Constitution

 

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Society Act Constitution

1. The name of the Society is Science Advisory Board for Contaminated Sites in British Columbia (the “Society”).

2. The purposes of the Society are:

(a) To advance science and fundamental knowledge in respect of contaminated sites in British Columbia.

(b) To review and advise on emerging trends and opportunities in contaminated sites management provincially, nationally and internationally.

(c) To provide broad strategic advice on the direction of science-based contaminated sites management in British Columbia.

(d) To review the quality and relevance of the scientific and technical information being used or proposed for the management of contaminated sites.

(e) To establish science based tools, procedures, and assessment protocols; including those applicable in risk assessment of contaminated sites.

(f) To work jointly with the Contaminated Sites Roster Steering Committee and its successor to identify needed science-based tools, and to provide independent scientific review and advice related to contaminated sites issues of mutual interest.

(g) To establish specific science based guidance including numerical values that will contribute to independent functioning of the Licensed Environmental Professional system in British Columbia.

(h) To raise funds or solicit donations in any lawful way to achieve the objectives of the Society including accepting donations and grants for the advancement of the scientific understanding of the remediation of contaminated sites.

(i) To distribute grants to organizations and students in a manner that will promote the advancement of science and fundamental knowledge in respect of contaminated sites management in British Columbia.

(j) To assist in the development and employment of programs, courses and other tools that would provide people with the capabilities to carry out the requirements of remediation of contaminated sites in British Columbia.

(k) To facilitate training and opportunities for individuals interested in the remediation of contaminated sites in British Columbia through interim work placements, training courses, colloquia and conferences, assisting in the publication of technical papers and reports, and general information sessions.