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Environmental Protection Act
Loi sur la protection de l’environnement

ONTARIO REGULATION 64/95

EFFLUENT MONITORING AND EFFLUENT LIMITS — INORGANIC CHEMICAL SECTOR

Consolidation Period: From July 28, 2017 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment:  O. Reg. 311/17.

This Regulation is made in English only.

CONTENTS

 

 

Sections

PART I

GENERAL

 

 

Interpretation

1

 

Purpose

2

 

Application

3

 

Obligations under Approvals, Orders, etc.

4

 

Non-application of the General Effluent Monitoring Regulation

5

 

By-passes

6

 

Sampling and Analytical Procedures

7

PART II

SAMPLING POINTS

 

 

Establishment and Elimination of Sampling Points

8

 

Reports on Sampling Points

9

 

Use of Sampling Points Established under This Part

10

PART III

CALCULATION OF LOADINGS

 

 

Calculation of Loadings — General

11

 

Calculation of Loadings — Process Effluent

12

 

Calculation of Loadings — Process Effluent — Batch

13

 

Calculation of Loadings — Merged Effluent

14

 

Calculation of Loadings — Cooling Water

15

PART IV

PARAMETER AND LETHALITY LIMITS

 

 

Parameter Limits

16

 

Lethality Limits

17

PART V

MONITORING

 

 

Monitoring — General

18

 

Monitoring — Process Effluent — Daily

19

 

Monitoring — Process Effluent — Weekly

20

 

Monitoring — Process Effluent — Quarterly

21

 

Monitoring — Process Effluent — Batch

22

 

Monitoring — Merged Effluent — Weekly

23

 

Monitoring — Process Effluent — Quality Control

24

 

Monitoring — Process Effluent — pH Measurement

25

 

Monitoring — Acute Lethality Testing — Rainbow Trout

26

 

Monitoring — Acute Lethality Testing — Daphnia magna

27

 

Monitoring — Acute Lethality Testing — Rainbow Trout — Sampling Points Listed in Schedule 8

28

 

Monitoring — Acute Lethality — Daphnia magna — Sampling Points Listed in Schedule 8

29

 

Monitoring — Acute Lethality — Toxicity Elimination Reports

30

 

Monitoring — Chronic Toxicity Testing — Fathead Minnow and Ceriodaphnia dubia

31

 

Monitoring — Cooling Water Effluent — Weekly Assessment

32

 

Monitoring — Merged Effluent — pH and Specific Conductance Measurement

33

 

Monitoring — Cooling Water Effluent — pH and Specific Conductance Measurement

33.1

PART VI

EFFLUENT VOLUME

 

 

Flow Measurement

34

 

Calculation of Plant Volumes

35

PART VII

STORM WATER CONTROL

 

 

Storm Water Control Study

36

PART VIII

RECORDS AND REPORTS

 

 

Record Keeping

37

 

Reports Available to the Public

38

 

Reports to the Director — General

39

 

Reports to the Director — Compliance with Section 6 and Part IV

40

 

Quarterly Reports to the Director

41

 

Reports to the Director — Chronic Toxicity Testing

42-44

Schedule 1

List of regulated plants

 

Schedule 2

Process effluent: designated sampling points, limits, monitoring frequency

 

Schedule 3

Analytical requirements at plants with more than one process effluent sampling point

 

Schedule 4

Process effluent batch: designated sampling points, limits, monitoring frequency

 

Schedule 5

Merged effluent: designated sampling points, monitoring frequency

 

Schedule 6

Cooling water effluent: designated sampling points, monitoring frequency

 

Schedule 7

Acute lethality: sampling points

 

Schedule 8

Acute lethality testing: sampling points

 

Schedule 9

Chronic toxicity testing: sampling points

 

Schedule 10

Storm water control study parameters

 

Schedule 11

Reference materials

 

 

 

 

PART I
GENERAL

Interpretation

1. (1) In this Regulation,

“assessment parameter”, in relation to a plant, means a parameter that is listed for the plant in Schedule 6;

“cooling water effluent monitoring stream” means a stream on which a sampling point is established under subsection 8 (4);

“cooling water effluent sampling point” means a sampling point established under subsection 8 (4);

