESRD;
Compressor and pumping stations: small compressor or pumping stations for upstream
natural gas or oil wells; and,
Other (specify): other upstream oil/gas extraction facilities that are not identified above. Do
not include facilities that also hold an approval or registration with ESRD.
5.3.
Approved Facility under Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA)
These are facilities that require an EPEA approval with ESRD. Fill out the sections that
apply to the facility in question.
5.3.1. AENV approval No.: The operational approval No. issued by the Department to the
operator. When more than one Approval No.(s) are encountered, enter the most recent one.
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5.3.2. Types of approved activity: Only common types of activities that have the potential for
substance releases are specified in the RSC form. If an approved activity is not listed, list the
activity under the “Other” box and specify the type of activity taking place at the site. See
Activities Designation Regulation (Alberta Regulation 276/2003) for those defined under
EPEA.
5.4.
Facility under EPEA Code of Practice
This refers to facilities operating under a Code of Practice in Alberta. Only common
facilities that have the potential for substance release are listed in the RSC form.
5.4.1. AENV registration No.: Provide the most recent registration No. with the Department.
5.4.2. Type of Code of Practice: Identify the relevant type of Code of Practice from this form. If the
“Other” box is identified, provide specifics. For further information on Codes of Practice, check
Alberta Queen’s Printer at http://www.gov.ab.ca/qp.
5.5.
Other Activity
This includes an industrial or commercial activity that is not identified in sections 5.1-5.4 of
the RSC form.
5.5.1. AENV file No.(s): This is used if the site has a pre-existing file with the Department. If
this represents the first correspondence with ESRD and there is no existing file number, this
line is left blank.
Other site ID No.(s): Use this line if the commercial or industrial site operation is required
to be identified by an organization other than PTMAA, ERCB or ESRD. Enter the relevant
site identification No.(s) used by other regulatory organizations to identify these facilities.
Where no identification is available, the field is left blank.
Authorized by: Provide the name of the organization that authorizes the activity.
5.5.2. Type of activity: Identify the relevant activity on the RSC form:
Dry cleaning operation: commercial or industrial operation that handles and uses organic
solvents for dry cleaning;
Highway maintenance yard: highway maintenance yards or boneyards run by public or
private owners;
Transportation: Other transportation facilities. If the site of interest is connected with a
spill along a roadway or railway for which there is no fixed facility, enter it under this
category; or,
Other: Other types of facilities or activities that are not included above and should be
specified.
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6. Site Characterization
6.1.
What Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) have been conducted and completed
to date?
Identify only completed ESAs. Select appropriate follow-up box(es) to show Phase 2 ESA
progress. Do not identify work in progress until it is completed and the accompanying
reports are submitted with an updated RSC form.
6.2.
Contaminants of Potential Concern (COPC)
Depending on the site condition and industrial or commercial activities, different COPC may
be present. It is the responsibility of the operators and consultants to review relevant
historical information and operational processes, and to determine what COPCs need to be
investigated for an environmental project.
6.2.1. This section is reserved for sites that have a condition requiring a mandatory Alberta Tier
2 guideline approach. See Alberta Tier 1 Soil and Groundwater Remediation Guidelines
(AENV, 2007a, as amended) for more details. Where a site meets one of the conditions for
mandatory Tier 2 cases outlined in Alberta Tier 1, complete section 6.2.1 of the RSC form.
Otherwise, skip this section and proceed to section 6.2.2.
Section 6.2.1 is used to address only COPCs at the site for which the site condition may
result in a mandatory Tier 2 guideline that is lower than the Tier 1 guideline. For other
COPCs at the site, where the site specific condition will not result in a lower guideline, use
sections 6.2.2 or 6.2.3 to address the COPC. For instance, only the vapour inhalation
pathway is impacted where there is contamination within 30 cm of the building foundation or
an unusual building feature. Therefore, only volatile and toxic COPCs, which are a concern
for the indoor air, need to be considered in section 6.2.1.
6.2.1.1. Identify the site specific situation(s) that required the use of a mandatory Alberta Tier
2 approach.
6.2.1.2. Identify whether the Alberta Tier 2 approach resulted in a lower guideline than the
generic Alberta Tier 1 guidelines. If the mandatory Alberta Tier 2 approach indicates
Alberta Tier 1 guidelines are sufficiently protective for all pathways or receptors of concern,
answer “No” and proceed to section 6.2.2. However, if you answer “No”, you still must
consider whether the COPC meets the appropriate requirement for section 6.2.2 or 6.2.3.
If the approach resulted in a Tier 2 guideline that is lower than the Alberta Tier 1 guideline
for any one or more COPCs at the site, answer “Yes” and proceed with the remainder of
section 6.2.1.
Select “TBD” (to be determined) if the analysis is still uncertain or if there is an existing
concern that the site would normally result in a mandatory Tier 2 evaluation but the
evaluation is not complete. Proceed with the remainder of the section with the assumption
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that the mandatory Tier 2 evaluation will result in a guideline value lower than the Tier 1
guideline.
6.2.1.3. Identify only the group of COPC where a lower Alberta Tier 2 value, as compared
with Tier 1 guideline value, is determined for a site. Consult Tables 1 and 2 in the Alberta
Tier 1 Soil and Groundwater Remediation Guidelines (AENV, 2007a, as amended) for
COPC categories. Categories may not always follow a strict definition for the specific
contaminant of interest. If a COPC is identified that is not listed in Tables 1 or 2 in the Tier 1
guideline select the “Other” box and list the specific chemical name of the COPC(s) in the
space provided.
6.2.1.4. Answer this question only for COPCs from section 6.2.1.3.
6.2.1.5. Identify the remediation status for the exceedance over the site specific mandatory
Tier 2 guidelines. Only complete this section if “Yes” was identified in section 6.2.1.4.
