Mackenzie Valley Federal Areas Waters Regulations

Version of the schedule from 2006-03-22 to 2012-11-29:


SCHEDULE IV(Sections 5 and 8)

Licensing Criteria for Industrial Undertakings

Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
ItemWater Use/

Deposit of Waste

Water Use and Deposit of Waste Permitted Without a LicenceWater Use and Deposit of Waste Requiring a Type “B” LicenceWater Use and Deposit of Waste Requiring a Type “A” Licence
1Direct water use in respect of
  • (a) oil and gas exploration; and

Use of less than 100 m3 per day*Use of 100 or more cubic metres per day*None
  • (b) any other industrial undertaking

Use of less than 100 m3 per day*Use of 100 or more cubic metres per day and less than 300 cubic metres per day*Use of 300 or more cubic metres per day*
2(1) Watercourse crossings, including pipelines, bridges and roadsConstruction of a structure across a watercourse less than 5 metres wide at ordinary high water mark at point of constructionConstruction of a structure across a watercourse 5 or more metres wide at ordinary high water mark at point of constructionNone
(2) Watercourse training, including channel and bank alterations, culverts, spurs, erosion control, and artificial accretion

Training

  • (a) of intermittent watercourses,

  • (b) of watercourses that are less than 5 m wide at the ordinary high water mark at the point of training,

  • (c) involving infilling of a watercourse with no inflow or outflow and with a surface area of less than 0.5 ha, or

  • (d) involving removal or placement of less than 100 m3 of material, where cross-sectional area not significantly changed at point of removal or placement

All other watercourse trainingNone
(3) Flood ControlConstruction of a temporary structureConstruction of a permanent in-stream structureNone
(4) DiversionsDiversion of a watercourse that is less than 2 m wide at ordinary high water mark at point of diversionAll other diversionsNone
(5) Alteration of flow or storage by means of dams or dikes.Off-stream storage of a quantity of water less than or equal to 2 500 m3Off-stream storage of a quantity of water greater than 2 500 m3 and less than 60 000 m3, or instream storage of a quantity of water less than 60 000 m3All other alterations or storage
3Deposit of waste in conjunction with
  • (a) oil and gas exploration,

NoneDeposit of drill waste to a sumpDeposit of drill waste in a manner other than to a sump
  • (b) oil and gas production, processing and refining,

NoneNoneAll deposits of waste
  • (c) quarrying and gravel washing,

Deposit of waste in conjunction with quarrying above ordinary high water mark where there is no direct or indirect deposit of waste to surface waterDeposit of waste in conjunction with quarrying below ordinary high water mark or deposit of waste in conjunction with quarrying above ordinary high water mark where there is a direct or indirect deposit of waste to surface waterNone
  • (d) hydrostatic testing,

Any deposit of waste associated with cleaning or testing of previously unused storage tanks or pipelinesAny deposit of waste associated with cleaning or testing of used storage tanks or pipelinesNone
  • (e) cooling, or

Any deposit of waste that does not contain biocides or conditionersAny deposit of biocides or conditionersNone
  • (f) other industrial undertakings

NoneAllNone
  •  *Does not include water taken from an artificial reservoir with no natural inflow.

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