“Director”, in relation to obligations of a discharger, means a Director appointed under section 5 of the Act and responsible for the region in which the discharger’s plant is located and includes an alternate named by the Director;

“discharger” means an owner or person in occupation or having the charge, management or control of a plant to which this Regulation applies;

“limited parameter”,

(a) in relation to a plant named in Schedule 4, means a parameter for which a limit is specified in Column 3 of the Table for the plant in Schedule 4, and

(b) in relation to a plant not named in Schedule 4, means a parameter for which a limit is specified in Column 3 or 4 of the Table for the plant in Schedule 2;

“merged effluent monitoring stream” means a stream on which a sampling point is established under subsection 8 (3);

“merged effluent sampling point” means a sampling point established under subsection 8 (3);

“merged parameter”, in relation to a plant, means a parameter that is listed for the plant in Schedule 5;

“pick up”, in relation to a sample, means pick up for the purpose of storage, including storage within an automatic sampling device, and transportation to and analysis at a laboratory;

“plant” means an industrial facility and the developed property, waste disposal sites and wastewater treatment facilities associated with it;

“process change” means a change in equipment, production processes, process materials or treatment processes;

“process effluent batch monitoring stream” means a stream on which a sampling point is established under subsection 8 (2);

“process effluent batch sampling point” means a sampling point established under subsection 8 (2);

“process effluent monitoring stream” means a stream on which a sampling point is established under subsection 8 (1);

“process effluent sampling point” means a sampling point established under subsection 8 (1);

“process materials”, in relation to a discharger’s plant, means raw materials for use in an industrial process at the plant, manufacturing intermediates produced at the plant, or products or by-products of an industrial process at the plant, but does not include chemicals added to cooling water for the purpose of controlling organisms, fouling and corrosion;

“quarter” means all or part of a period of three consecutive months beginning on the first day of January, April, July or October;

“semi-annual period” means all or part of a period of six months beginning on the first day of January or July;

“specific parameter” means 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran and 2,3,7,8 substituted dioxin and furan congeners. O. Reg. 311/17, s. 1.

(2) For greater certainty, this Regulation applies both to effluent streams that discharge continuously and to effluent streams that discharge intermittently.

(3) An obligation on a discharger to do a thing under this Regulation is discharged if another person has done it on the discharger’s behalf.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 1.

Purpose

2. The purpose of this Regulation is to monitor and control the quality of effluent discharged from the plants listed in Schedule 1.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 2.

Application

3. (1) This Regulation applies only with respect to the plants listed in Schedule 1.

(2) This Regulation does not apply with respect to the discharge of effluent to a municipal sanitary sewer.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 3.

Obligations under Approvals, Orders, etc.

4. For greater certainty, subject to subsection 186 (4) of the Act, the requirements of this Regulation are in addition to and independent of requirements in an approval, order, direction or other instrument issued under any Act.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 4.

Non-application of the General Effluent Monitoring Regulation

5. This Regulation is not a Sectoral Effluent Monitoring Regulation within the meaning of Ontario Regulation 695/88.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 5.

By-passes

6. Beginning on February 16, 1998, a discharger shall not permit effluent that would ordinarily flow past a sampling point established under this Regulation to be discharged from the discharger’s plant without flowing past that sampling point, regardless of whether it would be convenient to do so because of a maintenance operation, a breakdown in equipment or any scheduled or unscheduled event.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 6.

Sampling and Analytical Procedures

7. (1) Each discharger shall carry out the establishment of sampling point obligations of this Regulation and the sampling and analysis obligations of this Regulation, including quality control sampling and analysis obligations, in accordance with the procedures described in the Ministry of the Environment publication entitled “Protocol for the Sampling and Analysis of Industrial/Municipal Wastewater”, as amended from time to time.  O. Reg. 238/07, s. 1.

(2) Each discharger shall maintain the sampling equipment used at the discharger’s plant for sampling required by this Regulation in a way that ensures that the samples collected at the plant under this Regulation accurately reflect the level of discharge of each limited parameter, merged parameter, assessment parameter and specific parameter from the plant.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 7 (2).

PART II
SAMPLING POINTS

Establishment and Elimination of Sampling Points

8. (1) Each discharger shall, by May 15, 1995, establish a sampling point at each sampling point location designated as a process effluent sampling point in the Table for the discharger’s plant in Schedule 2. O. Reg. 311/17, s. 2 (1).

(2) Each discharger shall, by May 15, 1995, establish a sampling point at each sampling point location designated as a process effluent batch sampling point in the Table for the discharger’s plant in Schedule 4. O. Reg. 311/17, s. 2 (2).

(3) Each discharger shall, by May 15, 1995, establish a sampling point at each sampling point location designated as a merged effluent sampling point in the Table for the discharger’s plant in Schedule 5. O. Reg. 311/17, s. 2 (3).

(4) Each discharger shall, by May 15, 1995, establish a sampling point at each sampling point location designated as a cooling water effluent sampling point in the Table for the discharger’s plant in Schedule 6. O. Reg. 311/17, s. 2 (4).

(5) If the Director is satisfied, on the basis of written submissions from a discharger, that one or more of the circumstances described in subsection (6) exist at the discharger’s plant, with the result that it is impractical to maintain or use a sampling point established at the plant under this Regulation, the Director may give the discharger written permission to eliminate the sampling point.

(6) For the purposes of subsection (5), the circumstances at the discharger’s plant that might make it impractical to maintain or use a sampling point are the following:

1. A process change or redirection of or change in the character of an effluent stream has occurred or is expected to occur at the discharger’s plant.

2. Equipment used for sampling or flow measurement at the sampling point is damaged or non-functional.

3. The effluent flowing in the stream on which the sampling point was established under this Regulation has been or is expected to be permanently eliminated.

(7) Where a discharger is permitted to eliminate a sampling point because of a circumstance described in paragraph 1 or 2 of subsection (6), the discharger shall, within 90 days after the day on which the sampling point is eliminated, establish a replacement sampling point.

(8) The replacement sampling point shall be established on the effluent stream from which the sampling point was eliminated, at a location approved in writing by the Director.

(9) The Director shall not approve a location for the replacement sampling point unless he or she is satisfied that monitoring at the new location would yield results that would reflect the level of discharge of each limited parameter, merged parameter and assessment parameter from the discharger’s plant as reliably as did monitoring at the eliminated sampling point.

(10) A discharger who replaces a sampling point under subsection (7) has all the same obligations in connection with the replacement sampling point that the discharger had in connection with the eliminated sampling point.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 8.

Reports on Sampling Points

9. (1) By May 25, 1995, each discharger shall submit to the Director a list and plot plan showing the sampling points established under this Regulation at the discharger’s plant as of May 15, 1995.

(2) Each discharger who eliminates a sampling point at the discharger’s plant under subsection 8 (5) but is not required to replace the sampling point under subsection 8 (7) shall, within 30 days after the day on which a sampling point is eliminated, give the Director a written notice describing where the sampling point used to be, together with a revised list and plot plan without the sampling point.

(3) Within 30 days after replacing a sampling point under subsection 8 (7), the discharger shall give the Director a written notice describing the location of the replacement sampling point, together with a revised list and plot plan showing the replacement sampling point.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 9.

Use of Sampling Points Established under This Part

10. Except as permitted or required under section 25, each discharger shall use the sampling points established under this Part for all sampling required by this Regulation.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 10.

PART III
CALCULATION OF LOADINGS

Calculation of Loadings — General

11. (1) For the purposes of performing a calculation under sections 12, 13, 14 and 15, a discharger shall use the actual analytical result obtained by the laboratory.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 11 (1).

(2) Despite subsection (1), where the actual analytical result is less than one-tenth of the analytical method detection limit set out in the Ministry of the Environment publication entitled “Protocol for the Sampling and Analysis of Industrial/Municipal Wastewater”, as amended from time to time, the discharger shall use the value zero for the purpose of performing a calculation under sections 12, 13, 14 and 15.  O. Reg. 238/07, s. 2.

(3) Each discharger shall ensure that each calculation of a process effluent loading required by section 12, each calculation of a process effluent batch loading required by section 13 and each calculation of a merged effluent loading required by section 14 is performed as soon as reasonably possible after the analytical result on which the calculation is based becomes available to the discharger.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 11 (3).