6.2.2. Complete this section only for on-site and remote drilling waste disposal areas that were
identified as part of a Phase 2 ESA. The Phase 2 ESA may be done under Compliance
Option 3 of Assessing Drilling Waste Disposal Areas: Compliance Options for Reclamation
Certification (AENV, 2009b, as amended) or as a site-wide Phase 2 ESA conducted
independently of the Compliance Options. The RSC is not required for Phase 1 ESA reports
completed under Compliance Option 1 or 2 of Assessing Drilling Waste Disposal Areas:
Compliance Options for Reclamation Certification (AENV, 2009b, as amended).
Remote drilling waste disposal areas may include remote sumps, off-site land treatment or
biodegradation treatment areas. This section is not required for landspray, landspray-while
drilling, pump-off, disposal on License of Occupation, or disposal to an approved facility.
If the site has a drilling waste disposal area and areas of potential concern other than the
drilling waste disposal area, fill in this section for the drilling waste disposal area and
sections 6.2.1 and/or 6.2.3 as appropriate for assessment of any other area(s) of potential
concern.
6.2.2.1. If the current or past Phase 2 ESA identified that drilling waste disposal practices did
not meet one of the compliance options, answer “Yes” to the question and proceed with the
remainder of section 6.2.2. This will typically be the case for Phase 2 sampling and
analytical results where concentrations exceed the guidelines specified in Compliance Option
3. If the assessment is not complete and it is still not certain whether the drilling waste
disposal area met one of the compliance options, answer “Yes” to the question and fill in the
remainder of section 6.2.2 as if the compliance option was not met.
If you answer “No” to this question, skip the rest of section 6.2.2 and proceed with section
6.2.3.
6.2.2.2. Identify the remediation status of the drilling waste area.
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6.2.2.3. Identify the group of COPCs that does not meet the compliance options for drilling
waste disposal areas.
Use Tables 1 and 2 in the Alberta Tier 1 Soil and Groundwater Remediation Guidelines
(AENV, 2007a, as amended) as a guide to COPC categories. If a COPC is identified that is
not listed in Tables 1 or 2 in the Tier 1 guideline, select the “Other” box and list the specific
chemical name of the COPC(s).
6.2.3. This section applies to all land areas and COPCs that were not directly addressed in either
section 6.2.1 or 6.2.2. If one or more COPC(s) exceeded an applicable Alberta Tier 1
guideline in the current, or any historical investigation, answer “Yes” to the question and
proceed with the remainder of section 6.2.3. If no COPC exceeded an applicable Alberta
Tier 1 guideline in all investigations relevant to the site of interest, answer “No” and proceed
to section 6.3.
If results of the Tier 2 re-evaluation in section 6.2.1 was not complete and you answered
“TBD” in this section, complete section 6.2.3 and include those COPCs in section 6.2.3.
In 2007, AENV’s Tier 1 and Tier 2 guidelines replaced the Alberta Soil and Water Quality
Guidelines for Hydrocarbons at Upstream Oil and Gas Facilities (AENV, 2001). When the
report(s) being submitted is part of a Reclamation Certificate Application for an upstream oil
and gas site, ESRD will accept RSC submissions that are compliant with the 2001 Upstream
Guidelines or, for substances other than hydrocarbons or PAHs, the 1994 Alberta Tier 1
Criteria (AEP, 1994), as long as all the laboratory analytical data report(s) from all Phase 2
environmental site assessment or confirmatory sampling events are dated on or before
December 1, 2007. If an exceedance is observed in that case, you must check “Yes”.
If the natural concentration of a COPC, in the absence of any input from anthropogenic
sources or activities, exceeds the Alberta Tier 1 guideline, the natural background
concentration for the specific COPC may be used as a Tier 1 assessment endpoint. If this
applies to the COPC, use the natural background value as the Tier 1 value for the specific
COPC; fill out section 6.2.3 on this basis. For more information see the Alberta Tier 1 Soil
and Groundwater Remediation Guidelines (AENV, 2007a, as amended).
6.2.3.1. Identify any exceedance over Alberta Tier 1 guidelines that still exist for areas or
COPC(s) not addressed in section 6.2.1 or 6.2.2.
If you answer “TBD” in section 6.2.3.1, proceed to section 6.2.3.2 as if the investigation
indicated that the COPC exceeded the applicable Alberta Tier 1 guideline.
6.2.3.2. Complete this section for all COPCs that exceeded applicable Alberta Tier 1
guidelines. If “TBD” was selected in 6.2.3.1, include all groups of contaminants where
information is still uncertain.
Use Tables 1 and 2 in the Alberta Tier 1 Soil and Groundwater Remediation Guidelines
(AENV, 2007a, as amended) as a guide to COPC categories. If a COPC is identified that is
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not listed in Tables 1 or 2 in the Tier 1 guideline select the “Other” box and list the specific
chemical name of the COPC(s).
6.3.
Status of the Investigation
6.3.1. Identify the soil or groundwater guidelines used to assess the site. Identify all applicable
options used for different areas or COPCs.
If “Site specific remediation objectives” are chosen as an assessment option under the
Alberta Tier 2 guidelines, do not select “Pathway exclusion” or “Guideline adjustment”
option. A site specific risk assessment is not used in conjunction with either of the Tier 2
guideline adjustment or pathway exclusion option. For more information, see Part A, section
5 of the Alberta Tier 2 Soil and Groundwater Remediation Guidelines (AENV, 2007b, as
amended).
