Tier 1 Guidelines-Soil-Alberta

Tier I Guidelines – Soil: Alberta (see also Appendix B-2)

Access Code   Soil Matrix
TIER01 Assessment Criteria (inorganic and metals): % Sat, pH, EC, Ca, Mg, Na, SAR, F, B, Cr +6 , Total & Water Soluble Cyanide, As, Ba, Be, Cd, Cr, Co, Cu, Pb, Hg, Mo, Ni, Se, Tl, V, Zn (Requires DRY02 and DIG03) X
CCMEM Tier I Metals (EPA 3050): As, Ag, Ba, Be, Cd, Cr, Co, Cu, Pb, Mo, Ni, Sb, Se, Tl, V, Zn, Hg  (Requires DIG03) X
S Elemental Sulphur – recommended for sulphur piles or storage areas only X
O&G02 Tier I Criteria: Total Hydrocarbon Content (% Oil +% Water + %Sediment by Dean Stark X
CCVP02 Assessment using CCME Hydrocarbon Criteria Method (BTEX, C6-10, C10-16, C16-34, C34-50, >C50) (Classic Method – June, 2001) X
PAH04 Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons – Alta Environment: Soil Quality User’s Guide plus toxic equivalents (see Appendix A) X
Tier 1 Organic Contaminants List (See Alberta Tier 1 Table): The Alberta Environmental Protection list is diverse and often the components of concern are those which relate directly to the client’s process / actual activity. Therefore, please consult with our staff regarding the best, most cost effective screen for which a quote will be required.

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