Enforcement Orders issued to Site C

A rendering of B.C. Hydro's Site C project.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Environmental Assessment Office has issued several non-compliances to the Site C project.

On March 29th to April 1st 2016 and April 26 to 29, 2016, the compliance and enforcement officer determined after a inspection and review Certificate Holder (Site C) is not compliant with Condition 69 of the Certificate due to a failure to follow rules to properly segregate and dispose of recyclables and waste material during the construction of the Project.

The project has been told that they need to separate all waste and recyclables into the proper, clearly marked bins,  inspect recyclable and waste management bins on a daily basis to verify compliance with the first condition, and maintain records of recyclable and waste management bin inspections.

It was also deemed the project was not in compliance with Condition 69 of the Certificate which requires the Certificate Holder to implement measures to control and clean up leaks and spills of hydrocarbon material during the construction of the Project.

The project has been ordered to inspect all vehicles, equipment, and hydrocarbon storage areas for leaks to ground on a daily basis. Immediately upon discovery of a hydrocarbon leak to ground, take measures to contain the leak and remove and properly dispose of any hydrocarbon contaminated soil, and maintain records of the amount and disposal mechanism of hydrocarbon contaminated soil.

The reports were released on June 24th by Chris Parks, Senior Compliance and Enforcement Officer.