6.3.2. Select the land use classification used to assess the site. In most cases, only a single land
use classification should be chosen representing the most conservative land use used to
assess the site. However, if there is a specific zoning change that required two different land
uses to be used in assessing different land areas, then both land use categories should be
selected.
If site-specific conditions do not allow for assessment with one of the categories listed, select
“Other” and provide specifics.
6.3.3. If the results of the investigation are inconclusive or if it is still uncertain whether the site
will meet an optional Tier 2 objective, assume that the site does not meet the applicable
guideline and check the last box, “One or more COPC still exceeds the applicable soil or
groundwater guidelines”.
6.3.4. Identify the number of contaminated areas that still remain at the site at the completion of
the current environmental investigation. Where some information exists on an area of
potential concern but the information is inconclusive at this stage of the investigation, include
this as a “contaminated area”. Use “TBD” only when one or more areas of potential concern
have been identified but have not been investigated.
6.3.5. This question is specific to the scope of the current assessment. If areas or COPCs were
identified in previous investigations and not assessed during the current investigation, or if
there are areas of potential concern that have not been assessed to date, check “No”.
6.3.6. List the date of discovery only for areas that have been identified in answering any of
questions 6.2.1.4, 6.2.2.1 or 6.2.3. Leave this question blank if nothing was identified in any
of these sections. List the dates (in the format of dd-mon-yyyy) when the contamination was
discovered either with this ESA, other ESAs, or reporting events. Add additional dates, if
needed.
If the first date of discovery was the date of the initial Phase 2 investigation, provide this
date.
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6.3.7. Identify the reporting status of all areas identified in section 6.3.4. There are different
reporting mechanisms to ESRD on substance releases. Accidental spills or other emergency
releases exceeding specified volumes must be reported to ESRD immediately, while chronic
releases or historical releases may go unnoticed until a Phase 2 investigation is conducted. In
many instances, particularly for releases from underground facilities where a chronic release
may have gone unnoticed, this may be the first instance that the release was reported to
ESRD. Where this represents the first notice for any area identified in section 6.3.4, answer
“No”.
Check “Not applicable” if the release is required to be reported to an agency other than
ESRD. For instance, releases that fall under the Oil and Gas Conservation Act are reported
to the ERCB. In these instances, the “Not applicable” box should be checked.
If no contamination was left at the site following assessment or remediation, there is no need
to answer 6.3.7.
For upstream oil and gas sites, it is expected that the majority of releases that occur at the
facility will fall under the Oil and Gas Conservation Act. If there is still contamination
remaining at the site it is uncertain whether the release was reportable to ESRD and there is
no historical information regarding the release, assume that the release would normally have
been reportable to the ERCB and check “NA” in 6.3.7.
6.3.8. An incident No. is often generated for emergency spills or similar events that have been
reported to ESRD. If an incident No. is available, include the number in the form. For
chronic releases or if this report is generated as a result of an initial Phase 2 site assessment
where there is no record of a release at the site, there is often no incident No. assigned.
6.3.9. Enter the approximate, cumulative land area (in metres squared) that remains exceeding
applicable soil or groundwater guidelines. This question should be answered wherever
possible. For the purpose of answering this question, ESRD accepts approximate
professional judgment based on limited field observations or assessment and effort should be
made to approximate the area still under investigation. Select “TBD” only if this is an initial
Phase 2 investigation where the areal estimate would have to be made on the basis of a single
observation point.
6.3.10. Sections 6.3.10 and 6.3.11 are specific to a groundwater investigation. Non-aqueous
phase liquid (NAPL) is a separate liquid phase that may be in contact with the groundwater.
If the groundwater pathway has not been ruled out and no groundwater investigation is
currently available, check “TBD”. If the groundwater investigation is inconclusive and the
presence of a NAPL cannot be ruled out, check “TBD”.
For the on-site area, consider any area that is described by the legal description of the
physical address. If the site is along a transportation corridor or a pipeline right-of-way,
consider the on-site area to be the area described by the physical corridor or right-of-way.
For leases, such as well leases, consider the physical lease area to be on-site.
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6.3.11. Consider only areas that were not covered in the answer to section 6.3.10.
6.3.12. Answer to best represent the remediation status of the entire area of concern. If there are
multiple contaminated areas at different stages of remediation, identify only the status of the
areas requiring ongoing remediation.
The “No remediation required” box is used only when all areas and COPCs have been
assessed, are below applicable criteria, the site did not require any remediation to achieve the
appropriate level of risk protection, and risk management is not being used to address any
remaining issues.
If remediation is required, select only one of the choices that best describes the current site
status from the list provided: “Site has exceedance but no remediation plan”, “Remediation
plan developed”, “Active remediation”, “Remediation completed”, and “Post remediation
assessment completed”. If portions of the site are at different stages of remediation, select
the status that best describes the area that requires the most assessment and/or remediation
work.
Supply all applicable information under the categories provided: “Ongoing risk management
plan on-site”, “Ongoing risk management plan off-site”, “Remediation Certificate issued for
some areas”, and “Remediation Certificate cancelled for some areas” regardless of the stage
of investigation. These categories may be selected with any other category except “No
remediation required”.
Where risk management is being used to address some or all of the remaining issues at the
site, identify if this involves off-site areas, on-site areas or both. Consider areas on-site that
are described by the legal description of the physical address of the site noted in section 2.1.
Where the site may be along a transportation corridor or a pipeline right-of-way, consider the
on-site area to be the area described by the physical corridor or right-of-way. For leases, such
as well leases, consider the physical lease area to be on-site.
6.4.
Key Transport Factors for Existing COPCs
6.4.1. Identify the shortest distance from the edge of contaminated area to nearest water well.
The edge of the contaminated area can be defined as the closest distance that meets the
requirement for delineation defined in section 2.3.2 of the Alberta Tier 1 Soil and
Groundwater Remediation Guidelines (AENV, 2007a, as amended).
