British Columbia Environmental Management Legislation & Commentary

ebook Volume 1

By Richard E. Bereti

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A practical guide to the law of contaminated sites management in B.C.

This unique publication explains the legal principles that govern contaminated sites management in British Columbia, and includes an overview of the British Columbia Environmental Management Act, the Contaminated Sites Regulation and key compliance and practice issues.

A must have resource for practitioners, property owners, developers, and environmental consulting industry, the text offers a detailed discussion concerning contaminated site redevelopment, recovery of costs of remediation, key regulatory instruments, and director's orders, prepared by two environmental law experts from Harper Grey LLP in Vancouver, Richard Bereti and Una Radoja.

Features:

  • Detailed discussion of the principles, key concepts, the legal framework and practice
  • Up-to-date environmental management legislation including the full text of the British Columbia Environmental Management Act and its companion Contaminated Sites Regulation
  • A table of concordance comparing Part 4 (Contaminated Site Remediation) of the Act to its equivalent section under the predecessor legislation

    Highlights in This Edition

    The fourth edition of British Columbia Environmental Management Legislation & Commentary includes discussion of pertinent issues, including:

  • New and important case law dealing with cost recovery actions under the Act
  • Detailed overview of Part 4 (Contaminated Site Remediation) of the Act
  • Contaminated Sites Redevelopment
  • Pollution prevention and abatement orders
  • Approvals in Principle and Certificates of compliance
  • Wide Area Sites
  • Overview of environmental torts in the context of contaminated sites

    An Important Resource

  • Environmental law practitioners who advise on interpretation of legislation and compliance, and remediation issues
  • Real estate owners and developers seeking to understand their responsibilities and potential liabilities for land or property on contaminated sites that they own or operate on
  • In-house counsel who advise their corporations on contaminated land investigation, remediation and development
  • Environmental consultants
  • British Columbia Environmental Management Legislation & Commentary