Mackenzie Valley Federal Areas Waters Regulations (SOR/93-303)

Regulations are current to 2017-09-27 and last amended on 2016-06-13. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE IV(Sections 5 and 8)

Licensing Criteria for Industrial Undertakings

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
Water Use/

Deposit of Waste

Water Use and Deposit of Waste Permitted Without a LicenceWater Use and Deposit of Waste Requiring a Type “B” LicenceWater Use and Deposit of Waste Requiring a Type “A” Licence
1Direct water use in respect of
  • (a) oil and gas exploration; and

Use of less than 100 m3 per dayFootnote for Licensing Criteria for Industrial Undertakings*Use of 100 or more cubic metres per dayFootnote for Licensing Criteria for Industrial Undertakings*None
  • (b) any other industrial undertaking

Use of less than 100 m3 per dayFootnote for Licensing Criteria for Industrial Undertakings*Use of 100 or more cubic metres per day and less than 300 cubic metres per dayFootnote for Licensing Criteria for Industrial Undertakings*Use of 300 or more cubic metres per dayFootnote for Licensing Criteria for Industrial Undertakings*
2(1) Watercourse crossings, including pipelines, bridges and roadsConstruction of a structure across a watercourse less than 5 metres wide at ordinary high water mark at point of constructionConstruction of a structure across a watercourse 5 or more metres wide at ordinary high water mark at point of constructionNone
(2) Watercourse training, including channel and bank alterations, culverts, spurs, erosion control, and artificial accretion

Training

  • (a) of intermittent watercourses,

  • (b) of watercourses that are less than 5 m wide at the ordinary high water mark at the point of training,

  • (c) involving infilling of a watercourse with no inflow or outflow and with a surface area of less than 0.5 ha, or

  • (d) involving removal or placement of less than 100 m3 of material, where cross-sectional area not significantly changed at point of removal or placement

All other watercourse trainingNone
(3) Flood ControlConstruction of a temporary structureConstruction of a permanent in-stream structureNone
(4) DiversionsDiversion of a watercourse that is less than 2 m wide at ordinary high water mark at point of diversionAll other diversionsNone
(5) Alteration of flow or storage by means of dams or dikes.Off-stream storage of a quantity of water less than or equal to 2 500 m3Off-stream storage of a quantity of water greater than 2 500 m3 and less than 60 000 m3, or instream storage of a quantity of water less than 60 000 m3All other alterations or storage
3Deposit of waste in conjunction with
  • (a) oil and gas exploration,

Deposit of drill waste by injection into an underground formation or reservoir that is authorized under paragraph 5(1)(b) of the Canada Oil and Gas Operations ActDeposit of drill waste to a sumpDeposit of drill waste other than deposit of drill waste to a sump or by injection into an underground formation or reservoir
  • (b) oil and gas production, processing and refining,

Deposit of drill waste by injection into an underground formation or reservoir that is authorized under paragraph 5(1)(b) of the Canada Oil and Gas Operations ActNoneDeposit of waste other than deposit of drill waste by injection into an underground formation or reservoir
  • (c) quarrying and gravel washing,

Deposit of waste in conjunction with quarrying above ordinary high water mark where there is no direct or indirect deposit of waste to surface waterDeposit of waste in conjunction with quarrying below ordinary high water mark or deposit of waste in conjunction with quarrying above ordinary high water mark where there is a direct or indirect deposit of waste to surface waterNone
  • (d) hydrostatic testing,

Any deposit of waste associated with cleaning or testing of previously unused storage tanks or pipelinesAny deposit of waste associated with cleaning or testing of used storage tanks or pipelinesNone
  • (e) cooling, or

Any deposit of waste that does not contain biocides or conditionersAny deposit of biocides or conditionersNone
  • (f) other industrial undertakings

NoneAllNone
  • Return to footnote *Does not include water taken from an artificial reservoir with no natural inflow.

  • SOR/2012-250, s. 1.
 
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