6.4.2. Identify the shortest horizontal distance from the edge of contaminated zone to the nearest
edge of a surface water body. If the distance to the surface water body varies seasonally,
identify the distance to the high water mark. If it is available, use of 1 in 100 year flood
information is preferred. The edge of the contaminated area is the closest distance that meets
the requirement for delineation defined in section 2.3.2 of the Alberta Tier 1 Soil and
Groundwater Remediation Guidelines (AENV, 2007a, as amended).
6.4.3. If contamination delineation achieved full closure above the shallowest level of the water
table nearest the ground surface, identify “Yes” and proceed to section 6.5. Delineation is
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assumed to have achieved closure above the groundwater table if there is sufficient
separation between the base of the contaminated zone and the groundwater table to provide
assurance that the COPC has not or will not cause a potential risk to the groundwater. Where
the answer is “Yes” it is up to the assessor to provide assurance that the groundwater will not
be impacted by any COPC that is identified at the site.
6.4.4. Answer the question for the groundwater aquifer that is nearest to the land surface only.
See section 2.5.2 of the Alberta Tier 1 Soil and Groundwater Remediation Guidelines
(AENV 2007a), as amended, for the definition of the domestic use aquifer. Check “NR” (not
required) if one of the following conditions applies:
 all COPCs that may have entered the groundwater pathway have been completely
delineated and there are no groundwater values above either the Tier 1 groundwater
remediation guidelines for the protection of the Potable Groundwater pathway
(Appendix B, Alberta Tier 1 Soil and Groundwater Remediation Guidelines (AENV,
2007a, as amended) or above the background concentration in the groundwater; or,
 for any COPC where groundwater delineation has not been done or is not complete,
the COPC has a soil protection value for the Protection of the Domestic Use Aquifer
(Appendix A, Alberta Tier 1 Soil and Groundwater Remediation Guidelines (AENV,
2007a, as amended) and this value has not been exceeded for any COPC.
6.4.5. Identify if there is a hydraulic barrier between the bottom of contaminated zone and the
upper boundary of the domestic use aquifer (DUA). See Appendix E of the Alberta Tier 2
Soil and Groundwater Remediation Guidelines (AENV, 2007b, as amended), for more
details.
6.4.6. If you answered “Yes” to section 6.4.5, provide the measured largest hydraulic
conductivity (K sat ) value (in the format of value × 10-7 m/s) for the 5.0 m vertical layer
starting from the bottom of the contaminated zone.
6.5.
On-site Characterization
Provide information only for areas described by the legal description of the physical address
of the site. If the site is along a transportation corridor or a utility right-of-way, consider the
on-site area to be the area described by the physical corridor or right-of-way.
6.5.1. The soil texture is based on the definitions used in the Alberta Tier 1 Soil and
Groundwater Remediation Guidelines (AENV, 2007a, as amended).
If the soil texture is ambiguous or more than one soil classification exists at a site, use the
most conservative estimate of soil texture.
If a mandatory Tier 2 adjustment was made due to a specific landscape feature that would
invalidate the use of soil texture as a Tier 1 screening level risk assessment, select the “Not
applicable” box and ensure that the appropriate feature was identified in section 6.2.1.1.
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6.5.2. Answer only for the potentiometric surface of the water table encountered nearest to the
land surface. If extensive groundwater investigations have been conducted that include
groundwater monitoring of deeper aquifers, only use data from water wells for the aquifer
nearest the land surface. If groundwater investigation has demonstrated that near surface
groundwater may be “perched” or where surficial water wells are seasonally dry, assume that
this is still relevant to the upper boundary of the water table.
If contamination delineation achieved full closure above the shallowest level of the water
table nearest the ground surface, identify “NR”. If “NR” is identified, enter the maximum
depth of the soil investigation in meters below ground surface.
For all other circumstances, enter the shallowest and deepest water table, in meters below
ground surface observed in all applicable wells. If there is seasonal fluctuation in the depth to
the water table, use the shallowest and deepest measurements of all the individual
measurements including the time dependant measurements. Where water wells may be dry
at certain seasons, use the maximum screen depth as the maximum depth of the water table
measured for that well.
The “TBD” box is only to be checked if groundwater information is not available for the site
and the site does not meet a condition to use the “NR” box.
Where you check “TBD” or “NR”, note the maximum depth of the investigation in the space
provided. For all other circumstances, enter the groundwater observation information only
and do not note the maximum depth of the investigation.
6.5.3. Enter the direction of groundwater flow for the potentiometric surface of the water table
encountered nearest to the land surface, using one of: N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, or NW. For
seasonally variable flow directions, select the flow direction that results in the highest
estimate of risk for the receptor of concern that is most at jeopardy if the COPC were to
migrate along the groundwater.
The “NR” option may be selected if one of the following conditions applies to the site:
 delineation has achieved closure for all COPCs above groundwater table;
 the groundwater investigation has demonstrated that the groundwater meets
applicable groundwater remediation guidelines or background conditions for all
COPCs;
 all COPCs have been directly assessed using Alberta Tier 1 Soil and Groundwater
Remediation Guidelines (AENV, 2007a, as amended); or,
 for all Tier 2 options used in the assessment, it has been assumed that the
groundwater is moving in the shortest direction to any receptor of interest.
6.5.4. Select the land use classification that best describes current land use for the on-site area.
In most cases, only a single land use classification should be chosen representing the most
conservative land use used to assess the site. However, if there is a specific zoning change
across the site of interest that requires the use of two different land uses for assessment of
different portions of the site, then both land use categories are selected.
