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society and in all regions of Canada, Specifically, the agency identifies implications, economic

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and practices

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explores these implications, prosperity with environmental to improve

actions that will balance

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the quality of makers with

by providing

decision

the information

they need to make reasoned by:

choices on a sustainable

future for Canada.

The agency seeks to carry out its mandate ) advising decision makers and opinion

leaders on the best way to integrate into decision making; in any particular

environmental )

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considerations

actively seeking input issue and providing and overcome

from stakeholders a neutral meeting

with a vested interest ground

where they can work to resolve issues

barriers

to sustainable

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using the products conclusion

of research,

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consultation

to come to a

on the state of the debate on the environment

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synthesize

the results of stakeholder development. They summarize of

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and recommend

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The NRTEE is composed

organizations,

of the NRTEE meet as a work of the agency, set

table four times a year to review and discuss the ongoing and initiate new activities.

Chair Dr. Stuart Smith

Chairman
ENSYN Technologies Inc. Vice-Chair Lise Lachapelle President & CEO Canadian Pulp & Paper Association Vice-Chair Elizabeth May Executive Director Sierra Club of Canada Paul G. Antle Chairman, President & CEO SCC Environmental Group Inc. Jean B&nger Ottawa, Ontario AUan D. Bruce Administrator Operating Engineers (Local 115) Joint Apprenticeship and Training Plan Patrick Carson Strategic Planning Advisor Loblaw - Weston Companies Elizabeth Jane Cracker Co-Owner, Plovers Johanne GBinas Commissioner Bureau daudiences publiques sur lenvironnement Sam Hamad Vice-President Roche Construction Dr. Arthur J. Hanson President & CEO International Institute for Sustainable Development

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1able ofContents
Preface...............................................................vii Executive Summary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix Introduction Background........................................................2 PurposeandOutline Previous Definition Assessment Potential and Current .............................................. Activities. ....................................... ...4 .9

of Potentially of Information Sources

Contaminated

Site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Priorities..........................................................28 Current Users and Uses Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . .34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 .................................... .39 ..3 9

Government The Financial

Services Sector

Non-governmental Guidelines Strategies

Organizations.

......................................................

Components.......................................................42 Strategy 1: Regional Prototype . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Site Assessments . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Strategy 2: Provincial Strategy 3: National

Registry with Mandatory Site Assessment National Registry.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Site Inventory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Strategy 4: Independent Strategy 5: A Collection Conclusions Appendices

Contaminated Registries.

of Municipal

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Bibliography.......................................................67 Detailed Territorial Information Databases on Relevant Federal, Provincial and

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ASTM CBA CCME CIBC CIHB CMHC CSA DESRT DGAIS ESA FSC GIS MINSYS MISA MNR MOEE NATES NCSRP NRTEE PATS PETSTOR PIR RUST SIC American Canadian Canadian Canadian Canadian Society for Testing and Materials Bankers Association Council of Ministers of the Environment Imperial Bank of Commerce Inventory of Historic Buildings Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Canadian Standards Association and Evaluation

Demonstation Dangerous

of Site Remediation System

Technology

Goods Accident Information site assessment

environmental

Federal Sites Component Geographic Information System System

Mineral Deposits Information Municipal/Industrial Ministry Ministry

Strategy for Abatement

of Natural Resources (Ontario) of Environment and Energy (Ontario)

National Trends in Emergencies National Contaminated Sites Remediation Program and the Economy

National Round Table on the Environment Property Assessment Tax System Petroleum Pollution Storage Incident

Report Records Collection Storage Tanks

Registry of Underground Standard Industrial

Classification

Contaminated and the economy,

sites, because of their potential

impacts

on health, the environment the need for and

are a prime target for environmental in this area, the National a Financial Round

action. Recognizing

research and discussion the Economy Program

Table on the Environment

(NRTEE) has undertaken the issues relating solutions

Services Program.

The aim of the and other and

is to identify

to the redevelopment to current impediments

of brownfields

contaminated to improve

sites, to propose site-specific data.

to redevelopment,

Site-specific management preventing environmental standards comparable.

information

on the environmental

condition

of land is an important areas, and for of land-related

tool for identifying future contamination. information

and assessing existing contaminated However, there is currently

a shortage

available. Moreover,

existing databases information,

use varying and are not always

and criteria

for collecting

and cataloguing

As part of its work, the Task Force for the Financial ways in which the financial environmental of information condition

Services Program site-specific

is exploring data on the sources

services sector can help to improve of land. This backgrounder and territorial

report examines governments,

current

in the federal, provincial

as well as relevant

work done in the private sector and in non-government organizations. This report information municipality, broader also identifies including strengthening possible strategies

and inter-governmental

for improving

site-specific for a province to encompass Contaminated a Site or

such initiatives

as developing

a prototype

registry requirements the production an ongoing

in one province of municipal national

variety of sites, supporting creating

Reports across the country, and establishing urban sites. reports

registry of site assessments, data for selected

a self-funding

program

to assemble

high-priority

Three additional complement Contaminated

produced

by the NRTEEs Financial

Services Program The Financial

this backgrounder:

Contaminated Redevelopment

Site Issues in Canada,

Services Sector and Brownfield

and Removing Barriers: Redeveloping reports will promote the NRTEE Program on on

Sites forHousing. It is hoped that these background among key stakeholders. workshops As a follow-up,

debate and discussion Financial key issues.

Services will sponsor

and prepare

a state of the debate report

This report was prepared Section of the National content of the report

by the Environmental and Environment represent

Information Division

and Spatial Accounts Canada. The

Accounts

of Statistics

does not necessarily

the position

of the NRTEE.

Angus Ross Chair Task Force for the Financial National Round Services Program and the Economy

Table on the Environment

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Financial
Chair Angus Ross President SOREMA Management Inc.

and the Economy

Services Task Force


Luc Charbonueau Director Samson Blair Deloitte Touche Wayne Proctor

Carol Ann Bartlett Assistant General Counsel Head Office, Law Royal Bank of Canada

Manager Lending Services Credit Union Central of British Columbia Dick Stephens

Beth Benson Project Director for Site Remediation Toronto Waterfront Regeneration Trust Douglas M. Bisset Bisset Engineering Inc. Wally Brad Barrister & Solicitor President West Coast Environmental Law Association

Director Legislation & Intergovernmental Department of the Environment Affairs

Province of Manitoba J. Anthony Cassils Policy Consultant NRTEE

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xecutive Summary
The Task Force of the Financial the Environment environmental and the Economy condition Services Program has identified of the National Round Table on on the site-specific information Prepared

of land as a priority workshops

for discussion.

as background

for five multistakeholder

held in the last quarter

of 1996 and the first quarter on

of 1997, this report provides contaminated Brownfields remediated. land.

a basis for development

of a state of the debate report

are a subset of contaminated

sites that can be economically into the issue of contaminated sites in to identify, contaminated to exceed certain

This paper looks more broadly contamed

general, and suggests options manage, and, hopefully,

that could make better use of information situes. It distinguishes between

prevent

sites and potentially environmental

contaminated

sites. Contaminated Potentially

sites are known

quality standards. to scientific

contaminated

sites are those that have not evidence, to

yet been subjected

measurement,

but because of some indirect of showing contamination

such as former use, have a higher probability scientific measurement.

if subjected

To reflect the priorities information information organizations, and possible for Canadians academic

of the Task Force, this paper investigates strategies including that would contribute business, governments,

the sources of site-specific

to improving

non-governmental

institutions

and the general public. The uses of a contaminated contaminated purchasers; planning sites would be varied. owners wishing departments; developing to obtain

site registry with information Immediate benefits

on potentially

can be seen for developers; municipal and provincial

loans and insurance;

local health or evaluating

offices assessing sources of risk, and federal departments policies related to land development. The paper considers governments existing databases

in the federal, provincial

and territorial

as well as work being done in the private sector and by non-governmental organizations. There is a rich variety of data available and inventorying potentially at all these

and intergovernmental levels to support

a program

of identifying

contaminated at the provincial information have already

sites. The most useful and most immediate or municipal on current standardized level. For example,

data are often maintained

to assess the potential

for contamination,

and former land use of a given site is critical. Some provinces and compiled the municipal

registry data that would be required.

The quality

and quantity

of these data vary between input.

provinces

and municipalities. National (PIR),

Many federal programs Trends in Emergencies the National environment interest Industry Canada. Provinces Pollutant

could provide valuable (NATES), Pollution Release Inventory

Programs

include

Incident

Report Records Collection

(NPRI), ENVIRODAT

and Statistics Canadas or Canada, and Health

statistics program.

Federal departments

with either information Environment (CMHC),

in the results of a contaminated Canada, Canada Mortgage

site registry include Corporation

and Housing

with active contaminated

site registries

include

Newfoundland,

Nova

Scotia, New Brunswick, requiring accessibility registration,

Quebec, British Columbia the amount of information

and the Yukon. The types of sites on the site and the public

of this information

vary. have completed contaminated historical land use reviews with the City of

Several municipalities the purpose of identifying

in Ontario potentially

sites. These include

Niagara Falls, the City of Ottawa, the City of Toronto Five strategies are discussed. Four would require are:

and the Region of Waterloo. some level of start-up funding

from the public or private sector. The strategies )

Regional Prototype: This strategy would develop a working small province harmonized or large municipality. Background

prototype

for one

data would be collected, on the Internet.

and integrated

into a map-based

interface

Provincial Registry with Mandatory Site Assessments: This would involve strengthening contaminated the registry requirements site registry to encompass in one of the provinces a broader with an existing

variety of sites. national

National Site Assessment Registry: This strategy would create an ongoing registry of site assessments for those provinces with mandatory

site assessment for

requirements. provinces W

This would be augmented these requirements.

with secondary

data compilation

without

Independent National Contaminated program that would assemble

Site Inventory: This would be a self-funding data for selected urban would support areas. the

high-priority

A Collection of Municipal Registries: This approach production urban of municipal contaminated site reports.

There are more than 5,000

and rural municipalities

in Canada.

Background
The Task Force of the Financial the Environment the environmental information contamination Force recognizes and that pressures to improve supports and the Economy condition Services Program of the National site-specific Round Table on on (NRTEE) has identified information

of land as a priority

for discussion.

It sees better the The Task activity,

on land as a management

tool that would not only identify future contamination.

of the past, but also help to prevent that the land base provides on it are increasing

the foundation

for most human

rapidly. Information

of better quality is required services sector

the management many human

of the land resource. As the financial one of the questions

activities,

raised by the Task Force is: How data on the environmental Services

can the financial condition Program,

services sector help to improve

site-specific

of land? This question

reflects the overall focus of the Financial by the financial

which is: To come up with solutions services sector.

services sector, not for

the financial

The Chair of the Program, President reinsurance opportunity

Mr. Angus Ross, is a member Inc., the Canadian

of the NRTEE and

of SOREMA Management company,

arm of the large French an to were

SOREMA. His joining

the NRTEE in 1995 provided and the economy

to address issues of the environment

of importance

people in financial

services. The issues selected for the Financial services sector conducted land.

Services Program

derived from a survey of the financial

for the NRTEE in late

1995. The issues highest on the list related to contaminated Recognizing was beyond

that the whole range of issues under the heading budget for the Program,

contaminated

land

the limited

the Task Force decided to focus on two site-specific of

issues of particular

interest

to the financial condition

services sector: (a) improving

data on the environmental brownfields. As a foundation

of land, and (b) the redevelopment

for these specific studies, a more general background on issues pertaining to contaminated sites in Canada, consequences the of

paper has been commissioned evolution

of policy, issues still outstanding,

and some of the possible paper acknowledges Council

not dealing with them. The background

the extensive of the

effort and

good work that has been done by the Canadian Environment (CCME)

of Ministers

and many of the senior governments workshops

in Canada. of 1996 and early 1997

The five multistakeholder

held in the last quarter

devoted most of their time to examining from these meetings

the two specific issues. The report emanating

will reflect the state of the debate.

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The requirement beyond potential an inventory

for site-specific of known

data on the environmental sites to include

condition

of land goes

contaminated

those that might have the and farms have small

for some contamination or underground

for example, many residences

above-ground

storage tanks that are not always carefully monitored levels of contamination, and this become more

and may be leaking. Some land has natural information

would be useful for many users. As planners of ecosystems,

and regulators

aware of the intricacies into a database and economic

many other aspects of the land could be woven capacity to assess the environmental

to provide impacts

a more comprehensive uses.

of any proposed

The problem information, another.

is not simply that there is a shortage databases

of land-related

environmental

but that the various

that do exist often do not relate to one way of organizing the

Much money the impact

is being spent, but, with a different

information,

could be much greater. The digitizing

of land titles/land for

registry systems across the country cross-referencing host of questions information; site-specific relating

appears to open the door to new opportunities condition

data on the environmental

of land. This raises a the

to what information

is available; how best to integrate

whether

this be done cost-effectively;

who the users are; and, what users

are willing to pay for such an information issues and opens the debate. Contaminated human

service. This paper begins to address these

sites, because of their potential

for impacts

on environmental

and

health, have always been one of the prime environmental collection on the environmental contaminated condition

issues. In the past,

information

of land has either focused on storage tanks or tire fire site.) Due

specific types of known orphaned

sites (such as underground

sites) or on specific sites (such as the Hagersville,

Ontario,

to the variety of sources of contamination, responsibility, mounting a comprehensive

types of contaminants national program

and jurisdictional

to deal with contaminated comprehensive inventory of

sites has been difficult. contaminated section entitled states that: A national inventory

There has been to date no national contaminated Canada:

or potentially Environment

sites. The 1995 Auditor Managing

Generals Report in a Wastes

the Legacy of Hazardous

of contaminated activities

sites, including of the National

orphan

sites, does not Sites and the of

exist. Among Remediation assessment prioritizing Canada]

the intended Program of potentially clean-up

Contaminated inventory

were the development contaminated

of a national

sites in Canada

for the purpose

of problem requirements

sites. In 1990, the Department and identified possible

[Environment sources of

developed

provincial

information

for an inventory. Council

However, we have been advised that the members of the Environment were unable to reach

of the Canadian an agreement

of Ministers

on the scope and potential

use of such an inventory.

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Abandoned

sites are of special concern for damages or cleanup.

since it is more difficult to hold the original In 1990, Ontario enacted its Environmental to past and

owners responsible

Protection Act, which extends responsibility present owners, occupiers and persons

for sources of contaminants

in charge. Furthermore,

An order or approval

is binding includes

upon the successor financial institutions

or assignee of the person that assume control

to whom it is directed. This properties, According

of abandoned

to the Greater Toronto The unwary contaminants Environment

Area (GTA) Task Force: of land can acquire with it the legal liability and the Ministry of Energy and the for any

purchaser

on the property, (MOEE)

can order the new owner to clean up (or pay for the As a result, environmental in selecting risk assessment is now a in

clean up of) the property. standard evaluating assessments the developer practice

for developers applications.

a site and for the lenders

financing

The problem,

however, is that such risk

can be very expensive from buying

and in the end may serve only to discourage

the property. strengthened their regulations companies concerning

Other provinces liability

have subsequently

for contaminated environmental

sites. Banks and insurance risk management

are in the process of

developing developers, the potential Improved

strategies.

Real estate companies, increasingly aware of

land owners and potential problems of not knowing

purchasers

are becoming

the environmental condition

condition

of properties.

site-specific

data on the environmental

of land would help in the

determination

of risk and assignment

of responsibility.

Purpose
landfill, problems

and Outline
activities have focused on particular types of sites (orphaned, local in some cases, has solved immediate to a general national solution or to the an approach site types.

Many previous

storage tanks, etc.). This approach, but not necessarily of national contributed

establishment

priorities.

This paper takes as broad as possible contaminated

at the outset to consider These are prioritized feasibility of obtaining

a variety of existing and potential

in terms of the level of risk associated information on them.

with them and the

This paper reflects the organization components: ) N ) assessment assessment possible of information of current

of the project. There are three main

(availability

and quality);

and potential

needs and uses; and of information.

strategies

for improving

the availability

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Assessment

of Information
to obtaining existing information on the environmental or regional level, data at a national

There are two main approaches

quality of land. The first is to assemble organize that information

and use it to infer some properties the activities that occurred

of the quality of the land. on a site in the past (such of a parking or ambient

Useful information as a site that housed lot), current air quality.

might include a gasoline

station

30 years ago but now is the location to a sewage outfall),

parameters

of the site (such as its nearness

The second approach sites of interest. recent monitoring focus on assembling would contain

is to collect new information includes historical

on the properties

of the specific

This approach

information

as well as results of there would be less of a database sites. of

of the soil, water or air. Given this approach, comprehensive national-level databases.

A resulting

information

only on a subset of potentially either approach, on contaminated

contaminated

So as not to preclude the available information

this project has assessed a rich sampling sites as well as information of specific sites.

that would be

useful in assessing the environmental Existing overview programs

condition

in the government

and private sector were assessed to provide related activities (such as the

an

of other potential of guidelines

sources of information, and the monitoring

development

of compliance

with them) and potential

users of site-specific Appendix

information. details on data sources seen to be especially important to

B contains

these discussions.

Needs and Current Uses


Contaminated programs. companies Exhibit sites are dealt with in several federal, provincial and non-governmental organizations, and municipal as well as private information, Intergovernmental

and land owners, also have interests a listing of the primary

in obtaining

site-specific

1.1 provides

users of site-specific

data and outlines

some of the uses. Some financial managing and insurance institutions have already established means of an overview and of

risk associated

with specific sites. This section will provide including legislation,

both government remediation

and private initiatives

guidelines

programs.

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Potential Users of Site-Specific Data on the Environmentd Condition of fund

Source: Modified from the NRTEE and CMHC report, Removing Barriers: Redeveloping Contaminated P:r-for Housing (1997).

Discussions financial

concerning

needs and current industry

strategies were held with members non-governmental

of the

services community,

associations,

organizations

and government ) ) ) ) ) Insurance Finance Industry -

agencies including: Sorema Management CIBC, Risk Management Inc. Division Advisory Organization Urban Council Institute of Ministers of the

Associations

Insurers

Non-governmental Intergovernmental Environment

Organizations Organizations

Canadian Canadian

Government: + + + + + + + + + Environment Health Canada Natural Ontario Ontario Ontario Resources Ministry Ministry Ministry Canada (Mineral Sector) Canada, Office of Waste Management

of Municipal of Environment of Finance, Municipalities Regional

Affairs and Energy Assessment and Housing

Property Culture

New Brunswick, Ottawa-Carleton

Planning Department

Department Library of information currently

City of Ottawa, Planning also provided

These discussions

additional

detail on the nature

being used in environmental

site assessments.

Strategies
Based on discussions the Task Force, the authors to information with potential users, information five possible providers strategies and members of have developed for improving provide funding access a and

on the environmental

condition possible

of land. These strategies policy support,

sample of the types of approaches cooperation.

given sufficient

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Previous and Current Activities


The CCME has produced improved information several key background studies and is promoting initiated the National on wastes in general. The Council Program in (NCSRP)

Contaminated continued subsequently

Sites Remediation

1989 and the program until 1995. The CCME for classifying them.6

under the administration developed

of Environment for Contaminated

Canada

criteria for assessing sites and guidelines

The Subsurface Assessment Handbook guidelines. detailed The Contaminated

Sites contains

detailed technical developing (National

Site Remediation

Task Group is currently an Annual Report

soil quality

criteria and has recently published Program

Contaminated

Site Remediation of Ontario

and CCME, 1996) .* Mortgage and Housing Corporation

The Government have prepared guidelines 2768-94,

and the Canada

guidelines

on the identification to the Canadian

of contaminated Standards

sites. These sets of (CSA) standard

both make reference Phase ZEnvironmental

Association

Site Assessment. studies to help find ways to remove barriers sites.12 The rationale for housing behind to

The CMHC has also funded developing housing

on contaminated

this paper is, that if contaminated Amendment Act, of a

much more land would be made available lands were properly British Columbia

development

assessed and rehabilitated. has enacted legislation (the Waste Management

1993 S.B.C., c. 25) that requires subdivision, temporary building for the zoning commercial permit,

persons

to submit

site profiles if seeking approval permit or variance permit, a

of land, a development permit,

or industrial permit

for the removal

or deposit of soil, a

a demolition

for a structure

that has been used for commercial which may be brought intends to compile to

or industrial the attention the resulting

purposes,

or an activity prescribed The Government

by regulation

of a manager. information

of British Columbia

into a publicly

accessible database.

Definition of Potentially Contaminated Site


The distinction sites. Contaminated Potentially measurement probability measurement. is made between sites are known contaminated to exceed certain sites and potentially environmental contaminated quality standards. to scientific

contaminated but, because of showing

sites are those that have not yet been subjected of some indirect evidence

such as former use, have a higher to scientific

contamination

if they were to be subjected

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Types of Contaminated and f o~enticdlyContaminated Sites


Exhibit potentially 1.2 contains contaminated. a list of the major kinds of sites that could be considered The table outlines sites. sites that have been set aside for disposal wastes and dredge spoils. The risks and, recently, controlled. Current of three types of site, designated sites,

non-designated

sites and brownfield

The designated wastes, including associated designated forgotten

site group contains and hazardous

municipal

with these sites are generally sites are of less interest and redeveloped.

known

to this study than past sites that may have been

It is sometimes example,

difficult to link a source of contamination a portion contamination

with the affected site. For or a hazardous location. It is

an oil slick on water can contaminate can result in well-water to consider

of a coastline, at another

spill at one location therefore important

the space and time dimension

that can be applied to

some sources of contamination. Non-designated but because sites are properties that have not been set aside for waste disposal contaminated. Contamination

of their past or present

land use are possibly or distant

of these sites may also occur from nearby The term brownfield contaminated commercial

sources. of potentially industrial and

site can be applied to a wide-range refers to under-used

sites, but generally sites.

or abandoned

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Types of Potentidly

Contaminated

Sites

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PAH = Polyaromatic Source: Compiled

hydrocarbons. from various sources.

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Useful information Governments. academic

exists at most government

levels. This is relatively

easy to locate

using Databases for Environmental Information

Analysis: Federal, Provincial and Territorial organizations, is more difficult municipalities, to find, since a

in non-governmental

institutions

and private companies

comprehensive

inventory

of their data holdings

is not available. and territorial governments would be

Several databases important methods format components

found in federal, provincial of an inventory

of potentially the database

contaminated standards.

sites. However, the

used to collect the information, are often very different. Although

and the database

some information

is held in electronic

databases, historical depends

it is often not in a format that can be easily applied to other uses. Important information may be difficult to access if it is on paper or microfiche In addition, shifting priorities or if it of

on old software or hardware.

and downsizing useful

government datasets.

has, in some cases, led to the discontinuation

of several potentially

Potential Sources
There is a variety of fured sources of potential manufacturing establishments, historical provide describes potential. industries, institutions contaminants: residences, service (such as hospitals and schools),

mine sites and storage facilities. Each of these has its own unique section describes the most important contaminated databases sites. It also contamination B. that

record. The following information databases

on contaminated that contain

and potentially

land use information

that can indicate is included

More detail on many of the databases described

in Appendix

Federal
The federal government could be useful in compiling in the provinces, province. these national maintains several potential database. sources of information that

a site-specific programs

Because of the unique relationship regions.

conditions with each

often have a different coverage between

This sometimes

results in uneven

Statistics Canada
Census of Agriculture Canada. tenure years in conjunction The Census of Agriculture contains Information use. data on farm activity in that takes place every five available includes land The data are derived from the Census of Agriculture with the Census of Population. herbicide and fertilizer and use, and pesticide,

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Census/Survey of Manufacturers establishments

Historical

information

on manufacturing In its study,14 a list of the

exists in many places and is not often easily harmonized.

the City of Ottawa began its search with Statistics (now Survey of Manufactures) industries and their Standard record. and nature the Ottawa historical Industrial

Canadas Census of Manufactures (SIC) (1980) that were found in industries have been

for selected industries.15 Exhibit 2.1 provides Classification

Statistics on the location collected

of manufacturing

since 1850. Publications

from the 1940s to 1960s provide surveyed.l More recent publications

the actual address provide only the

and SIC of each establishment name of the establishment, publications of this nature. Industries)

the SIC and city. There are approximately Each has its own specialized and period of publication. added or combined in LibrarieP industry

52 different

(such as Fabricated

Metal Products classifications

Over the years certain with others. The Guide to provides a reference to all the

have been dropped,

Managing Statistics Canada Publications Departments historical publications. of Manufactures in Canada.

The Census/Survey manufacturing

is based on a survey questionnaire The last full coverage (census)

targeting was done in in the costs,

establishments

1986. Coverage is more complete principal statistics database

for some provinces number

than others. Information production,

includes

of employees,

operating

value added, inventory, Business Register most businesses telephone revenue completely.

address and SIC code.

The Business Included contact

Register database in the database and SIC indicator. Statistics

contains

establishment

data for and

in Canada.

are name, address (mailing), The number use only. of employees Some SICs are not recorded

and fax numbers, information This database

are also available but not complete. is for internal Canada

Cod Mines establishments. and non-mining

This annual outputs.

survey collects the financial production summary, The data have been collected

data of major Canadian inventory since 1972.

mining

Variables include

and selected mining

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Source: Adapted

from City of Ottawa,

1988. ,zZ~~~~.,$ de-K- t_

Environment Canada
Registry of Underground Storage Tanks the characteristics maintained facility, ownership, of underground location, by Environment (RUST) This database contains include data on type of of tanks (including their contents) on federal property

Canada. Variables found in the database site sensitivity, tank characteristics forms for individual

and leak record. Data tanks. The period

are collected by questionnaire/registration record is 1987 to the present.

National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) Inventory employees number (NPRI) is an electronic that manufacture, of substances listed under database section process or otherwise are required

The National use 10 tonnes

Pollutant

Release

of companies

and facilities with 10 or more or more per year of a Environmental since

16( 1) of the Cunadian annually.

Protection Act. These companies several companies are available;

to report to the NPRI. The first reporting Coverage is often uneven confidentiality. Data for 1994

to the NPRI was 1993, and is continuing

do not report for reasons of industrial

data for 1995 are not yet released.

National Trends in Emergencies (NATES) spills and many of the minor the present. quantity annually. Information spilled. Incident spills occurring includes are provided recorded reports

The NATES database date, nature

covers all major 1968 and agencies and an event

on land and on water between location, by regional offices or provincial

of the spill and Ontario

Coverage is better for some,provinces

(such as British Columbia, Databases

the Maritimes)

than the others. There is a delay of at least two years between in the NATES database. more detailed than those at the national

and the time it is registered regions are normally databases,

in the contributing level. Some regional litigation, etc.).

such as the one maintained

by the Pacific and Yukon Region Office, contain

details on the state of clean-up

and final results (e.g., fines, successful

Pollution Incident Report Records Collection (PIR) pollution incidence reports and other information that are submitted Once further emergencies high-priority occurrence in Canada and Canadian

This database

contains of into the

on significant

and environmental 24 hours of

offshore waters. This is a compilation by all agencies within investigated, the data are incorporated

verbal reports of an incident.

NATES database. The database began its coverage in 1973. National Inventory of PCBs in Use and PCB Wastes in Storage in Canada database and in-use mineral equipment present. contains an inventory of polychlorinated information biphenyls PCBs, which also provides and waste type. Information on askarel and contaminated address, geocode, from 1988 to the This

(PCB) waste storage sites

oil in equipmenL2

Variables include

owner information,

is available for all of Canada

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Department of Indian and Northern Affairs


Northwest Territories Toxic Spills Management System inventory the present. of hazardous spills in the Northwest Territories. and quantity spilled, location and area affected. Information This database Variables include is available contains material an

from 1984 to

Natural Resources Canada


Mineral Deposits Information System (MINSYS) information mineral inventory filed under the National geological Mineral Inventory commodities, data, location MINSYS is a database of general for Canada. Variables include to provincial Mining data with a period of record

and a cross-reference

systems. The geographic

coverage is all of Canada

from the late 1800s to 1991. This database from 1988 to the present

is no longer being updated.

are found in SoftAccess from the Census of Mines.

Transport Canada
Dangerous Goods Accident Information dangerous amendments. product provinces goods accidents Variables reported under Goods Regulations. released) The database include and commodity System (DGAIS) to support description DGAIS is a database of Section IX of the Transportation risk assessment (location, Dangerous of all

is designed an accident description.

and regulatory

date, amount coverage includes

The geographic

and territories

from 1985 to the present.

Heritage Canada
Historical Manufacturing Canadian manufactures Centres Project This database contains information on exist for this a of that existed between geographic 1850 and 1939 and whose buildings names of companies

in whole or in part today, Fire insurance database. Variables include particular building record. The database

records are one source of information location,

having occupied

and date of construction. is not up-to-date.

Sixty cities are covered for the period

Canadian Inventory of Historic Buildings (CIHB) architectural, geographic database the present. historic location, contains and geographical historical information updated. information on buildings data and evaluation

This database

contains include The

on buildings.

Variables

of federally owned buildings.

detailed

up until 1914, and general data to

It is continually

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Provincial
Much of the responsibility for assessing and regulating governments. activities on contaminated its

sites rests in the hands of provincial own priorities and approach.