(4) Each discharger shall ensure that each calculation of a cooling water effluent loading required by section 15 is performed in time to comply with subsection 41 (4).  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 11 (4).

Calculation of Loadings — Process Effluent

12. (1) Each discharger shall calculate, in kilograms, a daily process effluent stream loading for each limited parameter in each process effluent monitoring stream of the discharger for each day on which a sample is collected under this Regulation from the stream for analysis for the parameter.

(2) When calculating a daily stream loading under subsection (1), the discharger shall multiply, with the necessary adjustment of units to yield a result in kilograms, the analytical result obtained from the sample for the parameter by the daily volume of effluent, as determined under section 34, for the stream for the day.

(3) Each discharger shall calculate, in kilograms, a daily process effluent plant loading for each limited parameter for each day for which the discharger is required to calculate a daily process effluent stream loading for the parameter under subsection (1).

(4) For the purposes of subsection (3), a daily process effluent plant loading for a parameter for a day is the sum, in kilograms, of the daily process effluent stream loadings for the parameter calculated under subsection (1) for the day.

(5) Where a discharger calculates only one daily process effluent stream loading for a parameter for a day under subsection (1), the daily process effluent plant loading for the parameter for the day for the purposes of subsection (3) is the single daily process effluent stream loading for the parameter for the day.

(6) Each discharger shall calculate, in kilograms, a monthly average process effluent plant loading for each limited parameter for each month in which a sample is collected under this Regulation more than once from a process effluent monitoring stream at the discharger’s plant for analysis for the parameter.

(7) For the purposes of subsection (6), a monthly average process effluent plant loading for a parameter for a month is the arithmetic mean of the daily process effluent plant loadings for the parameter calculated under subsection (3) for the month.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 12.

Calculation of Loadings — Process Effluent — Batch

13. (1) In addition to complying with section 12, each discharger shall calculate, in kilograms, a process effluent batch stream loading for each limited parameter in each process effluent batch monitoring stream of the discharger for each process effluent batch for which a sample is collected under this Regulation from the stream for analysis for the parameter.

(2) When calculating a batch stream loading under subsection (1), the discharger shall multiply, with the necessary adjustment of units to yield a result in kilograms, the analytical result obtained from the sample for the parameter by the batch volume of effluent, as determined under section 34, for the stream for the batch.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 13.

Calculation of Loadings — Merged Effluent

14. (1) Each discharger shall calculate, in kilograms, a daily merged effluent stream loading for each merged parameter in each merged effluent monitoring stream of the discharger for each day on which a sample is collected under this Regulation from the stream for analysis for the parameter.

(2) When calculating a daily stream loading under subsection (1), the discharger shall multiply, with the necessary adjustment of units to yield a result in kilograms, the analytical result obtained from the sample for the parameter by the daily volume of effluent, as determined under section 34, for the stream for the day.

(3) Each discharger shall calculate, in kilograms, a daily merged effluent plant loading for each merged parameter for each day for which the discharger is required to calculate a merged effluent stream loading for the parameter under subsection (1).

(4) For the purposes of subsection (3), a daily merged effluent plant loading for a parameter for a day is the sum, in kilograms, of the daily merged effluent stream loadings for the parameter calculated under subsection (1) for the day.

(5) Where a discharger calculates only one daily merged effluent stream loading for a parameter for a day under subsection (1), the daily merged effluent plant loading for the parameter for the day for the purposes of subsection (3) is the single daily merged effluent stream loading for the parameter for the day.

(6) Each discharger shall calculate, in kilograms, a monthly average merged effluent plant loading for each merged parameter for each month in which a sample is collected under this Regulation more than once from a merged effluent monitoring stream at the discharger’s plant for analysis for the parameter.

(7) For the purposes of subsection (6), a monthly average merged effluent plant loading for a parameter for a month is the arithmetic mean of the daily merged effluent plant loadings for the parameter calculated under subsection (3) for the month.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 14.

Calculation of Loadings — Cooling Water

15. (1) Each discharger shall calculate, in kilograms, a daily cooling water effluent stream loading for each assessment parameter in each cooling water effluent monitoring stream of the discharger for each day on which a sample is collected under this Regulation from the stream for analysis for the parameter.

