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Translation – Explanation and Caution

The electronic translation service on the City of Surrey’s web site is hosted by Google Translate. The quality of the translation may vary in some of the languages offered by Google. The goal of the basic translation is to capture the general intention of the original English material.

Google Translate is a free service and currently offers translation in over 50 languages. Unfortunately, not all the languages spoken in the City of Surrey are translated. Punjabi is one of the languages not currently offered, and to remedy the situation, the City has been in contact with Google and they have committed to making Punjabi available in the future.

The City of Surrey cannot guarantee the quality, accuracy, or completeness of any translated information. Before you act on translated information, the City encourages you to confirm any facts that are important to you and the decisions you make.

The City of Surrey offers interpretation services at all its facilities. If you have a question about the material you read on our web site, we encourage you to stop by a City facilities to discuss it. You can also contact the City at (604) 591-4011 to receive interpretation support.

The City is committed to enhancing the accessibility of its web site to all its citizens, and appreciates any feedback that it receives.

Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, Tagalog, Hindi

Understanding the ESC By-law



The ESC By-law has two compliance components.
1. Specifying a threshold limit of the allowable level of sediment pollution; 75mg/L TSS.
2. Mandatory site management obligations for permitted construction projects that specify the level of site planning and management based on the size of the project.

In order to understand what the regulatory requirements for a particular construction project, you need to determine if the project results in a total disturbed area of less than or greater than 2000 square metres (approximately half an acre).  This area requirement is set as a management trigger point at which the level of potential risk of soil pollution and the capability of standard BMP’s require different levels of expertise and supervision.

Smaller Construction Sites
Projects that are less than 2000 square metres are customarily less complex by nature and the area of construction and construction scenarios are able to be managed using commonly prescribed BMP’s.

Larger Construction Sites
Projects equal to or exceeding this area are deemed to be more complex and require detailed plans with appropriate BMP’s to manage site sediment discharge around the proposed construction.