Contaminated/Impacted Sites Program


Risk Assessment Criteria

Manitoba Sustainable Development expects that a risk assessment approach will be used in assessing the significance of contamination on a property. For environmental site assessments, Manitoba Sustainable Development will accept applicable risk assessment criteria from the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME).  These criteria include:

Where there are no applicable criteria developed by CCME for the parameter(s) being assessed, Manitoba Sustainable Development will accept the use of criteria from other sources and jurisdictions with proper justification.   The intent is to use the best available science to assess the significance of the results of an environmental assessment.  Criteria from other sources and jurisdictions that have been used for site assessment reports in Manitoba include: