Construction Environmental Management Plan

Our team of skilled environmental scientists have prepared more than 300 Construction Environmental Management Plans (CEMPs), for a variety of clients (e.g., infrastructure, mining, development, linear construction). A CEMP is typically a requirement for subcontractors reporting to a prime contractor or consultant, to outline how they plan to maintain compliance with environmental regulations during construction activities.

A CEMP may be  a component of the Project and Environmental Review process that is regulated by the Port of Vancouver. A CEMP may be requested when one wishes to develop a property located within the Vancouver Fraser Port Authorities jurisdiction. A Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) is required to be retained by a permit holder to prepare a CEMP that is submitted to provincial ministers for review.

To prepare a CEMP, our QEPs conduct on-site visits and perform thorough background database screenings to address all components involved in a CEMP. Main objectives of the CEMP are to:

  • Describe work procedures to be undertaken to minimize and mitigate adverse impacts to the environment;
  • Provide contractors with sound advice for environmental protection planning and best management practices;
  • Identify any aspects of a project that may present a potential risk to the environment;
  • Identify acceptable water quality criteria for environmental monitoring if required; and
  • Describe emergency response procedures to be undertake to contain and limit impacts to the environment in the event of a spill incident.  

A report that details our findings and outlines mitigation measures and best management practices will be prepared and submitted on behalf of our clients to the Port of Vancouver.

Talk to us

Talk to our environmental professionals. Please contact Kyla,a QEP with experience in watercourse assessments, Riparian Area Regulation (RAR) assessments, bird nest surveys, fish and wildlife salvages, environmental monitoring, and the preparation of Sensitive Ecosystem Development Plans (SEDP), Construction Environmental Management Plans (CEMP), and Invasive Species Management Plans (ISMP).