Each province

has established

Newfoundland
Annual Census of Mines, Quarries and Sandpits of questionnaires Information present. completed by mining companies includes mine site locations for a period This database operating contains the results in the province.

of record from 1953 to the

Prince Edward Island


Petroleum Storage Tank Management System on underground information, sensitivity classification This database contains location, information ownership storage tank systems and sites. Variables include and tank system information. is updated continually.

The period of

record began in 1986 and the database Spills property database

This database

contains

information

on petroleum

spills, including

location, new

owner, source, product (1991 to the present)

spilled and clean-up

status. This is a relatively

and is in both hard copy and diskette format.

Property Assessment Tax System (PATS) building permit information Geographic by parcel number has operated Interpretation inspections. province-wide Real Property This program

This is an on-line collected

database

containing of a by the

for new construction

since 1984. This system is a component System (GIS) system being developed of Finance. is used to control structure. building applicant

Records Division

of the Department This database

Building and Disposal Permits construction information, and sewage disposal

in rural areas. Variables include

septic systems details and proposed in dBase format. This database Information contains

This database

dates back to

1960 and is available

Crown Land Inventory guide property province-wide the Department management. to 1860 (the database

information

on Crown land used to and dates back of a of

on all Crown land is included is a component by the Real Property

was initiated

in 1970). This database

GIS system being developed of Finance.

Records Division

Nova Scotia
PCB Inventory System for disposal. contamination. Information This is a computerized includes inventory, contains inventory of PCB wastes in storage from 1991 to the present. owner, site PCB type and level of information

This dBase program

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Petroleum Storage Applications storage tanks that includes information. Information installation

This is a computerized information, product

inventory

of petroleum as required. of all and and is

stored and tank

has been collected

since 1988 and is updated contains

Salvage Yards Licensing Application licensed updated salvage yards. Variables include The database contains as required. description.

This database

an inventory

owner information

and lot location

information

from 1964 to the present

Nova Scotia Property Database boundaries addresses. linked to attribute This database

This database

contains

information updated.

on parcel and

files that include

land ownership

information

is a GIS database

and is continually

New Brunswick
Active Disposal Sites updated as required This is a list of active municipal solid waste disposal sites, in a word processing format. The period identifying of record is not known. the location, accompanies size and use a map of the

Closed Dumps -

This is a hard copy document land disposal by a consultant.

of closed or abandoned sites and was prepared

sites. This document

Hazardous Waste Management System information Information and quantity. present. PCB Inventory System sites within database the province. storage site address) on the generation, includes generator, The update transportation

This electronic and disposal

database

contains wastes. waste state

of hazardous

carrier and receiver information, is continual

hazardous

frequency

and data are available

from 1992 to the

This system maintains The dBase file contains information since 1989. annually

an inventory company

of PCB wastes stored at (name, address, and type). This

information

and inventory

(PCB item, quantity

has been updated

Petroleum Management System underground abandonments, and portable petroleum variety of information on petroleum

This system compiles

data on above-ground, database contains a

storage tanks. This electronic has been updated

storage tanks such as new construction, daily since 1988.

leaks and spills). This database

Property Taxation Assessment System use and building permits but is restricted

This database to information

provides collected

information since 1993. This database

on land

New Brunswick Land Ownership or Parcel Indexing System information database on parcel boundaries, with historical a GIS system. owner information information of record is ongoing is within

contains

and deed references.

The period

dating back to the early 1970s. The

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Quebec
Industrial Depollution Program Incident Monitoring System contains an inventory of Quebec industries of industries, to 198& 199 1. This program identifies information site operations or or as part of an industrial responsible persons Variables include The period identification This database incident program. data. and technical

of record is limited

Industrial Waste Reduction Program establishments, firm. Cadastre Information for all land under a GIS. The period System industry

and owner. Variables include

on site operations

This database

contains

information

on registered

lots, into

the cadastre

system. Some of the database

has been incorporated

of record is 1981 to the present

and the update frequency

is ongoing.

Inventory of Dangerous Waste Sites publications describing the locations impact. the wastes and their potential

This inventory*l

is part of a series of of

of dangerous

waste sites, as well as the nature

Ontario
Municipal/Industrial form Ontarios location. Strategy for Abatement (MISA) Program System This information industrial plants. Relevant Industrial effluent includes data plant Monitoring Information The period system contains information

direct discharger

of record began in 1986, but is no longer being updated. This database database contains location, name, collected

Ontario Waste Disposal Site Inventory classification and waste type. This electronic and is updated from 1979 to the present

contains

information

every two to three years.

Land Index System Database Ontario

This inventory

contains

all lands disposed

of by the of title by lot

Crown, a list of all land surveys of Crown land and the current Variables include The geographic information.

holders

Crown leases and licences of occupation. and grants, as well as mining and concession. Information

land status, dispositions, units are referenced

in this database

dates from 1793 to the present. maintains a hazardous waste and waste), a is

Manifest and Generator Registration manifest institutions manifest recorded present. registry wherein all hazardous that are required registering in a publicly

Ontario

waste generators

(i.e., companies

by law to register any transportation are recorded. and quantity

of hazardous

carriers and individual

movements

Each time wastes are transported, of the waste, and the destination

the origin, nature

accessible database.

The data are available from 1986 to the

Air Photo Library air photo original and topographic back to 1931. CD-ROLL The database owner/tenant

This is a repository The supporting

of the Ministry database continually

of Natural

Resources

(MNR) dating

negatives.

includes

flightlines,

scale, date

map. The library

is updated

and has photographs

This is a CD-ROM contains information

application

available from the Ministry rolls including

of Finance.

on tax assessment

location,

name, tax liability, tax class and area of property.

Manitoba
PETSTOR (Petroleum Storage) parts: history, inspect of tanks, inspection petroleum updated daily. This registry contains are included. as needed. System This is an integrated crops, property GIS database assessments material of and or site information for companies detail as information, This is an inventory information owner/operator of information on the installation split into three and removal of and is and sites. It contains

and address, and the location from 1976 to the present

storage tanks. This database

has information

Hazardous Waste Register registered present as hazardous well as waste detail and volume and the database

waste generators, is updated

carriers and/or The period

receivers. Company

of record is 1986 to the

Manitoba Land Related Information land-related to determine information including soils. The database is used to determine

farming

practices,

the possible location

of hazardous

sewage treatment

from private homes.

Manitoba Assessment Computer System for buildings Building as well as the classification is updated as required. and land characteristics are included.

This database

contains for taxation

assessment purposes.

values

for each property

The period of record dates back to 1987,

and the database

Saskatchewan
Petroleum Production Disposition System from all producing production. update HAL following remediation frequency Wells are geographically is monthly This system maintains location, township information volumes and oil, gas and water source wells including coded by meridian, and data are available

and range. The

back to 1935.

HAL is a database a dangerous measures

that contains

a list of spills and the level of clean-up includes date, type of spill, volume, of record is 1981 to the present.

goods spill. Information and disposal. The period

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Provincially Regulated PCB Storage Sites the movement electronic 1993. Storage Facility Management Program hazardous Information medium. substances includes This database and dangerous type and quantity has been updated of PCB material as it is removed format, is updated every six months

This database and contains

contains

information is in

on

from service. This database information

from 1989 to

This program

maintains

an inventory

of all

goods (including of substance

waste) storage facilities. stored as well as the storage

daily since 1989. contains an inventory of PCB and power This

PCB Storage Facility Database PCB-contaminated authority). database updated is available daily. material Variables include

This database

produced container

by SaskPower type, location

(Province

of Saskatchewan

and PCB concentration.

electronically

and contains

information

dating back to 1989; it is

Al berta
Aerial Photo Mapping Catalogue control and mapping. This database This database holds aerial photographs from 1974 to 1991. system that provides land description access for survey covers all of Alberta This is a computerized includes

Land Status Automated System to status information present.

on public land. Information

and size,

client name and address, and administrative

data. The period

of record is 1983 to the

HELP End Landfill Pollution Data Tracking and Control System contains database limited an inventory includes of landfills and plant sites for the management using legal land descriptions. location contaminated sites. Sites are geocoded company information,

This database of potentially Information in the is

and waste types. This database

by the period

of record (1.986 to 1988). System -

Environmental and non-pipeline information

Information

This database harmful

contains

information

on pipeline event weekly. or township

releases of potentially

substances.

Variables include

(location,

date, source), georeferenced

by legal land location

and range. The period of record is 1975 to the present

and records are updated

British Columbia
Emergency Incident Database dangerous database a period goods, floods, landslides, include incident location, reference includes This database air emissions latitude contains information on spills of and effluents. Variables in this taken and material is limited to daily. The database

time and type, cause, response and longitude. is updated

spilled. Geographic

of record dating back to 1992. The database

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Environmental contains Variables include geographic

Legislation Charges and Convictions Database on violators of environmental protection violators name and location,

This database The

information

laws in the province.

charge, offence and Act violated.

units are limited System contains

to six regions and the period of record is I989 to 1993.

Site Information electronic remedial database

This system tracks information information on site location, is latitude is updated reference

on contaminated contaminant

sites. This of

levels and with a period is received.

actions taken. Geographic

and longitude

record dating back to 1988. This database

as information

Northwest Territories
Hazardous Materials Spills Database reported includes to the Northwest spill location Territories This is a database of hazardous material spills 24-hour Spill Report Line Service. Information and quantity of material. The period is updated monthly.

and date, and type, volume The database

of record is 198 1 to the present.

Municipal
Many municipalities sites. Concern awareness have performed or commissioned reports on contaminated that forces about contaminated sites is often prompted by an incident

that other such sites are likely awaiting for a transit station

an unfortunate

discovery. In the City core uncovered clean-up a

of Ottawa, in 1986, excavation deposit required

in the downtown

of coal tar left there by a former occupant. before the work could continue. to commission

As a result, extensive prompted

was

The incident

the city planning sites.22 The to have been

department study found potential

a study on other such potentially

contaminated

I77 sites that had been used for activities of hazardous wastes. Municipality

that were deemed

generators

Similarly, planning

in 1991, the Regional became

of Ottawa-Carleton for damages

(RMOC)

department

aware of the potential

due to contaminant was traced to the site

leakage. Drinking of a former pollution

water contamination operation.

in the village of Manotick Leakage from improperly

dry-cleaning

stored solvents had led to pipelines to the village other

of the ground

water. As a result, the RMOC installed

from the central potential found

water treatment

plants. A study was commissioned in the villages surrounding

to identify

sources of contamination

Ottawa.z3 This study

91 sites where gasoline to the Canadian

storage tanks had existed or were in use. Urban Institute, x historical land use inventories have

According

also been completed of Toronto.

for the City of Niagara

Falls, the Region of Waterloo

and the City

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Municipal Land Registries municipalities. assessments. including The ownership

There are over 5,000 municipalities

in Canada:

120 of

these are cities, 800 are towns, over 1,000 are villages and almost 3,000 are rural and use of most private land is recorded is used for registering hold a substantial legal ownership amount in municipal and for tax records registry offices. This information maps and site plans. was maintained on paper or microfiche have seen the

Registry offices normally

of historical

Until recently, most of this information and standardization need to standardize ) across a province and computerize

was minimal. the information (Nova Scotia

Several provinces

held by the registry offices: Department of Municipal maps in digital

The Nova Scotia Property

Database

Affairs) is in the process of completing format. ) New Brunswick Geographic Land Ownership

its holdings,

which include

or Parcel Indexing

System (New Brunswick and systemized much of

Information

Corporation)

has also recorded The information

that provinces

land registry information.

in this registry dates

back to the 1970s. ) Ontarios CD-ROM l Manitoba assessment properties. Other sources of information Site plans at the municipal level include: Ministry of Finance has developed above). System (Manitoba Rural Development) information contains for a Land Assessment System on

(CD-ROLL, Assessment

described Computer

values as well as legal descriptions

and ownership

Municipal

files containing

site plans will provide

information

on building

type and structure,

such as pipelines

and storage tanks. maps are common for industrial Canada and of the

Fire Insurance Plans manufacturing Manufacturing information information

Fire insurance

facilities from the mid- 1800s to mid- 1900s. The Historical PIBJ 3161EOl Centres Project at Heritage contained on buildings in fire insurance and structures. is one example detailed plans. These plans often contain

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Private and Other


Conservation Authorities floodplain contacted management. to determine condition Conservation authorities are mainly Authority, responsible in Ontario, for was The Rideau Valley Conservation what kind of data holdings of land. The Conservation data in map and printed once maintained

might be of use in assessing the Authority format, has limited database. Ministry information, It has limited of the

environmental

the most comprehensive a septic approval Environment program

being the Flood Plain Management by the Ontario

land use and water quality and Energy.

and has recently taken over

Site Owner Files environmental were handled A review of shipment

If a site has changed Most modern information

hands recently, there may be a brief sites should have surface-related information. of what types of materials

evaluation. at a site.

would give an indication

Corporate Archive Records give an indication engineering

Corporate

records may be available of potential geotechnical

for a site if the site Corporate

has been owned by the same company of past activities engineers files may also contain

over an extended detailing

period. These records could contaminants. and foundation

as an indicator

drawings

for subsurface

conditions.

Priorities
The most essential environmental inferred information that would give an indirect and previous indication of the quality of a site would be its current ownership through historical uses. Land use can be

from previous

land records and manufacturing current ownership data but have

surveys. Some provinces none have completed conducted

are well advanced historical

in compiling land database.

a complete

Several municipalities

studies that yield this information. have inventoried specific sites of concern, inventories such as underground

Many provinces

storage tanks. None have complete potentially contaminated.

of all the sites that would be considered

Spills databases one-time

in general would be useful in determining materials. of current

potential

impacts

from

spills of hazardous

Information insight

on the location

and past waste storage sites could provide sources. Exhibit 2.1 summarizes the of

into the potential

for risks from nearby of the number

authors initial estimate information

of sites, the relative risk, the availability the information at a national

and the feasibility

of assembling

level. The

sites are graded as low, medium

or high for the four areas. Sites scoring high in all since there would be a high number and relatively of high-

four areas would be the highest priorities risk sites and information

would be readily available

simple to compile.

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initial Estimate of information Associuted with Contaminated

Availability Sites

and Risk

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,-

-.

-_

Adandoned or under-used 1 commercial facilities

Me&urn

: 1Medium Medium

Medium Medium Medium

Source: Compiled from various sources.

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A national provide

inventory

of site-specific

land use and land quality information for a wide range of clientele including

could

a central

source of information

government,

business

and land owners. A central source would provide more information for less effort than otherwise provincial

an opportunity

for clients to obtain Government

possible. in

departments require

at the municipal,

and federal levels involved The private sector could also land use and land quality Any organization involved in

land use planning benefit

access to site information. source of site-specific and development.

from a comprehensive as input

information environmental

to planning

reporting

would also benefit

from this inventory.

Government

Programs
and reporting activities summarized in Chapter 2, or in or have performed of contaminated studies, have developed sites. guidelines

Besides the administrative several agencies are involved have participated

in the remediation

The National (NCSRP)


CCME. The program sunset program

Confaminafed

Site Remeciiafion Program


program initiated in October 1989 by the one-year

The NCSRP was a five-year, $250 million was officially terminated

March 31, 1995. A limited

was initiated

in fiscal year 1995/96. objectives: sites and carry out remedial action through a

The NCSRP had three primary ) to identify polluter ) ) to provide high-risk contaminated

pays principle; resources to clean orphaned high-risk sites;26 and new and innovative

to work with private industry remediation technologies.

to develop and demonstrate

Three components )

were developed

to fulfil the primary

objectives: a bilateral agreement

Orphan Site Component: The federal government with provincial environment departments Canada

entered

to clean up orphan and provincial

sites. The costs were

to be shared between departments. divided N

Environment

environment to the program,

The federal government

committed

$100 million

among the provinces

and territories.

The Demonstration

and Evaluation of Site Remediation Technology (DESRT) was designed contaminated to encourage industry to develop new

Component: This component methodologies contributed to remediate $25 million

sites. The federal government by the provinces. Third-party funding was

to be matched

also encouraged.

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Federal Sites Component (FSC): The FSC involved between Canada Environment allocated Canada and other government toward assessment

a Memorandum departments.

of Intent Environment sites on federal

$25 million

of contaminated

land. Assessment

costs were shared 50/50 with the provinces.

The CCME
The CCME has been instrumental priority. Although in establishing contaminated sites as a national the NCSRP is no longer active, the CCME is still active in for contaminated site assessments.

establishing

standards

Provincial
but it promises information

Programs
Waste ManagementAmendmentAct requirements for site assessment (Bill 26) is not yet in effect, and easy access to that will provide Contaminated public Site to establish

British Columbias

on contaminated

sites. A site registry is planned (British Columbia

access to basic site characteristics Remediation and Assessment

Environment,

Section). has recently released a set of voluntary Urban Institute, guidelines the for

The Government assessing contaminated provinces requiring Ministry

of Ontario

sites.2 According

to the Canadian

of Health has been developing

directives

to local boards of health contaminated sites.28 sites. sites, fuel that all

the identification

of public health risks, which included degrees of regulations for each province

Other provinces Reporting

also have varying requirements

of contaminated for contaminated

and registration

tanks and waste generators provinces registration have mandatory of contaminated

are shown in Exhibit 3.1. This survey indicates registration of hazardous

wastes but only some require the

sites and fuel tanks. of the overall approach in selected provinces had not been sites as well

Exhibit 3.2 contains

a summary

(replies from Newfoundland,

Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan concerning information

received at the time of writing) as the degree of interest environmental in linking

on contaminated

this information responding

to land registries

and other means

data. All provinces

showed interest environmental

in a cost-effective data.

of cross-referencing

land registry and site-specific

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Provincial Programs for Contaminated Waste Generators

Sifes, Fuel Tanks and

Source: Consulting and Audit Canada, untitled correspondence between Consulting and Audit Canada and the NRTEE (1996).

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lmprwng Sile-Specific Data on the Environmental Condition of Land - Backgrounder

1: Is there a comprehensive, . accessrble public registry accesszble with respect to contaminated sites? 2. r>oes your jurisdiction register underground storage tanks? !fso, which ones? 3. What estimated percent- -age of underground storage tanks are krYrown and have been identified? 4. Are the registries (in 1 numbers I and 2 above) cross-referenced to the land titles/land registry system? How is this cross-referencing done? 5. Is the land titles/land registry syste& digitized? Are there $ans to do so? If so,when?6. Is land-related environmental information in your jurisdiction cross- -. referencedfrom one database to another, for example, GIS to the publicregistryof - contaminated sites to . theland titles/land registry system? I i.Are there plans to cross-reference m&e of this land-related environmental information found in various data-. bases in your jurisdiction? ;

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.&Has your jurisdiction : Yes .-yes.. con&dered the creation of a database of a11 r _ . environmental information associated with Iand as an entity separate fromtheprovi.ucialland _titles/land registry * systems, by cross, referenced to them? Would your jurisdiction ... 1 be receptiveto some - -cost-effect&@ options to achieve this? -j ., ..-

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Improving Sitipecific Condition of Land -

Data an the Enviranmen~ol Bockgrounder

h c d c f g h

There is a paper filing system. Under development. Public registry is awaiting contaminated site regulation. Percentage of existing tanks cited. Percentage of abandoned Pilot projects have been conducted. For officially designated sites only. Manitoba has an ongoing program to cross-reference The plans are being considered.

sites unknown.

provincial

databases.

Source: NRTEE background materials for multistakeholder workshops (1996).

The Financial Services Sector


The financial companies, making. includes Generally, N N services sector, including banks, trust companies both past and present, and insurance in day-to-day decision requires land use information,

In the case of many banks, the standard criteria on whether ESAs are requested

credit risk assessment site assessment

process now (ESA) is required.

or not an environmental for:

sites that are currently sites that have within contamination; or

used for activities

that have a potential

for contamination; that have a potential for

recent history been used for activities

sites where the credit requested Site assessments are performed

is above a guideline

threshold. purchaser. Society

at the expense of the owner or potential to CSAzg and/or the American

The charge for simple Phase I ESAs (according for Testing and Materials The assessment interview(s) (ASTM)3o standards)

may range between

$500 and $7,500.

review process consists of a historical persons. collected

search of the site, a site visit and in are

with knowledgeable the information

There do not appear to be mechanisms for dissemination. Site assessments the account. consultants. environmental

place for capturing normally retained

at the local branch procedure

office that is managing for environmental

There is no certification anyone, regardless

That means tha site

of experience,

may be hired to perform though, will sometimes

assessments. conform

Major businesses,

reject an ESA that does not

to their own expectations

of quality. has suggested (a) that there be a certification level of competence,

The Canadian program

Bankers Associatior? professionals

for environmental

to ensure a minimum

and (b) that there be regular updates

of Phase I ESAs.

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,mproving Site-Specific Dota on the Environmental tond,,,on of Land - Bockgrounder

Non-governmental
The Canadian to perform contaminated inventory l as: Urban Institute historical

Organizations
has published guidelines for municipalities potentially a historical land use wishing for the purpose of locating

land use inventories

sites. The paper outlines

the major stages of creating

defining the scope of the inventory: identifying requirements and using that information

potential

users and their of the inventory; a flexible content and

to design the content

designing the inventory and presentation format: designing presentation format consistent with the user needs; relevant materials

collecting the information: provincial, historical, updating

compiling

from municipal,

environmental the inventory

and rural sources; and as new information are outlined: to specific areas of potential current becomes available.

maintenance:

Three types of land use inventories l area of interest: restricting contaminant ) N generation inventory

within

the municipality; more detailed information on past land uses; and and historical land

historical land uses: includes potential environmental uses information of the past industry

concerns: includes

area of interest

plus past information and information

on the location on physical features.

of storage tanks, the scale

Guidelines
Several jurisdictions environmental Canadian standard have instituted requirements or recommendations generally Site AssessmenF for follow the This site assessments. Associations principles Banks that require a site assessment Phase I Environmental

Standards establishes

standard.

and practices

for Phase I ESAs covering personnel.

records search, standards

site visits and interviews

with knowledgeable

The CSA has drafted measures.

for Phase II ESAs that involve sampling, Some practitioners

analytical

and remedial

follow the standards

established

by the American

Society for Site Practice

Testing and Materials.34 The ASTMs E 1527LStandard Practicefor Assessments: Phase I Environment for Environmental American company

Environmental

Site Assessment Process and E 1528btandard

Site Assessments Transaction Screen Process are often used when an is involved. and the Ontario to establish Ministry of Environment and Energy36 have built to conducting into account.

The CMHC

upon these guidelines site assessments.

their own more specific approaches have taken the CSA standards

Both of these guidelines

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Components
Each strategy needs to consider scope, scale, target client and timing. alternatives in terms of policy, institutionalization, are discussed individually These components

below so that the reader may mix and match strategies. described

The five selected strategies of the alternatives for

in detail below are built from feasible combinations

each group.

Policy Support
One of the most important environmental and company a consistent condition managers. factors in improving site-specific information on the of land is the support that can be summoned is a national the information from legislators and

What appears to be required them. Furthermore,

set of standards would have the

means of applying

greatest benefit possible )

if it were consistent to accomplishing

and available to the public. There are several this: specifying the standards and

approaches

the federal government requiring

could enact legislation

their application; governments could enact similar legislation; in the development of standards and build

P W

provincial

municipalities requirements

could participate for applying

site assessments

into their by-laws; or practices insurers that would include and developers (a) land

businesses

could agree to adopt standard ESAs and (b) lenders,

owners conducting information

using the

from ESAs in their decisions. Canada has recently that the department discontinued its contaminated site of federal

Since Environment program, legislation General, it is unlikely

would lead the development and agencies

in that area. Other departments Health Canada,

(e.g., the Office of the Auditor in supporting the management

CMHC, etc.) have an interest at the national level.

of contaminated

site information

Several provinces

already have some form of contaminated None of the provincial registries

site registration.

Some

others have plans for registries. Many lenders requirements universally and insurers

are comprehensive. but the

have environmental applied.

assessment

requirements

are not universally applied.

Standards

exist but they also are not historical contaminated to

Some municipalities

have already conducted is encouraging

site inventories

and the Canadian discussed

Urban Institute

more municipalities municipalities

do so. The options

here will focus on provincial

governments,

and the private sector.

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Pfovincial Legislation and enact legislation a public database. properties assessment

Provincial

governments

could follow British Columbias assessment

lead in could

that would require the registry of an environmental with a broadening current legislation. risks and whether

This could be combined

of the scope to include This information or not a more detailed

not covered by British Columbias is required. Municipalities

then be used by the public to determine

Municipal participate situation

could, with minimal and adoption by the Canadian

federal and provincial historical Urban

involvement,

in the development and perceived

of a standard

land use inventory municipalities,

such as the one recommended a mechanism

Institute.37 Since the financial

need for such an inventory

would vary between participation.

would need to be found to encourage It would be possible

Industry Standards businesses, standard information insurance. provision potential information assessment

for banks, insurance the development

companies

and other of a

especially land developers, reporting on the condition The information for potential for ground impacts

to support

and adoption or obtaining

process. Such a process could require of land before transferring ownership

owners to provide

required

could be as simple as a title search with some for example, what is the establishments? Most of this studies process on from former

from nearby sources -

water contamination

could be obtained

from the local registry office and from municipal of information required, this reporting

where they exist. Depending could impose sharing client on the detail and nature a significant information, financial

burden

on the owner. Given current process would also require

restrictions

the reporting

additional

provisions

to make this information

public.

No Change requiring provinces, situation, performing no national

Many provinces

are instituting

stricter controls

on development

by

site assessments site registration environmental

for approvals is voluntary. assessments

for development With no further

and sale of land. In other changes in the current on and the standards regarding

it is possible that the expenditures registry, varying

by land owners and businesses business decisions

will increase. With no national

policies could influence

choice of location,

lender and insurer.

InsaJ~iono/k7~ion Given that a new capacity for information approaches are possible for institutionalizing government management is required, several is held by for a fee,

it. Much of the information

federal, provincial

and municipal

agencies. Some of it is available

but these fees are normally application Purchasing

geared to specific title searches. Furthermore, additional

this particular information. of a

may require access to the raw data for extracting these data from governments

would likely be beyond

the capability

small private operation.

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lmprowg Condition

%eSpecif,c Data on the Enwonmentol of Land - Backgrounder

Federal Government considered cannot province rendering individual confidential. or by income

Government

agencies have access to much information aggregated approach to

that is (by

For example, tax records, census forms and raw survey data category) and released in a format that will not allow the person or establishment. Another is to remove any identifiers that would single out an

be released to the public. These data, however, are routinely of any individual person or company.

identification

data non- confidential

No federal agency would be likely to undertake some potential uncertain. for cost-recovery,

such an operation

alone. There is are

but the costs are likely high and the revenues of mandate and federal-provincial with provincial

There is also the difficulty

cooperation. governments

Such an operation

would require substantial and land -

cooperation

in the area of environment Statistics Canada

two areas that are often disputed. statistical agency. This is distinct from being a

is Canadas national

federal agency. As a national governments

agency, it is of service to provincial

and municipal which is by

as well as federal departments. information

For example, justice information, complexities,

similar to environmental the Canadian division

in its jurisdictional

is managed Canada

Centre for Justice Statistics. This centre operates guided by a board of directors

as a Statistics

but its work is uniquely departments.

that represents site

federal

and provincial information. Environment department national

This model may be applied to contaminated

Canada

has been focusing The priority

on critical programs

as the size of the of existing

is being decreased.

appears to be the support There is little likelihood

and international without

commitments.

that new programs

would be adopted Health Canada research purposes. department data.

a clear federal mandate. its own inventory is not available of contaminated sites for health but the site-specific

has assembled This inventory

outside

the department to improve

may wish to participate

in a more general initiative

Provincial Governments established manner environmental is unlikely guidelines reporting across the province. assessments. that all provinces of this information

At least one provincial contaminated

government, site information

British Columbia, in a consistent to current

has

a means for maintaining

In this case, the information A similar approach would adopt it. Ontario, is voluntary.

is limited

may be feasible in other provinces for example, has established sites but the

but it

for assessing the environmental

quality of contaminated

Municipal Governments their own contaminated The Canadian could perform municipalities Urban Institute

Several municipalities has provided

have taken the initiative

to compile land use. for

site reports.

Many of these are based on historical recommendations land use inventories.38

on how municipalities guidelines.

their own historical to perform

There is no obligation

an inventory

or to follow the Institutes

Intergovernmental contaminated by the Auditor provinces

Agencies -

The CCME has shown initiative the creation of a national

in the area of inventory. As reported among the Regulating governments. was governments.40 could

sites and has proposed

Genera1,39 this was not pursued

due to the lack of agreement federal and provincial Programme with the provincial

and federal government

on the scope and use of the information. between conflicts Land Use Monitoring and non-governmental

land use has been a point of disagreement In 1988, Environment cancelled, The involvement Canadas Canada of Statistics Canada largely due to perceived mandate

organizations

diffuse some of the mandate Non-governmental some interest important Private -

difficulties. The Canadian Urban Institute has already shown

Organizations

and expertise

in the issues of contaminated contaminated site registry.

sites. It could play an

role in a national

A totally private, for-profit funding

operation Without

would experience support

difficulties

with data

access, start-up legislation,

and compliance. or confidential.

