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A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan's website have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow box in the right or left rail that resembles the link below. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found at:

Renseignements en Français

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Environmentally Impacted Sites

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Environmentally impacted sites are areas of land or water that contain a substance that may cause, or is causing, an adverse effect to human health and the environment. In Saskatchewan, impacts are typically associated with transportation, manufacturing, industrial, commercial or mining activities. The ministry regulates the process for managing these environmentally impacted sites within the framework set out by The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2010 (EMPA, 2010), and the Saskatchewan Environmental Code chapters and associated standards.

New documents are available:

Report a Spill

Report a discharge or an environmental emergency (e.g. an active oil spill).

Report a Discovery

Notify the ministry of a discovery (e.g. finding contaminated soil).

Managing Impacted Sites Process

The management of environmentally impacted sites in Saskatchewan follows a risk-based approach, and includes the basic stages of notification, assessment, corrective actions and notice of site condition.

Saskatchewan Environmental Code Chapters

There are five chapters of the Saskatchewan Environmental Code that are used to manage environmentally impacted sites:

Discharge and Discovery Reporting Chapter
Site Assessment Chapter
Corrective Action Plan Chapter
Transfer of Responsibility for an Environmentally Impacted Site Chapter
Substance Characterization Chapter

Impacted Sites Fund

Saskatchewan municipalities can apply for funding to aid in clean up of abandoned, environmentally impacted sites through the Impacted Sites Fund.

Fact Sheets and Guidance Documents

The ministry has fact sheets and guidance documents to help you manage your environmentally impacted site.

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