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 V(Sections 5 and 8)

Licensing Criteria for Mining and Milling Undertakings

Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
ItemWater 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 useUse of less than 100 m3 per dayFootnote for Licensing Criteria for Mining and Milling Undertakings*Use of water for milling at a rate of less than 100 tonnes of ore per day, use of water for leaching other than production leaching or use of 100 or more cubic metres per day for undertakings other than milling or production leachingFootnote for Licensing Criteria for Mining and Milling Undertakings*Use of water for milling at a rate of 100 or more tonnes of ore per day or use of water for production leaching
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 metres wide at ordinary high water mark at point of diversionAll other diversionsNone
(5) Alteration of flow or storage by means of dams or dikesOff-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) placer mining, or

Any deposit of waste in conjunction with non-mechanized in-stream placer operations or with out-of-stream watercourse placer or testing operations, where no chemical additives are used and there is no direct or indirect deposit of waste to surface waterAny deposit of waste in conjunction with mechanized in-stream placer operations or with any operations where chemical additives are usedNone
  • (b) other mining and milling

Any deposit of waste, other than from milling, where there is no direct or indirect deposit to surface waterAny direct or indirect deposit of waste to surface waters, or any deposit of waste from milling at a rate of less than 100 tonnes of ore per dayDeposit of waste from milling at a rate of 100 tonnes or more of ore per day
 
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