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Amendments to the Remediation Regulation Start January 1, 2019

The Remediation Certificate Amendment Regulation (Remediation Regulation) will come into effect on January 1, 2019.

The Remediation Regulation sets out requirements for reporting new information and remedial measures with respect to substance releases. More information about Alberta Environment and Parks' administration of the Remediation Regulation will be developed and released over the course of 2019, and will be made available on this site. To view the amendment to the regulation, visit the Alberta Queens Printer website at:

Order In Council 187/2018 – Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

Sites become contaminated when harmful substances are released and spread into the soil and groundwater. These contaminants may adversely affect humans, plants and animals.

Alberta’s environmental legislation sets out clear rules and obligations for the protection, enhancement and wise use of the environment. Alberta Environment and Parks works with Albertans to ensure the quality of our environment is maintained, using an effective and efficient regulatory framework.

Related Information

To learn more about Alberta’s soil and groundwater remediation guidelines, see:

To learn more about Alberta’s requirements for assessment and reporting, see:

To learn more about risk management, see:

To learn more about what is available for regulatory closure of remediated sites, see:

For access to environmental site assessment reports and information, refer to:


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Updated: Dec 21, 2018