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If site-specific conditions do not allow for one of the categories listed, select “Other” and
provide specifics in the space provided.
6.5.5. Select the land use classification that best describes the end land use for the on-site area.
In most cases, only a single land use classification should be chosen representing the most
conservative land use used to assess the site. However, if there is a specific zoning change
across the site that requires the use of two different land uses for assessment of different
portions of the site, then both land use categories are selected.
If site-specific conditions do not allow for one of the categories listed, select “Other” and
provide specifics in the space provided.
The end land use describes the land use after the termination of an industrial or commercial
activity. It is either known or could reasonably be expected. For instance, for specified land,
identify the land use that will be required at reclamation at the end of the facility life. Where
there are approved re-zoning projects for an area, or where a proposed development for an
area requires the land to be re-zoned, use this information for the end land use. Where there
is no specific information available, the surrounding land use or pre-disturbance land use
should be used.
6.5.6. For all COPCs, identify all potential routes of exposure that may pose a risk to receptors.
This section should be filled out based on conservative assumptions regarding distribution of
the COPC. If delineation of the contaminated area is not complete, or exposure routes have
not been ruled out based on site information, include the pathway as a potential route of
exposure.
Appendices A and B in the Alberta Tier 1 Soil and Groundwater Remediation Guidelines
(AENV, 2007a, as amended) may be used as initial screening tools to determine which
applicable exposure pathways may have been exceeded for a given COPC.
6.6.
Off-site Characterization
Provide characterization for off-site areas outside the legal property boundary. Where the
site may be along a transportation corridor or a pipeline right-of-way, consider the on-site
area to be the area described by the physical corridor or right-of-way. For leases, such as
well leases, consider the physical lease area to be on-site. Only areas that are outside the
physical lease boundaries or outside the corridor are to be considered off-site.
6.6.1. If areas of potential concern are completely delineated and any COPC that remains above
applicable criteria is completely contained on the physical property of interest (on-site), then
select “No” and proceed to section 7. In all other cases, complete the rest of the form.
If contaminant delineation is incomplete and there is no evidence of any COPC outside of the
physical property of interest, check “TBD” and complete the rest of the form. Where any
off-site information exists that is above the applicable criteria, select “Yes” regardless of the
stage of the investigation.
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6.6.2. Identify existing land use classification(s) off-site where a COPC(s) has been identified
that is above applicable criteria.
Where you identified “TBD” in section 6.6.1 consider only the land use for areas where
information is known. Where delineation has not yet proceeded beyond the property
boundary, consider the land use of areas that are immediately adjacent to the property in
question.
6.6.3. Identify end land use classification(s) off-site where a COPC(s) has been identified that is
above applicable criteria.
The end land use describes the land use of projects that are confirmed or anticipated. Follow
the general approaches outlined in section 6.5.5 of this document to determine the
appropriate end land use category.
6.6.4. If the COPC(s) has migrated off the property of interest into an adjacent road allowance,
complete section 6.6.4. If not, answer “No” and proceed to section 6.6.6.
6.6.5. If the contaminant has migrated into a road allowance, identify only the most sensitive
land use that is adjacent to the road allowance. Determine the most sensitive land use only
from areas that are immediately adjacent to the area of potential concern within the road
allowance. If delineation is incomplete and no information exists for the road allowance, the
most sensitive land use is based on properties immediately adjacent to any road allowance
that borders the site of interest.
6.6.6. Identify relevant exposure pathways off-site by following the approaches outlined in
section 6.5.6 of this document.
7. Risk Management Plan (RMP)
Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development promotes timely remediation.
Sometimes, risk management approaches have to be considered because of one or more sitespecific risk factors. Before developing a RMP, the stakeholders first need to explore
possible alternatives for managing contaminated areas at a site. Proper risk assessment needs
to be conducted and shared with relevant parties before a RMP is adopted.
7.1.
What is the Plan for Contaminated Areas still remaining on and off the Site?
Check only one of the three potential answers provided in this section. If it is anticipated that
the site will be completely remediated to meet applicable Tier 1 or Tier 2 options, check box
1 “Complete remediation” and proceed to section 8. If it is anticipated that a risk
management plan will be developed for a contaminated area or associated COPC, check box
2 or 3, as applicable, and proceed to section 7.2. If information is incomplete or the direction
of project management is unknown, check the most likely management route anticipated.
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7.2.
Key progress of RMP
7.2.1. Answer all questions that apply to the status of the risk management plan at the time of
the report. If information is still uncertain, assume that there is still work to be done to
address the subject of the question and answer appropriately.
Some terms are briefly explained below:
Source: Source is defined in the Alberta Tier 1 Soil and Groundwater Remediation
Guidelines (AENV, 2007a, as amended) as anything that adds contaminant mass to the
environment;
Contingency plan: An alternative plan accepted by all stakeholders that includes triggers
for determination on when a risk management plan is not effective in addressing risks
associated with site and alternative plans must be considered to manage risks. All RMPs
must have contingency plans in place to be considered complete;
Physical controls: Normally engineered methods developed to physically stabilize COPCs,
contain contaminants within specified areas or boundaries, and/or physically restrict the
route of exposure between a COPC and a specific receptor; and,
Administrative controls: Administrative methods used to separate possible receptors from
the contaminated area through informing and restricting access or land use.
8. Declaration
Re-confirm the site name, consistent with previous sections. The RSC form must be signed
by an operator or representative who is authorized to sign with respect to the accuracy of the
information provided on behalf of the person or company submitting the form.
Name of operator: operator name as shown in operation license.