Information

held by government from government of contaminated

agencies

would often be expensive the information Southam information writing,

collected would be limited. initiated a compilation site

News has reportedly with the intent

of supplying

this information

to the public. At the time of

further

details were unavailable. Many opportunities exist for joint ventures wherein a government

Joint Ventures government confidentiality. disseminating

agency would form a partnership

with a private corporation.

In this case, the while retaining and

agency could ensure access to government The private corporation the information.

information

would take the lead in marketing

Business Plan: Funding, Costs and Revenues of interest apparent: to many users: potential companies (a) government purchasers, banks, insurance and government or private start-up

Information planners,

on contaminated operations,

sites is

construction

agencies. Three funding (b) a self-financing funding

models are information

or private core funding;

service; or (c) government Cost estimates Canadas experience. fewer resources Core Funding guaranteed

for a public database. and based on Statistics may require more or

given for the strategies Other departments similar tasks. start-up

are preliminary

or private enterprises

to complete

With this option,

and long-term

operational

funding

is

and access to the information

would be free of charge.

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Although operations information

Environment

Canada

has been reducing

its general waste management to the funding of a general in this

as a result of downsizing, collection initiative

it may see contributing

as a low-cost

means of maintaining participate

a presence include

area. Other federal departments Health Canada. Several provincial an interest in improving

that could potentially

CMHC and

departments site-specific

of municipal information

affairs, health and environment on environmental initiative conditions.

have Some

may be willing to participate their information

in and help fund a national

or to harmonize

with the other provinces. that now perform through environmental assessments could reduce the It is clear that for all of Canada)

Private companies cost of these assessments improved

standardization

and cooperation. land use database

general information

(e.g., a historical

would reduce the number assessments. Land developers environmental environmental

of Phase I ESAs required

as well as the cost of individual

would clearly benefit

from better information and insurers

on the

condition

of land. As well, lenders would benefit

that require basis for all

site assessments

from having a consistent a better estimate of risk.

assessors. Better assessments Start-up Funding -With and the operation from revenues to the information. If, as in British Columbia, purchasers

would provide

this option,

funding to generate

would be guaranteed long-term operational

for a limited

time

would be expected

requirements

or other sources. In this case, there would need to be a charge for access

an increasing

number

of land owners and potential evaluations, a central information after the initial

were obliged to perform

environmental

service could possibly start-up. The question

be made financially that remains

self-sustaining

or profitable

is whether

the cost of starting to obtain

such an operation funding from

could be recovered governments

from profits. It may be possible

start-up

or private sources. This would not be significantly assessment is required, different from the current situation. If is

Self-funding an environmental collected component simplify

a consultant

is hired and the information is not a major service would improve information

from the original and standardize

sources. Typically, the cost of information expenses. A pay-as-you-go the process of performing available. service could provide

of the consultants

ESAs and potentially an alternative

the

quality of the information In certain consultant.

cases, the information

to hiring a historical land

For example,

a small municipality

would be able to purchase

use information

for less than the cost of a full study.

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Scope
Scope refers to the range of data to be considered. scope would include municipal, a reasonable condition most of the data items discussed An operation in Chapter with the broadest 2 (federal, provincial, to provide

environmental indication

quality, spills, etc.). These may not all be necessary of the risk of negative impacts from the environmental

of the land. a scope (e.g., focusing only on previous ownership or only on of risk.

Too narrow abandoned

sites or underground

storage tanks) could result in poor assessments of information

Between the two extremes sources. This information coverage and availability.

would be a selection

derived from various risk, its quality,

could be selected for its utility in assessing

Scale
Scale refers to the geographic initiative. The broadest-scale coverage of such an information compilation and types of program would cover all parts of the country

land equally. Given that much of the critical information municipaIities most ambitious. Several provinces provinces are more advanced in standardizing and dozens of provincial

rests in the hands of 5,000 program would be the

agencies, a national-scale

their land information.

The

also vary in their degree of proactivity is .adopting an approach guidelines.

toward environmental

issues. Ontario, to

for example,

to land use wherein

owners are expected

comply with recommended the provinces (Quebec

There is also a broad range of land area among If a single province with good

is 28 times the size of Prince Edward Island). the ideal candidate

were chosen as a prototype, data and an enlightened Another municipality. and attitude. candidates. assessment

would be a smaller province

attitude

toward the environment. would be to develop a prototype in one

even more local approach As with the provinces,

there is a great variety in size, data quality, history would be

Of Canadas larger cities, Ottawa, Halifax and Winnipeg If a prototype were to be conducted on the municipal

level, a more detailed

of cities would be required.

Target
compilation

Clients and Confidentiulity


client for the information exercise. Satisfying

of Dutu
the scope and scale of any (including policy of data that

The intended

will influence

a clientele with varied interests would require

makers, businesses are publicly

and the general public) or made publicly

a broad selection

available

available: such as lenders, insurers and developers, land use data and

Clients with more specific requirements, would benefit most from a selection assessments

of information for specific sites.

such as historical

earlier environmental

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lmprov~ng Site-Specific Dato on the Environmental Condilion of Land - Backgrounder

Access to information policies. Some government understanding records, cannot

currently

held may be restricted

by government

or company

information,

such as the NPRI, is collected with the Other information, form. such as income tax

that it will be made public.

be made public in its original

Size and Timing


The size and timing information Starting the program proving limited of the implementation of a program for compiling of its success. on contaminated sites will affect the likelihood restricting of standards

quickly with a small prototype, would allow the establishment The risk in starting

either the scope or the scale of and procedures while also could suffer from while

the concept.

too small is that the program

utility, lack of visibility

or absence of immediate

results. A large program,

being visible and capable would be expensive.

(but not guaranteed)

of producing

results over the short term,

Between the two extremes

would be a program

large enough

to produce

effective would

results with the capacity to grow depending need to be tailored to ensure visible, frequent

on its success. The work program and effective outputs.

Technical Options
Delivery Mechanism information ) available There are three main means of making large quantities of to users: service would provide the most appropriate service for

A phone-in

information

clients with no access to other technologies. the user and the technology, of the information. ) Databases appropriate can be distributed computers

It would also provide required

a buffer between use

which is sometimes

to make appropriate

on diskette or CD-ROM,

which gives users with the themselves. This

and software the ability to query databases updates. a universal and inexpensive support

would require )

at least annual

The World Wide Web is becoming transporting information. Powerful

means of of data

search engines

the selection

from large databases.

GIS applications

are being developed

that would allow users

to zoom in continuously site. Any of these approaches or pay-as-you-go.

on a site from a map and then ask for data on a specific

could be adapted

for free public access, access by subscription

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Format and Structure database codings. location. property operation

The main database appropriate

in all cases would be based on relational to the nature of the data. Attention of various providing and the Area or municipalwill

software with linkages For example,

need to be paid to the coding of locations Other data may be georeferenced of the database.

and the interchangeability with latitude/longitude by Census Enumeration

some data may be available

site codes. This argues for the use of GIS technology could be part of the delivery mechanism or Internet products as an option

in the creation

GIS technology incorporated

as well. This could be to select information

into CD-ROM

based on its location

on a map.

Strategy 1: Regional Prototype


This approach would develop a working area, for example, background prototype contaminated sites registry for the Greater and integrated with one small geographic Toronto Area. Initially, New Brunswick, Ottawa-Carleton, harmonized

data would be collected,

with a GIS delivery mechanism regulatory support,

on the Internet.

In its second year of operation, with a regional

the project could work in conjunction of government

contaminated start-up 1,200

site registry. A consortium funding.

and private interests

would provide

At a cost of $100 per request, the project would need to receive about

requests per year to be self-sufficient. Policy Support and insurance

This level of project could work with participation Banks would require that all land transactions that would entail a common the information historical

of local banks be supported portion of a search of the

companies.

by an initial site assessment registry. For some purposes, Phase I ESA. Mandated operation.

could replace the historical

site registration

could be a benefit in the second or third year of into the database.

At this stage, the results of Phase II ESAs would be entered

Institutionalization associations regional participate contaminated

A local agency, the NRTEE, the CCME and national to establish a two-year program familiar site registry. A local consultant, committee. governments

industry

would cooperate

to develop the prototype with the data and the would

clients, would be engaged to take the lead. Provincial as part of a steering

and local governments

Business Plan start-up annual funding. subscriptions

The private sector and provincial The operation would be designed service. Sponsors

would provide through

to be self-supporting

and a pay-as-you-go

and large clients would take out

subscriptions

and be given open access to the data.

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At the level of one province, coding of the data would require interface would require

for example, New Brunswick, about two person-years.

initial gathering

and

Developing

an appropriate another

about one person year. Once these tasks were complete, to maintain and update the database and provide

person-year support

would be required

to users. expenses would include materials office space, equipment, software, communications start-up costs

Start-up

costs, reference

and staff overhead.

For this size of operation,

would be in the order of $80,000. Annual about $50,000. This gives an estimate per person-year

operating

costs after the first year would be

of about $260,000 for the first year of operation expenses).

(3 x $60,000 years,

and $80,000 in operating

In the second and following

this would be reduced regional or provincial

to about $110,000 per year. If this were to become part of a registry process, an additional person year for data entry would

be required. Scope municipal Canada Initially, historical the project would obtain contaminated data. In subsequent and incorporate a broad variety of background historical data: with a local site

registries,

site inventories,

reviews and Statistics as well. or one small or Nova Scotia

years, the project would integrate

registry program Scale province.

data from site assessments

The geographic Ottawa-Carleton, areas.

scale would be limited the Greater Toronto

to one large municipality Area, New Brunswick

would be suitable Target Clients provincial municipal database

The larger clients that would benefit (ministries of environment, banks

from this database municipal insurance

include affairs, etc.), companies and

governments

housing,

offices (health, planning), could be used to determine

(risk assessment),

real estate companies.

In the absence of a formal site registry of Phase I ESAs, the the extent of the risk at any given site. would then be of use to land performing more detailed site

Given a more formal site registry, this database owners, potential assessments. Size and Timing Lessons learned medium-scale land purchasers

as well as consultants

This project would set an example information version steps: priorities; data;

for the rest of the country. or to further linked

It

would start with high-priority projects.

for a large municipality

or small province.

could be applied to a national the following

The process would contain ) ) W meet with interested perform a complete

parties to determine inventory of available

develop framework

for database,

software environment,

delivery mechanism;

) )

determine obtain

priority

data; and integrate into framework (conversion and

priority

data, validate

recoding); ) W W develop interface test prototype (e.g., GIS, Internet users; or other software);

with potential

release prototype

to general public.

Delivery Mechanisms point

The data are inherently a GIS interface.

geographic site codes.

and the most appropriate could allow the user to

means of access would be through

The interface

at an area on a map rather than entering

Strategy 2: Provincial Registry with Mandatory Assessments


This approach British Columbia. Initially, would develop a working Eventually, this program program for a large province such as would be applied in other provinces. site assessment information

Site

it would require policy support The database by a regulation

in terms of additional site assessment

regulations. supported

would hold current for mandatory

only but be conditions.

site assessments

under certain

Policy Support and builders supported information

In this approach, properties

owners of all commercial would be required companies

or industrial

property of a be

of residential

to maintain

an equivalent

Phase I ESA on public record. Banks would require by a formal Phase I ESA. Insurance as a prerequisite to loans.

that all land transactions

could also require this

Institutionalization would be minimal. Environment program to include

The need, in this case, for federal government in British Columbia, familiar the provincial

involvement Ministry of site registry

For example,

could take the lead and expand the scope of its current all sites. A local consultant, support. as part of a steering In British Columbia, of Environment start-up funding committee. Other federal, provincial

with the data and the clients and local agencies

would be engaged to provide would participate Business Plan provincial database Ministry Section. Additional

part of the work has already been done by the Contaminated Site Remediation and Assessment could be obtained from the private sector. The

is already established

as being available to the public free of charge.

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Augmenting resources validate

British Columbias

site assessment

process would require persons

far fewer

than setting up a new process. Two to three technical additional site assessments increase equipment as they became activities. available. Start-up

could enter and could to

The entire operation costs would be limited

be seen as a moderate the cost of additional

in current (perhaps

$50,000). Ongoing

costs would be mainly

staff salary and overhead

($120,000 per year for two persons). site registry would be a public database, for cost-recovery, access to it the ongoing

Since the British Columbia

would be free of charge. Since there is little opportunity costs could be met through through Scope completed Scale included. continuing funding a registration

fee from land owners

(on the order of $50) or

from government

and private sources.

The database would hold site assessment regularly for commercial, industrial

data only. Phase I ESAs would be properties.

and new residential to the province.

The geographic

scale would be limited above (industrial,

Lands that do not fall should also be

into the scope mentioned

commercial,

new residential)

These lands include

federal and provincial

crown lands and reserve lands.

Target Clients potential property Potential problems decisions

The main beneficiaries and land developers. would benefit

of this program By requiring

would be land owners, site assessments, all of the environmental risks.

purchasers purchasers

mandatory

could be made with an understanding it.

in that they would be aware of any environmental

with a site before purchasing This program

Size and Timing regulations. program.

would set an example

for the rest of the country. of site assessment to benefit

In

the case of British Columbia, Other provinces

it is facilitated

by the existence regulations

would require similar

from such a

The process of conducting N obtaining necessary

the program

would include: government to expand

cooperation

from the provincial site registry;

coverage of the contaminated ) obtaining agreements

from banks and insurance

companies

to require

site

assessments; F N ) developing informing evaluating additional N validating a standard Phase I ESA form and making reporting it available on the Internet;

land owners of additional current personnel

requirements; site assessments and hiring

capacity to process additional (if necessary) technical

to process site assessments; information on site assessments.

and encoding

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Delivery Mechanisms as the planned

Ideally, this program

would use the same delivery mechanism

site registry, likely through

the Internet.

Strategy 3: National Site Assessment Registry


This approach would create a national ongoing registry of site assessments. for British Columbia The result would be a process similar to the one proposed with provisions property for different provinces. Historical (above) but by the

information

would be provided companies,

owners. Policy support and provincial background

would be given by banks and insurance governments. Statistics Canada reporting formats,

federal government role by providing validation

would play a major and providing data

data, establishing

and coordination.

Policy Support governments stringent

This program

would be simpler requirements by a national the information

to execute if all provincial for environmental site assessments. with less from other sources For provinces

had similar reporting requirements, review). companies

This could possibly be supported reporting (e.g., a national historical

protocol.

could be obtained

Banks and insurance assessments

would also need standard

policies for requiring The participation of

site

before proceeding

on loan or coverage applications. of national

this sector is also essential Institutionalization setting standards. similar functions would participate Environment Environment contaminated on the treatment

in the establishment

standards.

A national

agency would be responsible of a national

for coordination

and

Statistics Canada in the development

could play this role. The department crime reporting function. the general steering

has performed Canada

system and cancer Environment that

registry. The CCME could provide Canada

as part of the CCME steering

committee. conflicts

It is important

assume the role of an impartial

advisor to the process and focus that might arise if over the regulation of its mandate

of federal lands. The jurisdictional

Canada were seen to be strengthening sites would likely abort the process.

An alternative Commissioner Operational

to the CCME as the steering body for the program Development

would be the new General. In some

for Sustainable participation

in the Office of the Auditor

would be required

from an agency in each province.

cases, the Ministry the Department

of Environment

would take the lead; in others, this could be through Affairs.

of Lands or Municipal

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Business Plan government. departments, provide sufficient support Institute). associations

Financial

commitment that Treasury

would be required

from all levels of by a consortium Development could allocate Additional the business Development for two years to search tool. Four This would to of

It is possible

Board could be lobbied for Sustainable budgets. Provinces

the CCME and the Commissioner outside departmental additional from relevant

federal funding

funds to establish could be solicited

data collection businesses chapters

centres if required. directly or though of the Urban working Internet

(e.g., land developers

or regional

Such a program harmonize historical

would need in the order of 10 persons information

and to develop a GIS-based to maintain and update

or tive persons translate

would be required

the database.

into costs of approximately

$1.2 million

per year for the initial two years overhead including and an additional software development). plus

($60,000 per person

per year in salary plus 50 percent and other expenses

$300,000 per year for equipment Long-term

expenses would be in the order of $500,000 per year (five persons operating expenses).

$50,000 per year in additional Costs to the provinces

would vary. British Columbia persons

and the smaller provinces to code data and contribute Ontario it

would likely require only one or two additional to the national database. Alberta, Saskatchewan, contributions

Manitoba, to standardize

and Quebec would

likely require a more substantial Access to the database public

and report their data. The general fees in the order of start-up with

could be by subscription

or pay-as-you-go.

could be charged in the order of $20 per query. Subscription for companies

$2,000 per year would be appropriate funding. The income generated

that had not provided program

could sustain

an ongoing

of five persons

200 subscribers Scope provinces

and 5,000 paid queries per year.

The scope at this stage would be limited is already available, record. no additional where there are no plans for mandatory

to Phase I ESAs. For provinces information would be required. the database site assessments,

where For could

this information

be built up from the historical

Scale deadline.

The scale of this program private)

would be national.

All lands regardless

of ownership

(federal, provincial,

would require the equivalent

of a Phase I ESAs by a specific

Target Clients a program. would also benefit.

Banks and insurance governments,

companies

would be major beneficiaries and potential property

of such

Provincial

municipalities

purchasers

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Size and Timing information provide municipalities, updated

The program

could begin as a small project to gather historical that have site registries Additional would provide information current would from information for

for all of Canada. information

Links with provinces for those provinces. companies

banks and insurance

much of the country. Stages of implementation ) N W N N obtaining obtaining determining developing encoding property > P developing would include: in the process; from federal, provincial and private sources;

CCME participation funding commitments

the needs and roles of each province; a common and validating site reporting historical format; data (from Statistics Canada, municipal studies,

assessments); the delivery application and importing and updating existing data; the database.

setting up the delivery application

Delivery Mechanisms municipality and site code.

Delivery would be through into a location

an Internet

application

that would a

allow the user to select a site by zooming

on a map or entering

Strategy 4: IndePendent National Contaminated Site Inventory


This strategy looks at the implications participation inventory programs. was minimal. The objective augmenting of a program in which provincial a fully self-funding site registry these data would be to establish or establishing

of key data without In provinces

provincial

where site registry data are public historical

and adequate,

would be used. In other cases, an extensive available data. This approach required.

database

would be built from

Policy Support the information database. industry

would require no particular some agreement

public policy support.

It of

would require some agreement This agreement associations.

among

public and private sector users on the nature through the participation of the relevant

It would also require could be obtained

as to the use of such as

For example, query this database

banks and insurance

companies process.

could agree to require land owners to

as part of the approval The operation

Institutionalization association between a national

could be housed approach

in a national

agency, industry

or private company.

The preferred

would be a joint venture

agency and a private company.

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Business Plan potential or from profits.

Venture

capital could be obtained would be to return

from the national the investment

agency and

clients. The agreement

in terms of service

Since the focus would be on priority would require Maintenance approximately and updating five persons

data for major municipalities,

the program

for the initial two years of operation. by two or three persons. This translates

could be performed

into costs of about $600,000 for the first two years of operation afterwards. With a subscription

and $350,000 per year

fee of $2,000 and an access fee of $20, revenues to pay for the initial investment would require about

of about 10 years and

$450,000 per year would be required (non-discounted).

within

This level of revenues

150 subscribers

7,500 queries per year. Scope ownership, Scale -

The program

would incorporate

priority

data onhistorical

land use,

spills and any public site assessments.

The scale would be national,

but priority commercial

would given to types of sites for and new residential sites. This would etc. A focus on major municipalities

which clients would pay: industrial, would ensure the highest profitability. Target Clients insurance their ESA. Another client for making

exclude most federal lands, park land, farmland,

Clients would be land owners who would be obliged by the banks and to access the database approach the query. and provide the resulting report as part of would be for banks to make the queries and charge the

companies

Size and Timing priority areas within

A small program about two years. Delivery

of four to five persons

could encode key data for

Delivery Mechanisms Internet

of the information

could be through

a GIS-based

search tool or by telephone.

Strategy 5: A Collection of Municipal Registries


This strategy involves the coordination and maintaining objective provide their own municipal-level national leadership of Canadas 5,000 municipalities historical to establish contaminated standards, in creating The and site inventories.

is to obtain a common

solicit participation

access point.

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Policy Support municipal through administer participate planning,

This approach Common

would require policy support standards between provinces would need to include

from provincial Drovincial

and that

governments. municipal zoning

could be established ministries to into their

the CCME. but the discussion and to integrate

affairs. Municipalities policies.

would also need to be solicited quality information

the use of environmental

and development -

Institutionalization Institute or another

The operation

could be housed with the Canadian organization. responses from the municipalities

Urban

national

non-governmental database,

The host organization and ensuring the Internet. historical land

would be charged with coordinating their integration Business Plan inventories, from municipal Resources municipality. medium-sized complete in to a common For municipalities budgets required

accessible though

that have not yet completed Start-up funding governments. would vary widely depending for a contract for conducting

the process could be expensive. and provincial to participate

would need to be obtained

on the nature an inventory

of the for a

It would not be unusual

city to be in the order of $100,000. Smaller towns might be able to for under $10,000. Nevertheless, some municipalities would

an inventory support.

require funding provincial

This could possibly be provided

in the form of a loan from the

government

to be paid back from future savings. would be required and to harmonize generate sufficient to coordinate the information. funds to pay for the inputs,

At the national provide technical

level, one to two persons support to municipalities

Subscription integration Scope containing Scale -

and user fees could possibly and distribution

of the information.

The program historical The resulting

would focus on current would provide and current

and historical a regional

land use and on existing

site assessments.

Municipalities

map and a database

land use information. collection of municipal inventories.

database would be a national if municipalities

Coverage could be uneven Target Clients environment,

decline to participate. the municipalities agencies themselves, (especially the general

Clients would include

public, land owners, developers health).

and provincial

planning,

Size and Timing inventories.

Several municipalities

have already completed in Canada

historical

land use It

These could be encoded

and set up on the Internet

almost immediately. are covered. a GIS-based

would likely take several years before most municipalities Delivery Mechanisms Internet search tool. Delivery of the information

could be though

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The need for better information in many sectors. Active support services sector, certain provincial Nationally accepted standards

on the environmental

condition

of land is evident

and interest governments

appears to be greatest in the financial and some municipal governments. site

exist for the conduct are applied

of environmental depends

assessments.43 Whether approval companies. Several possibilities principles ) are common procedures

or not these standards

on the individual

in municipalities,

provincial

governments,

banks and insurance

exist for improving to all the approaches

site-specific discussed:

information.

The following

Any national private sector.

approach

will require cooperation

between

government

and the

Direct beneficiaries sector.

include

provincial

and municipal

governments

and the private

Other parties, while not being direct beneficiaries, improvement include Canadian of information on the environmental

have an interest condition

in the

of land. These

banks, insurance Urban Institute,

companies,

trust companies,

the CCME, the CSA, the General. contaminated

CMHC and the Office of the Auditor in provincial governments to managing

The variety of approaches sites and in applying additional complexities

information

on potentially

contaminated

sites imposes national site registry.

on any effort to create a harmonized requirements for a national

A national promote

forum for discussing the development forum

site registry would information. for to the range

of common

approaches

to recording a national

This national information of approval

could also serve to establish condition

standard

on the environmental procedures.

of land that is applicable

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Endnotes
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Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E-19.

Environmental Canadian

Quality Criteria for Contaminated of Ministers of the Environment

1991).

Council

The National

Classification Canadian Handbook Canadian

System for Contaminated of Ministers

Sites (Winnipeg,

Council

of the Environment 1991).

(CCME),

for Contaminated Council

Sites (Winnipeg,

of Ministers

of the Environment

(CCME), 1996).

Contaminated

Site

Remediation Government (Toronto, Canada

Task Group Annual Report (Winnipeg, of Ontario,

Guideline for Use at Contaminated

Sites in Ontario

1996). Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), 1994). Site Assessment Phase I Environmental Site

Assessment Interpretation Canadian (Toronto, National Mortgage Standards 1994). Round

Guidelines (Ottawa,

Association

(CSA), Phase I Environmental

Table on the Environment Corporation

and the Economy

(NRTEE) and Canada

and Housing

(CMHC), 1997).

Removing Barriers: Redeveloping

Contaminated

Sites for Housing and Canadian

(Ottawa, Council

Statistics Canada Governments

of Ministers

of the Environment

(CCME),

Databases for Environmental (Ottawa, 1995).

Analysis: Federal, Provincial and Territorial

City of Ottawa, Mapping and Assessment of Former Industrial Sites (Ottawa, Statistics Canada, Census of Manufactures: describes the industrial Primary Metal Industries (Ottawa, structure of the Canadian

1988). 1956). in

This classification

economy

terms of the principal sectoring

activities

of establishments.

It follows the traditional and mining;

of the economy

into extraction,

e.g., agriculture

transformation,

e.g., manufacturing;

and services, e.g., transportation,

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communications industries

and other services. It has a four-tiered at the four-digit

structure

in which 861 of the SIC

are delineated

level. The most recent revision

was in 1980. Another For example, For example, see ibid.

revision

wiil be in place in 1997.

see op cit., endnote

13. in Libraries

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Guide to Managing Statistics Canada Publications

Askarel is a highly concentrated Gouvernement ddlimination du Quebec,

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de dechets dangereux au Quebec (Quebec, 14. of Ottawa-Carleton (RMOC),

Op cit., endnote Regional

Municipality

Mapping of Existing and (Ottawa,

Former Industrial and Commercial 1996). Canadian (Toronto, Urban 1995). Institute,

Sites in Villages in Ottawa-Carleton

Historical Land Use Inventories: A Guide to Their Creation

Those sites where the polluter required Statistics remedial Canada, action.

cannot

be found

or is unable

to complete

the

The Canada Year Book (Ottawa,

1994). Sites in Ontario

Government (Toronto,

of Ontario, 1996). 22. 11.

Guideline for Use at Contaminated

Op cit., endnote Op cit., endnote American

Society for Testing and Materials

(ASTM), ASTM Standards on Real Estate, E1527-94 at and E1528-93

Environmental

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Ministry

of Environment (1996). Available

and Energy, Guideline for Use at Contaminated on the Internet at

Sites in Ontario

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Confidential unique

identifiers. that all land area in Canada 11. is included in a municipality.

It is assumed

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Detailed In formation on Relevant Federal, Provincial knd Territorial Databases


The following Analysis: Federal, Provincial 1996). The databases background contamination. private sources. information and Territorial described include Governments known (Statistics Canada and CCME, for or contaminated inventory sites as well as database descriptions were taken from Databases for Environmental

that would be useful in assessing the potential

Note that the Statistics Canada

does not cover municipal

Federal Government Data bases Canadu Mortgage cd Housing Corporation


CA-HMI-0025: Housing Market Information System (HMIS)
Summary description: A national database on housing including structures, designed of product use. distribution, Canada price and financing development and Housing

. . . . . .

date started number finance assistance, price optional builders information name, rents) (contacts, of units type (national other) housing

date completed

Data acquisition methods: Data are collected by CMHC personnel Canada. Geographic coverage: Canada. Geographic units of measure: Housing structures country, geographic referenced municipality codes. by province, using standard across

to direct the program Mortgage Corporation, and provide

assess gross national housing

data for business Canada

Responsible organization: Mortgage and Housing

Corporation.

Database contact: Jane Carruthers, Statistical Services Division, 682 Montreal Rd., Ottawa, ON KlA OP7, (613) 748-2355, Fax (613) 748-2156. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

Period of record: 1940 to present. Update frequency: Quarterly depending size. Database storage format: Tables, text. Database computer environment: PC with custom software. IBM upon financing or monthly,

and community

Variables included: .
l

location, dwelling

address type

Restrictions and conditions: Data on individual summaries structures are not available but are accessible. Data compilation

Database contact: Brian Herbert, Land Use Planning, Yellowknife, (403) 920-8535, P.O. Box 2280, NT XlA 2P7, Fax (403) 669-9914. Through the

Price information: charges depend

on request. There is a

Access mechanisms: responsible

charge for publications. Corresponding 1. Canadian produced printed sources: Housing Statistics annually with monthly

organization.

Variables included: . . natural resources distribution

(renewable, community fishing) for . .


l

non-renewable) use areas (hunting, private) projected)

supplements. 2. Housing Information (H.I.M.) produced price. annual each municipality completions, 3. Monthly monthly and covers starts,

other uses (government, period (historic, current, land status use descriptions location (latitude,

. .

Starts and Completions report prepared

longitude,

UTM)

by CMHC.

Data acquisition methods: Data are provided following by regional database land managers inventory.

