Upstream Soil and Groundwater Approvals

 

Risk for soil contamination exists at industrial plants that have a potential for release of substances to the environment. Soil contamination may also become a source of contamination for groundwater, surface water and air. Remediation costs often increase sharply when soil contamination spreads to other media. Regulatory requirements and professional guidance are needed to ensure that the soil resource and associated environmental media are protected at industrial sites. 

 

This Soil Monitoring Directive is comprised of three major sections: 

a) Baseline Soil Monitoring Program; 

b) Operational Soil Monitoring Program; and 

c) Soil Management Program. 

 

The Baseline Soil Monitoring Program is intended to characterize the soil prior to the commencement of plant operations. The main objective of the Operational Soil Monitoring Program is to screen for soil contamination from substances with the potential to exert adverse effects on soil and interconnected media. The Soil Management Program is intended to remediate contaminated soil, and mitigate or eliminate the adverse effects to human health and the environment. 

 

Groundwater Monitoring Plans are not developed persuant to a Groundwater Monitoring Directive, but are accomplished in much the same manner as a Soil Monitoring Program.

 

Industry Soil and Groundwater Approvals

 

Risk for soil contamination exists at industrial plants that have a potential for release of substances to the environment. Soil contamination may also become a source of contamination for groundwater, surface water and air. Remediation costs often increase sharply when soil contamination spreads to other media. Regulatory requirements and professional guidance are needed to ensure that the soil resource and associated environmental media are protected at industrial sites. 

 

This Soil Monitoring Directive is comprised of three major sections: 

a) Baseline Soil Monitoring Program; 

b) Operational Soil Monitoring Program; and 

c) Soil Management Program. 

 

The Baseline Soil Monitoring Program is intended to characterize the soil prior to the commencement of plant operations. The main objective of the Operational Soil Monitoring Program is to screen for soil contamination from substances with the potential to exert adverse effects on soil and interconnected media. The Soil Management Program is intended to remediate contaminated soil, and mitigate or eliminate the adverse effects to human health and the environment. 

 

Groundwater Monitoring Plans are not developed persuant to a Groundwater Monitoring Directive, but are accomplished in much the same manner as a Soil Monitoring Program.

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