RBCA Tool Kit for Atlantic Canada v3.2.2

RBCA Tool Kit for Atlantic Canada LogoThe RBCA Tool Kit for Atlantic Canada is a region-specific customization of GSI's popular RBCA Tool Kit for Chemical Releases software. It is designed to complete the calculations required for Tiers 1 and 2 of the Atlantic RBCA Protocol, including harmonization with the 2008 Canada-Wide Standard for Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Soil (CWS-PHC) developed by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME). The RBCA Tool Kit for Atlantic Canada utilizes default parameters, modeling options, and chemical data consistent with Version 3.0 of the Atlantic RBCA User Guidance Documentation.


This software is a comprehensive modeling and risk characterization package for Tier 1 and Tier 2 RBCA evaluations for petroleum release sites. The RBCA Tool Kit combines contaminant transport models and risk assessment tools to calculate baseline risk levels and RBCA_Atlantic_Canada_3derive Site Specific Target Levels (SSTLs) for a full array of soil, groundwater, and air exposure pathways. The ease-of-use and streamlined graphical interface make it an essential tool for handling RBCA calculations for both simple and sophisticated problems.

Fate and Transport Models: Includes fate and transport models from the Atlantic RBCA User Guidance, v3, for all exposure pathways. Multiple points of exposure (POEs) allow analysis of actual vs. potential points of exposure in the same run. Default input parameters specific to Atlantic Canada are provided including default coarse-grained and fine-grained soil types.

Transient Modeling Options: In addition to steady-state air, soil, and groundwater exposure models, the RBCA Tool Kit for Atlantic Canada allows transient groundwater modeling analysis to help estimate not only how high but how soon exposure could occur.

Chem/Tox Database: Extensive chemical list covers a wide array of chemicals, including organic solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons (including TPH fractions), pesticides, metals, and more. The user selects the chemical of concern and the key data loads automatically. Database can be expanded and customized by the user for state-specific values. Note: Regulatory authorities in Atlantic Canada currently approve the use of RBCA for petroleum constituents only.

Graphical User Interface: Streamlined graphical interface guides the user through the RBCA evaluation process. Features include convenient unit selections and conversions, the option to save and retrieve data for efficient file storage, and import and export compatibility with GSI's generic RBCA Tool Kit for Chemical Releases.

Reports: Produces report-quality output tables of baseline risk and calculated SSTLs and a report-ready summary for each chemical.


New in Version 3.2.2:

Compatible with Microsoft Excel 2007 and 2010: Fully compatible with Excel 2003, 2007 or 2010 (older versions of Excel are no longer supported).


Expanded land use scenario options: Includes default exposure parameters for residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial land use scenarios.


Updated default input parameters for harmonization with 2008 CMME-CWS guidelines: groundwater mixing zone thickness, hydraulic gradient, exposure frequency and duration parameters (including age adjustment for carcinogens), vapour permeability for coarse-grained soils, commercial building air exchange rate, and residential building volume/area ratio.


Product Pricing and Availability
Single User License:

Internet download: $995.00

(Includes PDF manual*)

Purchase the RBCA Tool Kit for Atlantic Canada

Upgrade License (from RBCA for Atlantic Canada 2.x)

Internet Download: $450.00

(Includes PDF manual*)
Purchase the RBCA Tool Kit for Atlantic Canada
All pricing quoted in U.S. Dollars. Government, Educational and Volume pricing is available, click here for more details.
* Manual is only available in the English language.


System Requirements:

PC running Microsoft Excel 2003,2007 or 2010 for Windows. Compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.

  • Operating System:
    • Windows Vista through Windows 10 (32 or 64bit)
    • Not compatible with MacOS or Linux
  • Excel:
    • Excel 2007 through 2016 (32 bit ONLY)
  • User must have administrator permission to the installation directory.

The software is not compatible with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Excel.
This product is only guaranteed to work with the English language version of Excel.

External Links:

Click here to go to the Atlantic RBCA website.