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: construction; restructuring; housing environmental

Geographic coverage: Northwest Territories. Geographic units of measure: Areas designated UTM grid. Period of record: Historical data; database initiated and current by latitude and longitude or

Additional information: I. The early records were collected by Statistics Canada and exist in hard copy format.

in 1986.

hdian

and Northern

Affairs

Update frequency: As information becomes available. Database storage format: Tables, graphs, maps. Database computer environment: with SPANS. PC

CA-NM/T-O 193: Northwest Territories land Use Regional Planning Databases


Summary description: A GIS set of databases projected Territories plans. Responsible organization: Northern Affairs Canada. Indian and providing historic, present and land use in the Northwest for facilitating the development land use of regional

Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: policy will depend cost. Currently no charge; media at

and monitoring

upon demand;

Corresponding printed sources: Lancaster Sound Proposed Interim Beaufort Commission Regional Land Use Plan. Delta Report Land Use Planning [Mackenzie Sea Region].

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

the

Variables included: . licence type (exploration, discovery, production), issue/expiry


l

significant date of

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: GIS; land; land use; Northwest Territories; planning

and location

(latitude, financial

longitude) information

. .

licence ownership

Additional information: 1. This database Currently in reports 2. computerized is under development. is tape. is (a) inventory beginning; Sea region -

Data acquisition methods: Licence documents submitted and information by industry. are

some information or on magnetic

in the GIS and some is

Geographic coverage: Yukon Territory, Northwest Canada, Territories north and offshore of 60 latitude.

The status of this database described Lancaster complete, complete inventory below by region: Sound region computerization inventory, beginning partly

Geographic units of measure: Land parcels of various and longitude. Period of record: 1920s to present. Update frequency: As new licences are issued or terms of agreement or fulfilled. Database storage format: Tables, maps, reports. are changed sizes located by latitude

(b) Mackenzie-Beaufort computerized; computerized

(c) Other regions and will be at the same time.

CA-LAS-O 158: Land Administration System (LAS)


Summary description: A database containing information on licences for oil in the of 60 Territories north of, compliance and gas exploration Yukon Territory, latitude. and production

Database computer environment: on PC with DBASE software.

Data

Restrictions and conditions: Under the Canada Petroleum Resources Act detailed information compliance on ownership, is confidential. No charge. finances and

Northwest

and offshore areas of Canada It is used to monitor with, and terms and conditions

Price information:

Corresponding printed sources: Indian and Northern Report. Languages: English, with capability produce bilingual reports. to Affairs Canada Annual and

licences related to oil and gas operations. Responsible organization: Northern Affairs Canada. Indian

Database contact: George Booth, 10 Wellington Street, Hull, PQ KlA OH4, (613) 953-8490, Fax (613) 953-5828.

User aids available: None.

Keywords: energy; exploration; hydrocarbons; resources; petroleum Additional information: 1. This database registration Registration the supporting this database management information supports Division) the land which holds a minerals; non-renewable Northwest Territories;

Geographic units of measure: Individual permits/leases longitude referenced by latitude, at 1:50,000. and mapped

Period of record: 1972 to present. Update frequency: As information accumulates. Database storage format: Tables. Database computer environment: files and some DBASE III and files. Restrictions and conditions: Permits none; specific lease contents available. are not Paper

system (Rights licence documents; is primarily source. tool, not a public

CA-YNL-0204: Yukon Northern Land Use and Transactions Database


Summary description: A database containing permit and lease data for and minimize impact the on crown land use in the Yukon Territory used to monitor environmental crown land. Responsible organization: Northern Affairs Canada. Indian and of activities

Price information: and nature

Depends

on the size

of the request. printed sources: None.

Corresponding

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: construction; restructuring; environmental Yukon

land; mining;

Additional information: 1. This database Northwest activities is similar to that for the but the in the database the two in the Northwest

Database contact: Joe Ballantyne, Land Use Section, Northern Program, 667-5811. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the YlA 3V1, (403) 667-3100, Affairs 200 Range Rd., Whitehorse, Fax (403)

Territories, monitored

vary slightly between

YT

territories. Territories

For example, mineral database but are not in the

claims are included Yukon database.

Variables included: . . permits information (holder name, location) (purpose of lease,

activity information, lease information parcel size, location)

Data acquisition methods: Compliance under territorial regulations for permits and leases. Geographic coverage: Yukon Territory.

CA-DIA-0186: DIAND Northwest Territories Environmental Database


Summary description: A database combining environment and water quality projects on data associated Territories. environmental monitor compliance requirements with industrial

Data acquisition methods: Data are submitted industry, under act compliance by or collected by the Department

collected by consultants. Geographic coverage: About 40 projects in the Northwest Territories.

land and offshore for the Northwest It is used to perform assessments projects and to for Acts:

Geographic units of measure: Monitoring longitude, stations town: located by latitude,

industrial under

with water quality the following

Period of record: 1970s to present. Update frequency: Monthly/annually, depending upon project.

Northern Inland Waters, Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention, Territorial Lands, and Assessment in Council. Indian and the Federal Environmental and Review Process/Order Responsible organization: Northern Affairs Canada.

Database storage format: Tables, maps. Database computer environment: WANG computer with custom software.

Restrictions and conditions: The data are generally available. No charge.

Database contact: Ranjit Soniassy, Northern Affairs Program, NT XlA 2R3, Fax (403) 920-4669. the P.O. Box 1500, Yellowknife,

Price information: Corresponding reports

printed sources: Custom as required.

(403) 920-8233,

are prepared

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

Languages: English. User aids available: Forms describing database. the

Variables included: . . . . . . site location town) pollutant concentration (mg/l) heavy metals (copper, nickel, mercury, zinc, iron; 30 metals are monitored) major elements magnesium) microbiological coliform, industrial sulphide) oils/hydrocarbons organic . chemicals (PCBs, pesticides) radon gas) radionuclides (uranium, characteristics (cyanide, (total faecal coliform) pollutants (calcium, (latitude, longitude,

Keywords: contaminants; emissions; industry; pollutants; environmental mining; water quality

effluents; assessment; Territories;

Northwest

Additional information: 1. This database on background as the quality from drilling contains of effluent and mining information discharged operations.

water quality as well

rare earth elements

CA-NW01 96: Northwest Territories Toxic Spills Management System


Summary description: An inventory accidents materials purposes. Responsible organization: Northern Affairs Canada. Indian and involving spills of hazardous Territories and management in the Northwest of

Database storage format: Tables only. Database computer environment: Some data on IBM compatible PC with ZIM software, other data in paper file. Restrictions and conditions: Summary information is available but some source data are restricted. Price information: Corresponding No charge.

used for monitoring

printed sources: None.

Database contact: Manager, Water Resources Program, Division, Northern Affairs NT P.O. Box 1500, Yellowknife,

Languages: English. User aids available: The Toxic Spills Management


System User-2 Manual

(1989).

XlA 2R3, (403) 920-8240,


Fax (403) 873-9318.

Keywords: accidents; monitoring; the toxics Northwest

hazardous

materials; spills;

Territories;

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

Additional information: 1. or latitude and 2. Custom prepared. There are plans to prepare summary 3. report. are sent a five-year reports summarizing the data

Variables included: .
l

material location longitude)

spilled and quantity (description

by any of the parameters

can be

. .
l

significance industry follow-up

(major, minor) agency and lead

type agency

lead enforcement area impacted party responsible hazards reported) (persons,

All the data in this database to Environmental Environment forwarded the National Emergencies Canada. Protection,

. .
l

Canada, Yellowknife. to Ottawa for inclusion Analysis of Trends in System database in

However, they have not been property, or none

environment,

multiple

Data acquisition methods: Spills are reported various through compliance under acts or licences/permits.

(NATES) held by Environment

Geographic coverage: Northwest Territories. Geographic units of measure: Individual spills referenced and longitude. Period of record: 1984 to present. Update frequency: Twice per month. by description or latitude

Nolionol Round Table on the environment and the ~canomy

improving Site-Specific Dofa on the Environmental Condition of Land - Bockgrounder

CA-NMR-0 198: Northern Mining Records System


Summary description: A database containing subsequent Territories, data on mining claims and leases for the Northwest which is used to maintain of mining

Restrictions and conditions: Reports of work on claims are confidential years. Price information: information printed may be free. Corresponding printed sources: 1. Mines and Minerals Statistics (monthly, annually). information; No charge for an very small requests for three

search, $1 per page for

records for the administration

claims under the Territorial Lands Act. Responsible organization: Northern Affairs Canada. Manager, Affairs NT Indian and

Database contact: Regional Mining Program, Recorder

2.

Activity Reports (weekly, monthly, annually).

Office, Northern

PO. Box 1500, Yellowknife,

XlA 2R3, (403) 920-8235, Fax (403) 920-8581. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

Languages: English; pamphlet and Inuktituk. User aids available: Pamphlet

in English

describing

claim staking and general information. Keywords: Arctic; extraction; mining; Northwest Territories; location non-renewable resources minerals;

Variables included: . claims (name, tag number, (NTS), registered history) . client (name, including and company, number,
l

holder, claim Additional information: individual licence number) rental, registered 2. I. This database paper tiles. The entire database, of being computerized. including On-line details access is an index to claims data are held in

address, phone owner, expiry date, [documents

and leases. Further

prospectors [NTS], annual

lease (number, location encumbrances against lease] )

of claims and leases, is in the process by the public is proposed.

Data acquisition methods: Information reported to Department office.

Geographic coverage: Northwest Territories. Geographic units of measure: Individual claims, leases referenced by NTS.

Period of record: 1910 to present. Update frequency: Daily. Database storage format: Tables. Database computer environment: All data on IBM-compatible FOXPRO software. PC with modified

Agriculture Canada

and Agri-Food

Geographic coverage: Canada, greatest detail in the agricultural

with regions.

Geographic units of measure: Soil areas

CA-CAN-0008: Canada Soil Information System (CANSIS)


Summary description: A database physical, chemical, mineralogical Canada. (spatial variability) productivity, biological and properties on the

or map polygons soil and landscape

consisting

of up to three

combinations. a static at different

Period of record: Essentially individual map areas surveyed

record of the basic land resource with dates going back to 1940. Update frequency: Irregular; response detailed information. mainly or in

and distribution to assess biological areas that have affecting land types of

of the major soils of

It is designed to identify

to needs for additional

actual or potential that may be suitable land use.

problems

use, and to locate areas or parcels of land for particular

Database storage format: Computer-generated tabular reports media magnetic and printed maps, and original data on

Responsible organization: and Agri-Food Canada.

Agriculture

(tapes or diskettes).

Database computer environment: Hardware: X terminals, GENTIAN HP700 series workstations CALCOMP digitizing plotters, tables. and

Database contact: Bryan Monette, Research Branch, Centre for Land and Biological Resources Research, K.W. Neatby Bldg., Ottawa, ON KlA OC6, (613) 9955011, E-mail: Fax (613) 995-7283 monette@ncccot2.agr.ca. the

Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: Corresponding Published landscape maps. Fee for service.

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

printed sources: and soil

soil survey reports

Variables included: . landscape stoniness, . area parameters drainage, rooting (slope, depth, (pH,

Languages: English and French. User aids available: User guides and manuals are in preparation. Geographic soils

soil taxonomy) layer or horizon organic moisture matter properties content, electrical hydraulic conductivity, bulk density,

Keywords: agriculture; Information landscape;

System (GIS); land; soil classification;

retention,

conductivity, calcareousness,

cation exchange

capacity, base saturation) Data acquisition methods: Detailed inventory data are compiled by field by from soil

surveys aided by air photo interpretation; soil landscape interpretation data are prepared and aggregation

existing sources.

Additional information: 1. The datafiles are intended to be used

Database contact: Margaret Fertilizer Division, Plant Industry

Kenny,

Section, Plants Products Directorate, Dr., 3rd Floor East, Nepean,

either on their own or in conjunction with other spatial data such as climate, land use, etc. (a) to assess the biological or potential to erosion, productivity problems of land areas; affecting land or susceptibility (b) to identify areas that have actual

59 Camelot

ON KlA OY9, (613) 952-8000, Fax (613) 992-5219. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

use, such as salinity

Variables included:
l

and to assess severity; location fertilizer (producer, material town) composition cadmium, lead, zinc, nickel, for particular . .

(c) to locate areas or parcels of land that may be suitable investigations; issues. 2. The CANSIS database computer Agriculture Ottawa. 3. Variables are not necessarily available Canada resides on a types of land use for more detailed and (d) to assess other quality land use and environmental

heavy metals (arsenic, cobalt, mercury, selenium, molybdenum)

Data acquisition methods: Data are from random surveys and specific case studies.

system owned by and located in

Geographic coverage: Canada. Geographic units of measure: Individual producers, nearest town. to present.

Period of record: Mid-1970s Update frequency: Annual.

for all areas of Canada. 4. Detailed at various soil survey data are compiled scales ranging from Database storage format: Not applicable. Database computer environment: file. Paper

1:10,000 to 1:125,000.

CA-HMG001 1: Heavy Metal Concentrations in Fertilizers and Fertilizer Materials


Summary description: A national database fertilizer subsequent on heavy metal concentrations materials designed for monitorand in

Restrictions and conditions: Data on individual producers are restricted. No charge.

Price information:

Corresponding printed sources: None. Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: agriculture; fertilizers; contamination;

ing and to avoid soil contamination plant uptake.

Responsible organization: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

heavy metals; plants; soils None.

Additional information:

. . .

Environment site contact

Canada

File Number (e.g., sewage)

source classification

CA-DID-02 18: Effluent Discharge Inventory Database


Summary description: A database providing discharges permits provincial information permitted on effluent by provincial to the Act and the include

Data acquisition methods: Provincial permit referral system, other agency referrals and field information. Geographic coverage: British Columbia. Geographic units of measure: Not applicable. Period of record: 1968 to present. Update frequency: Daily. Database storage format: Listing using searches and sortings.

and licences pursuant Waste Management

British Columbia

Provincial Lands Act and fish processing, but not

based upon source classifications sewage, food processing, agriculture industrial discharges. and aquaculture

Responsible organization: Canada.

Environment

Database computer environment: Mainframe DATAPOINT to be converted on DOTS (ORACLE). Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: Corresponding No charge.

Database contact: Sharon Larson, Referral Registrar, Division, Pollution Abatement Environmental Protection

Branch, 6th Floor, 224 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, 666-7643, BC V7M 3H7, (604) printed sources: None. Fax (604) 666-9107. Through the Languages: English. User aids available: User friendly. Keywords: British Columbia; industry; liquid wastes; mining; effluents; municipal

Access mechanisms: responsible

organization.

Variables included: . .
l

site name location latitude category provincial discharge discharge camp) discharge discharge tank) receiving and longitude (e.g., pulp and paper) region type (e.g., freshwater) description flow treatment(s) water (if any) (e.g., septic (e.g., logging

waste; pulp and paper; rivers; wastes. Additional information: 1. Effluent data are available from the Protection Division of of Ministry Canada

. . . . . . . . . .

Environmental Environment, database

the British Columbia from Environment contact).

Lands and Parks or (see

shellfish area (if any) shellfish survey(s) (if any) provincial permit number and date of issue

CA-GWD-0213: Atlantic Canada Ground Water Data (G W DAT)


Summary description: A database containing physical and administrative in Atlantic management for data on water wells drilled, aquifer testing and aquifer parameters Canada. It provides groundwater resource physical data for

Geographic units of measure: Individual wells referenced county, nearest by UTM grid, province, community. (data);

Period of record: 1965 to present I991 to present (database).

Update frequency: As required. Database storage format: Tables. Database computer environment: VAX, ORACLE.

federal facilities, CEPA and joint federal/provincial studies. Environment

Responsible organization: Canada

Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: No charge.

Database contact: John Gibb, Environmental Division, Branch, Atlantic 45 Alderney Conservation Strategies Environmental Conservation NS

Corresponding

printed sources: None.

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: Atlantic Canada; ground

Region, 4th Floor,

Dr., Dartmouth,

B2Y 2N6, (902) 426-1698, Fax (902) 426-4457 E-mail: gibbj@holmes.bed.ns.doe.ca. Through the

water; New Brunswick; stratigraphy;

Newfoundland;

Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; water; wells

Access mechanisms: responsible

organization.

Additional information: 1. This database is designed to link with

Variables included: . .
l

SPANS groundwater STATGRAPHICS GRAPHICS. 2. industrial, Corresponding National

models,

depth casing construction location owner, driller purpose geological whether performed whether conducted whether available (domestic, strata pumping geophysical tests were end) tests were (start time, duration, exploratory)

and HARVARD

. . . . . .

chemical

data for Database in to

water wells can be found in the Water Quality Ottawa, which can be downloaded or uploaded from GWDAT.

CA-MCD-0277: Mine Compliance Data


Summary description: A national database on liquid effluent for base metal, compliance iron ore, uranium, with mining gold and silver mines regulations. Environment

water quality data are

Data acquisition methods: Information obtained waterwell industry from field surveys; provincial records; federal, provincial files. Canada. and

which is used to determine effluent

Responsible organization: Canada.

Geographic coverage: Atlantic

N&d Round Table on the Environmenf and the Economy

Database contact: Bill Wong, Mining, Mineral and Metallurgical Industrial Programs Protection Processes Division,

Price information: reasonably

No charge for

sized requests. printed sources: Periodic See Additional

Corresponding reports information

Branch, Environmental

are produced;

Service, 13th Floor, 351 St. Joseph Blvd., Hull, PQ KlA OH3, (819) 997-2294, Fax (819) 953-5053. Access mechanisms: responsible agency. Through the

for the most recent report

Languages: Reports are bilingual. User aids available: None. Keywords: effluents; wastes; mining; industry; liquid

Variables included: . mine (name, company, mining . . minerals cyanide method, and grade) in ore (mainly removal method gold, silver, (natural sulphur (tailings zinc, lead, copper, nickel, iron) degradation, dioxide/air, . . . no cyanide, hydrogen location,

pollutants;

wastes

Additional information: 1. Regulation provided limits for effluent are

capacity, ore tonnage

in Status Report on Water

Pollution Control in the Canadian Metal Mining Industry (1986), Environment 2. Canada.

Gold and silver mines are not regulated.

peroxide) 3.

type of waste treatment effluent cyanide, characteristics

pond, settling pond, drainage) contaminant concentrations matter) (lead,

Publications Publications, Protection,

are available Conservation Environment

from EP and Canada,

zinc, copper, nickel, arsenic,

12th Floor, 35 1 St. Joseph Blvd., Hull, PQ KlAOH3.

pH, total suspended

Data acquisition methods: Mines under compliance provinces report monthly or territories. including to the

Geographic coverage: Canada, all provinces and territories.

CA-MPS-0270: Maritime Provinces Strategic land Use Data base


Summary description: A database containing the Maritime expanded classification Mapper a 20-year update provinces Canada of land use in based on an derived

Geographic units of measure: Individual mines. Period of record: 1986 to 1987. Update frequency: Irregular. Database storage format: Tables. Database computer environment: COMPAQ DESKPRO 286 with DBASE III + software for base metal mines, SYMPHONY software for gold mines.

Land Inventory Landsat Thematic documentation concerns and

(circa 1967-1987)

from interpreted the resource of potential as required assessment for monitoring

and SPOT Imagery. It is used for management environmental

data to link cause to effect,

in the environmental process. Environment

Restrictions and conditions: Some data may be restricted; organization. contact responsible

Responsible organization: Canada.

Database contact: Dave Wilson, Environmental Canadian 45 Alderney Conservation Dr., Dartmouth, Branch, NS Wildlife Service, 4th Floor,

Additional information: 1. Land use change overlays have been used to provide environmental data on response to human state

B2Y 2N6, (902) 426-4197, Fax (902) 426-4457. Access mechanisms: responsible Through the 2.

activity for the five-year regional of the environment This database report.

is being packaged

with

organization.

other data sets for use by Atlantic Coastal Action Program developing rough and assessments environmental sites, environmental regional assessment activities. groups in quality

Variables included: 2 1 classes of land activity and cover (urbanization, institutions, pasture, clearcuts, row crop agriculture, productive areas). mines, waste disposal

for a dozen communities.

It also supports

forest, recreation

conservation

Data acquisition methods: Interpreted Landstat Imagery; Imagery Thematic Mapper and SPOT Mapper Landsat Thematic with PROCOM

CA-ODP-0295: Ocean Disposal Permit Database


Summary description: A database permits for ocean dumping and dump sites monitoring which is used to regulate and loading disposal, Canadian and to monitor Environmental for the purpose provisions of load including for Canada, ocean disposal of ocean with of the compliance

device to project

images onto 1:50,000 NTS map sheets. Geographic coverage: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island. Geographic units of measure: Latitude and longitude. Period of record: Circa 1968,1987. Update frequency: Undetermined. Database storage format: Maps, tables, graphs. Database computer environment: IBM PC with SPANS GIS and SPANS MAP Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: No charge.

the ocean dumping (CEPA), Part IV.

Protection Act

Responsible organization: Canada.

Environment

Database contact: Paul Topping, Marine Environment Division, Service, 12th Environmental Protection

Floor, 351 St. Joseph Blvd., Hull, PQ KlA OH3, (819) 953-0663, Fax (819) 953-0913. Access mechanisms: responsible Through the

Corresponding printed sources: None. Languages: English. User aids available: CLDS/CGIS catalogue of reports. Canada; Geographic

organization.

Variables included: . . . . permit loading quantity type details, dump of material dumped sites

Keywords: Atlantic Information New Brunswick;

System (GIS); land; land use; Nova Scotia; Prince

type of material

Edward Island; satellite imagery

Data acquisition methods: Individual permit applications.

Geographic coverage: Waters within Canadian dumping jurisdiction control under the ocean of CEPA. provisions

CA-RUS-03 11: Register of Underground Storage Tanks and Systems on Federal Property (RUST)
Summary description: A database containing underground contents) support data on the characteristics tanks (including their used in on federal property inspection, of

Geographic units of measure: Site-specific details. Period of record: 1975 to present. Update frequency: Permits weekly, regional data as required.

of effective management upgrading). Environment

(maintenance,

Responsible organization: Canada. IBM

Database storage format: Tables. Database computer environment: PC-compatible. Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: Corresponding annual reports Convention No charge.

Database contact: Brian Melbourne, Prevention Emergency Directorate, Division, Environmental Programs Protection Branch, National Environmental

Service, 17th Floor, 351 St. Joseph Blvd., Hull, PQ KlA OH3, (819) 953-1697, Fax (819) 997-5029. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

printed sources: CEPA and report to the London Site Inventory. reports are bilingual.

Disposal

Languages: Annual

User aids available: None. Keywords: contaminants; permits; marine; waste disposal; wastes dumping oceans;

Variables included: . . . type of facility, ownership location, site sensitivity (capacity, year of installation, internal and

ocean dumping;

tank characteristics contents, volume,

Additional information: 1. Plans are under way to replace ODUMP computer Dumping gathered regional tiles with a national database Database (see Ocean System Pacific data . .

construction external piping,

material,

protection) pumping system program

leak record, monitoring

and Yukon Region). Analytical

Data acquisition methods: Questionnaire/registration forms. all federal

after 1989 are being held in offices until the new database

is operational. 2. All permits are published in the

Geographic coverage: Canada, property.

Canada Gazette. 3. The most recent annual available organization. report is

Geographic units of measure: Individual tanks. Period of record: December present. Update frequency: Regular schedule determined. to be 1987 to

from the responsible

Improving Site-Specific Data on the Environmento Condition of Land - Backgrounder

Database storage format: Tables. Database computer environment: DBASE III + software. Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: Corresponding annual report. No charge. PC,

Responsible organization: Canada

Environment

Database contact: Luke Trip, National Environmental Emergency Protection Service, Centre, Environmental

15th Floor, 351 St. Joseph Blvd., Hull, PQ KlA OH3, (819) 997-3742, Fax (819) 953-5361. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

printed sources: An

Languages: The report will be available in English and French. User aids available: Register of underground storage tank systems on software package users review). federal federal property

Variables included: The report is a verbal account providing: . . . . . . . . of separate by . . material reporting location site type (air, underground, cause (collision, reason (intent, sinking, error, ice) river, bay) leak) spilled agency of the incident, typically

guide, 1988 (under

Keywords: contamination; properties; spills; underground storage

leaks; oil spills; storage tanks;

Additional information: 1. The annual responsible 2. The database databases report and the users from the organization. is composed

guide are available

source (tanker, train, aircraft) sector (petroleum, metallurgy) environmental clean-up impact pulp and paper,

held and maintained with

each federal department underground majority National

undertaken

storage tanks. All have The

Data acquisition methods: Incident reports reporting of incident are forwarded occurrence. to Ottawa by all 24 hours agencies usually within

the same software configuration. of the departments of Transport,

of tanks are on the property Defence and Public Works.

Geographic coverage: Canada.

CA-PIR-0301: Pollution Incident Report Records Collection


Summary description: A database containing pollution incident reports in Canada and and other information environmental Canadian incident on significant emergencies spills and

Geographic units of measure: Individual spills referenced and date. Period of record: 1973 to present. Update frequency: As incidents Database storage format: Text. Database computer environment: file. Restrictions and conditions: Contact responsible organization. Paper occur. by province, place name

offshore waters. These reports 24 hours of occurrence and are therefore

are usually filed within preliminary

in their assessment.

Price information: Corresponding

No charge.

Responsible organization: Canada.

Environment

printed sources: None.

Languages: English and French. User aids available: None. Keywords: environmental marine; oil; pollution; accidents;

Database contact: Lynn Provost, Environmental Environmental Emergencies Protection Branch, Service, 17th

Floor, 351 St. Joseph Blvd., Hull, PQ KlA OH3, (819) 997-3053, Fax (819) 997-5029.

spills; transportation

Additional information: 1. This database accounts Analysis variables, accurate subsequent 2. provides verbal spills within The National

Access mechanisms: responsible

Through

the

of significant

organization.

24 hours of occurrence. System database

Variables included: . . . material reporting location longitude) . site type (air, underground, harbour) . . . cause (collision, reason (intent, sinking, error, ice) leak) river, bay, spilled, amount agency (geographic area, latitude,

of Trends in Emergencies consists of coded more from resulting and may provide information incident

investigations.

Each regional incident significant information

office sends pollution to Ottawa for

reports

spills only and retains on other spills. reports are

3.

Periodic available

summary

source (tanker, train, aircraft) sector (petroleum, metallurgy) pulp and paper,

from regional

offices (e.g., Materials in the

A Summary of Trends Relating to Spills of Oil and Hazardous Atlantic Region). . .

clean-up

(who, percentage

recovery)

Acts invoked

(none, Arctic Waters

Pollution Prevention Act, municipal

CA-NAT-0282: National Analysis of Trends in Emergencies System (NATES)


Summary description: An inventory accidents materials Canada accident, involving (including spills of hazardous hydrocarbons) in of

bylaw) . consequences casualty) Data acquisition methods: Data are reported provincial to regional agencies. offices directly from from the incident sites or obtained (fish kill, human

and offshore to the 320 km limit, data on the cause of the sector concerned, site etc. spilled, consequences, industry

which includes type, material The inventory material prevention effectiveness.

Geographic coverage: Canada, all provinces, territories and offshore to the 320 km limit. Geographic units of measure: Individual spills referenced by latitude and longitude

is used to analyze accident of hazardous

trends and the distribution plans, equipment

spills and to assess contingency requirements, and regulation programs

Period of record: 1968 to present. Update frequency: Ongoing.

Not,anal Round Table on Ihe Environment and the Economy

Database storage format: Lists of incidences parameters). by constraints (defined numbers area. Tables of incident

Responsible organization: Canada.

Environment

Database contact: Dr. John Hilborn, Environmental Protection Service, 12th Floor, 351 St. Joseph Blvd., Hull, PQ KlA OH3, (819) 997-2314, Fax (819) 953-0509. Access mechanisms: responsible Through the

by type and geographic

Database computer environment: Digital, ORACLE. Restrictions and conditions: Some information may be restricted. Cost recovery for No (all levels). Ten-year

Price information: organizations charge within Corresponding summary in Canada, report:

organization.

outside government. government

Variables included: . . owner information site information geocode, contact . equipment/waste equipment/waste capacitor; . . (address, person) information type (transformer, postal code,

printed sources:

Summary of Spill Events

1974- 1983. and database are

Languages: Reports bilingual.

plus barrels of soil, debris,

User aids available: None. Keywords: accidents; oil spills; spills Additional information: 1. The database is being expanded to . . . information . hazardous materials;

light ballasts, oil, water, sludge) equipment status (in use, in storage

for future use, in storage for disposal, disposed capacity number of) (litres or kg) of units or weight (capacity x no.

add more parameters. 2. The database for significant pertaining Protection. each regional contains

total volume of units)

spills. Information office of Environmental

to other spills is held in .

PCB type (askarel, contaminated mineral oil) in contaminated

PCB concentration mineral oil (ppm)

CA-NIP-0226: National Inventory of PCBs in Use and PCB Wastes in Storage in Canada
Summary description: An inventory polychlorinated provides biphenyls storage sites and in-use information mineral contaminated (transformers, by the Canadian the Environment of (PCB) waste

PCB contamination

level of other

wastes (ppm or H/M/L/) . manufacturers only) . EP PCB label number (in-use only) serial number (in-use

Data acquisition methods: Reports from private or government compliance voluntary in-use of of provincial reporting agencies under on and inspections by federal and departments. of with PCB storage regulations;

PCBs, which also on askarel and oil in equipment etc.). It is used of Ministers in support

capacitors, Council (CCME)

PCB registration environment

PCB phase out and destruction.

