Implementation of the Soil Registry
As of January 1, 2023, several parties are required to file notices to the soil registry about how they reuse and dispose of excess soil. Specific parties include:
- Construction and development Project Leaders; and
- Operators/Owners of soil reuse sites and residential development soil depot sites.
As part of filing a notice to the Soil Registry, the following documentation is required prior to the removal of soil:
- A general project description;
- Description of the project area, including geographic coordinates (UTM);
- Contact information of the project leader, operator of the project area, persons filing on behalf of a project leader or corporation, qualified persons that prepared or oversaw preparation of documents, and person responsible for the transportation of the excess soil;
- Estimate of soil volume to be removed;
- Location and operator contact information of any temporary management sites;
- Location, property use, and intended reuse of final placement of excess soil; and
- Declaration of compliance by the Project Leader.
Within 30 days of all soil being removed from a project area or management site, the registry must be updated with the following:
- Final volumes of soil deposited at any of the following sites:
- Class 1 soil management site (soil storage or processing);
- Class 2 soil management site (any temporary soil storage site, other than Class 1);
- Reuse site;
- Local waste transfer facility; and
- Date on which the last load of soil was removed from the project area or any Class 2 soil management site.
Information relating to the Soil Registry as well as the system to file notices can be found at this webpage: https://rpra.ca/excess-soil-registry/