Public Review: Draft Excess Soil Reuse Guidance

November 23, 2022 in Public Review

The public review period is now closed.

The deadline for public review and comment on a draft Excess Soil Reuse Guidance document has been extended to January 15, 2023. The draft document is available in both English and French and is accompanied by a questionnaire containing specific questions for reviewers on certain sections of the draft document.

The document is intended to provide a reference tool for jurisdictions implementing excess soil management policies. It includes principles that should be considered in such a policy, circumstances under which they might be applied, and pros and cons related to the application of these principles. The guidance document provides elements that should be included in a traceability protocol intended to track beneficially reused soil. It discusses the responsibilities of both source and receiving sites in projects involving the reuse of excess soils.