Name of authorized representative: Refers to the person or agent who has legal authority to
sign the form on behalf of the operator. This may include persons with the organization, by
operation of law, directors, officers and appointed delegates of companies or governments, or
it may include, by appointment, agents and professional advisors authorized to act on behalf
of the licensed operator.
Title of authorized representative: Position or title of the above.
Signature: The signature of the authorized representative. Electronic signature is preferred.
Date: Date (in the format of dd-mon-yyyy) of when the RSC form is submitted to AESRD.
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REFERENCES
Activities Designation Regulation. Alberta Regulation 276/2003. Available on-line at:
http://www.qp.alberta.ca.
AENV (Alberta Environment), 2011. 2010 Reclamation Criteria for Wellsites and Associated
Facilities Application Guidelines. Available on-line at:
http://environment.gov.ab.ca/info/library/8355.pdf.
AENV (Alberta Environment), 2009a. Record of Site Condition. Available online at:
http://environment.alberta.ca/01065.html.
AENV (Alberta Environment), 2009b, as amended. Assessing Drilling Waste Disposal Areas:
Compliance Options for Reclamation Certification. Available on-line at:
http://environment.gov.ab.ca/info/library/6898.pdf.
AENV (Alberta Environment), 2007a, as amended. Alberta Tier 1 Soil and Groundwater
Remediation Guidelines. Available on-line at:
http://environment.gov.ab.ca/info/library/7751.pdf.
AENV (Alberta Environment), 2007b, as amended. Alberta Tier 2 Soil and Groundwater
Remediation Guidelines. Available on-line at:
http://environment.gov.ab.ca/info/library/7752.pdf.
AENV (Alberta Environment), 2005. A Guide to Release Reporting. Available on-line at:
http://environment.gov.ab.ca/info/library/6334.pdf.
AENV (Alberta Environment), 2001. Alberta Soil and Water Quality Guidelines for
Hydrocarbons at Upstream Oil and Gas Facilities. Environmental Sciences Division,
Sept., 2001.
AEP (Alberta Environmental Protection), 1994. Alberta Tier 1 Criteria for Contaminated Soil
Assessment and Remediation. March, 1994.
Dangerous Goods Transportation and Handling Act. RSA 2000, c. D-4. Available on-line at:
http://www.qp.alberta.ca.
ERCB (Energy Resources Conservation Board). 1998. Compliance and Enforcement Approach
for Conservation and Reclamation of Oil and Gas Activities. Conservation and
Reclamation Information Letter 98-1, Feb., 1998. Available on-line at:
http://environment.gov.ab.ca/info/library/6874.pdf.
Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. RSA 2000, c. E-12. Available on-line at:
http://www.qp.alberta.ca.
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Oil and Gas Conservation Act. RSA 2000, c. O-6. Available on-line at: http://www.qp.alberta.ca.
Release Reporting Regulation. Alberta Regulation 117/1993. Available on-line at:
http://www.qp.alberta.ca.
Special Areas Act. RSA 2000, c. S-16. Available on-line at: http://www.qp.alberta.ca.
Soil Classification Working Group, 1998. The Canadian System of Soil Classification. 3rd
edition. Research Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Publication 1646. NRC
Research Press, Ottawa, Ontario.
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APPENDIX: REQUIREMENTS FOR ANALYTICAL SUMMARY TABLES
The Record of Site Condition form, Section 6.3 requires submission of analytical summary tables
for all COPCs that were subject of the investigation. Summary tables should be in a consistent,
easy to understand format and must include the following information:
 Tier 1 guideline values from tables in the Alberta Tier 1 guidelines;
 where multiple land uses are used or the end land use differs from the current land use,
the most conservative Tier 1 value must be included in the table;
 analytical results for all sampling locations;
 sampling locations must be named with an identifier that will allow for cross reference to
the appropriate environmental site assessment report. Use of an identifier that references
the facility or spill location is recommended;
 location, depth and date that the sample was taken must be reported in a manner that can
be cross referenced to the appropriate site plans and borehole logs in the environmental
site assessment report;
 report minimum detection limits where the COPC was not detected;
 values greater than the applicable Alberta Tier 1 guideline values for current and end land
use must be highlighted; and
 where groundwater was analyzed as part of the environmental site assessment, summary
tables for the groundwater assessment must also be included.
Tables should reflect the status of the site at the time of filing the Record of Site Condition. Use
the following as guidance to complete the summary tables:
 if this is the first Record of Site Condition being filed for the site, you will need to include
any historical information from previous reports that provide an overall summary of all
site analytical information;
 if this is the first environmental site assessment that was conducted at the site or where
the Record of Site Condition is updating previously filed information, include only the
new information in the summary tables; or
 if this is being filed for a remediated site, only include historical information that still
reflects the current site condition. For instance, if contaminated soil was removed as part
of remediation, do not include historical information from within the remediated area.
The following example tables provide the standardized table format for soil assessments. The
tables are provided as examples only. The exact format will depend on site-specific
requirements. However, tables must be easy to read, interpret, and cross-reference with the
complete reports.
