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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

PART 1Mills (continued)

Reporting Monitoring Results

  •  (1) Each monthly report of monitoring results and production information referred to in paragraph 7(1)(b) shall contain the following information and shall be submitted to the authorization officer no later than 30 days after the end of the month to which the report relates:

    • (a) the data required by section 8.1 of Reference Method EPS 1/RM/13 Second Edition and section 8.1 of Reference Method EPS 1/RM/14 Second Edition for all tests that were conducted in accordance with Schedule II during the month, including any additional tests that were conducted on samples collected in accordance with the procedures specified in that Schedule;

    • (b) the results of all BOD tests and suspended solids tests that were conducted in accordance with Schedule II during the month, including any additional tests that were conducted on samples collected in accordance with the procedures specified in that Schedule;

    • (c) the average daily BOD of the BOD matter that was deposited during the month and the average daily quantity of suspended solids that was deposited during the month, calculated on the basis of the results referred to in paragraph (b);

    • (d) the total BOD of the BOD matter that was deposited during the month and the total quantity of suspended solids that was deposited during the month, calculated by multiplying the number of days in the month during which effluent was deposited by the applicable daily average for that month referred to in paragraph (c);

    • (e) the volume of effluent that was deposited during each daily period in the month;

    • (f) in the case of a mill at which, under the authority of an authorization, treated effluent is combined with other effluent before being deposited, the volume of each effluent that is to be treated and the volume of the treated effluent before it is combined, for any daily period during which samples of effluent are collected in accordance with section 15 of Schedule II; and

    • (g) in the case of a mill, the quantity of finished product, measured in accordance with subsection 12(3), that was produced during each daily period that the mill was in operation during the month.

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/2012-140, s. 8]

  • (3) Each report referred to in this section shall be submitted electronically in the format provided by the federal Department of the Environment, but the report shall be submitted in writing if

    • (a) no such format has been provided; or

    • (b) it is, owing to circumstances beyond the operator’s control, impracticable to submit the report electronically in the format provided.

  • SOR/2004-109, s. 6
  • SOR/2012-140, s. 8

Identifying Information

[SOR/2004-109, s. 7]
  •  (1) The identifying information referred to in paragraph 7(1)(d) is as follows:

    • (a) the name and address of both the owner and the operator of the mill;

    • (b) the day referred to in subsection 30(1) after which the interpretive report is required to be submitted to the authorization officer; and

    • (c) in the case of a mill that treats, in addition to its own effluent, waste water from sources other than a mill, the name and address of both the owner and the operator of each of those sources.

    • (d) [Repealed, SOR/2012-140, s. 9]

  • (1.1) The identifying information referred to in paragraph 7(3)(b) is as follows:

    • (a) the name and address of both the owner and the operator of the mill; and

    • (b) the name and address of both the owner and the operator of the wastewater system into which effluent is deposited.

  • (2) The identifying information shall be submitted no later than

    • (a) 30 days after the day on which this subsection comes into force; or

    • (b) the day on which the mill becomes subject to these Regulations, if that day is after the period referred to in paragraph (a).

  • (3) Any change in the information previously submitted shall be submitted no later than 90 days after the change occurs.

  • SOR/2004-109, s. 8
  • SOR/2008-239, s. 2
  • SOR/2012-140, ss. 9, 31

Emergency Response Plan

  •  (1) The emergency response plan referred to in paragraphs 7(1)(f) and (3)(c) shall describe the measures to be taken to prevent any deposit of a deleterious substance out of the normal course of events or to mitigate the effects of such a deposit. The plan shall include the following elements:

    • (a) the identification of any deposit out of the normal course of events that can reasonably be expected to occur at the mill and that can reasonably be expected to result in damage or danger to fish habitat or fish or the use by man of fish, and the identification of the damage or danger;

    • (b) a description of the measures to be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to a deposit identified under paragraph (a);

    • (c) a list of the individuals who are to implement the plan in the event of a deposit out of the normal course of events, and a description of their roles and responsibilities;

    • (d) the identification of the emergency response training required for each of the individuals listed under paragraph (c);

    • (e) a list of the emergency response equipment included as part of the plan, and the equipment’s location; and

    • (f) alerting and notification procedures including the measures to be taken to notify members of the public who may be adversely affected by a deposit identified under paragraph (a).

  • (2) The emergency response plan shall be prepared no later than

    • (a) 30 days after the day on which this subsection comes into force; or

    • (b) the day on which the mill becomes subject to these Regulations, if that day is after the period referred to in paragraph (a).

  • (3) An updated emergency response plan shall be prepared no later than January 31 of each calendar year.

  • (4) If a mill has not been subject to the requirements of these Regulations for more than one year, a new emergency response plan shall be prepared on the day on which the mill again becomes subject to these Regulations.

  • SOR/2004-109, s. 9
  • SOR/2008-239, s. 19(F)
  • SOR/2012-140, ss. 10, 31

Reference Production Rate

  •  (1) The reference production rate of a mill for any year is equal to the highest value of the 90th percentiles of the daily production of finished product at the mill for any of the previous three years.

  • (2) The 90th percentile of the daily production of finished product at a mill for a year is the statistically derived value that is equal to the quantity of finished product, produced daily by the mill, that was exceeded on 10 per cent of the days that the mill operated in the year.

  • (3) The production of finished product shall be measured in tonnes, taking into account the following:

    • (a) in the case of pulp,

      • (i) if its moisture content exceeds 10%, the weight of the pulp shall be adjusted so that its moisture content does not exceed 10%, or

      • (ii) if its moisture content is equal to or less than 10%, the weight of the pulp shall not be adjusted; and

    • (b) in the case of a paper product, the weight of the paper product shall be its weight after it has been machine dried.

  • (4) The reference production rates referred to in paragraph 7(1)(g) shall be submitted for each calendar year to the authorization officer no later than January 31 of the following year.

  • SOR/2004-109, s. 10
  •  (1) Where less than three years of data are available on which to calculate the reference production rate of a mill, the operator may use a reference production rate calculated on the basis of available data or may apply to the authorization officer for an interim reference production rate.

  • (2) If the 90th percentile of the daily production of finished product at a mill has increased or is expected to increase by more than 25%, in respect of any period of 100 consecutive days, from the reference production rate of the mill, the operator may apply to the authorization officer for an interim reference production rate.

  • (3) If the 90th percentile of the daily production of finished product at a mill has decreased or is expected to decrease by more than 25%, in respect of any period of 100 consecutive days, from the reference production rate of the mill, the operator shall apply to the authorization officer for an interim reference production rate no later than 31 days after the decrease occurs or after becoming aware of the expected decrease, as the case may be.

  • (4) An applicant for an interim reference production rate shall submit plans, specifications and other information on the design and capability of the mill’s production process to the authorization officer and such further information as the authorization officer may subsequently require to assess the application.

  • (5) If, in accordance with subsection (1), (2) or (3), the authorization officer assigns an interim reference production rate to a mill to be used for the purposes of section 14 instead of the reference production rate, the interim reference production rate shall be based on an estimation of what the 90th percentile of the daily production would be at that mill. The estimation shall be based on the information submitted in accordance with subsection (4).

  • (6) The use of an interim reference production rate shall commence on the day the authorization officer may specify and expires at the end of the year.

  • SOR/2004-109, ss. 11, 36(E)
 
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