Notional Round Table on the Enwonment and fhe Economy

Geographic coverage: Canada, provinces and territories.

all

Geographic units of measure: By province, by site.

CA-RIS-03 14: Restricted Information System for Chemicals Quebec Region (RISC - QRPCB)
Summary description: An inventory PCB-containing used to support regulations strategy. Responsible organization: Canada. Database contact: Guy Martin, Environmental Region, Protection, Quebec 1179 de Bleury St., 2nd Floor, PQ H3B 3H9, (514) 283-6930, Environment equipment enforcement storage by companies of in use or in of PCB

Period of record: 1988 to present. Update frequency: Every six months, annual summary also prepared.

in Quebec, which is

Database storage format: DBF Database files. Database computer environment: PC. Restrictions and conditions: Annual summary is public (see additional information). Price information: Possible cost recovery.

and the PCB phaseout

Montreal,

Corresponding printed sources: Annual reports. Languages: Reports are bilingual. User aids available: Description and codes. Keywords: contaminated contaminated hazardous polychlorinated waste inventory; materials; sites; of fields

Fax (514) 283-4423. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

Variables included: . company sector) . type of equipment capacitor) (transformer, (code, location, industrial

wastes; contaminants; PCBs; waste disposal; biphenyls; wastes

PCB type (askarel, pyranol, and amount

inerteen)

Additional information: 1. Waste information federal jurisdiction the responsible information ministries. 2. Each regional Canada forwards database. 3. Detailed information is public with of office of Environment a database and to in this PCB information from provincial for areas under is available from Other

. .

location

of PCBs within

company

use (in use, in storage)

organization. environment

Data acquisition methods: Information from companies Canadian voluntary and obtained provided pursuant to the and Environmental through submissions. Protection Act inspections

on waste is available

maintains regional

Geographic coverage: Quebec. Geographic units of measure: Individual companies. Period of record: 1980 to present. Update frequency: Irregular. Database storage format: Tables.

Headquarters

for inclusion

the exception PCB owner.

of a few categories

Notional Round Table on the ~wiranment and he Economy

Improving Site-Specific Doto on the Environmenfol condition of iond - Backgrounder

Database computer environment: HP minicomputer RTE system software. Restrictions and conditions: Contact agency responsible which is possibly for release of data, protected. No charge. with IMAGE 1000 and operating IVB (will be changing)

CA-HMC-0252: Manufacturing
information

Historical Centres Project


of manufacturers

Summary description: A database on Canadian that existed between whose buildings Commission Monuments commemorate manufacturing. Responsible organization: Heritage. Database contact: Jean-Claude Canadian today. It is designed

1850 and 1939 and to identity, for the sites to

exist in part or in whole Sites and candidate of Canadian

Price information:

on Historic of Canada, the history

Corresponding printed sources: Summary published summaries additional data from Quebec were as part of two national (see additional publications. reports are bilingual; information)

in 1985 and 1986; there are no plans for

Parent, Parks

Languages: National database is in French.

Historical Historic Canada,

Research Branch, National Parks and Sites Directorate, Jules Leger Bldg., 25 Eddy St., Fax (819) 953-4909. the

User aids available: None. Keywords: contaminants; materials; PCBs; pollution biphenyls; polychlorinated hazardous control; Quebec; storage

5th Floor, Hull, PQ KlA OM5, (819) 997-0530,

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

Additional information: 1. This database redevelopment. probably and maintained headquarters database is slated for It will be on a PC, in the regional office.

Variables included: . . geographic location companies building that

names of the different have occupied

with DBASE IV software . . be sent to PCB Council

a particular information

Updates will periodically

manufacturing

in Ottawa. As well, it under

date of construction

will form part of a national currently development Ministers Database). (see Canadian National

Data acquisition methods: Historical research into fire insurance other secondary records, use of research. 60 cities sources, on-site

of Resource and Environment PCB Inventory

Geographic coverage: Canada; are covered.

Geographic units of measure: Not 2. The most recent annual report is National Inventory of Concentrated PCB (Askarel) Fluids (1985 Summary Update), 3. 1986. from EP Canada, Massey, applicable. Period of record: 1850 to 1939. Update frequency: Not up-to-date. Database storage format: Lists and tables. Database computer environment: Digital DEC, FOXPRO 2.5. PC,

Reports are available Publications,

Environment

12th Floor, Place Vincent Ottawa, ON KlA OH3.

Restrictions and conditions: No restrictions. Price information: reasonably No charge for

designations buildings

of federal heritage

Data acquisition methods: Field surveys (220,000 records), information researched entries volunteer survey from of exchange, extraction

sized requests. printed sources: None.

Corresponding

Languages: Reports are in English; are in English or French. User aids available: None. Keywords: historic sites; industry None.

sources, recommendations

HSMBC, FHBRO and railway stations. Geographic coverage: Canada. Geographic units of measure: Not applicable. Period of record: Main: up to 1914; general: to present.

Additional information:

CA-CIH-0228: Canadian Inventory of Historic Buildings (CIHB)


Summary description: A database architectural, information designed Historic Canada historical on buildings to provide (HSMBC), of It is and geographical in Canada. for the Board of Review

Update frequency: On going as information information and research is received; the 1914-1950 for new and 1880- 19 14 for updated. reports also, focus is on the period

Database storage format: Printed information photographs, documents, encoded etc. or verbalized; maps, plans, research

support

Sites and Monuments Buildings

Railway Stations Act

and Federal Heritage Office (FHBRO)

Database computer environment: desktops, MICROCOMPAQ and TOSHIBA-FOXPRO, WORDPERFECT, FOXBASE, SYMPHONY. for

IBM

and to serve the general that meet heritage

public. The FHBRO reviews and protects other federal buildings criteria. Responsible organization: Heritage. Database contact: Richard Martineau, Parks Canada, (819) 994-2867, 5th Floor, Jules Ltger Bldg., Fax (819) 953-4909. Through the 25 Eddy St., Hull, PQ KlA OM5, Canadian

A new

LAN system is being installed 1995-1996 with a window

environment.

Restrictions and conditions: Some restrictions may apply. Information exchange sized is

Price information: agreement; requests; structure

no charge for reasonably photographic for personal information costs. A fee

Access mechanisms: responsible modem

charged at reproduction by April 1995. Corresponding Catalogue Canada

organization;

link up through

use may be in place

for special requests.

Variables included: . . . . architectural historical features

printed sources: HSMBC in Historic on National of Canada, Buildings and

of Extant Buildings

(buildings

data location of federally owned

Sites). Buildings Evaluate Historic Researching

How to

geographical evaluation buildings

Heritage

Buildings.

Languages: English and French.

Nofionol Round Table on he ~nvimnment and the Economy

User aids available: Exterior Training Manual, selection

Recording form. sites .

product event)

released, mode and initiating

Keywords: architecture; Additional information: 1.

historic

commodity shipping shipped,

description

(including amount

name, UN number, packaging) describing

Several of the microcomputer


l

brief narrative plain text

accident

in

applications additional

are extended researched

subsets with (DV)

information,

e.g., the Data Verification System relating and the National Database. Complexes

Data acquisition methods: Reports filed by the employer charge, management dangerous accident. Geographic coverage: Canada. of the person or control

are having

to research documents Parks Building on Heritage

of the

Also, a database in Canada

goods at the time of the

Contacts and Industrial/Manufacturing is available.

Geographic units of measure: Standard

Transport

Canacfa

geographic

codes.

Period of record: 1985 to present.

CA-DGA-0366: Dangerous Goods Accident Information System (DGAIS)


Summary description: A database dangerous Dangerous catalogues involved support goods accidents reported It in Section IX of the Transportation Goods Regulations. accidents, and accident particulars the products and regulatory of under

Update frequency: Daily, as new reports are received. Database storage format: Tables, charts or on diskette. Database computer environment: IBM-compatible software. Restrictions and conditions: Company name and address information protected as confidential. as to accident restrictions is There are no particulars. PC using DBASE III+

of risk assessment

amendments. Responsible organization: Canada. Database contact: Jonathan Transport Directorate, of Dangerous Rose, Bldg., Transport

Price information:

No charge.

Corresponding printed sources: None. Languages: English. User aids available: A listing of the meaning provided diskette. of codings and a file structure with data when provided on is

Goods

14th Floor, Canada

Minto Place, 344 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON KlA ON5, (613) 990-1142, Fax(613)993-5925. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

Keywords: accidents; spills; transportation

dangerous

goods;

Variables included: . accident location, description (including date, of

Additional information:

None.

time of day, amount

National Round Table an the Environment and the Economy

lm,,roving Site-Specif,c Dofa on the Environmental Condition of Land - Bockgrounder

CA-OIR-0002: Operational Incident Reporting System (OIRS)


Summary description: A computerized database that gives Transport investigate incidents all irregular at all Transport Canada and the ability to report on, analyse and operations Canada airports.

Price information: Corresponding

None.

printed sources: None. and French.

Languages: English

User aids available: OIRS Users Manual TP10734E/F. aviation; spills None.

Keywords: airports; environmental

impact;

ownedloperatedlsubsidized

Additional information:

Responsible organization: Transport Canada. Database contact: Dale Lahey, Airports Group, Tower C, 20th Floor, Ottawa, ON KlA ON8, (613) 990-3718, Fax (613) 996-7037. Access mechanisms: Through Transport Canada Network. the

CA-CCG-0365: Canadian Coast Guard Pollution Incident Reporting System


Summary description: An inventory pollution investigated incidents from ships Coast Guard officers. reports prosecution Prevention annual support by Canadian of

(CCG) Pollution concerning

Variables included: . . . . . . . incident number, site

It is used to produce incidents, of offenders incidents. details

and to analyze causes of

local date and time reportable type, location,

Responsible organization: Canada.

Transport

type of spill, material, area affected on-scene commander

amount

Database contact: Cam Wallace, AMSE, Pollution Canadian Canada Prevention, Regulations and Special Projects, Ship Safety Branch, Coast Guard, Bldg., Minto 11 th Floor, Place, 344 Slater St.,

spill source, cause, clean-up

Data acquisition methods: Data recorded by site/region/headquarters personnel. airports,

Geographic coverage: Canadian regional offices.

Ottawa, ON KlA ON7, (613) 991-3170, Fax (613) 954-4916. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

Geographic units of measure: Incident specific. Period of record: 1986 to present. Update frequency: As incidents occur. forms.

Variables included:
l

name of ship involved ships country date of incident classification

in the incident

Database storage format: Generic Database computer environment: Transport Canada Network.

. .

of registry

of pollutant

(oil, substance,

garbage, sewage, pollutant air pollution) . type of pollutant

Restrictions and conditions: Access given to Transport Canada employees.

(type of oil),

Nalionol Round Table on the Environmen! and the Economy

improving Siie-Specific Dolo an +he Environmental Condition of Land - Bockgrounder

quantity location

of pollutant (general area), reporting

Corresponding printed sources: Annual Summary of Ship Safety Pollution Prevention Activities. Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: environmental prosecutions;

offke of CCG ship type (tanker, fishing vessel) main cause (tank overflow, collision, grounding) was the incident surveillance was evidence administration prosecution forwarded to a foreign spotted during aerial

marine;

pollution;

ships; spills

Additional information: 1. Copies of incident forwarded for inclusion (NATES). 2. For the 15-year period reported. from 1979 to were reports are Canada Analysis Systems

for possible in a foreign court?

to Environment in the National

were charges laid? was the accused found guilty? date of sentencing amount remarks Data acquisition methods: CCG Pollution Department reports CCG of&es. Geographic coverage: All Canadian internal waters, territorial reports seas, fishing safety control of incidents Prevention officers in field offices report to headquarters. of Defence surveillance through regional are forwarded 3. of tine

of Trends in Emergencies

1993; just over 3,800 incidents

Incidents

include

only those where falls under the

the suspected

source is a ship and

where jurisdiction

Canada Shipping Act or the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act.

Statistics

Canada
Coal Mines
financial activities data related to of major and policy

zones and Arctic shipping zones. On occasion, beyond

these waters are received.

CA-CMI-0338:
survey collecting the production Canadian support

Geographic units of measure: Individual spills recorded by general area.

Summary description: This is an annual

Period of record: 1979 to present. Update frequency: Monthly. Database storage format: Annual summaries and various reports.

coal mines, which is used to research, planning

development. Responsible organization: Canada. Database computer environment: AT-type PC using DBASE III software. Restrictions and conditions: Some information may be restricted. None. Database contact: Dave Madsen, Electricity Division, Tunneys and Coal Unit, Industry 1 Ith Floor, Jean Talon Bldg., Pasture, Ottawa, ON KlA OT6, Statistics

Price information:

(613) 951-3565, Fax (613) 951-3522.

Access mechanisms: responsible

Through

the

Keywords: coal; energy; hydrocarbons; mining; non-renewable resources

organization.

Variables included: . quantity electricity . . . . value of materials quantity inventory consumption electricity . selected mining inputs . . . . operating production technical revenue summary details and hours and non-mining of purchased fuel and and supplies and value of fuel and

Additional information: 1. This database Statistical is also referenced in

Data Documentation

System (SDDS) as Survey # 2177. 2. No major revisions since the inception 3. have been made of the survey.

and value of sales

Release time is one year after the reference calendar year. are

4.

Saskatchewan combined.

and Alberta

Natural Resources

Canada

payroll, employment

Data acquisition methods: Based upon a direct survey of 30 coal mines with gross sales of $l,OOO,OOOover the year using 100 per cent self-completion mail-out/mail-back. is January 1 to July 1. and period The collection

CA-MIN-0 150: Mineral Deposits Information System (MINSYS)


Summary description: An index for and general information Inventory for Canada Natural about mineral Mineral records filed under the National

Geographic coverage: Canada. Geographic units of measure: Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; Alberta; Saskatchewan; British Columbia.

Responsible organization: Resources Canada

Database contact: Ginette Mineral

Bouchard, St.,

Policy Sector, 460 OConnor

Period of record: 1972 to present. Update frequency: Annual Database storage format: Reports. Database computer environment: applicable. Restrictions and conditions: Confidentiality of individual responses. Not

Ottawa, ON KlA OE4, (613) 992-4665, Fax (613) 943-8453. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

Variables included: . mineral commodities present, year deposit

name and discovery .


l

Price information:

There is a charge.

geological location

data (latitude, longitude, NTS) year through

Corresponding printed sources: Statistics Canada Publication 26-206.

. .

first (and last) production status (minor currently occurrence mine)

Languages: English and French. User aids available: Not applicable. .

producing

work done (drilling, underground)

geochemical,

cross-reference inventory

to provincial

Provincial Databases Alberta


Energy

system

Data acquisition methods: Deposit, information governments, literature. Geographic coverage: Canada. Geographic units of measure: Individual deposits by latitude and longitude, NTS. from federal and provincial corporations and the

Resources Conservation Board

Period of record: Late 1800s to 1991; continuous since 1959. activity has

AB-EIS-0149: Environment Information System


Summary description: This database captures pipeline and non-pipeline harmful substances releases of potentially into the environment. Responsible organization: Resources Conservation Energy

Update frequency: Updating been cancelled.

Database storage format: Tables, diskettes (3.5), microfiches. Database computer environment: are available ASCII format, PC. Restrictions and conditions: Normal copyright protection. MINSYS is available for $350. accessible through Data DOS on

Board (ECRB). Services

Database contact: Information Department, Conservation Energy Resources

on diskettes, in DBASE IV or

Board, 640-5th Ave. S.W.,

Calgary, AB T2P 3G4, (403) 297-8311, Fax (403) 297-7040. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

Price information:

on diskette or microfiche Corresponding Mineral Inventory $2 per card. Languages: English.

Variables included: . event (location, injuries . . date, source, cause, at

printed sources: National Cards are available

or deaths)

ERCB area office, field operator pipeline number, or licencee (licence number, leak or rupture) of release (gas, hydrocarbons) line

User aids available: Coding database description.

guide and

Keywords: extraction; mining; non-renewable

metals; minerals; resources

types and volumes water-based

material,

Additional information: 1. An index is available on microfiches.

. .

clean-up complaints

dates (noise, odour, smoke)

Data acquisition methods: Site inspection report. Data are captured inspectors event on site. Geographic coverage: Alberta. by area office who fill out a report of the

Notional Round Table on the invironment and the Economy

Improving Site-Specific Data on ibe Environmental Co&ion of Land - Bockgrounder

Geographic units of measure: Dominion land survey system (legal land location township and range). or

Alberta Trarnsportantion and Utilities AB-SSU-0056: Sand/Salt Utilisation Program


Summary description: Assists regional operations the amount in tracking and reporting on of sand and salt used by each

Period of record: 1975 to present. Update frequency: Weekly. Database storage format: Microfiche, tape. Database computer environment: Mainframe, custom software.

shop in a district. Responsible organization: Transportation and Utilities. Dewald, Programs and AB Alberta

Restrictions and conditions: None. Piice information: arrangements additional Various costing

Database contact: Clarence Assistant Utilities, Director, 4999-98th Branch, Alberta Transportation

subject to change (see information). printed sources: are printed

Construction

Corresponding Cumulative monthly.

Ave., Edmonton,

data reports

T6B 2X3, (403) 427-3110, Fax (403) 422-2978. Access mechanisms: responsible Through the

Languages: English. User aids available: Code table. Keywords: contaminants; prairies Additional information: 1. The ERCBs EIS is currently for availability 2. in summer being 1994. pollution;

organization.

Variables included: . . sand and salt volume geographic location

Data acquisition methods: Sand and salt use reported by District staff.

revised, the new system is scheduled

Geographic coverage: Alberta. Geographic units of measure: Use is recorded subsections points. Period of record: 1991 to present. Update frequency: Daily. Database storage format: Hard copy, diskette. Database computer environment: CLIPPER 5.01. Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: Corresponding system generates None. PC, on maintenance with predefined control start and end

Effective January change) pricing subscription, by location, viewing,

1, 1993 (subject to was: annual

$200; single issue, $125; a pull and copy charge;

no charge.

printed sources: This a variety of reports.

Languages: English. User aids available: Users manual. Keywords: contaminants; prairies; vehicles

Geographic units of measure: Wells referenced by quarter section.

Period of record: 1982 to present. Update frequency: Every two to three months.

Additional information:None.

Department

of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development


Water Quality

Database storage format: Hard copy, diskette. Database computer environment: PARAD OX. PC,

AB-WQD-0082: Data

Restrictions and conditions: Names and addresses are confidential. No charge.

Summary description: Water quality data from wells and dugouts. Responsible organization: Agriculture, Development. Database contact: Dave Scott, Systems Engineer, Branch, Department Edmonton, Engineering Services Food of Agriculture, Food and Rural Department of

Price information: Corresponding

printed sources: None.

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: agriculture; quality Additional information: None. prairies; water

and Rural Development, Fax (403) 438-3362.

7000- 113th St.,

AB T6H 5T6, (403) 427-2181,

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

the

Department of Environmental Protection


AB-HEL-0 144: HELP End Landfill Pollution Data Tracking and Control System
Summary description: An inventory industrial management sites. Responsible organization: Environmental Protection Department of landfills and plant sites for contaminated of potentially of

Variables included: . . owner (name, address, legal location) substance concentrations (Na, Ka, Ca,

Mg, Fe, sulphate, dissolved . . . . . organic

Cl-, N, Fl, total solids)

conductivity PH hardness alkalinity water treatment equipment to

Database contact: Helen Schiebel, HELP Project Assistant, Management Protection, Edmonton, Division, 1443-10405 Services, Department Waste Water Resources of Environmental Jasper Ave.,

Data acquisition methods: Water sample analysis. Water samples are submitted the departmental producers. Geographic coverage: Alberta. water testing service by

AB T5J 3N4, (403) 427-3946,

Fax (403) 427-0413.

Access mechanisms: responsible

Through

the

British Columbia
Ministry of the Environment, Lands and Parks

organization.

Variables included: . . * . . .
l

company landfill location

(type of operation) (number, (section, licence, status) township, range,

west of meridian) area (operated from, operated to)

BC-SPC-0524: Special Waste Management System


Summary description: To record manifest forms from generators waste. Responsible organization: Environment, Ministry of and transporters of

overall comments waste types design and operation

Data acquisition methods: Government and public survey plus industry questionnaire. Survey and questionnaire staff. results are input by Ministry

Lands and Parks.

Database contact: Irene Cleary, Data Management Protection Environment, Douglas Division, St., Victoria, Clerk, Environmental Ministry BC VW of 1X4,

Geographic coverage: Alberta. Geographic units of measure: Legal land description. Period of record: 1986 to 1988. Update frequency: Not applicable. Database storage format: Hard copy diskette. Database computer environment: DBASE III+. Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: Corresponding End Landfill Management No charge. PC,

Lands and Parks, 1106- 1175 Fax (604) 953-3856. Through the

(604) 387-2049,

Access mechanisms: responsible

organization.

Variables included: . generator carrier) . waste information (type, quantity) of waste (consignee,

Data acquisition methods: Monitoring. Manifest forms.

printed sources: HELP Data Tracking and

Geographic coverage: British Columbia. Geographic units of measure: Municipality. Period of record: 1987 to present. Update frequency: Daily.

Pollution

System Report.

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: contaminants; Additional information: disposal; prairies None.

Database storage format: Tapes. Database computer environment: VAX, DATATRIEVE. Restrictions and conditions: Some restrictions apply.

Price information: months of data.

$100 per disk for six

Geographic units of measure: Lakes, rivers.

Corresponding

printed sources: None.

Period of record: 1931 to present. Update frequency: Every two years or as required.

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: Pacific; transportation; Additional information: 1. Database currently to be replaced by the Special System (SWIS) development. under waste

Database storage format: Not applicable (see additional information). Not

Database computer environment: applicable (see additional

information).

Waste Information

Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: None.

BC-SRD-0521: Sportfishing Regulations Database


Summary description: A listing of current pertaining and historical regulations to sportfishing. of

Corresponding regulations

printed sources: Fishery

synopsis.

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: Pacific; wildlife; fish; regulation Additional information: in the early planning This database is

Responsible organization: Ministry Environment, Lands and Parks

stages.

Database contact: Jennifer Warris, Regulation Ministry Coordinator, of Environment, Fisheries Branch, BC Lands and

Parks, 780 Blanshard Fax (604) 387-9750. Access mechanisms: responsible

St., Victoria,

BC-GOW-0 120: Groundwater Observation Well Network


Summary description: Observation locations and hydrographs. Ministry of wells,

V8V 1X4, (604) 356-7285,

Through

the

Responsible organization: Environment,

organization.

Lands and Parks.

Variables included: . water body (name, number, watershed . regulation reference) . . . gear catch limit water closure code) (type, authority, legal

Database contact: Mike Wei, Senior Advanced Hydrologist, Ministry Victoria, Ground Water Division, St., Lands and Water Management

of Environment,

Parks, 4th Floor, 765 Broughton Fax (604) 356-5496. Access mechanisms: responsible Through

BC VSV 1X4, (604) 356-5062,

the

organization.

Data acquisition methods: Not applicable (see additional information).

Variables included: . . water (volume, quality, location, ownership levels)

Geographic coverage: British Columbia.

physical biological chemical

Database contact: Roger Ord, Soil Hydrogeology Contaminated Specialist, Contaminants Lands St., Sites Unit, Industrial of Environment,

Data acquisition methods: Recorder chart. Stevens water well recorder. Geographic coverage: Part of British Columbia. Geographic units of measure: Latitude and longitude. Period of record: 1950 to present records). Update frequency: Monthly. Database storage format: Hard copy. Database computer environment: applicable. Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: Corresponding Not (70,000

Wastes and Hazardous Branch, Ministry

and Parks, 3rd Floor, 777 Broughton Fax (604) 387-9935. Access mechanisms: responsible Through the

Victoria, BC V8V 1X4, (604) 356-8386,

organization.

Variables included: . . site (location) contaminant criteria . levels as related to contaminated

for managing

sites in British Columbia remedial technologies applied against at specific sites

specific contaminants
l

legal events

Charge for photocopy.

printed sources: None.

Data acquisition methods: Survey and monitoring. Staff receive reports or carry out site inspections. Geographic coverage: British Columbia.

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: hydrography; water quality Additional information: None. Pacific; water;

Geographic units of measure: Latitude and longitude. Period of record: 1988 to present. Update frequency: As information is

BC-SE-05 11: Site Information


System
Summary description: To track environmentally contaminated pertinent sites. Ministry of information on

received (see additional

information).

Database storage format: Hard copy, diskette, on-line access. HP

Database computer environment: UNIX server, ORACLE. Restrictions and conditions: Legal restrictions exist.

Responsible organization: Environment,

Lands and Parks.

Price information: Corresponding

Some charges to users.

printed sources: None.

Languages: English. User aids available: None.

Keywords: Pacific; regulation; contaminants Additional information: 1. System is updated (contaminated 2. as Ministry receives

Update frequency: As information changes. Database storage format: Hard copy, diskette. Database computer environment: Macintosh, PC.

a site profile according

to Bill 26

site legislation). in fall 1994.

System to be running

Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: There is a charge (see

BC-WAS-0252:
administration Contains permit criteria.

WASTE
system. and

additional

information). printed sources: None.

Summary description: Permit/approval and tracking permittee information

Corresponding

Languages: English. User aids available: Users manual. Keywords: environmental science; Pacific; of

Responsible organization: Environment,

Ministry

waste Additional information: 1. Minimum consultants $50 per request to and general public. No agencies or institutions.

Lands and Parks.

Database contact: Min Pak, Evaluation, Protection Environment, Broughton Economics Division, and Laboratory of Services Branch, Environmental Ministry Lands and Parks, 777 St., Victoria, BC V8V 1X5,

charge to government educational

(604) 387-9972, Fax (604) 356-6337. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

Minisfry of Energy, Mines and Pefroleum Resources


BC-ARI-0130: Assessment Report Indexing System (ARUS)
Summary description: ARIS is a relational database that is an index and an system to the of more than administrative tracking

Variables included: . permit/approval information, (administration technical criteria)

Data acquisition methods: Permit/approval Ministry staff. document. Data input by

Geological Assessment

Survey Branchs Mineral Report library

Geographic coverage: British Columbia. Geographic units of measure: Latitude and longitude, boundaries. Period of record: 1990 to present. WASTE System became 1990. Information approvals operational for all permits/ those issued The in MOELP regional office

22,000 reports. Responsible organization: Energy, Mines and Petroleum Ministry of

Resources.

Database contact: Laura de Groot, Database Information Manager, Geoscience of Energy, 5th Resources, St., Victoria, System, Ministry

Mines and Petroleum Floor, 1810 Blanshard Fax (604) 952-0381.

issued (including

before 1990) by the program.

BC V8V 1X4, (604) 952-0387,

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

the

BC-BCM-0129: BC MINFILE
Summary description: MINFILE over 11,000 metallic, and coal occurrences The database industry and academia land-use industrial, contains mineral

Variables included: . . .
l

assessment mineral

reports

for British Columbia. for resource planning,

is used by government,

deposits (operator, location)

ownership bibliography exploration

management, exploration

and research. Ministry of

results

Responsible organization: Energy, Mines and Petroleum by companies

Data acquisition methods: Reports. Legislated pertaining submissions to the Mineral Act Regulations.

Resources.

Database contact: Cindy McPeek, Database Information Manager, Geoscience of Energy, BC Resources, St., Victoria, Section, Ministry

Geographic coverage: British Columbia. Geographic units of measure: Longitude and latitude, UTM coordinates.

Mines and Petroleum

5th Floor, 1810 Blanshard VW 1X4, (604) 952-0387, Fax (604) 952-0381.

Period of record: 1947 to present. Ongoing. Update frequency: Daily. Database storage format: Hard copy, microfiche, diskette.

Access mechanisms: Through responsible Variables . organization. included: (industrial,

the

Database computer environment: VAX 8650, VMS, SUPRA, CARIS GIS, PC. Restrictions and conditions: Partly restricted. the public. Price information: per set. Corresponding GIS maps. Languages: English. User aids available: CARIS Users Manual. Keywords: Geographic Information Pacific printed sources: CARIS Index diskettes $50 Non-confidential data open to . . . .

minerals

metallic,

deposits, location) coal geology (rock types, reserves, tectonic belt, location) production bibliography

Data acquisition methods: Research, field work, compilation, personal visits. surveys. Maps,

Geographic coverage: British Columbia. Geographic units of measure: Longitude and latitude, UTM coordinates.

System (GIS); geology; minerals; Additional information: 1. A group of fields are extracted diskettes for each assessment may be used on the PC within database management

Period of record: 1967 to present. Ongoing.

to report in

Update frequency: Daily. Database storage format: Hard copy maps, microfiche, diskette.

a group of eight ASCII files. The data and mapping.

