General Reporting Standards
|This policy was adopted by the B.C. Association of Professional Consulting Archaeologists at a general meeting on April 17, 1999.
|The intent of this policy is to clarify operational standards regarding reporting.
|This policy shall apply to all members of the Society when providing professional services, except as limited by confidentiality agreements, as stipulated in the Bylaws.
|Members shall report, in writing, all cultural materials and features identified while providing professional services.
|Members shall report and explain any professional opinions, decisions, significance evaluations, impact assessments or management recommendations made while providing professional services.
|Members shall describe in a detailed written report the methods employed to obtain the information on which the above opinions, decisions, evaluation, assessments and recommendations are based.
|Wherever practicable, the methods employed shall be described in sufficient detail to allow replication.
|Wherever applicable, the methods employed and cultural materials and features identified shall be illustrated.
|Whenever quantifiable information is presented in the required reports, specific quantities shall be indicated and/or references to sources which present the relevant specific quantities shall be cited.
Except as limited by confidentiality agreements, as stipulated in the Bylaws, copies of the required reports shall be distributed to the following parties:
|Members shall employ all reasonable measures to ensure that the required reports are received by all of the parties listed above, prior to the implementation of any professional recommendation likely to result in impacts to any cultural materials or features, whether potential or identified.
|Copies of the required reports shall be kept on file by the member and shall be made available to the Association upon request, except as limited by confidentiality agreements, as stipulated in the Bylaws