Terrapex Environnement Ltée conducts environmental site evaluations in accordance with CSA Z769-01 norms and section IV.2.1 of the Environmental Quality Act.
The primary objective of a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is to assess potential sources of contamination that may have affected the environmental condition of a property. In the likelihood of contamination, a Phase I (ESA) can reduce uncertainties regarding liability and can also offer a basis for supplementary site investigations.
The Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is a more "intrusive" investigation which collects samples of soil, groundwater or building materials to analyze for quantitative values of various contaminants. This investigation is normally undertaken when a Phase I ESA determines a likelihood of environmental impacts onsite.
Terrapex Environnement Ltée has performed numerous environmental site remediations within the context of the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks (MDDEP) "Policy for the Protection and Remediation of Contaminated Property" and "Site Assessment Guide."
An environmental remediation project has decontamination as its primary objective, as defined by a site assessment to a level deemed suitable by the MDDEP guidelines for the designated usage or zoning.
Terrapex Environnement Ltée. assists companies with applications for Certificates of Authorization from the MDDEP.
Article 22 of the Environmental Quality Act (EQA) states that one must obtain a certificate of authorization prior to the completion of any work or activity with the potential to impact the environment. Any project, activity or work subject to this Act requires a request for authorization from the MDDEP.
Terrapex Environnement Ltée. compiles hazardous material inventories on commercial and industrial sites in accordance with regulations administered by the MDDEP:
Terrapex Environnement Ltée. conducts environmental compliance audits (ECA) in accordance with CSA Z773-03 norms. Environmental compliance audits determine an organization's level of compliance in relation to codes, regulations, legislation and any other applicable criteria.
Terrapex Environnement Ltée conducts in situ environmental site remediation for residential, commercial and industrial site usages in accordance with "Politique de protection des sols et de réhabilitation des terrains contaminés" and "Guide de caractérisation de terrains" ministry guidelines.
As part of research and development (R&D), Terrapex supports the integration of digital analysis tools for the comprehensive interpretation of data collected over the course of laboratory and field work. It is within this context that the company has acquired hydrogeological modeling software.
Québec is currently undergoing an unparalleled era of investment and development in the mining sector as well as in the area of infrastructure. Propelled by the Plan Nord of the Québec government, substantial investment in mining companies and the resolve of regional leaders to develop energy and mineral resources throughout the territory, the province is generating interest from exploration companies and mining operators locally, regionally and farther afield.
In order to assist and support the businesses, entrepreneurs and organizations involved in the development of these resources, Terrapex has built a team consisting of scientists, technicians and professionals from various fields connected to the planning, development and implementation of projects that are respectful of the environment and local communities. This team, put together by Terrapex and partner organizations, draws on resources from various domains and specialties vital to mining development in Québec. These include geology and hydrogeology, environmental engineering, chemistry and chemical engineering, forestry, hydraulics, geomorphology, biology, geography and technical disciplines.
The Geotechnical Department has extensive experience and implementations throughout the Province of Québec. Over the years, Terrapex professionals have acquired invaluable knowledge of engineering projects carried out in wide-ranging climatic conditions. Whether in northern or southern milieus, geotechnical and hydrogeological specialists and professionals are able to provide scientific and technical support for the development of projects requiring their input.
Terrapex staff is composed of scientists, technicians and professionals who pursue every opportunity to surpass themselves in project development and to promote innovation and research, core values of the organization. Through this commitment to research and development, Terrapex offers creative solutions tailored to meet clients’ needs while saving valuable time and resources.