In 2008, Alberta Transportation and the cities of Calgary and Edmonton developed a common Environmental Construction Operations (ECO) Plan Framework (the Framework) to meet the needs of the three organizations. The creation of a common ECO Plan Framework was driven by:
- a need expressed by contractors and consultants to streamline the process; and
- the recognition that environmental issues on construction sites are similar, regardless of the jurisdiction in which they occur.
The purpose of this Framework is to provide instructions on ECO Plan development common to all three jurisdictions. In addition, the headings within the Framework can be used as headings within the project-specific ECO Plan.
An ECO Plan consists of written procedures and drawings addressing the environmental mitigation and protection issues relevant to construction activities being performed on a specific project site.
ECO Plan Framework (2017 version)