27. The operator of a contaminated soil storage site must, 60 days before the site is to cease operations, send a notice to the Minister confirming the date of closure.
All contaminated soils must have been transferred by the operator to an authorized site listed in section 6 by the day of closure.
The operator must have a characterization study of the land performed within 6 months after operations have permanently ceased. The study must be sent to the Minister as soon as it is completed.
If the characterization study reveals the presence of contaminants in a concentration exceeding the values determined pursuant to section 14, the operator must take the necessary measures so that the contaminant concentration returns to values equal to or lower than those values. If, however, the values determined pursuant to section 14 were equal to or greater than the limit values in Schedule II, the operator must take the necessary measures to reduce the contaminant concentration to values lower than the values in that Schedule.