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Chromium Electroplating, Chromium Anodizing and Reverse Etching Regulations (SOR/2009-162)

Regulations are current to 2020-07-28 and last amended on 2020-03-16. Previous Versions

Reporting and Notices

[SOR/2020-46, s. 3]
  •  (1) Every person that performed a release test under section 5 must, within 75 days after the last sample is taken for the test, submit to the Minister a report containing the following information respecting each point source and those tanks using the point source control method:

    • (a) the date the sampling was performed, the time at which the sampling was started and the time at which it was completed;

    • (b) the test results;

    • (c) the location on a floor plan of the point source and of any tanks, control devices and fans that were connected to the point source at the time the sampling was performed;

    • (d) the test method used;

    • (e) in respect of tanks connected to the point source at the time of the sampling, the number of tanks in use and the number of tanks that were not in use, if any;

    • (f) a description of the ventilation system for each tank in use and connected to the point source at the time the sampling was performed;

    • (g) the respective diameters of the ducts linking each tank in use to a control device at the time the sampling was performed;

    • (h) the electrical output setting for each tank’s rectifier at the time the sampling was performed;

    • (i) if a stack was used at the time the sampling was performed, the dimensions of the stack, the diameter and location of each sampling port in relation to the point of release from the stack and, if an extension was required to conduct the three sampling runs of the test, the type of extension, its dimensions and the location on the extension of each sampling port;

    • (j) the dimensions, type and the name of the manufacturer of each control device in use at the time the sampling was performed and the model and the name of the manufacturer of each control device fan in use at the time the sampling was performed and its rated capacity as established by its manufacturer; and

    • (k) the concentration, in mg/dscm, of hexavalent chromium, if measured separately, or, in any other case, of total chromium, released during each of the three sampling runs required and the average concentration calculated for those runs.

  • (2) Every person referred to in section 7 must submit to the Minister, no later than July 31 of every calendar year, a report setting out the surface tension recorded from January 1 to June 30 of the year in question, and must submit, no later than January 31 of the next calendar year, a report setting out the surface tension recorded from July 1 to December 31 of the preceding calendar year.

  • (3) For the year in which this section comes into force, only one report must be submitted, setting out the surface tension recorded during the remainder of that year, no later than January 31 of the year following the year this section comes into force.

  • (4) The reports required under this section must be in a form determined by the Minister.

 For the purposes of paragraph 95(1)(a) of the Act, where there occurs or is a likelihood of a release into the environment of a hexavalent chromium compound in contravention of these Regulations, the written report must contain the following information:

  • (a) the name, civic address and telephone number of the person submitting the report;

  • (b) the civic address of the facility where the release occurred or is likely to occur;

  • (c) in the case of a release, the date, time, duration and exact location of the release;

  • (d) in the case of the likelihood of a release, the date, time and location where the release is likely to occur;

  • (e) the estimated quantity of hexavalent chromium compound that was released or is likely to be released;

  • (f) a description of the circumstances leading to the release or likely release, including identification of its cause, if known, and any corrective action taken;

  • (g) a description of measures taken to remedy, reduce or mitigate any danger that results from the release or that may reasonably be expected to result if the release were to occur; and

  • (h) the identification of all persons and agencies notified as a result of the release or likely release.

  • SOR/2020-46, s. 4(F)
  •  (1) Any notice or report submitted to the Minister under these Regulations must be dated and signed

    • (a) in the case of a corporation, by a person authorized to do so; and

    • (b) in any other case, by the person submitting the notice or report or by a person authorized to act on their behalf.

  • (2) The person submitting the notice or report must include the following information:

    • (a) their telephone number and fax number, if any, including the area code;

    • (b) their e-mail address, if any;

    • (c) the name of the owner or operator of the chromium electroplating, chromium anodizing or reverse etching equipment;

    • (d) the civic address at which the equipment is located;

    • (e) the postal address, if different from the civic address; and

    • (f) the name and title of the person who signed the notice or report and their e-mail address, if any.

Record Keeping

  •  (1) The owner or operator of chromium electroplating, chromium anodizing or reverse etching equipment must keep all records, reports, inspection and maintenance plans, floor plans depicting the location of tanks and, if applicable, the location of control devices and fans, test results and other information required by these Regulations at the facility where that equipment is located or, on notification to the Minister, at any other place in Canada where the documents can be inspected for a period of at least five years beginning on the date of their creation.

  • (2) The person submitting the notice must specify the civic address at which the records, reports, plans, test results and other information can be inspected and identify each facility to which each of those records, reports, plans, test results and other information pertains.

Coming into Force

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), these Regulations come into force 30 days after the day on which they are registered.

  • (2) The definitions chromium anodizing, chromium electroplating, representative operating conditions, reverse etching and tank in section 1 come into force on the day on which these Regulations are registered.

 
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