Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations

Version of section 21 from 2006-10-03 to 2018-05-31:

  •  (1) The owner or operator of a mine shall submit to the authorization officer an effluent monitoring report for all tests and monitoring conducted during each calendar quarter not later than 45 days after the end of the quarter.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), the effluent monitoring report shall include

    • (a) the information specified by section 8.1 of Reference Method EPS 1/RM/13 and by section 8.1 of Reference Method EPS 1/RM/14 as required by section 18;

    • (b) the concentration and monthly mean concentration of each deleterious substance set out in column 1 of Schedule 4 that is contained in effluent samples collected under subsection 12(1) and the concentrations of such deleterious substances contained in effluent samples collected under subsection 13(1) or (2);

    • (c) the pH of the effluent samples as required by subsection 12(1);

    • (d) whether a composite or grab sample collection method was used for each effluent sample as required by subsection 12(1);

    • (d.1) for each month of the calendar quarter, the number of days that effluent was deposited;

    • (e) the total volume of effluent deposited during each month of the reporting quarter as recorded under section 19;

    • (f) the mass loading of the deleterious substances set out in column 1 of Schedule 4 as recorded under section 20; and

    • (g) the results of the effluent characterization conducted under paragraph 15(1)(a).

  • (3) If no effluent is deposited in a calendar quarter, the report shall only include a statement to that effect.

  • SOR/2006-239, s. 10
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