Petroleum Refinery Liquid Effluent Regulations (C.R.C., c. 828)

Regulations are current to 2014-11-25

APPLICATION

 These Regulations apply to every refinery that has not commenced the processing of crude oil prior to November 1, 1973 and that commences the processing of crude oil on or after that date.

SUBSTANCES PRESCRIBED AS DELETERIOUS SUBSTANCES

 For the purpose of paragraph (c) of the definition “deleterious substance” in subsection 33(11) of the Act, the following substances are prescribed as deleterious substances;

  • (a) oil and grease;

  • (b) phenols;

  • (c) sulfide;

  • (d) ammonia nitrogen;

  • (e) total suspended matter; and

  • (f) any substance capable of altering the pH of liquid effluent or once-through cooling water.

AUTHORIZED DEPOSIT OF A DELETERIOUS SUBSTANCE

  •  (1) Subject to these Regulations, the owner of a refinery may deposit a deleterious substance prescribed in paragraph 4(a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) if

    • (a) the arithmetic mean of the actual deposits of each such substance during the month in which the deposit is made does not exceed the arithmetic mean of the authorized deposits of that substance in the same month for the refinery, as calculated in accordance with section 7;

    • (b) the actual deposit of each such substance deposited in each day by the refinery does not exceed, for more than one day in each month, the authorized deposit of that substance for the refinery, as calculated in accordance with subsection 8(1); and

    • (c) the actual deposit of each such substance deposited in each day by the refinery does not exceed the authorized deposit of that substance for the refinery as calculated in accordance with subsection 8(2).

  • (2) Subject to these Regulations, the owner of a refinery may deposit the deleterious substance prescribed in paragraph 4(f) if the pH of the liquid effluent or once-through cooling water is within the limits of 6.0 and 9.5.

  • (3) Subject to these Regulations, the owner of a refinery may deposit a deleterious substance prescribed in paragraph 4(a), (b) or (e), if the aggregate quantity of that substance contained in storm water being deposited in any month does not exceed the limit of the deposit authorized of that substance in the same month for the refinery, as calculated in accordance with subsection 9(2).

REFERENCE CRUDE RATES

  •  (1) When the owner of a refinery intends to deposit a deleterious substance prescribed in paragraph 4(a), (b), (c), (d) or (e), he shall, before making the deposit, sign, date and forward to the Minister a declaration, in such form as the Minister may prescribe, stating the reference crude rate of the refinery.

  • (2) For the purpose of subsection (1), the reference crude rate of a refinery is the maximum design stream day crude rate of the refinery, divided by 1,000.

  • (3) The owner of a refinery may revise the reference crude rate of the refinery at any time by signing, dating and forwarding to the Minister a declaration, in such form as the Minister may prescribe, stating the revised reference crude rate of the refinery.

  • (4) The owner of a refinery that deposits a deleterious substance prescribed in paragraph 4(a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) shall revise the reference crude rate of the refinery if the arithmetic mean of the stream day crude rates during any two consecutive months, divided by 1,000, excluding days when crude rates have been reduced due to refinery maintenance, is less than 85 per cent of the last declared reference crude rate of the refinery and shall sign, date and forward a declaration, in such form as the Minister may prescribe, stating the revised reference crude rate of the refinery.

  • (5) For the purpose of subsection (3), the revised reference crude rate of a refinery is the arithmetic mean of stream day crude rates sustained in commercial operation for at least seven consecutive days, divided by 1,000.

  • (6) For the purpose of subsection (4), the revised reference crude rate of a refinery is the arithmetic mean of stream day crude rates sustained in commercial operation for at least 14 consecutive days, divided by 1,000.

  • (7) The revised reference crude rate of a refinery takes effect on the first day of the month in which it is declared.