SECURE is pleased to offer our customers a dedicated team of professionals focused on Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA), a specialized management tool used for sites that have been impacted by contaminants. The process involves identification of site-specific receptors (human and ecological), contaminants of concern, and exposure pathways through which receptors may encounter contaminants. This information is then used to conduct a risk assessment. Regulatory closure, cost-savings, minimal environmental impact and human disruption are all to be gained from using the ERA approach. Remediation following an ERA is typically much smaller in scope than other conventional assessment approaches, and can be completed at a substantially lower cost. SECURE has emerged as a leader in risk-based approaches in Western Canada and actively advocates for the growth and acceptance of ERA by working closely with provincial regulators.

Depending on the site-specific risk assessment conditions and stakeholder needs, SECURE utilizes three levels of ERA (with increasing complexity and data requirements):

Site-Specific Risk Assessment – quantitative SECURE risk assessors have successfully completed ERAs for various types of sites, including: Oil and Gas (wellsites, pipelines, upstream and downstream facilities), Agricultural lands, Wildlands and natural areas, Current and proposed industrial facilities, Commercial or residential properties, Mine sites and Spills. 

Progress Energy - Risk Based Site Closure

Confidential Client - Risk Based Site Closure

For further information regarding ERA or to discuss how ERA may benefit your specific site please contact: 

Jacqueline Gorman

403 206 9252

It should be noted that closure of regulatory liability through a risk-based approach provides the same level of human health and ecological protection as closure using generic standards/guidelines developed by regulatory bodies. Both approaches result in the same regulatory instrument (for example, certificate of restoration or reclamation certificate).