Services // Remediation


Hi, I’m Jason Hampson, Principal Scientist and Partner here at Trace Associates. There’s a lot of value for our clients in doing things right and getting sites closed and off the books. From downtown urban centres to remote areas, we are always looking at the setting, analyzing the risks, and trying to provide the best option for our clients. We want to make sure remediation efforts are effective and focused only on what’s truly at risk to save our clients time and money. I’ve been with Trace since the beginning in 2006. Our goal has always been to do things differently, and I think we’ve had a lot of success with that.

Remediation projects include risk assessment, management, and the development of risk-based guidelines. Our risk-based approach helps clients avoid unnecessary remediation. As a result, Trace is able to reduce costs for clients, save valuable time, and limit potential community, environmental, and safety impacts.

Environmental Site

  • Phase I and II environmental site assessments
  • Risk assessment and site-specific guideline development
  • Risk management plans
  • Groundwater monitoring and sampling
  • Subsoil salinity tool
  • Tier 2 guideline development
  • Environmental liability assessments


  • Risk assessments
  • Remediation feasibility assessments
  • Soil and groundwater remediation
  • Remediation action plans
  • Management closure processes
  • Remediation certificates

Risk Assessment

  • Tier 1 and Tier 2 pathway and receptor exclusion
  • Tier 2 site-specific guidelines development
  • Subsoil salinity tool Tier 2A, Tier 2B, and Tier 2C
  • Metal exceedances justification
  • Tier 2 application for bedrock
  • Human health risk assessment
  • Ecological risk assessment

Liability Assessment

  • Assess one or thousands of sites at a time
  • Identify and estimate environmental liability associated with historical activity
  • Site visits to estimate potential closure and management
  • Review historical ownership and business activities related to the assets
  • Identify sites with significant environmental liability
  • Analysis of current environmental management and housekeeping standards
  • Estimate annual operating assessment, remediation, and reclamation costs
  • Report with an approximate environmental liability cost range to determine if acquisition is feasible

Decommissioning &

  • Decommissioning strategy development
  • Develop bid tenders
  • Cost estimating and benchmarking
  • Project management of contractual obligations and operational planning
  • Permitting and regulatory compliance
  • Pre- and post-decommissioning survey maps to identify quantity of debris
  • Coordination of downhole and surface abandonment of oil and gas wells

what our clients are saying

“We like Trace. We like Ron, we like Nick, and we like the relationships we’ve built on our projects with them. They have a suite of services that cover the ecological and environmental, and they have demonstrated that they understand what needs to be done, aren’t doing unnecessary work, and they make sure it gets done. Ron told me that the Trace motto is to 'consult better.' This motto is reflected in the service they provide.”

Clark | Qualico Communities

“I appreciate Trace’s candidness, honesty, and straightforwardness. The communication is strong, they are always professional, and they stay on point. They’re good at what they do and are always available when I need them.”

Confidential Client

“Trace provides a level of personal service that we don’t get from other companies. We get straightforward, open communication with Project Managers, including frequent touch-points. Trace always does what they say they are going to do.”

Neil Reid | Midstream Energy Client

“I choose Trace because of their expertise and clarity on what they will deliver, and my trust in them. We share similar values of honesty and communication. They’re very thoughtful in what they do and their expertise is very appreciated. Nothing they do or say leaves you scratching your head.”

Warn Franklin | works with Ron at Trace

“I value our relationship with Trace and can see it continuing into the future.  Having a third party come in to do environmental inspections is very helpful and gives added focus on areas that might otherwise be neglected due to the busy nature of the business. Trace's expertise in the Environmental Consultant field helps keep NorSask on a path of continuous improvement. We very much appreciate the proactive approach that Trace takes to meet our needs.”

Kelly | NorSask