The Canada-Wide Standard for Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Soil is a remedial standard which specifies consistent methods and outcomes for assessment and management of sites contaminated with Petroleum Hydrocarbons. The standard was revised in January 2008, after extensive review. On September 10, 2008 the 2008 report was posted on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act's Environmental Registry. The report outlines the status of implementation of these, or other applicable standards, in each province and shows the trend towards a consistent approach to remedial standards across the country. It states that there has been a concerted effort to have greater consistency across Canada. The report concludes that all Canadian jurisdictions have either implemented the Canada-Wide Standard or an equivalent approach.

The report can be found at

http://www.ccme.ca/assets/pdf/phc_cws_2008_ministers_rpt_e.pdf