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A-1. Example Table for Soil Analytical Results of General, Inorganic and Salinity Parameters
SL08-09
Ponds Area
SL08-01
SL08-02
Process Area
SL08-06
NOTES:
Soluble Sodium
Soluble Calcium
Soluble Magnesium
Soluble Chloride
Soluble Sulphate
3
(mg/L)
(mg/L)
12
---
---
---
---
---
4
---
---
---
---
---
0.44
0.52
0.60
0.6
0.8
0.6
18
27
23
64
73
88
6.8
8.4
12
16
8
6
110
160
200
(%)
(dS/m)
6 - 8.5
500
---
---
4
---
6 - 8.5
500
---
---
2
68
45
50
20
38
27
7.4
7.2
7.1
-------
19
--19
0.7
--1.1
(%)
(%)
---
---
---
---
---
12
17
22
SAR
(meq/100g)
(%)
pH (0.01 M CaCl 2 )
EC
Background
SL08-04
(mg/L)
Organic Carbon
---
(mg/L)
CEC
Alberta Tier 1 Guidelines, Agri. Fine Surface Soil
(mg/L)
Sulphur (elemental)
---
Salinity
(mg/kg)
Silt
Alberta Tier 1 Guidelines, Ind. Fine Surface Soil
1
Sand
(dd-mon-yyyy)
Clay
Date
(m)
General and Inorganic Parameters
Texture Class
Soil Depth
Sampling Location
Sampling Location, Depth and Date
2
0.00-0.15
0.15-0.30
0.60-1.0
28-Aug-2008
26-Aug-2008
28-Aug-2008
SL
L
L
0.00-0.15
0.30-0.60
1.0-1.5
27-Aug-2008
27-Aug-2008
27-Aug-2008
L
--CL
16
--30
46
--43
38
--27
6.9
6.4
7.4
-------
18
19
21
3
0.6
<0.2
0.36
0.24
0.27
0.5
1.1
0.6
15
24
16
61
29
39
9.3
5.9
5.7
8
10
<5
70
56
28
0.00-0.15
0.30-0.60
26-Aug-2008
26-Aug-2008
-----
-----
-----
-----
6.9
6.9
4,300
<100
-----
-----
2.7
0.66
0.4
2.5
41
90
570
75
110
13
7
6
1,800
240
0.00-0.15
3.5-4.0
26-Aug-2008
26-Aug-2008
-----
-----
-----
-----
7.4
7.8
<100
<100
-----
-----
0.95
0.82
0.5
0.5
24
22
150
110
22
32
16
<5
420
360
0.00-0.15
0.15-0.30
0.30-0.60
0.60-1.0
27-Aug-2008
27-Aug-2008
27-Aug-2008
27-Aug-2008
--L
--SCL
--18
--22
--45
--56
--37
--22
7.8
7.6
7.6
7.4
---------
--18
--22
--0.5
--0.3
1.7
0.41
0.67
0.36
--0.6
--1.2
--17
--33
--51
--40
--9.1
--9.3
--18
--19
--43
--59
Superscript 1: The dotted line (---) denotes no value available.
Superscript 2: The EC guideline for agricultural land use is 2.0 dS/m for topsoil or 3.0 dS/m for subsoil.
Superscript 3: Soil texture class abbreviations: SL for sandy loam, L for loam, CL clay loam, SCL sandy clay loam, following The Canadian System of Soil Classification
(Soil Classification Working Group, 1998).
Yellow colour denotes values exceeding the generic values of Alberta Tier 1 Guidelines for industrial land use, fine surface soil.
Green colour denotes values exceeding the generic values of Alberta Tier 1 Guidelines for agricultural land use, fine surface soil.
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A-2. Example Table for Soil Analytical Results of Hydrocarbons
PHC F1 (C6-C10)-BTEX
PHC F2 (C10-C16)
PHC F3 (C16-C34)
PHC F4 (C34-C50+)
PHC F4 Gr (C34-C50+)-Silica
Reached Baseline at C50
1
Xylenes
(%)
Ethylbenzene
(dd-mon-yyyy)
Toluene
Sieve-#200 (>0.075mm)
(m)
Benzene
Date
Hydrocarbons
Soil Depth
Sampling Location
Sampling Location, Depth and Date
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(Yes/No)
0.046
0.52
0.11
15
320
260
2,500
6,600
6,600
---
Alberta Tier 1 Guidelines, Ind. Fine Surface Soil
---
Alberta Tier 1 Guidelines, Agri. Fine Surface Soil
---
0.046
0.52
0.11
15
210
150
1,300
5,600
5,600
---
Process Area
SL02-41
2.0-2.5
2.8-3.5
30-Jul-2002
30-Jul-2002
44
28
0.175
0.50
0.087
0.15
0.422
1.39
6.37
20.9
44
140
87,000
2,400
410
1,800
<12
200
<1,000
<1,000
YES
NO
SL02-56
0.3-0.6
2.0-2.5
31-Jul-2002
31-Jul-2002
68
20
0.37
1.19
3.29
4.11
2.73
3.79
80.9
64.8
590
710
550
210
800
320
300
280
<1,000
<1,000
NO
NO
SL08-05
2.0-2.5
3.0-3.5
27-Aug-2008
27-Aug-2008
34
---
<0.005
<0.005
<0.020
0.49
2.4
0.21
28
3.0
200
<12
110
<10
<10
<10
<10
<10
-----
YES
YES
SL08-07
0.30-0.60
27-Aug-2008
44
<0.005
<0.020
<0.010
<0.040
<12
<10
<10
<10
---
YES
SL08-08
0.15-0.30
1.0-1.5
2.0-2.5
3.0-4.0
6.0-7.0
27-Aug-2008
27-Aug-2008
27-Aug-2008
27-Aug-2008
27-Aug-2008
85
32
45
--25
0.29
37
7.1
26
0.36
<0.020
110
23
89
5.0
<0.010
24
3.8
8.0
0.99
87
450
65
140
17
880
2,800
460
670
170
970
1,900
350
360
140
1,300
240
89
55
<10
620
<10
<10
<10
<10
-----------
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
7.0-8.0
27-Aug-2008
---
0.086
0.035
<0.010
0.43
<12
<10
40
<10
---
YES
NOTES:
Superscript 1: The dotted line (---) denotes no value available.
Yellow colour denotes values exceeding the generic values of Alberta Tier 1 Guidelines for industrial land use, fine surface soil.