Nafianol Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

~~pving Site-Specific rota on the Environmenial Condition of Land - Bockgrounder

Database computer environment: DBASE, MINFILE/PC.

PC,

Access mechanisms: responsible

Through

the

organization.

Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: $5 per disk.

Variables included: . detailed climate) . waste rock dump hydrology, . monitoring availability, details (size, mine information (location,

Corresponding printed sources: MINFILE publications, open files. Languages: English. User aids available: MINFILE Manual (1992). Keywords: Geographic System (GIS); minerals; Additional information: 1. MINFILE/PC 3.0 is an IBMcompatible, consisting data-entry menu-driven modules. program data of search, report and MINFILE in ASCII files, which into indexed database Information pacific (1992). MINFILE Coding MINFILE maps,

mineralogy) program access) details (data

Users Manual

Data acquisition methods: Monitoring. Questionnaires to Mines and information from other databases. Geographic coverage: Worldwide, specifically Canada, United States, Sweden, Norway, Australia. Geographic units of measure: Municipality. Period of record: 1993 to present. Update frequency: Depends on funding.

are distributed are configured (DBASE) files. 2. PROPERTY back-up original

Database storage format: Diskette. Database computer environment: Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: Corresponding A charge may apply. PC.

FILE, a hard copy consists of

to MINFILE,

source material.

printed sources: None.

BC-MWR-0478: Mine Waste Rock Dump Monitoring Database


Summary description: Database information on monitoring for waste rock dumps worldwide. stores data available

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: Pacific; mining; Additional information: 1. Summary data will be widely available sometime in 1994. waste

Responsible organization: Ministry Energy, Mines and Petroleum

of

on the Internet

Resources.

Database contact: Rick Lawrence, Chair, Mining of Mining University Environment, Department 6350 and Mineral Processing, BC V6T 124,

of British Columbia,

Stores Rd., Vancouver,

(604) 822-6781, Fax (604) 822-5599.

Newfoundland
Department
NF-WWD-0 Data base

Database storage format: Hard disk, diskette. Database computer environment: PC,

of Eflvironment
189: Water Well
on

DBASE IV. Restrictions and conditions: None, Price information: publication. Corresponding Labrador, printed sources: Water and of Report Department $20.00 per

Summary description: Information drilled wells in Newfoundland drillers. Responsible organization: Environment. Database contact: Bob Lethbridge, Water Well Inspector, Department Ground Water Section, Water Resources Division,

supplied

from water well records received by well

Well Data for Newfoundland 1984-1990. Environment, Water Resources

Department

of

1-3, Groundwater

Series, 1990.

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: Atlantic; hydrology; water

of Environment, Fax (709) 729-0320. the

Additional information: 1. Data on 7,000 wells out of the 8,000 to 9,000 drilled since 1950 when records were first required. Data from 700 new wells drilled each year. 2. This database Database can be cross-referenced Quality

P.0. Box 8700, St. Johns, NF AlB 4J6, (709) 729-3398,

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

Variables included: . well (depth, yield, date drilled, static water level, test time, type of water, northing . . . and easting, UTM

with the Groundwater

by well number.

coordinates) community owner well (number lithology, driller, elevation, location,

NF-ACM-O 163: Annual Census of Mines, Quarries and Sandpits


Summary description: Contains results of questionnaires Newfoundland province. by Resources by companies for a different census. Responsible organization: Department Natural every Resources. of commodity returned operating Department the to the in the

final status, water use) sheets supplied

Data acquisition methods: Hard copy water well inspection well drillers. Approximately 12,000 on file.

of Natural

It consists of 33 files; each file is and contains mines on the annual

Geographic coverage: Newfoundland. Geographic units of measure: UTM coordinates. Period of record: 1960 to present. Update frequency: Approximately two months.

general information

Notional Round Table an the Environment and the Economy

Database contact: Glenn Luther, Statistician, Department Mineral Resources Branch, of Natural Resources, West Bldg., PO. Box 8700,

Nova Scotia
Deparfmenf Affairs of Municipal

Block, Confederation

St. Johns; NF AlB 4J6, (709) 729-6448, Fax (709) 729-6782. Access mechanisms: responsible Through the

organization.

NS-NSP-0028: Nova Scotia Property Database


Summary description: A database containing ownership property information parcel boundaries files describing and address. Department of that are linked to attribute

Variables included: . mines census

Data acquisition methods: Research and surveys. Data are collected via questionnaires by companies returned operating to the department in the province. central and

Responsible organization: Municipal Affairs

Geographic coverage: Western, and eastern regions Labrador.

Database contact: Andrew Programmer Management Department

Kenny,

Analyst, Land Information Services Division, of Municipal Affairs, 1660

of Newfoundland

Geographic units of measure: Mine site. Period of record: 1953 to present. Update frequency: Updated in 1990.

Hollis St., Halifax, NS B3J lV7, (902) 424-3127, Fax (902) 424-5872. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

Database storage format: Hard copy, diskette. Database computer environment: PC. Restrictions and conditions: Most information internal is confidential and for use only. No charge.

Variables included:
l

land parcels land ownership administration addresses boundaries

. .

Data acquisition methods: Monitoring land ownership transactions, mapping. Legal surveys, registered documents. coverage

Price information:

Corresponding printed sources: None. Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: Atlantic; extraction; None. mining

Geographic coverage: Complete

of the eastern two thirds of Nova Scotia. Geographic units of measure: Property Identification Projection. Period of record: Not applicable. Update frequency: Continual. Database storage format: Hard copy, diskette. Number, ATS77 Datum, Mercator 3 degree Modified Transverse

Additional information:

Database computer environment: CARIS GIS, LORIS (Land Ownership Registry Index System), FOXPRO.

PC,

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

the

Variables included: NTS map sheets . Data acquisition methods: Survey. Prepared mapping. by departmental staff existing photomechanically reducing

Restrictions and conditions: Unknown. Price information: Corresponding Price list available.

printed sources: None.

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: Atlantic; Information Geographic

Geographic coverage: Nova Scotia. Geographic units of measure: Latitude and longitude, NTS mapsheets.

System (GIS); landscape

Period of record: 1970 to 1990. Update frequency: Will not be updated. Database storage format: Hard copy, maps.

Additional information: 1. Approximately recorded 2. 7,500 transactions

per year.

Of the 500,000 land parcels in Nova Scotia, approximately mapped; the remaining located in the western Nova Scotia. 375,000 are 125,000 are counties of

Database computer environment: Not applicable. Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: $5 per map.

3.

There are Land Information Lawrencetown.

Centres

Corresponding

printed sources: None.

in Halifax, New Glasgow, Sydney and

Languages: English. User aids available: None.

NS-BAS-0326: Base Mapping - Nova Scotia Department of Municipal Affairs


Summary description: Base maps are prepared specifically for the Nova Scotia Affairs projects, exercises, downtown Department of Municipal planning

Keywords: land use; geography; Additional information: None.

Atlantic

such as municipal facilities inventory.

NS-RSP-0395: Rural Settlement Pattern, Settlement Record and Agricultural Land Use
Summary description: A detailed inventory building of agricultural field usage and and other land usage. Department of

sewer and water inventory,

Responsible organization: Municipal Affairs

Department

of Responsible organization: Municipal Affairs.

Database contact: Jim Drolet, Community Municipal Planning, Department of Affairs, Maritime Centre, P.O. St., 13th Floor,

Database contact: Jim Drolet, Community Municipal Planning, Department of Affairs, Maritime Centre, P.O. St., 13th Floor,

Box 216, 1505 Barrington Fax (902) 424-053 1.

Halifax, NS B3J 2M4, (902) 424-7416,

Box 216, 1505 Barrington Fax (902) 424-0531.

Halifax, NS B3J 2M4, (902) 424-7416,

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

the

Variables included: .
l

building

(counts)

land use (hectares)

NS-NOU-0394: Naturally Occurring Uranium and Arsenic in Ground Water in Nova Scotia
Summary description: To identify within to contain uranium and arsenic. Department of areas Nova Scotia where wells are likely

Data acquisition methods: Aerial photography, interpretation field surveys. Air photo and consultation with

farmers when necessary. Geographic coverage: Nova Scotia at scales of l:lO,OOO and 1:50,000. Geographic units of measure: Latitude and longitude. Period of record: 1979 to 1985. Update frequency: Not applicable. Database storage format: Hard copy maps. Database computer environment: applicable. Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: No charge. Not

Responsible organization: Health.

Database contact: Peter Casey, Director, Public Health Services Division, of Health, P.O. Box 488, Department

Halifax, NS B3 J 2R8, (902) 424-4300, Fax(902)424-0558. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

Variables included: . . . arsenic uranium well location

Data acquisition methods: Reports. Manuscripts Department provided of Health. by Nova Scotia

Corresponding printed sources: None. Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: Atlantic; agriculture Additional information:
1.

Geographic coverage: Nova Scotia. land use; Geographic units of measure: Latitude and longitude. Period of record: Maps published is available in 1991.

geography;

An alphanumeric and quantifies building/land

database hectares and

Update frequency: Will not be updated. Database storage format: Hard copy maps (1:1,710,000). Database computer environment: applicable. Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: Corresponding No charge. Not

use counts.

printed sources: None.

Languages: English.

Notional Rovnd T&k on the Environmentandthe Economy

User aids available: None. Keywords: Atlantic; quality Additional information: None. contaminants; water

Corresponding printed sources: None. Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: contaminants; Additional information: Atlantic Licences are

Department Environment

of the

renewed

annually

and are conditional.

NS-SYL-0442: Salvage Yards Licencing Application


Summary description: An inventory licenced salvage yards. Department of of all

NS-PSA-0008: Petroleum Storage Applications


Summary description: A computerized inventory of petroleum storage tanks for status cross-referencing on tank usage. Responsible organization: Department of and serviceability

Responsible organization: the Environment. Database contact: Christine Department

Hadgson,

the Environment Database contact: John Henderson, Department of the Environment, Fax (902) 424-0503. Through the P.O. Box 2107, Halifax, NS B3J 3B7, (902) 424-5300,

of the Environment, Fax (902) 424-0503. Through the

P.O. Box 2107, Halifax, NS B3J 3B7, (902) 424-5300,

Access mechanisms: responsible

organization.

Access mechanisms: responsible

Variables included: . . . owners lot (location, description) number)

organization.

Variables included: . installation operator, . . product (date, type, owner, location) stored (inventory) (size)

licence (year licenced, current

Data acquisition methods: Monitoring. Data compiled in paper format. Geographic coverage: Nova Scotia. Geographic units of measure: Not applicable. Period of record: 1964 to present. Update frequency: As required. Database storage format: Hard copy. Database computer environment: PC. Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: No charge. from applications received

tank and dyking information

Data acquisition methods: Monitoring. Information applications. Geographic coverage: Nova Scotia. Geographic units of measure: Not applicable. Period of record: 1988 to present. Update frequency: As required. Database storage format: Hard copy, diskette. extracted from storage tank

Database computer environment: PC, FOXPRO, FOXBASE, DBASE III+. Restrictions and conditions: Some data are confidential. Price information: No charge.

Variables included: inventory plant, type, capacity)

(location

of

Data acquisition methods: Survey. Information gathered from individual plants, files, permits. Geographic coverage: Nova Scotia. Geographic units of measure: Plant location.

Corresponding printed sources: None. Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: Atlantic; energy; oil

Period of record: 1993 to present. Recently started. Update frequency: As required. Database storage format: Hard copy, diskette. on all Database computer environment: PC, FOXPRO. Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: Corresponding No charge.

Additional information: 1. Applications and entered 2. Database received in paper copy onto system. information

includes

storage tanks having a nominal capacity of 2,000 litres or greater (underground) abandoned or 4,000 litres or including tanks. greater (above ground)

printed sources: None.

Languages: English.

NS-M/T-0006: Inventory of Wastewater Treatment Plants


Summary description: An inventory wastewater community Information wastewater community treatment plants for every of of over 300 people. about the disposal is also available for each of

User aids available: A briefing available about the database. effluents;

note is

Keywords: Atlantic; environmental

science; water None.

Additional information:

of 300 or more and in some fund of

cases for smaller communities. Responsible organization: the Environment. Database contact: Sharon Vervaet, Resource Management Control Division, Environment, and Pollution of the Department Department

Registration and
Service

Information

(LRIS).

NS-NSR-0402: Nova Scotia Resource Atlas


Summary description: A collection essential facts about Nova Scotia, its of maps, text and statistics to present the people and its resources.

P.O. Box 2107, Halifax, NS

B3J 3B7, (902) 424-5300, Fax (902) 424-0503 Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

Responsible organization: Registration (LRIS). and Information

Land Service

Database contact: Nancy Gayton, Map Librarian, Land Registration St., Amherst, Resource Information, and Information

Update frequency: None planned. Database storage format: Hard copy. Database computer environment: Not applicable. Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: Corresponding There is a charge.

Service (LRIS), P.O. Box 310, 16 Station NS B4H 325, Fax (902) 679-6176. Through the (902) 679-6091,

Access mechanisms: responsible

organization.

printed sources: None.

Variables included: . forestry (forest cover, biophysical property habitat ownership, and harvest, land

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: Atlantic; ecology; landscape None.

classification,

wildlife resource land capability . agriculture

and mill locations) capability,

Additional information:

(agriculture

climate, climatic

zones, capital value and associated

Deparhnent

of Heulth

of farms, agriculture industries)


l

fishery (species, total value of landings, processing plant facilities,

NS-NOU-0394: Naturally Occurring Uranium and Arsenic in Groundwater in Nova Scotia


Summary description: To identify areas within Nova Scotia where wells are likely uranium and arsenic. Department of .

fishery infrastructure) . geology (geology, coal resources, resources, industrial resources) . resources resources, infrastructure transportation, (water electrical labour tourism, exports, force, metallic minerals, minerals, offshore peat

to contain

Responsible organization: Health

Database contact: Peter Casey, Director, Public Health Services Division, of Health, P.O. Box 488, Department

energy, manufacturing, education, recreation, resource population, international data)

Halifax, NS B3J 2R8, (902) 424-4300, Fax (902) 424-0558. Access mechanisms: responsible Through the

Data acquisition methods: Reports. Information provincial departments departmental compiled from various and federal government and agencies by staff.

organization.

Variables included: . . . arsenic uranium well location

Geographic coverage: Nova Scotia. Geographic units of measure: Latitude and longitude. Period of record: Primarily 1984-1985. data from

Data acquisition methods: Reports. Manuscripts Department provided of Health. by Nova Scotia

Geographic coverage: Nova Scotia.

Notional Round Table on the Environment and +be Economy

Geographic units of measure: Latitude and longitude. Period of record: Maps published in 1991.

acquisition

source

Data acquisition methods: Monitoring. Deed and field surveys. Geographic coverage: Nova Scotia. Geographic units of measure: Site. Period of record: Current acquisition. Update frequency: As transactions occur. from date of

Update frequency: Will not be updated. Database storage format: Hard copy maps (1:1,710,000). Database computer environment: Not applicable. Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: No charge.

Database storage format: Hard copy. Database computer environment: applicable. Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: water Corresponding No charge. Not

Corresponding printed sources: None. Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: Atlantic; quality Additional information: None. contaminants;

printed sources: None.

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: Atlantic; minerals; mining

of Transportation and Communications


Department NS-GPS-0397: Gravel Pit Sites
of site plans and

Additional information:

None.

New Brunswick
Department
Environment

Summary description: An inventory deeds, legal descriptions, acquisition Nova Scotia. Responsible organization: Transportation Department

of the

source for gravel pit sites in

of

and Communications.

NB-HWM-0282: Hazardous Waste Management System


Summary description: A database contains information transportation and disposal that on the generation, of hazardous

Database contact: Frank Harland, Manager, Land Acquisition, Department Right-of-Way of Claims Division, Transportation (902) 424-5699,

and Communications, Fax (902) 424-0558. the

wastes in New Brunswick. Responsible organization: the Environment. Department of

P.O. Box 186, Halifax, NS B3J 2N2,

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

Variables included: . site plan

Database contact: Rejean Doiron, Hazardous Materials Section, Operations of the Environment, Branch, Department

Database computer environment: CLIPPER. Restrictions and conditions: Some information request. Price information: No charge. available

PC,

P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1, (506) 457-4848, Fax (506) 453-2265. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

only on written

Corresponding

printed sources: None.

Variables included: handlers generators mailing of hazardous wastes

Languages: English. User aids available: Users guide. Keywords: Atlantic; transportation; None. waste

(name, ID number, [site]

address, shipping

Additional information:

address, type, waste class, PIN, TDG class, volume) carriers (name, ID number, address, vehicle, waste class) receivers (name, ID number, address, receiving mailing mailing

NB-EEM-0 197: Environmental Emergencies


Summary description: Data on spills and their causes. Responsible organization: the Environment. Database contact: D. J. Williams, Manager of Enforcement, Investigations of and Enforcement Branch, Department PO. Box 6000, Fax (506) 453-2893. the Department of

[site] address, type,

waste class, PIN, TDG class, volume, disposal) hazardous hazardous product quantity TDG class and handling code waste state (liquid/solid/gas) waste class identification number (PIN)

the Environment, Fredericton, (506) 457-4850,

NB E3B 5H1,

Data acquisition methods: Monitoring. From direct registration hazardous manifests document) (hazardous received. of handlers waste shipping of wastes and from waste

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

Variables included: . . . . dates companies product quantity causes of spills

Geographic coverage: New Brunswick. Geographic units of measure: Department of Environment region, city, county, province. Period of record: 1992 to present. Update frequency: Continual. Database storage format: Hard copy, diskette.

Data acquisition methods: Monitoring. Reports. Geographic coverage: New Brunswick. Geographic units of measure: Not applicable. Period of record: 1966 to present.

Nol,onal Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

Update frequency: Daily. Database storage format: Hard copy. Database computer environment: Not applicable. Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: Corresponding No charge.

Update frequency: As required. Database storage format: Hard copy. Database computer environment: PC, WORDPERFECT. Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: Corresponding No charge.

printed sources: None.

printed sources: None.

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: Atlantic; contaminants; None. spills

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: Atlantic; disposal; engineering

Additional information:

Additional information:

None.

NB-ADS-0228: Sites
municipal certificate

Active Disposal

NB-NBB-02 17: New Brunswick Biomedical Waste Inventory


Summary description: An inventory biomedical Brunswick. waste generated in New of

Summary description: List of active solid waste disposal of approval. Department of sites with

Responsible organization: the Environment.

Responsible organization: the Environment.

Department

of

Database contact: Roger Maillet, Mike Reinhardt, Recycling Environment, Solid Waste and of the PO. Box 6000, Fredericton, Section, Department

Database contact: Mike Murphy, Air Quality Environment, Section, Department of the PO. Box 6000, Fredericton,

NB E3B 5H1, (506) 457-4848, Fax (506) 453-2265. Access mechanisms: Through the

NB E3B 5H1, (506) 457-4848, Fax (506) 457-7805. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

responsible

organization.

Variables included: . kg/month (received, treated)

Variables included: .
l

solid waste disposal sites

Data acquisition methods: Quarterly reports. Certificate of approval. Geographic coverage: New Brunswick (anticipated). Geographic units of measure: Place name. Period of record: 1993 to present. Update frequency: Continually. Database storage format: Hard copy, diskette.

Data acquisition methods: Inspections, list of disposal departmental sites. Data input by staff,

Geographic coverage: New Brunswick. Geographic units of measure: Municipality. Period of record: Not applicable.

Database computer environment: EXCEL. Restrictions and conditions: Semi-confidential. Price information: request. Corresponding Dependent

PC,

Geographic coverage: New Brunswick. Geographic units of measure: Environmental province. region (6), county, city,

on size of

Period of record: 1989 to present. Update frequency: Annual or more

printed sources: None.

frequently. Database storage format: Hard drive, diskette. Database computer environment: DBASE. Restrictions and conditions: Some data is confidential; approval by management needed. Price information: Corresponding No charge. PC,

Languages: English. User aids available: None at present. Keywords: Atlantic; human health; waste

Additional information: program being developed.

This is a new

NB-PCB-028 1: PCB Inventory System


Summary description: A database maintains an inventory stored at various locations that of PCB wastes in the province. Department of

printed sources: None. (French optional).

Languages: English

User aids available: PCB Inventory System Users guide. Keywords: Atlantic; contaminants; None. waste

Responsible organization: the Environment.

Database contact: Rejean Doiron, Hazardous Materials Section, Operations of the Environment, NB E3B 5H1, Branch, Department (506) 459-4848,

Additional information:

P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton,

Fax (506) 453-2265. the

Water Well Reports Database

NB-WR-0082:

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

Summary description: To maintain register of drilled wells (domestic municipal) in New Brunswick.

a and

Variables included: . company information (name, mailing

Responsible organization: the Environment.

Department

of

address, storage site address, contact, inspection . inventory quantity, location) Data acquisition methods: Monitoring. From inventories received from PCB waste of information of the storage owners. Accuracy Environment. information) information (PCB item,

Database contact: Mark Miller, Water and Wastewater Branch, Department Section, Operations of the Environment,

PCB type [for each item],

Argyle Place, PO. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1, (506) 457-4848, Fax (506) 457-7805. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

is verified by the Department

Variables included: . . . . physical well log) domestic municipal water quality (well location, yield, depth,

3.

Agreement exchange

that users use database no further is permitted. of information

only for own purposes,

4.

Well water quality data will be available in summer of 1994.

Data acquisition methods: Monitoring. Data obtained internal from well drillers reports, files and lab results.

NB-PMT-0079: Petroleum Management System


Summary description: To compile above ground, petroleum underground data on and portable

Geographic coverage: New Brunswick Geographic units of measure: Latitude and longitude, numbers. Period of record: 1976 to present. Update frequency: Continually. Database storage format: Hard copy, maps, cartridge tape, diskette. PC, UTM coordinates, PID

storage tanks in New Brunswick. Department of

Responsibkorganization: the Environment.

Database contact: Doug Neilson, Operations Environment, Fredericton, Branch, Department NB E3B 5H1, Fax (506) 453-2265. the of the Argyle Place, P.O. Box 6000,

(506) 457-4848,

Database computer environment: DBASE IV, FOXPRO, INFOCUS, QUIKMAP

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

Restrictions and conditions: None (see additional information). No charge.

Variables included: . petroleum storage tanks (upgrades, abandonments, leaks, spills,

Price information: Corresponding

new construction, transfers licencing

printed sources: None.

of ownership, data)

Languages: English and French. User aids available: Database descriptions, code book. hydrology; water field

Data acquisition methods: Monitoring. Information approvals. Geographic coverage: New Brunswick Geographic units of measure: PID, PAN, DSSNO, county, municipality, postal code. obtained from permits, and environmental major oil companies

Keywords: Atlantic;

Additional information: 1. Georeferencing conversion. 2. Domestic Municipal Municipal accurate Domestic databases Well Database Well Database Well Database information and are separate. contains and more that the Both done by PID number

Period of record: 1988 to present. Update frequency: Daily. Database storage format: Hard copy. Database computer environment: LOTUS 123. PC,

much more information Well Database.

NOVELL, CLIPPER, DBASE IV, FOXPRO,

can be accessed through

Water Well Reports Database.

Restrictions and conditions: Site specific information available upon request.

Database computer environment: Not applicable. Restrictions and conditions: Single copy (book). Price information: Corresponding closed dumps. No charge.

price information: Corresponding

No charge.

printed sources: None.

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: Atlantic; energy; fuel

printed sources: Map of

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: Atlantic; engineering; None. waste

Additional information: I. Database information individual contains comprehensive

on 6,500 petroleum tanks. Only aggregated data

storage tank sites and 19,000 can be released to protect individual oil companies.

Additional information:

New Brunswick Geogruphic Information Corporation


NB-PAT-0150: Property Taxation Assessment System
Summary description: To collect information on land use and value for and to levy and and municipal of purpose account taxes. Responsible organization: New Brunswick Geographic Information Corporation. of taxation for provincial

NB-CLD-0229:
Summary verification disposal description: sites.

Closed Dumps
Identification and land

of closed or abandoned

Responsible organization: the Environment.

Department

Database contact: Don Woods, Engineer, Department Solid Waste and Recycling, of the Environment, NB E3B 5H1, Fax (506) 457-7805. Through the

P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton,


(506) 457-4848,

Database contact: Bill Morrison, Project Manager, New Brunswick Corporation, Development Geographic Division, Information NB E3B 5H1,

Access mechanisms: responsible

organization.

985 College Hill Road, Fax (506) 453-3898. Through the

Variables included: . closed dump (location, size, use)

P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton,


(506) 457-3581,

Data acquisition methods: Site survey and report. Data prepared by consulting firm.

Access mechanisms: responsible

organization.

Geographic coverage: New Brunswick. Geographic units of measure: Dump Period of record: Not applicable. Update frequency: Not applicable. Database storage format: Hard copy. sites.

Variables included: . property property information value influencing

Data acquisition methods: Field visits, building Five-year permits, registry transactions. cycle. re-inspection

Geographic coverage: New Brunswick. Geographic units of measure: Property identification number.

Property and Mapping Managers:


Bathurst: Joe Cormier. (506) 547-2734;

Edmundston:

Leo-Guy

LeBlanc, Ron Richard, Plen Dickson,

(506) 735-2548; Period of record: 1993 to present. Update frequency: On-line daily. (506) 453-3390; (506) 856-2322; Schurman,

Fredericton: Moncton:

Saint John: George

Database storage format: Hard copy. Database computer environment: UNISYS 220/9111, DMS 1100. Restrictions and conditions: On-line access restricted. Price information: available for a fee. printed sources: Coding Non-confidential data

(506) 658-2479. the

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

Variables included:
l

parcel boundaries owner (name, address) parcel (area, location, deed references dimensions)

. . .

Corresponding tables.

Data acquisition methods: Reports. Deeds, plans, other registered or documents. at

Languages: English. User aids available: Manual presentations available. economics; None. land use

Geographic coverage: New Brunswick a scale of l:l,OOO to l:lO,OOO. Geographic units of measure: Datum: ATS77, NB Double Stereographic Projection. Period of record: Ongoing

Keywords: Atlantic;

Additional information:

and historical

NB-LOP-0160: New Brunswick Land Ownership or Parcel Indexing System


Summary description: To provide information identifier on New Brunswick, boundaries, attribute and ownership with property respect to property information. Responsible organization: Brunswick Corporation Database contact: New Brunswick Geographic Fredericton, Information Corporation, 985 College Hill Rd., P.O. Box 6000, NB E3B 5H1, Fax (506) 453-3898.
(506) 457-3581,

information

back to early 1970s.

Update frequency: Daily. Database storage format: Exabyte tape. Database computer environment: GIS, NTX. Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: from contact person. printed sources: None. Fee schedule available CARIS

New

Geographic

Information

Corresponding

Languages: English. User aids available: Users guide. Keywords: Atlantic; Information Geographic

System (GIS); geography

Additional information: I. Over 2,000 files for the province.

Prince Edward Island


Deparhnenf of Provincial Affairs and Attorney General
PE-BDP-0030: Building and Disposal Permits
Summary description: The data are used to control construction areas. Responsible organization: Provincial Department General. of and monitor building in rural and sewage disposal

Database computer environment: DBASE. Restrictions and conditions: Permit details cannot approval. Price information: Corresponding building permit No charge. be discussed

PC,

before final

printed sources: Annual statistics reports.

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: Atlantic; construction; waste

Additional information: 1. Comparable databases for urban areas

Affairs and Attorney

Database contact: John Pickard, Supervisor, and Attorney Charlottetown, (902) 3684887, Subdivision General, Development of Provincial Affairs P.O. Box 2000, Branch, Department 2.

are held by individual While a permit only information type of structure of application branch. 3. Summary reports; examined

municipalities.

is being considered, on the applicant, proposed and date from the are available

PEI ClA 7N8, Fax (902) 368-5544. the

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

data are available original data can be

in annual

Variables included: . . . . applicant proposed structure

at the data centre but not

photocopied.

septic system details date (requested, approved)

Department of fhe Provinciul Treasury


requires

Data acquisition methods: Permit application permits forms. Legislation be approved.

Geographic coverage: Rural Prince Edward Island. Geographic units of measure: County and district. Period of record: 1960 to present. Update frequency: Weekly. Database storage format: Hard copy, diskette.

PE-DET-0026: PEI Digital Enhanced Topographic Database - Resource and Urban Series
Summary description: Digital files of topographic maps: Resource Series at l:l,OOO for Summerside the greater Charlottetown and 1:2,000 for area; Urban

Series at 1:10,000 for the entire province. Responsible organization: the Provincial Treasury Department of

Database contact: Brenda Campbell-Perry, System Administrator, Information Provincial Charlottetown,


(902) 368-5165,

based on 1988 photographs. for Summerside,

Urban

Series:

Geomatics of the

1985 aerial photographs

Centre, Department PE ClA 7N8,

were used. For the greater Charlottetown area, maps were compiled photographs. Update frequency: No periodic planned. Database storage format: Exabyte/SCSI tapes, CDROM, diskette. SUN, updates based on 1991

Treasury, P.O. Box 2000, Fax (902) 368-4399. the

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

Variables included: buildings designated utilities hydrography delimeters land cover roads railroads contours (see additional information) (structures) areas

Database computer environment: UNIX, AUTOCAD, CARIS GIS.

Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: other formats Corresponding $100 per file, $150

and $40 per paper copy. printed sources: None.

Languages: English. User aids available: System Data Summary for PEI GIS, 1993. Geographic

Data acquisition methods: Aerial photographs. For the Resource Series, at and the 1985 and 1988 aerial photographs 1:35,000 were interpreted information digitized.

Keywords: Atlantic; Information

System (GIS); remote sensing

For the Urban

Additional information: 1. Contours intervals) province. for the Resource are available The addition Series (4 m

Series, 1985 and 1991 aerial photographs at 1:6,000 (for l:l,OOO files) and l:lO,OOO (for 1:2,000 files) were interpreted information digitized. is and the only on a few of these to the and for the at 2 m

maps for the eastern part of the remainder economic Urban intervals of the maps will depend climate. Contours

Geographic coverage: Entire province covered using a stereographic projection (ATS77) with origin 47 15 N, longitude
400,000/700,000.

double as latitude

upon the future political Series are available

63 W, scale factor and easting as

0.999912 and false northing

on the 1:2,000 maps and on the l:l,OOO maps. are

1 m intervals 2.

Geographic units of measure: Data for the Resource Series are positioned 2.5 m while the Urban positioned within Series are less than 1 m. within

While 1991 aerial photographs available for the Resource

Series, there

are no plans to update the database using them. Urban Charlottetown Series plans are to expand the coverage of the greater area based on 1993 aerial photography.

Period of record: 1985 to 199 1. Resource Series: for the portion Summerside/Miscouche, photographs of the province, of the island west of 1985 aerial

were used. For the remainder maps were compiled

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Improving Site-Specific Dato an the Environmenlol Condition of Land - eackgrounder

Department of Environmental Resources


PE-WWI-0025: Water Well Information System
Summary description: Construction, water yield, and geological drilled in the province. Responsible organization: Department Environmental Resources. of data for wells

Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: Corresponding update Annual numbers Occasional produced. Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: Atlantic; hydrology; water reports No charge.

printed sources: Annual annual report. are prepared providing reports are

in departmental

of wells drilled by county. region-specific

Database contact: George Somers, Head, Groundwater of Environmental Resources Division, Charlottetown, (902) 368-5046, Section, Department Resources, Water P.O. Box 2000, PE ClA 7N8, Fax (902) 368-5830. the

Additional information: 1. A federal-provincial convened database database 2. format working and determine for exchanging group

to develop a standard

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

methodologies

information.

Variables included: . . . . . location number) owner well (diameter, and depth) test (duration, geological data rate) depth, casing material (UTM grid, locality, property

Water quality data for wells is held in the Water Chemistry database.

3.

In the future, wells will also be referenced by land parcel numbers.

4.

The quality of the data varies among drillers.

Data acquisition methods: Well drillers reports. Well drillers are legally required submit reports to the department. to

Department of Transportation and Public Works


PE-CM-0029: Inventory Crown land
on

Geographic coverage: Prince Edward Island. Geographic units of measure: Wells referenced property by UTM coordinates number. and

Summary description: Information crown land used to guide property management.

Period of record: 1972 to present. Update frequency: Monthly. Database storage format: Hard copy, diskette. Database computer environment: PC, DBASE.

Responsible organization: Department Transportation and Public Works.

of

Database contact: Paul Knox, Crown Property Transportation Controller, Properties of and Surveys Division, Department PE

Keywords: Atlantic; science; Geographic (GW

environmental Information System

and Public Works,

Additional information: I. This database province-wide developed is a component of the

P.O. Box 2000, Charlottetown, ClA 7N8, (902) 368-5131, Fax (902) 368-5395. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

GIS system being of the Department in the are tied to

by the Real Property All the data entered numbers. are

the

Records Division of Finance. unique 2.

Variables included:
l

system by all departments property

property location acreage property shorefront)

number

Data on private land transactions in the Property Assessment System portion of the GIS system. database

. .
l

Taxation

type (land, building) cleared, (nature 3.

land coverage (woodland, designation reserve) restrictions

A road inventory for inclusion

is planned

in the GIS system.

Data acquisition methods: Field surveys and record compilation. transaction obtained surveyors Property information staff. and assessment and department

Qubbec
Centre de recherche

from the Registry Office,

industrielle du Qu6bec
QC-Bll-0077: Industrial Information Database
Summary description: Identification The description products, distributed. Responsible organization: SUN, recherche industrielle Centre de of manufacturers wholesalers and products and and their

Geographic coverage: All Crown land. Geographic units of measure: Properties referenced by number.

Period of record: 1860 to present. database was initiated in 1970.

Update frequency: Irregular. Database storage format: Diskette. Database computer environment: CARIS GIS. Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: No charge.

du Quebec. Turgeon, du

Database contact: Bernard Banque dinformation Centre de recherche Quebec, 652-2213, Sainte-Foy,

industrielle, industrielle C.p. Box 9038,

333, rue Franquet,

Corresponding printed sources: None. Languages: English. User aids available: A users guide, Land Lint, was prepared Finance in 1990. by the Department of

QC GlV 4C7, (418) Fax (418) 652-2212: the

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

Variables included: . . . . . . . . . identification business description business products number economic country manufactured of employees activity code of export standards or distributed top management of manufacturer or of manufacturer or

Additional information: 1. Other charges include: minimum available deleted). files). The complete $300 1,000 is also version)

per tape (minimum database for $750 (complete

or $450 (selected certain

information

sales figures quality assurance

Bureau de la Statistique du Qdbec


QC-IMA-0460: Industries
contains inventory, economic inputs,

Data acquisition methods: Questionnaires completed by the firms.

Manufacturing

Geographic coverage: Quebec. Geographic units of measure: Establishment, county municipality, regional region. data. municipality, census division,

Summary description: The data set statistics outputs, on the labour force, firm manufacturing sector in the areas of

postal code, administrative Period of record: Current

wages and value added by industry, of shipments. Responsible organization: Statistique du Quebec. de la

size, region, type of firm, and destination

Update frequency: Ongoing. Database storage format: Hard copy, diskette. Database computer environment: 3000, MINISYS. PC. Restrictions and conditions: Some data confidential contact. Price information: $120 minimum for (copyrights), see data centre HP

Bureau de la

Database contact: Direction geostatistique de la Statistique dinformation 200, chemin du Quebec,

et de linformation, Centre et de documentation, Sainte-Foy,

Bureau

3 Ctage, Quebec,

PQ GlR 5T4, (418) 691-2401, Fax (418) 643-4129. Access mechanisms: See additional information. Variables included: See additional information. Data acquisition methods: See additional information.

hard copy (see Additional Corresponding Catalogues Quebec. Languages: French.

information).

printed sources: available in

of products

User aids available: Information

kit that

Geographic coverage: See additional information. Geographic units of measure: See additional information.

describes the data bank and gives the search criteria for the various establishments. Keywords: manufacturing; resources; industry natural

Improving Site-Specific Dota an the Environmental Condition of Land - 5ockgrounder

Period of record: See additional information. Update frequency: See additional information. Database storage format: See additional information. Database computer environment: additional information. See

Database contact: Jean-Guy Direction Ministere de lenregistrement des Ressources

Forget, cadastrale,

naturelles,

5700,4 avenue Ouest, Section G312, Charlesbourg, (418) 643-4660, PQ GlH 6R1, Fax (418) 643-8987. Through the

Access mechanisms: responsible

organization.

Variables included: . information registration, on registered lots (date of

Restrictions and conditions: See additional information. See additional

status, comments)

Price information: information. Corresponding additional

Data acquisition methods: Compilation of data drawn from the index (files). See

printed sources:

information.

Geographic coverage: Quebec registered under the cadastre

(part system).

Languages: French. User aids available: See additional information. Keywords: construction; economics Additional information: 1. Specific queries may be addressed the BSQ (Bureau Quebec). de la Statistique to du industry;

Geographic units of measure: Lots and cadastres referenced using MTM coordinates. Period of record: 1981 to present. Update frequency: Ongoing. Database storage format: Hard copy, diskette, tape. Database computer environment: Ministere computer, des Communications VSAM in-house central software.

Minisftke des Ressources nature//es


QC-SIC-0066: Cadastre Information System
Summary description: Registered including comments, registered date of registration, under lots, status,

Restrictions and conditions: Some confidential required. Price information: of document Consultation variable. free; cost data, prior authorization

distribution

Corresponding registered

printed sources: Index of number

lots for each cadastre,

for all land in the province the cadastre system. Minis&e des

of pages varies by cadastre. Languages: French. User aids available: Users guide. Keywords: geography; Lawrence; Gulf of St.

Responsible organization: Ressources naturelles

rivers; land use

Additional information: 1. This database is to be modernized to a by means of system.

Geographic coverage: Quebec, United States.

Canada,

(ORACLE on VAX) in approximately one year for conversion geographic a geographic Partially database data will be incorporated information digitized system; graphics

Geographic units of measure: Not applicable. Period of record: Not applicable. Update frequency: Ongoing. Database storage format: Hard copy, diskette.

cartography.

QC-B-0085:
reference that report

Sludge
publications of sewage

Database computer environment: EDIBASE.

PC,

Summary description: Computerized index to various on assessment

Restrictions and conditions: On-site consultation. Price information: Corresponding No charge.

sludge (municipal, paper, de-inking) environment; environmental animals, assessment,

septic tank, pulp and in a woodland printed sources: None.

characterization, impact human (soil, water, land environmental safety and health. des

vegetation),

Languages: French and English. User aids available: Edibase guide (manual). Keywords: contaminants; disposal; None. waste

Responsible organization: Minis&e Ressources naturelles. Lafontaine,

Database contact: Nathalie Direction Sainte-Foy, de lenvironnement, naturelles, 6 &age, Quebec, des Ressources

Additional information:

Ministere PQ

930, rue

GlS 4X5, (418) 646-3373, Fax(418)643-5651. Access mechanisms: responsible Through the

Minishke de IEnvironnement ef de /a Fame


QC-GER-0040: Database on MENVIQ Files that Relate to Contaminated land Rehabilitation
Summary description: Inventory general, administrative on contaminated which MENVIQ 1Environnement a file in context rehabilitation land in Quebec (Ministere de operates land et de la Faune) policy. Ministhe de of data for and technical

organization.

Variables included: . . . . . . . number title author source date place key words

of the contaminated

Data acquisition methods: Compilation of bibliographical articles). agencies. information (USDA, or Dialog, bibliographies Inter-library governments, of monographs loan services of and research

Responsible organization: 1Environnement

et de la Faune

universities

National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

Database contact: Jocelyne Hebert, Direction des programmes de gestion des Minis&e PQ de dechets et lieux contamin&, 1Environnement de Marly, 5 etage, Sainte-Foy, GlX 4E4, (418) 644-2914, Fax (418) 646-4920. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

Price information: Access to Information Corresponding Direction

As specified in the Act.

printed sources: de gestion des 199 1. files that relate to

et de la Faune, 3900, rue

des programmes

dCchets et des lieux contaminb, Data bank on MENVIQ contaminated region. Languages: French. land rehabilitation

(GERSOL), list of files by administrative

Variables included: . . . . . .
l

site identification (municipality annual person priority volume progress

and map reference of file type site soil

User aids available: None. Keywords: contaminants; soils Additional information: None. municipalities;

and region)

responsible contaminant of contaminated

area of contaminated date file opened type of land owner current land use of land future zoning evaluation

. . . . .

QC-SSI-0042: Industrial Depollution Program Incident Monitoring Systems


Summary description: Inventory of Quebec industries. program. Responsible organization: 1Environnement Minis&e de Industrial incident

of restoration

cost

date of file update

Data acquisition methods: Compilation of data drawn from files. Files processed by the responsible regional branch transferred persons in each for office. The files are

et de la Faune.

Database contact: Pierre Bergevin, Direction des programmes Ministkre de PQ et de la Faune, 5199, rue 4800, Montreal, dassainissement, 1Environnement Sherbrooke HlT

to the central computer

entry into the system. Geographic coverage: Quebec. Geographic units of measure: Municipality, administrative region.

E., bureau

3X3, (514) x73-3056,

Fax (514) 873-8257. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

Period of record: 1988 to present. Update frequency: Annually. Database storage format: Hard copy. Database computer environment: PC, DBASE IV. Restrictions and conditions: Data accessible under Act. the Access to Information

Variables included: . . . . identification identification technical programming of industries of responsible steps persons

data on water

Data acquisition methods: Inventory searches and telephone Information Quebec obtained Centre de Recherche municipalities surveys. from Scoot and Industrielle du by provided calls.

QC-%A-0039: Pulp and Paper Data Management System


Summary description: Data on controlled discharges calculation profiles from pulp and paper mills, of allocations and company information). Minis&e de

(CRIQ) inventories, and telephone

(see Additional

Geographic coverage: Quebec. Geographic units of measure: Industries referenced (Ministere Faune) by address, municipality, region, MENVIQ et de la de 1Environnement administrative region

Responsible organization: 1Environnement

et de la Faune.

Database contact: Yves Genest, Service suivi et statistiques, 1Environnement Sainte-Foy, Sainte-Foy, Ministere de et de la Faune, 2360, rue

3 etage C.p. Box 73, PQ GlV 4H2, Fax (418) 644-2003. the

Period of record: 1980 to 1991. This database has not been updated information). since April 199 1 (see additional

(418) 644-3598,

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

Update frequency: Bi-annual. Database storage format: Hard copy, diskette. Database computer environment: PC, CLIPPER, DBASE III. Restrictions and conditions: For the sole use of MENVIQ managers. No charge.

Variables included: . . . . . suspended BOD5 pumped colour pH (acidity) and flow matter

Price information: Corresponding

Data acquisition methods: Sampling analysis. Sampling by the companies. regional branch to central branch system. Although regulation inspectors Data provided to

and analysis carried out

printed sources: None.

Languages: French. User aids available: None. Keywords: industry; disposal;

offices, then transmitted for entry into the central branch into this database.

also take samples at times, these

Additional information: 1. Although updated this database has not been

data are not entered

Geographic coverage: Quebec. Geographic units of measure: Industrial sites (approximately regional branches. 60), municipalities,

since April 1991, the data

stored in the system can still be accessed. Similar, more recent data are recorded in the Register database.

Period of record: 1985 to 1995. Update frequency: Monthly. Database storage format: Hard copy, diskette. Database computer environment: central computer. PC, EXCEL.
DGI

Nafianal Round Tableon the Environmenf and the Economy

Restrictions and conditions: Some data are confidential, see data centre contact.. No charge.

Variables included: . site identification (municipality region) . . . . . .


l

and map reference

Price information: Corresponding publication conformite consultation Three-page

and administrative of file

printed sources: Monthly Rapport de par lindustrie required). abstracts.

entitled (mensuel)

annual number

progress

and category of site

(pates et papiers);

list for on-site and annual

type of (site, waste, priority contaminants) name and type of site owner dollars invested government, planned (all levels of private)

(authorization monthly

Languages: French. User aids available: None. Keywords: industry; waste; regulation

future zoning

date of file update

Data acquisition methods: Compilation of data drawn from files. Files processed by the responsible branch processing person in each regional to head office.

Additional information: 1. This database is concerned solely with in

the old regulation,

which remained

office. Data sheets for file are forwarded

force until September since October paper industry,

1995. The data (in force

related to the new regulation

Geographic coverage: Quebec. Geographic units of measure: Municipality, administrative region.

1992), in the pulp and may be consolidated pending).

with the SSPI (decision

Period of record: 1977 to present.

QC-GER-004 1: GERLED
Inventory Database
Summary description: Inventory general, administrative information elimination inventory. Responsible organization: 1Environnement Minis&e de on hazardous waste of

Update frequency: Annual. Database storage format: Hard copy. Database computer environment: DBASE IV. Restrictions and conditions: Data accessible under the Access to Information Act. Price information: Access to Information As specified in the Act. PC,

and technical

sites listed in the GERLED

et de la Faune.

Database contact: Jocelyne Hebert, Direction des programmes de gestion des Ministere PQ de dechets et lieux contaminb, 1Environnement de Marly, 5 etage, Sainte-Foy, GlX 4E4, (418) 644-2914, Fax (418) 646-4920. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

Corresponding printed sources: Undetermined at present.

et de la Faune, 3900, rue

Languages: French. User aids available: None. Keywords: contaminants; municipalities Additional information: 1. This database layout phase. is currently in the disposal;

Ontario
Ministry of L&our
ON-MES-0005: Merged Support System Radiation Protection Service
Summary description: Contains measurements of environmental radiation sources from Ministry survey areas. Contains ionizing non-ionizing construction containing radiation compliance of Environment of Labour of such and inventory

radiation

protection

laboratory duration,

(sample date, description, concentration hazard, company/plant)

or measurement,

Data acquisition methods: Field survey. Field visit to company/plant radioactive spill. site or site of

Geographic coverage: Ontario. Geographic units of measure: Sites referenced location. Period of record: Ionizinglnon-ionizing radiation data: 1988 to present. by city and detailed source

and Energy and Ministry (X-ray) equipment

devices from worksites mines and sites. Indicates ionizing status. Ministry

Update frequency: Daily. Database storage format: Hard copy. Database computer environment: DEC VAX, FOCUS. Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: Not established.

as plants or companies,

the number

of orders issued on field visits to sites or non-ionizing devices and indicates

Responsible organization: Labour.

of

Corresponding Ministry

printed sources: The of the

of Labour provides environmental The former also provides reports of X-ray installation radiation concerns to the

Database contact: Joan Berry, Manager, Application Information, 400 University Branch, Ministry Development, and Systems ON Technology

analysis reports to the Ministry Environment. investigation or non-ionizing company

of Labour, 3rd Floor,

Ave., Toronto,

M7A lT7, (416) 326-7133, Fax(416)326-7138. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. Variables included: . . X-ray inventory ionizing (hazard, radiation radiation compliance and non-ionizing company/plant, sources, number inspection status) radiation type of of of orders and the

or agency.

Languages: English. User aids available: User aids include: Standard Standard Regulation Legislation. Keywords: Great Lakes; human radiation Additional information: None. health; Industrial Geographic Classification; Codes; Ontario

554/86; Health and Safety

source, total number

issued during

ktionol Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

,mprwing Site~Specific Doto on the Environmental Condttion of Lund - Bockgrounder

Ministry

of Natural Resources

Database storage format: Hard copy. Database computerenvironment: VAX,

ON-W-O 106: Land Index System Database


Summary description: This is an inventory Ontario of all lands disposed of by the Crown; a list of all land surveys of approved a record of of field and

ORACLE. Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: only. Corresponding reports printed sources: Various Administrative charges

crown land, and the current Occupation. Natural This provides

holders of Crown leases and Licences of crown land status to MNR (Ministry Resources) and MNDM main offices. Responsible organization: Natural Resources. Ministry of

are produced.

Languages: English. User aids available: Index. Keywords: geography; Great Lakes; land use None.

Additional information:

Database contact: J. Gary Sherman, Coordinator, Natural Ministry Sheppard Crown Land Registry, Information Resources, Branch, 90 Resources of Natural

ON-MNR-0 124: Ministry of Natural Resources land Files


Summary description: This file collection represents relating Ontario. the correspondence The contents and history in to specific land dispositions can contain legal opinions, requisitions,

Ave. East, North York, ON

M2N 3A1, (416) 314-1384, Fax (416) 314-1397. Access mechanisms: responsible Through the

applications, withdrawing

survey information

as well as orders

organization.

land from disposition. Ministry of

Variables included: . land (status, dispositions, date reservations mining (claims, locations) files, grants,

Responsible organization: Natural Resources.

grant types, title, Crown land surveys)


l

Database contact: J. Gary Sherman, Coordinator, Natural Ministry Crown Land Registry, Information Resources, Branch, Resources of Natural

. .

Data acquisition methods: Documents, reports. Material obtained from internal and external sources.

90 Sheppard

Ave. East, North York, ON

M2N 3A1, (416) 314-1384, Fax (416) 314-1338. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

Geographic coverage: Ontario. Geographic units of measure: Documents territorial referenced districts. by township, lot and concession, unorganized areas and

Variables included:
l

land dispositions correspondence title

. . is

Period of record: 1793 to present. Update frequency: This holding updated on a transactional basis.

Nalional Round Table on the Environmenf and the Economy

improving Sk-Speafic Dota on the Environmental condition of Land - Backgrounder

Data acquisition methods: Documents, reports. Material obtained from internal and external correspondence.

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

the

Variables included: . . . is photograph flight line) photograph white) topographic map type (colour, black and (date, number, scale,

Geographic coverage: Ontario. Geographic units of measure: Documents referenced concession, by township, territorial lot and district.

Period of record: 19 15 to present. Update frequency: This holding updated on a transactional basis.

Data acquisition methods: Aerial photography. contractors. Air photographs taken by

Database storage format: Hard copy. Database computer environment: Not applicable. Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: and cost per copy. Corresponding printed sources: None. Administrative charges

Geographic coverage: Ontario. Geographic units of measure: Photographs referenced by number, flight line and topographic map.

Period of record: 1931 to present. Update frequency: Continual. Database storage format: Hard copy. Database computer environment: Not applicable. Restrictions and conditions: Photographs are not loaned out. Fees will be charged.

Languages: English. User aids available: All land files are listed in the Land Index System Database. Keywords: geography; Great Lakes; land use Additional information: None.

Price information: Cotresponding

printed sources: None.

ON-APL-0062:
repository Resources) providing

Air Photo library


of Natural negatives while

Languages: English. User aids available: Air photograph indices. Keywords: Great Lakes; imagery; sensing Additional information: 1. The air photographs collected programs for various have been interpretive scales remote

Summary description: This is the for MNR (Ministry air photo original MNR and external

and the service protects

the originals

clients with

a variety of print images upon demand. Responsible organization: Ministry Natural Resources. of

Database contact: Ken Robinson, Natural Ministry Resources of Natural Information Resources, 2. Branch,

and at various

1:50,000, 1:30,000, 1:15,840, l:B,OOO, 1:6,000. The products not routinely for internal processed clients are by the NRIC.

90 Sheppard

Ave. East, North York, ON

M2N 3A1, (416) 314-1365, Fax (416) 314-8482.

Notional Round Table on the Enviranmenf and the Economy

ON-AID-0063: Aquatic Invertebrate Data


Summary description: Aquatic invertebrates descriptions Inventory and associated standards. scientific habitat Habitat collected to Aquatic

Price information: only. Corresponding

Administrative

charges

printed sources: None.

Languages:. English. User aids available: None. Keywords: insects; rivers; wildlife; aquatic
ecosystems

This is largely stream analysis, fisheries

and large river data (not many lakes). The data support management and research. of

Additional information: 1. An estimated 300,000 specimen It is

Responsible organization: Ministry Natural Resources.

records have been digitized. said by some to be the most comprehensive Planner, Natural

Database contact: George Gale, Senior Development Resources of Natural 90 Sheppard Information Resources, Branch, Ministry 4th Floor,

data series of its kind.

Ave. East, North York, ON

Ministry of Transportation
ON-PSS-0076: Provincial Salt and Sand Use
Summary description: Inventory and sand used in winter road maintenance. Responsible organization: Ministry of of salt

M2N 3A1, (416) 314-1320, Fax (416) 314-1336. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

Variables included: . . . . . invertebrates insects) aquatic sampling sampler other (chemical, and habitat physical, biological parameters) community (location, type date) (water bugs, aquatic

Transportation. Database contact: Ken Kirchner, Manager, Ministry Habitat Maintenance Office, Branch, 1201 Wilson ON Transportation Operations

of Transportation,

Data acquisition methods: Field surveys carried out through Inventory. Geographic coverage: Ontario. Geographic units of measure: Latitude and longitude. Periodof record: 1972 to 1990. Update frequency: Irregular. Database storage format: Hard copy. Database computer environment: applicable. Restrictions and conditions: None. Not the Aquatic

Ave., Room 230, Downsview, M3M 1JS, (416) 235-3764, Fax (416) 235-3656. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

the

Variables included: . . . . salt used for winter tonnes/equivalent tonnes/district sand use maintenance two lane kilometre

Data acquisition methods: Reports. Ministry field staff record salt and sand use by district.

Improving Site-Specific Data on the Environmenloi Condition of Land - Backgrounder

Geographic coverage: Province Ontario Provincial Highway

of

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

the

System.

Geographic units of measure: MT0 (Ministry referenced of Transportation) by name. Districts

Variables included: . . company (name, address, number)

identification

Period of record: 1974 to present. Update frequency: Annual. Database storage format: Hard copy (tables, graphs), diskette. PC,

waste (type, volume)

Data acquisition methods: Manifest forms and generator the public as required. receivers, and registration reports. by The forms and reports are submitted

Database computer environment: LOTUS 123. Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: Corresponding reports. Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: contaminants; roads Additional information: None. No charge.

Geographic coverage: Ontario Canadian carriers. and American

generators

Geographic units of measure: Receivers, generators province, and carriers referenced state. by county, municipality, region, district,

printed sources: Internal

Period of record: 1986 to present. Great Lakes; Update frequency: Annual. Database storage format: Disk. Database computer environment: Mainframe.

of Environment and Energy


Ontario Mhistry ON-MGR-0038: Manifest and Generator Registration
Summary description: Information hazardous transfers. Responsible organization: Environment and Energy. and liquid industrial on waste

Restrictions and conditions: Only annual summary data are available to the public.

Price information: Corresponding

No charge.

printed sources: None.

Languages: English. User aids available: Users guide. Keywords: transpdrtation; Additional information: waste; industry

Ministry

of 1. Annual borrowed summary data, which can be offices, and and copied, are available regional Monitoring

Database contact: Wing Tse, Environmental Reporting Environment Information Systems and of Section, Environmental Monitoring

from Ministry Environmental Reporting

Branch.

Branch, Ministry

and Energy, 135 St. Clair ON M4V lP5, Fax (416) 314-7880.

Ave. West, Toronto, (416) 314-7994,

National Round Table on the environment and fhe Economy

improving Site-Specific Data on the EnvironmenIal condition of tend - rukgrounder

ON-MIS-0425 MISA Industrial Monitoring Information System


Summary description: Effluent data from plants. of Ontarios direct discharger industrial Responsible organization: Ministry Environment and Energy.

Keywords: contaminants; waste; industry Additional information:

Great Lakes;

None.

ON-MBL-0022: Beach list


characteristics

MOEE Master

Database contact: Dr. AK. Sharma, Supervisor, Environmental Branch, Ministry Data Management Monitoring of Environment Unit, and Reporting and

Summary description: Beach location, and posting history. Ministry of

Responsible organization: Environment and Energy.

Energy, 40 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto, ON M4V lM2, (416) 314-7905, Fax (416) 3 14-7880. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

Database contact: John Antoszek, P. Eng., Municipal Program of Environment (416) 314-3891, Programs Section, Development Branch, Ministry ON M4V lM2,

and Energy, 40 St. Clair Fax (416) 314-3918. the

Ave., West, Toronto,

Variables included: . conventional parameters and non-conventional including toxics

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

Data acquisition methods: Selfmonitoring by plants. Audit samples staff. collected by Ministry

Variables included: .
l

beach name location (latitude and longitude, municipality) region/district/county,

Geographic coverage: Ontario. Geographic units of measure: UTM coordinates. Period of record: 1986 to present. Update frequency: Monthly. Database storage format: Tape, diskette. Database computer environment: mainframe, IBM . .

health unit days posted per year

Data acquisition methods: Reports. As reported by the Ministry of Healths local health units. Geographic coverage: Ontario. Geographic units of measure: UTM coordinates. Period of record: 1986 to present. Update frequency: Annual.

COBOL, FOCUS, DB/2.

Restrictions and conditions: Restricted access. Price information: Corresponding industrial $25 per hour.

printed sources: Annual from (1986 to 1992).

Database storage format: Hard copy, diskette. Database computer environment: DBASE III+. PC,

report on the direct discharges plants in Ontario

Languages: English. User aids available: Database effluent and compliance Guide. MISA

Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: No charge.

regulations.

Corresponding

printed sources: None.

Update frequency: Every two to three years.

Languages: English. User aids available: Descriptions fields. Keywords: coastal zone; health; recreation Additional information: None. of data

Database storage format: Hard copy, diskette. Database computer environment: PC, LOTUS 123. Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: public. Corresponding printed sources: A publication is available to the public. No charge to the

ON-OWD-0039: Ontario Waste Disposal Site Inventory


Summary description: Location, classification, in Ontario. Responsible organization: Environment and Energy. Ministry of waste type and closure date sites for active and closed waste disposal

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: contaminants; health Additional information: waste; human

Database contact: D. Conrod, Hydrogeologist, Branch, Ministry Science and Technology of Environment and ON

1.

