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Contaminated Sites

ENG-Contaminated Sites

Toxic substances may exist in the soil, soil vapour, surface water, and groundwater of current or former commercial and industrial sites in Surrey.

Consequently, the Ministry of Environment, under the authority of the Environmental Management Act, may require a completed Site Profile if a property with a current or historic Schedule 2 use applies for:

  • Subdivision
  • Rezoning
  • Development or development variance permit
  • Removal of soil from the site

The City of Surrey requires applicants to complete and submit a Soil Contamination Review Questionnaire to determine if this site is subject to the Ministry of Environment’s Site Profile review. See the City's Guide to Soil Relocation from Contaminated Sites.

This examination ensures the site is suitable for the proposed use, and is safe for human health and the receiving environment.

If you have questions relating to soil contamination on your property, please call the Planning & Development Department at 604-591-4441.

Visit British Columbia's Ministry of Environment website for more information on the site profile process, standards, legislation, and guidance in assessing and cleaning contaminated sites.