Who is Involved?

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

There are four expert support departments. Environment and Climate Change Canada, Health Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada 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 Services and Procurement Canada provides expert support to FCSAP 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.

Secretariat and Expert Support Departments:

Custodians responsible for contaminated sites and include:

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Correctional Services Canada
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada - Lands and Economic Development
  • Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada - Northern Affairs Program
  • Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated
  • National Capital Commission
  • National Defence
  • National Research Council Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Parks Canada Agency
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Transport Canada
  • Via Rail