Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations (SOR/2002-222)

Regulations are current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2018-12-17. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE 3(Subsections 1(1) and 12(2) and subsection 4(2) of Schedule 5)Analytical Requirements for Metal or Diamond Mining Effluent

TABLE 1

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
ItemDeleterious Substance/pH/temperaturePrecisionFootnote for TABLE 1 1AccuracyFootnote for TABLE 1 2Method Detection Limit (MDL)
1Arsenic10%100 ± 10%0.0025 mg/L
2Copper10%100 ± 10%0.001 mg/L
3Cyanide10%100 ± 10%0.005 mg/L
4Lead10%100 ± 10%0.0005 mg/L
5Nickel10%100 ± 10%0.0125 mg/L
6Zinc10%100 ± 10%0.010 mg/L
7Suspended Solids15%100 ± 15%2.000 mg/L
8Radium 22610%100 ± 10%0.01 Bq/L
9Total ammonia10%100 ± 10%0.05 mg/L expressed as nitrogen (N)
10pH0.1 pH unit0.1 pH unitNot Applicable
11Temperature10%± 0.5 °CNot Applicable

TABLE 2

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
ItemSubstances/hardness/alkalinity/electrical conductivityPrecisionFootnote for TABLE 2 1AccuracyFootnote for TABLE 2 2Method Detection Limit (MDL)
1Aluminum10%100 ± 10%0.005 mg/L
2Cadmium10%100 ± 10%0.000045 mg/L
3Chloride10%100 ± 10%60 mg/L
4Chromium10%100 ± 10%0.00445 mg/L
5Cobalt10%100 ± 10%0.00125 mg/L
6Iron10%100 ± 10%0.15 mg/L
7Manganese10%100 ± 10%0.005 mg/L
8Mercury10%100 ± 10%0.00001 mg/L
9Molybdenum10%100 ± 10%0.0365 mg/L
10Nitrate10%100 ± 10%1.46835 mg/L, expressed as nitrogen (N)
11Phosphorus10%100 ± 10%0.05 mg/L
12Selenium10%100 ± 10%0.0005 mg/L
13Sulphate10%100 ± 10%0.6 mg/L
14Thallium10%100 ± 10%0.0004 mg/L
15Uranium10%100 ± 10%0.0075 mg/L
16Total ammonia10%100 ± 10%0.05 mg/L expressed as nitrogen (N)
17Hardness10%100 ± 10%1 mg/L
18Alkalinity10%100 ± 10%2 mg/L
19Electrical Conductivity10%100 ± 10%1 μS/cm
  • SOR/2006-239, s. 24
  • SOR/2018-99, s. 31
 
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