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Pulp and Paper Effluent Regulations (SOR/92-269)

Regulations are current to 2020-11-17 and last amended on 2018-09-26. Previous Versions

Pulp and Paper Effluent Regulations

SOR/92-269

FISHERIES ACT

Registration 1992-05-07

Regulations Prescribing Certain Deleterious Substances Related to the Effluent from Pulp and Paper Mills and Authorizing the Deposit of Limited Quantities of those Deleterious Substances in Certain Circumstances

P.C. 1992-961 1992-05-07

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, pursuant to subsections 34(2), 36(5), 37(3) and 38(9) and paragraphs 43(g.1)Footnote * and (g.2)* of the Fisheries Act, is pleased hereby to revoke the Pulp and Paper Effluent Regulations, C.R.C., c. 830, and to make the annexed Regulations prescribing certain deleterious substances related to the effluent from pulp and paper mills and off-site treatment facilities and authorizing the deposit of limited quantities of those deleterious substances in certain circumstances, in substitution therefor.

Short Title

 These Regulations may be cited as the Pulp and Paper Effluent Regulations.

Interpretation

 In these Regulations,

Act

Act means the Fisheries Act; (Loi)

acute lethality test

acute lethality test means the test to determine the acute lethality of effluent referred to in section 1 of Schedule I; (essai de détermination de la létalité aiguë)

acutely lethal

acutely lethal, in respect of effluent, means that the effluent at 100 per cent concentration kills more than 50 per cent of the rainbow trout subjected to it during a 96-hour period, when tested in accordance with the acute lethality test; (létalité aiguë)

authorization

authorization means an authorization issued under section 16 or 17; (autorisation)

authorization officer

authorization officer, in respect of a province set out in column I of an item of Schedule V, means the person referred to in column II of that item; (agent d’autorisation)

Bo

Bo[Repealed, SOR/2004-109, s. 1]

BOD

BOD means the biochemical oxygen demand that is equal to the quantity of oxygen, dissolved in water, that is consumed by BOD matter, when tested in accordance with the BOD test; (DBO)

BOD matter

BOD matter, in effluent, means any matter that consumes oxygen dissolved in water, when tested in accordance with the BOD test; (matières exerçant une DBO)

BOD test

BOD test means the test to determine the BOD of an effluent referred to in section 3 of Schedule I; (essai de détermination de la DBO)

Br

Br[Repealed, SOR/2004-109, s. 1]

D

D[Repealed, SOR/2004-109, s. 1]

daily period

daily period in respect of a mill, means

  • (a) a period of 24 consecutive hours determined by the operator of the mill, in respect of which the operator has given notification to the authorization officer, or

  • (b) if no notification has been given to the authorization officer by the operator, a calendar day; (période de vingt-quatre heures)

Daphnia magna test

Daphnia magna test means the test in respect of Daphnia magna referred to in section 2 of Schedule I; (essai sur Daphnia magna)

dissolving grade sulphite pulp

dissolving grade sulphite pulp means any sulphite pulp that is purified by a bleaching process for use in the manufacture of regenerated cellulose products; (pâte au bisulfite pour transformation chimique)

effluent

effluent means

  • (a) [Repealed, SOR/2012-140, s. 2]

  • (b) waste water from a mill, other than waste water from the treatment of intake water, including process water, gas scrubbing water, boiler blow-down water, wash-down water, cooling water, leachate from any site at the mill where solid residues generated by any mill are treated or disposed of, and leachate from any site at the mill where wood chips or hogfuel are stored; (effluent)

finished product

finished product means pulp or a paper product that has completed the production process at a mill; (produit fini)

mill

mill means

  • (a) a factory that is designed or used to produce pulp or paper products, or

  • (b) if a complex consists of factories that are owned by different owners and that are designed or used to produce pulp or paper products, all of those factories that discharge some or all of their effluent into a common treatment facility that is owned by one of those owners,

and includes any facility that is owned or operated by the owner of any of the factories referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) and that treats effluent; (fabrique)

off-site treatment facility

off-site treatment facility[Repealed, SOR/2012-140, s. 2]

operator

operator means the person who operates, has control or custody of or is in charge of a mill; (exploitant)

outfall structure

outfall structure means a conduit or other structure through which effluent is conveyed from a mill to a location where it is deposited in water frequented by fish, or in any place from which it may enter such water, or a conduit or other structure through which effluent is conveyed from a mill to a wastewater system; (émissaire d’effluent)

owner

owner[Repealed, SOR/2012-140, s. 2]

paper product

paper product means paper, coated paper, paperboard, hardboard, boxboard, linerboard, insulating board, building board, corrugating medium, tissue, moulded cellulose product and any other product directly derived from pulp, but does not include viscose, rayon, cellophane or any other cellulose derivative, or medium density fiberboard as defined in American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standard A208.2-2002, published on May 13, 2002; (produit de papier)

Port Alberni Mill

Port Alberni Mill means the mill located in Port Alberni, British Columbia, that is owned by Norske Skog Canada Limited, its successors or assigns; (fabrique de Port Alberni)

pulp

pulp means processed cellulose fibres that are derived from wood, other plant material or recycled paper products; (pâte)

Qd

Qd[Repealed, SOR/2004-109, s. 1]

Qm

Qm[Repealed, SOR/2004-109, s. 1]

Reference Method EPS 1/RM/13 Second Edition

Reference Method EPS 1/RM/13 Second Edition means Biological Test Method: Reference Method for Determining Acute Lethality of Effluents to Rainbow Trout (EPS 1/RM/13 Second Edition), December 2000, published by the federal Department of the Environment, as amended from time to time; (méthode de référence SPE 1/RM/13 Deuxième édition)

Reference Method EPS 1/RM/14 Second Edition

Reference Method EPS 1/RM/14 Second Edition means Biological Test Method: Reference Method for Determining Acute Lethality of Effluents to Daphnia magna (EPS 1/RM/14 Second Edition), December 2000, published by the federal Department of the Environment, as amended from time to time; (méthode de référence SPE 1/RM/14 Deuxième édition)

reference production rate

reference production rate means the daily production of finished product of a mill as determined under section 12; (rythme de production de référence)

So

So[Repealed, SOR/2004-109, s.1]

suspended solids

suspended solids means any solid matter that is present in effluent; (matières en suspension)

suspended solids test

suspended solids test means the test to determine the presence and quantity of suspended solids in effluent referred to in section 4 of Schedule I; (essai de détermination des matières en suspension)

transitional authorization

transitional authorization[Repealed, SOR/2004-109, s. 1]

treat

treat, in respect of effluent, means to subject the effluent to physical, chemical or biological action, other than dilution, in order to reduce or eliminate deleterious substances; (traiter)

wastewater system

wastewater system has the same meaning as in section 1 of the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations. (système d’assainissement)

  • SOR/2003-3, s. 1
  • SOR/2004-109, s. 1
  • SOR/2008-239, s. 1
  • SOR/2012-140, s. 2

Prescribed Deleterious Substances

 For the purpose of the definition deleterious substance in subsection 34(1) of the Act, the following classes of substances from a mill are prescribed as deleterious substances:

  • (a) acutely lethal effluent;

  • (b) BOD matter; and

  • (c) suspended solids.

  • SOR/2004-109, s. 2
  • SOR/2012-140, s. 30
 
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