Green colour denotes values exceeding the generic values of Alberta Tier 1 Guidelines for agricultural land use, fine surface soil.
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A-3. Example Table for Soil Analytical Results of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
Dibenzo(a,h)anthracene
Indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene
Acenapthene
Acenaphthylene
Anthracene
Fluoranthene
Fluorene
Naphthalene
Phenanthrene
Pyrene
(mg/kg)
Chrysene
(mg/kg)
Benzo(a)pyrene
Benzo(b+j)fluoranthene
(dd-mon-yyyy)
Benzo(g,h,i)perylene
Benzo(a)anthracene
(m)
Other PAHs
Benzo(k)fluoranthene
Date
Carcinogenic PAHs
Soil Depth
Sampling Location
Sampling Location, Depth and Date
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
---
---
0.70
---
7.4
---
0.32
5.0
0.0046
0.032
0.29
0.016
0.051
0.034
1
Alberta Tier 1 Guidelines, Ind. Fine Surface Soil
0.070
---
Alberta Tier 1 Guidelines, Agri. Fine Surface Soil
0.070
6.2
6.2
---
0.60
6.2
7.4
---
0.32
5.0
0.0046
0.032
0.29
0.016
0.051
0.034
Background
SL08-04
0.15-0.30
26-Aug-2008
<0.0050
<0.0050
<0.0050
<0.0050
<0.0050
<0.0050
<0.0050
<0.0050
<0.0050
<0.0050
<0.0050
<0.0050
<0.0050
<0.0050
<0.0050
<0.0050
SL08-03
0.00-0.15
26-Aug-2008
<0.0050
<0.0050
<0.0050
<0.0050
<0.0050
<0.0050
<0.0050
<0.0050
<0.0050
<0.0050
<0.0050
0.0065
<0.0050
0.0067
0.013
<0.0050
NOTES:
Superscript 1: The dotted line (---) denotes no value available.
Storage Area
Light blue colour denotes analytical detection limit is higher than the guideline value.
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A-4. Example Table for Soil Analytical Results of Trace Elements
Date
Arsenic (inorganic)
Barium (non-barite)
Beryllium
Boron (hot water soluble)
Cadmium
Chromium (hexavalent)
Chromium (total)
Cobalt
Copper
Lead
Mercury (inorganic)
Molybdenum
Nickel
Selenium
Thallium
Vanadium
Zinc
Trace Element
Soil Depth
Sampling Location
Sampling Location, Depth and Date
(m)
(dd-mon-yyyy)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
(mg/kg)
Alberta Tier 1 Guidelines, Ind. Fine Surface Soil
26
2,000
8
2
22
1.4
87
300
91
600
50
40
50
2.9
1
130
360
Alberta Tier 1 Guidelines, Agri. Fine Surface Soil
17
750
5
2
1.4
0.4
64
20
63
70
6.6
4
50
1
1
130
200
14.7
21.6
18.5
<0.08
7.91
8.82
8.36
<0.07
9.02
12.1
12.8
<0.1
9.8
10.6
10.6
<0.2
<0.01
<0.01
<0.01
<0.01
0.38
0.26
0.23
<0.1
18.2
21.8
22.9
<0.1
0.48
0.34
0.53
<0.3
<0.4
<0.4
<0.4
<0.4
19.3
24.4
21.5
0.0
45.1
50.2
49.3
<0.05
Background
SL02-10
1
0.00-0.15
0.15-0.30
0.30-0.60
0.60-1.0
30-Jul-2002
30-Jul-2002
30-Jul-2002
30-Jul-2002
5.6
6.9
7.4
<1.0
143
131
126
<0.02
0.302
0.407
0.428
<0.05
0.76
0.22
0.41
0.30
0.16
0.08
0.07
<0.05
---------
0.30-0.60
1.0-1.5
1.5-2.0
30-Jul-2002
30-Jul-2002
30-Jul-2002
4.7
5.6
5.3
135
141
199
0.82
0.75
0.78
1.08
0.30
0.17
0.16
0.13
0.29
-------
23.6
22.5
19.0
6.92
7.29
7.25
10.1
11.3
11.2
7.70
6.89
6.73
0.061
0.055
0.054
0.38
0.47
0.53
19.0
21.5
20.3
<1
<1
<1
0.14
0.16
0.31
23.3
20.1
20.2
41.3
38.1
36.9
SL02-38
0.6-1.0
1.5-1.8
30-Jul-2002
30-Jul-2002
6.3
8.9
142
263
0.52
0.54
2.4
0.17
0.17
0.18
0.02
<0.01
25.0
31.7
8.69
10.2
19.4
20.7
7.66
7.55
0.041
0.040
0.45
0.49
25.7
31.7
<1
<1
0.13
0.13
34.2
35.3
56.5
63.0
SL02-39
0.30-0.60
1.0-1.5
30-Jul-2002
30-Jul-2002
6.1
7.4
168
278
0.44
0.50
0.90
0.12
0.21
0.22
0.01
0.01
29.6
29.2
6.89
9.76
18.5
19.1
13.2
7.34
0.047
0.050
0.97
0.65
22.7
29.8
<1
<1
0.15
0.14
32.5
35.3
58.6
63.0
SL08-05
2.0-2.5
27-Aug-2008
---
---
---
0.90
---
<0.15
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
SL08-08
1.0-1.5
27-Aug-2008
---
---
---
0.10
---
<0.15
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
SL02-11
Process Area
NOTES:
Superscript 1: The dotted line (---) denotes no value available.
Yellow colour denotes values exceeding the generic values of Alberta Tier 1 Guidelines for industrial and agricultural land uses, fine surface soil.
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