Who is involved?

The Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan (FCSAP) is a horizontal program currently involving 16 custodian federal departments, agencies and consolidated crown corporations. Custodians work closely with consultants, contractors and trades people in the remediation and risk management of contaminated sites. The FCSAP is administered through a dedicated program Secretariat at Environment Canada, with support and policy guidance from the Treasury Board Secretariat.

There are four expert support departments. Environment Canada, health Canada and Fisheries and Oceans review project documentation, including classifications, to ensure that the risks posed by the sites to human health and the environment have been adequately considered in the project proposals. This, in turn, ensures that FCSAP funding is directed to the sites of highest priority. Public Works and Governmental Services Canada provides expert support to the program through the development of project management and procurement tools, the dissemination of information on innovative technologies and best practices, and acting as liaison to industry.

Custodians responsible for contaminated sites and include:

Federal contaminated sites program staff also works closely with many Provincial and Territorial governments. Additional guidance material specific to your Province or Territory:

This list is not intended to be comprehensive. For further information, please contact a representative of your provincial or territorial government.