Pulp and Paper Effluent Regulations (SOR/92-269)

Regulations are current to 2014-12-08 and last amended on 2012-06-29. Previous Versions

Monitoring Equipment

  •  (1) The monitoring equipment referred to in paragraph 7(1)(a) is equipment that is installed, maintained and calibrated so that it is capable of monitoring effluent in accordance with Schedule II, and includes the following:

    • (a) equipment that is capable of taking duplicate samples of effluent from each outfall structure, or a sufficient volume of effluent to obtain split samples, for the purpose of conducting BOD tests and suspended solids tests; and

    • (b) equipment that permits the determination of the volume of effluent that is deposited through each outfall structure using a method that accords with generally accepted engineering principles, such as a method described in the standards for the measurement of fluid flow in closed conduits and for the measurement of liquid flow in open channels, published by the International Organization for Standardization under International Classification for standards numbers 17.120.10 and 17.120.20, respectively, as amended from time to time.

  • (2) Flow monitoring equipment shall be calibrated to be accurate to within 10 per cent.

  • (3) The records of the monitoring equipment shall

    • (a) contain a description of the monitoring equipment, including the manufacturer’s specifications and the year and model number of the equipment;

    • (b) contain the results of the calibration tests of the monitoring equipment; and

    • (c) be kept available for inspection for a period of at least three years.

  • SOR/2004-109, s. 5.

Reporting Monitoring Results

  •  (1) Each monthly report of monitoring results and production information referred to in paragraph 7(1)(b) shall contain the following information and shall be submitted to the authorization officer no later than 30 days after the end of the month to which the report relates:

    • (a) the data required by section 8.1 of Reference Method EPS 1/RM/13 Second Edition and section 8.1 of Reference Method EPS 1/RM/14 Second Edition for all tests that were conducted in accordance with Schedule II during the month, including any additional tests that were conducted on samples collected in accordance with the procedures specified in that Schedule;

    • (b) the results of all BOD tests and suspended solids tests that were conducted in accordance with Schedule II during the month, including any additional tests that were conducted on samples collected in accordance with the procedures specified in that Schedule;

    • (c) the average daily BOD of the BOD matter that was deposited during the month and the average daily quantity of suspended solids that was deposited during the month, calculated on the basis of the results referred to in paragraph (b);

    • (d) the total BOD of the BOD matter that was deposited during the month and the total quantity of suspended solids that was deposited during the month, calculated by multiplying the number of days in the month during which effluent was deposited by the applicable daily average for that month referred to in paragraph (c);

    • (e) the volume of effluent that was deposited during each daily period in the month;

    • (f) in the case of a mill at which, under the authority of an authorization, treated effluent is combined with other effluent before being deposited, the volume of each effluent that is to be treated and the volume of the treated effluent before it is combined, for any daily period during which samples of effluent are collected in accordance with section 15 of Schedule II; and

    • (g) in the case of a mill, the quantity of finished product, measured in accordance with subsection 12(3), that was produced during each daily period that the mill was in operation during the month.

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/2012-140, s. 8]

  • (3) Each report referred to in this section shall be submitted electronically in the format provided by the federal Department of the Environment, but the report shall be submitted in writing if

    • (a) no such format has been provided; or

    • (b) it is, owing to circumstances beyond the operator’s control, impracticable to submit the report electronically in the format provided.

  • SOR/2004-109, s. 6;
  • SOR/2012-140, s. 8.