The publication Ontario Toronto, Ministry

can be obtained Centre, of Environment

from and

Energy, 2 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto, M4V lL5, (416) 323-5217, Fax (416) 323-5031. Access mechanisms: Through responsible information). Variables included: . . site (name, location, closure date) waste types classification, organization the

the Public Information

Energy, 135 St. Clair Ave. West, ON M4V lP5, Only the report to the (not is available (416) 323-4321. the database) public. 2. The environmental Variables required. included parameters are evaluated in as

(see additional

Data acquisition methods: Field inventories. conduct inspections investigation environmental Ministry staff and consultants from visual site and studies ranging for human impacts.

to full hydrogeological

Geographic coverage: Ontario. Geographic units of measure: UTM coordinates, concessions. Period of record: 1979 to present. municipalities, lots,

Manitoba
Manitoba Rural Developmenf
MB-MAC-0110: Manitoba Assessment Computer System
Summary description: The database contains buildings available regarding assessment values for land and of
Also

Period of record: 1987 to present. Update frequency: As required. Database storage format: Not applicable. Database computer environment: TELON, VMS. Restrictions and conditions: Current roll information only. $0.25 per transaction. tax

Price information: Corresponding

as well as the classification for taxation purposes. the is Online, is the status of the property its liability to taxation,

each property

printed sources: None.

Languages: English. User aids available: Users manual available through Manitoba Online.

owners name and mailing legal description. accessible through information government Manitoba

address and the an

The database

Keywords: geography;

land use; prairies

system with access to several information sources.

Additional information: None.

Responsible organization: Manitoba Rural Development. Database contact: Manitoba Customer Information Online, (ISM),

Manitoba

Environment

Service Representative, Systems Management Fax (204) 947-3816. ISM MB R3B 3M3,

MB-REG-0076: Register (Hazardous Waste)


Summary description: An inventory site information as hazardous and/or receivers. Manitoba for companies waste generators, carriers of registered

400 Ellice Ave., Winnipeg, (204) 946-4989,

Access mechanisms: Through Information Corporation. Variables included: .


l

Systems Management

Responsible organization: Environment.

ownership

information of property

Database contact: Randy Pelser, Regional Operations -Winnipeg, Manitoba Complex, MB Environmental Environment, Operations, Fort Osbourne

legal description sales information building

.
l

characteristics (soil information

land characteristics for arable land)

139 Tuxedo Ave., Winnipeg, R3N OH6, (204) 9457086, Fax (204) 9455229.

Data acquisition methods: Survey information and manual measurements. of

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization request. Variables included: . . company detail

the

by written

Geographic coverage: Province Manitoba excluding

the City of Winnipeg.

Geographic units of measure: Acres, frontage.

waste detail

Data acquisition methods: Monitoring. Registration forms.

Variables included: . inspection results

Geographic coverage: Manitoba. Geographic units of measure: Not applicable. Period of record: 1986 to present. Update frequency: As needed. Database storage format: Hard disk. Database computer environment: Macintosh, FOXBASE PLUS.

Data acquisition methods: Monitoring. Inspection officers. Geographic coverage: Manitoba. Geographic units of measure: Not applicable. Period of record: 1991 to present. Update frequency: Continual. Database storage format: Hard disk. Database computer environment: Macintosh, FOXBASE PLUS. reports from environmental

Restrictions and conditions: Some data may be confidential; advise. Price information: organizations Dependent on the the data centre will

Restrictions and conditions: Some data may be confidential; advise. Price information: organizations Dependent on the the data centre will

policy.

Corresponding printed sources: None. Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: contaminants; Additional information: prairies; None. waste

policy.

Corresponding printed sources: None. Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: environmental science;

MB-INS-0064: Inspect (Dangerous Goods and Wastes)


Summary description: An inventory information collected from dangerous goods/hazardous waste inspections. Manitoba of

prairies;

toxic chemicals None.

Additional information:

Responsible organization: Environment.

MB-MAN-0065: Manifest (Hazardous Waste)


Summary description: An inventory information collected from hazardous waste shipping documents. Manitoba of

Database contact: Randy Pelser, Regional Operations -Winnipeg, Manitoba Complex, MB Environmental Environment, Operations, Fort Osbourne

Responsible organization: Environment.

139 Tuxedo Ave., Winnipeg, R3N OH6, (204) 945-7086, Fax (204) 945-5229. Access mechanisms: responsible request. Through

Database contact: Randy Pelser, Regional Operations -Winnipeg, Manitoba Complex, MB Environmental Operations, Fort Osbourne

the

Environment,

139 Tuxedo Ave., Winnipeg, R3N OH6, (204) 945-7086, Fax (204) 945-5229.

organization

by written

National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

lmpraving Sife-Specific Data on the Environmenbl Condition of Land - Bockgrounder

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization

the

Database contact: Randy Pelser, Regional Operations -Winnipeg, Manitoba Complex, MB Environmental Environment, Operations, Fort Osbourne

by written request.

Variables included: . .
l

waste detail amount dates shipper (in, out)

139 Tuxedo Ave., Winnipeg, R3N OH6, (204) 945-7086, Fax (204) 945-5229. Access mechanisms: Through responsible request. Variables included: . . waste details volumes organization

the

Data acquisition methods: Monitoring hazardous Manifest waste generators forms. and receivers.

by written

Geographic coverage: Manitoba. Geographic units of measure: Not applicable. Period of record: 1988 to present. Update frequency: Daily. Database storage format: Hard disk. Database computer environment: Macintosh, FOXBASE PLUS.

Data acquisition methods: Monitoring registration forms.

of

Geographic coverage: Manitoba. Geographic units of measure: Not applicable. Period of record: 1986 to present. Update frequency: Daily. Database storage format: Hard disk. Database computer environment: Macintosh, FOXBASE PLUS.

Restrictions and conditions: Some data may be confidential, advise. Price information: organizations Corresponding Dependent on the the data centre will

policy. printed sources: None.

Restrictions and conditions: Some data may be confidential, the data centre will advise. Price information: Dependent on the

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: prairies; transportation; None. waste

organizations Corresponding

policy. printed sources: None.

Additional information:

Languages: English.

MB-WAS-0079: Wastes (Hazardous Waste)


Summary description: An inventory waste types and quantities registered as hazardous for sites of

User aids available: None. Keywords: contaminants; Additional information: prairies; None. waste

waste generators.

Responsible organization: Manitoba Environment.

MB-PET-0069: PETSTOR (Petroleum Storage) - History


Summary description: An inventory information petroleum (installation products and removal date, tank capacity) MR 97/88R. Responsible organization: Environment. Database contact: Maurice Manager, Gasoline Program, Environment, Ave., Winnipeg, (204) 9457110, Building Mazerolle, Manitoba Manitoba for sites with storage tanks under of

Keywords: energy; fuel; prairies Additional information: None.

MB-PET-0071 : PETSTOR (Petroleum Storage) - Inspect


Summary description: An inventory inspection petroleum information products for sites with storage tanks. of

Responsible organization: Manitoba Environment. Database contact: Maurice Manager, Gasoline Program, Environment, Ave., Winnipeg, (204) 945-7110, Building Mazerolle, Manitoba

2, 139 Tuxedo

MB R3N OH6, Fax (204) 945-5229. the

2, 139 Tuxedo

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

MB R3N OH6, Fax (204) 945-5229. the

Variables included: . . tanks (number, comments quantity, type -

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

above/under/overhead)

Variables included: . . . site (name, location) date (inspection, investigation) comments warning/summons,

Data acquisition methods: Surveys and monitoring. Inspection Registration Permit and as per MR 97/88R.

Geographic coverage: Manitoba. Geographic units of measure: Regional. Period of record: 1976 to present. Update frequency: Daily. Database storage format: Diskettes. Database computer environment: Macintosh, FOXBASE PLUS.

Data acquisition methods: Survey and monitoring. inspection Registration permit and as per MR 97/88R.

Geographic coverage: Manitoba. Geographic units of measure: Regional. Period of record: 1976 to present. Update frequency: Daily. Database storage format: Diskette. Database Macintosh, computer environment:

Restrictions and conditions: Some data may be confidential, advise. Price information: organizations Corresponding the data centre will

FOXBASE PLUS.

Restrictions and conditions: Some data Dependent on the may be confidential, advise. Price information: organizations Corresponding Dependent on the the data centre will

policy. printed sources: None.

Languages: English. User aids available: None.

policy. printed sources: None.

National Round Table an the Environmentond fhe Economy

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: energy; fuel; prairies Additional information: None.

Restrictions and conditions: Some data may be confidential, advise. Price information: organizations Corresponding Dependent on the the data centre will

policy. printed sources: None.

MB-PET-0070: PETSTOR (Petroleum Storage) - Sites


Summary description: An inventory information capacity) products accordance (installation date, tank in for sites with petroleum storage tanks registered with MR 97/88R. of

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: energy; fuel; prairies Additional information: None.

Responsible organization: Manitoba Environment. Database contact: Maurice Manager, Gasoline Program, Environment, Ave., Winnipeg, (204) 945-7110, Building Mazerolle, Manitoba

Munitoba Industry Trade and Tourism


MB-MLR-0034: Manitoba land Related Information System
Summary description: database information. Responsible organization: Industry Trade and Tourism. Manitoba Integrated (GIS) of land-related

2,139 Tuxedo

MB R3N OH6, Fax (204) 945-5229. the

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

Variables included: . . . . owner/operator company retail/bulk weekly/daily (address, location)

Database contact: Bruce Graham, Linnet Graphics, Winnipeg, MB, (204)957-7566. Access mechanisms: responsible Through the

Data acquisition methods: Survey and monitoring. inspection Registration permit and as per MR 97/88R.

organization.

Variables included: . . . . . farming property soils practices yields) assessment

Geographic coverage: Manitoba. Geographic units of measure: Regional. Period of record: 1976 to present. Update frequency: Daily, Database storage format: Diskette. Database computer environment: Macintosh, FOXBASE PLUS.

crop (varieties,

water (quality, well logs)

Data acquisition methods: Monitoring, surveys. Farming and yield data Crop Insurance farmers practices, supplied from reports crop variety by Manitoba filed by of the

(approximately data -

60 percent Property

farmers in Manitoba). assessment

supplied

by property

Nalional Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

Improving Site-Specific Dota on the Environmenbl Condition of Land - Backgrounder

assessors; used to determine locations determine supplied of hazardous

possible or from

Saskatchewan
SaskPower
SK-PCB-0106: PCB Facility Database Storage
by

material

the sewage treatment

private homes. Water quality by government data Natural supplied supplied monitoring

data stations and of

by Ward Lab from samples tested Water well log obtained

from private individuals. Resources.

by the Department Information

Summary description: An inventory, item, of PCB and PCB contaminated material produced by SaskPower. The are inventory databases purposes

from water well drillers. Soils data by Soil Survey Branch.

control

Geographic coverage: Manitoba. Geographic units of measure: Varies by data element. Period of record: Varies depending components. Update frequency: Annual. Database storage format: Hard disk. Database computer environment: 6000, GEOVISION GIS. RS on

and regulatory

compliance. SaskPower.

Responsible organization:

Database contact: Barry Dehm, Environmental Environmental (306) 566-2880, Surveillance, Program, SaskPower,

2025 Victoria Ave., Regina, SK S4P OSl, Fax (306) 566-3428. Through the

Access mechanisms: responsible

organization.

Restrictions and conditions: Subject to negotiation. Price information: Corresponding Not established.

Variables included: . original container owner/company identification) details) information (type, contents,

(alphanumeric manufacturer location

printed sources: None.

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: Geographic System (GIS); geography; Additional information: Information prairies None.

PCB concentration of facility data date received consigner/consignee volume/weight Data acquisition methods: Monitoring. Internal reports.

Geographic coverage: Saskatchewan. Geographic units of measure: Address or legal land location. Period of record: 1989 to present. Update frequency: Daily. Database storage format: Diskette. Database computer environment: PC.

Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: No charge.

Period of record: 1989 to 1992. Update frequency: Daily. Database storage format: Hard disk. Database computer environment: FOXPRO. PC,

Corresponding printed sources: None. Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: contaminants; Additional information: prairies; None. waste

Restrictions and conditions: Data are not available to the public. Price information: No charge.

Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management


SK-TDG-0 189: Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Summary description: An inventory stores data on generators, receivers of dangerous compiling manifest data. Saskatchewan carriers and that

Corresponding printed sources: None. Languages: English. User aids available: TDG Users manual. Keywords: prairies; transportation Additional information: None. toxic chemicals;

goods as well as

SK-SFM-0036: Storage Facility Management Program


Summary description: An inventory hazardous dangerous the province substances and waste of all

Responsible organization: Environment

and Resource Management.

Database contact: Kyle Korneychuk, Supervisor, Industrial and Hazardous Environment 3085 Albert Waste Unit, Saskatchewan and Resource Management, Fax (306) 787-0197. Access mechanisms: responsible Through the

goods storage facilities within of Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Management.

Responsible organization: Environment and Resource

St., Regina, SK S4S OBl, (306) 787-6412,

Database contact: Darcy Hislop, Systems Services Branch, Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management,

organization.

3211 Albert St., Regina, SK S4S 5W6, (306) 787-0599, Fax (306) 787-3919. generator, (waste types, Access mechanisms: responsible Through the

Variables included: . . information manifest regarding

carrier, receiver information waste carried/received) Data acquisition methods: Monitoring. Written material (application forms), with registrations from across North America.

organization.

Variables included: . . substance stored (type, quantity) information

storage medium

Data acquisition methods: Survey. Hazardous Substances and Waste Form. Dangerous Goods Registration

Geographic coverage: Saskatchewan. Geographic units of measure: Not applicable.

Geographic coverage: Saskatchewan.

Geographic units of measure: Not applicable. Period of record: 1989 to present. Update frequency: Daily. Database storage format: Novell network, hard disk. Database computer environment: NOVELL. Restrictions and conditions: Not accessible by the public. Price information: Corresponding No charge. PC,

type of spill, cause of spill, volume, parties responsible, fire/police measures, response, disposal) parties notified, remediation

Data acquisition methods: Monitoring. Verbal reports and follow-up inspection.

Geographic coverage: Saskatchewan. Geographic units of measure: Not applicable. Period of record: 1981 to present. Update frequency: As required. Database storage format: Hard disk. Database computer environment: Macintosh.

printed sources: None.

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: contaminants; chemicals Additional information: None. prairies; toxic

Restrictions and conditions: Unknown this time. Price information: Corresponding Not established.

at

printed sources: None.

SK-HAL-O 19 1: HAL (Substance Spills)


Summary description: HAL is a database that contains clean-up substance tailings) a list of spills and the level of when any a dangerous mining that has occurred that is considered is involved. Saskatchewan

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: environmental prairies; toxic chemicals None. science;

Additional information:

good (PCBs, oil and gas, uranium

Responsible organization: Environment

SK-SAN-01 97: Sanitary Landfill Inventory


Summary description: A database containing information on all sanitary by the Saskatchewan sites. landfill sites operated

and Resource Management.

Database contact: Ash Oleson, Spill Response Protection Environment Officer, Air and Land and Resource Management, Branch, Saskatchewan

Environment in provincial Environmental

and Resource Management parks and recreation with the Division. Saskatchewan Protection

These sites are registered

3085 Albert St., Regina, SK S4S OBl, (306) 787-0738, Fax (306) 787-0197. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

Responsible organization: Environment

and Resource Management.

Variables included: . spill information (date spill occurred,

Database contact: Gary Wyatt, Supervisor, Maintenance Saskatchewan Management, Engineering Design Section, Branch, and Resource and Construction Environment

SK-STP-0 198: Sewage Treatment Plant/Lagoon Inventory


Summary description: A database plants and lagoons Saskatchewan Management recreational operated by and Resource parks and Environment in provincial areas. Saskatchewan of all

3211 Albert St., Regina, SK

S4S 5W6, (306) 787-2842, Fax (306) 787-4218. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

Responsible organization: Environment description)

Variables included: . . . site (name, location, approval status general comments

and Resource Management

Database contact: Gary Wyatt, Supervisor, Maintenance Saskatchewan Management, Engineering Design Section, Branch, and Resource and Construction Environment

Data acquisition methods: Monitoring. Internal registration. parks

3211 Albert St., Regina, SK

S4S 5W6, (306) 787-2842, Geographic coverage: Provincial and recreation Fax (306) 787-4218. Access mechanisms: responsible Through the sites in Saskatchewan.

Geographic units of measure: Latitude and longitude. Period of record: List began in approximately 1991.

organization.

Variables included: . . . . PC. site (name, location) systems description approval status general comments

Update frequency: As required. Database storage format: Diskette. Database computer environment:

Data acquisition methods: Monitoring. Internal reports. parks

Restrictions and conditions: Freedom of Information and Privacy Act may apply. No charge.

Geographic coverage: Provincial and recreation

Price information:

areas of Saskatchewan.

Corresponding printed sources: None. Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: engineering; Additional information: 1. The database disposal is a short list of all parks. prairies; waste

Geographic units of measure: Latitude and longitude. Period of record: 1991 to present. Update frequency: As required. Database storage format: Diskette. Database computer environment: PC. Restrictions and conditions: Freedom of Information and Privacy Act may apply. No charge.

sites in provincial

Price information:

Corresponding printed sources: None.

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: human waste Additional information: None. health; parks; prairies;

Geographic coverage: All 12 cities and 1,034 towns, villages and hamlets Saskatchewan. Geographic units of measure: Lot dimensions, lot areas, UTM coordinates. in

Period of record: 1870 to present. Update frequency: Cities every 30

Central Survey and Mupphg Agency


SK-UCB-0416: Urban Cadastral Base Map Data Set
Summary description: Surveyed and block boundaries Saskatchewan. Responsible organization: and Mapping Agency. Central Survey 1,034 towns, villages and hamlets road, lot in for 12 cities and

working

days, all else upon request.

Database storage format: Data cartridge, 9-track tape, streamer tape, diskette.

Database computer environment: DOS or UNIX systems, CAD or GIS software. Restrictions and conditions: For internal use only. See data centre for further details. Price information: for details. Corresponding printed sources: Legal Contact GIS Centre

survey plans of subdivisions. Languages: English. User aids available: Urban Users Guide. Keywords: geography; Geographic Information land use; prairies; System (GIS) Cadastral Agency, 2045 Broad

Database contact: GIS Centre, Central Survey and Mapping Fax (306) 787-4617. Access mechanisms: User licence agreements. Variables included: . lines (BS [line between line] ) . text (BLOCKCOM number), name), RMNO (block letter or (street STREETCOM block and St., Regina, SK S4P 3V7, (306) 787-4880,

Additional information: 1. A brochure is available.

lane]), LL [lot line], RW [right of way

SK-RCB-0415: Rural Cadastral Base Map Data Set


Summary description: A township boundary subdivisions system including recorded legal surveys in of roads, right-of-way the Land Titles Office. Responsible organization: Central Survey parcels and and registered

(rural municipality

name and number)) Data acquisition methods: Computation of coordinates using coordinate township/survey Township registered of survey monuments geometry and control and plan dimensions.

plans, geodetic plans of survey.

and Mapping

Agency.

Database contact: GIS Centre, Central Survey and Mapping Fax (306) 787-4617. Agency, 2045 Broad St., Regina, SK S4P 3V7, (306) 787-4880,

Notional Round Table on the environment and fhe Economy

Improving Site-Specific Data on the Environmental co&ion of Land - Backgrounder

Access mechanisms: agreements. Variables included:


l

User licence

Keywords: geography; Geographic Information

land use; prairies; System (GIS)

Additional information: section line, township waterbody section for a 1. A brochure is available.

line layer fields (LQS LRL boundary, boundary) LWBDY -

riverlot line, LTP -

Saskatchewan

Water

text fields (TSECNO numbers, DQS section line)

Corporation SK-GWP-0115: Ground Water


Project Data
Summary description: An inventory projects approved contains in the province. approximately of

dimension

Data acquisition methods: Computation of coordinates using coordinate township/survey township registered of survey monuments geometry and control and plan dimensions.

project and client data on all groundwater The 2,500 database records. surveyed Responsible organization: Water Corporation. and Database contact: Tom S. Kaminski, Registrar, Water Management Saskatchewan Fairford Division, 111 Water Corporation, Saskatchewan

plans, geodetic plans of survey.

Geographic coverage: Southerly portion of Saskatchewan including unorganized (3,425 hamlets townships), subdivisions, railway points. recreational

Geographic units of measure: Legal subdivision boundary (LSD = 40 acres), legal survey dimension, UTM coordinates.

St., East, Moose Jaw, SK

S6H 7X9, (306) 694-3965, Fax (306) 694-3944. Access mechanisms: responsible Through the

Period of record: 1870 to present. Update frequency: Upon request. Database storage format: Data cartridge, g-track tape, streamer tape, diskette. DOS

organization.

Variables included: . . .
l

proponent region number,

name major basin sub-basin number)

Database computer environment:

(map number,

or UNIX systems, CAD or GIS software. Restrictions and conditions: For internal use only. See data centre for further details. Price information: for details. Corresponding Township printed sources: Contact GIS Centre .

source of supply land location water quality annual volume (depth of aquifer, rate of diversion) (water level wells) allocation, measured

measured,

observation

plans of survey.

Data acquisition methods: Registration. All projects Fabric Geographic coverage: Saskatchewan. need to acquire a Water Rights Licence from SaskWater.

Languages: English. User aids available: Township Users Guide.

Geographic units of measure: Quarter section. Period of record: 1960 to present. Update frequency: Monthly. Database storage format: Hard copy, diskette. Database computer environment: Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: Corresponding There is a charge. PC.

WELL A (owner name, driller name, date completed, struck, artesian water level, water head, location of well, basin number) material, description) of of storage, analysis, Fe, hardness,

water use, temperature, . . WELL B (depth, primary material colour, material coefficient

WELL C (specific capacity, permeability, transmissivity, producing total hardness, SO42-, N03-, solids, coefficient calcium

aquifer, chemical

printed sources: None.

Mn, Ca, Mg, Na, HC03,

C03, Cl-,

Fi, total dissolved conductivity, pH,

Languages: English. User aids available: Some user information available. Keywords: hydrology; quantity; water quality None. prairies; water and a detailed list of fields are .

total alkalinity, comments)

Data acquisition methods: Registration. The Groundwater requires registered Conservation reports. Act that all waterwell and submit drillers be

Additional information:

Geographic coverage: Saskatchewan. Geographic units of measure: Quarter section with distances boundary lines. in feet from

SK-GWW-0116: Ground Water Well and Test Hole Records


Summary description: A database comprising, including of complete the lithology well descriptions of all wells and test of over contains

Period of record: 1960 to present. Update frequency: Monthly. Database storage format: Diskette, printout, microfiche. PC,

holes completed Saskatchewan. 100,000 records.

in the province The database

Database computer environment: Saskatchewan FOXPRO. VAX. Restrictions and conditions: None. Division, 111 Price information: Corresponding

Responsible organization: Water Corporation.

Database contact: Tom S. Kaminski, Registrar, Water Management Saskatchewan Fairford Water Corporation,

There is a charge.

printed sources: None.

St., East, Moose Jaw, SK

Languages: English. User aids available: Some user information and a detailed list of fields are

S6H 7X9, (306) 694-3965, Fax (306) 694-3944. Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization. the

available. Keywords: hydrology; quality prairies; water

Variables included: . file number

Additional information: 1. Because of the large number records and variables, databases. were split into three separate WELL A contains the general description hole consisting B contains description encountered. of the well or test of

produced/injected fluids/gas cumulative to date)

volumes

of year, for to to sales,

for wells by (month,

the records

hours on production/injection wells by (month, date) well operator production 97 inventories, and battery/facility (receipts, deliveries, which the well belongs

year, cumulative

of 68 variables. WELL

the Drillers Log, a of the material WELL B contains the and any

fuel usage, shrinkage, at a battery/facility/ information company, and

variables. WELL C contains chemical analysis portion special comments variables.

losses of minerals monthly

system level by month) sales valuation at a battery/unit selling company, pricing allowances, level (producing/ purchasing deductions

made by the driller

on the Drillers Report for a total of 28

information,

point of sale) of

Deparfmenl Mines

of Energy and

Data acquisition methods: Submission data by oil and gas companies. Information submitted reporting monthly on standardized electronic formats. Geographic coverage: Oil- and gasproducing regions of Saskatchewan Shield. forms or via

SK-PPD-0277: Petroleum Production and Disposition System


Summary description: The Production and Disposition statistical injection, oil, natural System maintains the production, and sales of crude oil, data concerning disposition

means as per standardized

south

of the Precambrian

Geographic units of measure: Well identifier, meridian, township and range.

gas, water and petroleum from all producing

related products

gas and water source wells in the province. Responsible organization: Energy and Mines. Database contact: Darwin Petroleum and Natural Statistics Gas Division, Roske, Department St., of Department of

Period of record: 1935 to present. Update frequency: Monthly, some daily.

Database storage format: Hard copy, microfiche, diskette. Database computer environment: mainframe, DATAEASE, MARK IV. Restrictions and conditions: Some data the are confidential. Price information: format wells (location, There are various IBM g-track tape, cartridge, Branch, Petroleum 1914 Hamilton

Energy and Mines, Fax (306) 787-8236.

COBOL. PC, EASYTRIEVE,

Regina, SK S4P 4V4, (306) 787-2552,

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

Variables included: . producing/injecting formation, type)

and price ranges.

National Round Table on fhe Enwonment and the Economy

Improving Site-Specific Data on the Environmental Condition of Land - Bockgrounder

Corresponding reports include: Yearbook; Production Horizontal Publications

printed sources: Various Annual Mineral Statistics Oil and Gas Report;

. . .
l

UTM NTS block geol%Y literature references

Monthly

Report; Reservoir Annual; Well Production Maps and Services Catalogue.

Data acquisition methods: Compilation and research. Assessment geological, reports; journals geophysical, magazines, reports; and geochemical scientific

Languages: English. User aids available: User and Program Documentation panels. Keywords: natural gas; oil; prairies for PDS. On-line menu

newspapers,

and volumes.

Geographic coverage: Saskatchewan. Geographic units of measure: Latitude and longitude, UTM coordinates.

Additional information: I. Some oil and gas sales data are available only in aggregated formats.

Period of record: 1912 to present. Update frequency: Daily. Database storage format: Hard copy,

SK-SMD-0279: Saskatchewan Mineral Deposits Index


Summary description: A compilation information deposits Saskatchewan. to research commodities available on known and showings showings, in Northern can be used of the distribution and possible in specific of mineral

diskette. Database computer environment: Q&A. Restrictions and conditions: None. Price information: reproduction cost. printed sources: None. Recovery and PC,

The inventory

specific commodities, areas of interest.

Corresponding

and potential

Languages: English. User aids availahle: None. of

Responsible organization: Energy and Mines.

Department

Keywords: geology; minerals; Additional information: 1. Data consist of descriptions individual 2. Although showings. the Department

prairies

Database contact: Rick Bennett, Mineral Development Geologist, St., Regina, SK Department of Energy and Mines, 12th

of

Floor, 1914 Hamilton Fax (306) 787-2488.

of Energy interpretation it

S4P 4V4, (306) 787-2569,

and Mines has exercised all reasonable care in the compilation, the and reproduction is not possible the information of this database, to ensure total who rely on here do so of contained

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

Variables included: . . .
l

accuracy, and all persons

showing disposition latitude

name

at their own risk. The Department Energy and Mines and the Government of Saskatchewan

commodity and longitude

do not

N.&ml Round Tobie an the environment and the Economy

Improving Site-Specific Dato on he Environmental Co&ion of Land - Bockgrounder

accept liability for any.error, or inaccuracies

omissions

Database storage format: Diskettes. Database computer environment: RBASE. Restrictions and conditions: None. PC,

that may be included

in or derived from this database.

Northwest Territories
Department Resources
NT-HMS-01 84: Hazardous Materials Spill Database
Summary description: A database hazardous Northwest material Territories spills reported 24-hour Spill of to the

Price information: Corresponding

No charge.

printed sources: None.

of Renewable

Languages: English. User aids available: None. Keywords: contaminants; Additional information: 1. Intention is to input further historical north; spills

data as far back as 1972.

Report Line Service. Responsible organization: of Renewable Resources. Land of Department

Yukon Territories
No references were found.

Database contact: Manager, Protection Renewable NT Xlh Division, Resources,

Department

Scotia Centre, Box

21, 600, 5102-50th Fax (403) 873-0221.

Avenue, Yellowknife,

3S8, (403) 873-7654,

Access mechanisms: Through responsible organization.

the

Variables included: . . . spill (number, commodity reason) Data acquisition methods: Voluntary/ mandatory reporting of spills received Spill Report Line. over the NWT 24hour date, location) spilled (volume/quantity) (source, cause,

party responsible

Geographic coverage: Northwest Territories. Geographic units of measure: Location. Period of record: 1981 to present. Update frequency: Monthly.

Naiional Round Tobls on ihs Environment and the Economy

Capada Tel. /613]992-7189

kildirg, 344 Slater Street, Suite 2C0, Ottawa, Ontano. Canada Kl R 7Y3 Fax I61 3) 992-7385 * E-ma1 admtnOnrteetrwe.ca . Web: htip ,,www.nrieetmee.co