(2) When calculating a daily stream loading under subsection (1), the discharger shall multiply, with the necessary adjustment of units to yield a result in kilograms, the analytical result obtained from the sample for the parameter by the daily volume of effluent, as determined under section 34, for the stream for the day.

(3) Each discharger shall calculate, in kilograms, a daily cooling water effluent plant loading for each assessment parameter for each day for which the discharger is required to calculate a daily cooling water effluent stream loading for the parameter under subsection (1).

(4) For the purposes of subsection (3), a daily cooling water effluent plant loading for a parameter for a day is the sum, in kilograms, of the daily cooling water effluent stream loadings for the parameter calculated under subsection (1) for the day.

(5) Where a discharger calculates only one daily cooling water effluent stream loading for a parameter for a day under subsection (1), the daily cooling water effluent plant loading for the parameter for the day for the purposes of subsection (3) is the single daily cooling water effluent stream loading for the parameter for the day.

(6) Each discharger shall calculate, in kilograms, a monthly average cooling water effluent plant loading for each assessment parameter for each month in which a sample is collected under this Regulation more than once from a cooling water effluent monitoring stream at the discharger’s plant for analysis for the parameter.

(7) For the purposes of subsection (6), a monthly average cooling water effluent plant loading for a parameter for a month is the arithmetic mean of the daily cooling water effluent plant loadings for the parameter calculated under subsection (3) for the month.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 15.

PART IV
PARAMETER AND LETHALITY LIMITS

Parameter Limits

16. (1) Each discharger shall ensure that each daily process effluent plant loading calculated for a parameter under section 12 in connection with the discharger’s plant does not exceed the daily plant loading limit specified for the parameter and the plant in Column 3 of the Table for the discharger’s plant in Schedule 2.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 16 (1); O. Reg. 311/17, s. 3 (1).

(2) Each discharger shall ensure that each monthly average process effluent plant loading calculated for a parameter under section 12 in connection with the discharger’s plant does not exceed the monthly average plant loading limit specified for the parameter and the plant in Column 4 of the Table for the discharger’s plant in Schedule 2.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 16 (2); O. Reg. 311/17, s. 3 (2).

(3) Each discharger shall ensure that each process effluent batch stream loading calculated for a parameter under section 13 in connection with the discharger’s plant does not exceed the batch loading limit specified for the parameter and the plant in Column 3 of the Table for the discharger’s plant in Schedule 4.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 16 (3); O. Reg. 311/17, s. 3 (3).

(4) Each discharger shall control the quality of each process effluent monitoring stream and each process effluent batch monitoring stream at the discharger’s plant to ensure that the concentration of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin and the concentration of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran are both non-measurable in any sample collected at a process effluent sampling point or a process effluent batch sampling point at the plant.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 16 (4).

(5) For the purposes of subsection (4), the concentration of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin in a sample is non-measurable if analysis of the sample shows a concentration of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin of less than 20 picograms per litre and the concentration of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran in a sample is non-measurable if analysis of the sample shows a concentration of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran of less than 50 picograms per litre.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 16 (5).

(6) Each discharger shall control the quality of each process effluent monitoring stream and each process effluent batch monitoring stream at the discharger’s plant to ensure that the total toxic equivalent concentration of 2,3,7,8 substituted dioxin and furan congeners in any sample collected at a process effluent sampling point or a process effluent batch sampling point at the plant, calculated in accordance with the methods described in the Ministry of the Environment publication entitled “Protocol for the Sampling and Analysis of Industrial/Municipal Wastewater”, as amended from time to time, does not exceed 60 picograms per litre.  O. Reg. 238/07, s. 3.

(7) Subject to subsections (8) to (10), each discharger shall control the quality of each process effluent monitoring stream and each process effluent batch monitoring stream at the discharger’s plant to ensure that the pH value of any sample collected at a process effluent sampling point or a process effluent batch sampling point at the plant is within the range of 6.0 to 9.5.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 16 (7).

(8) Throughout any day on which a discharger has used an alternate sampling point on a process effluent monitoring stream for sampling required by section 25, as permitted by subsections 25 (7) and (8), the discharger,

(a) shall control the quality of the stream to ensure that the pH value of any sample collected at the alternate sampling point on the stream is within the range of 6.0 to 9.5; and

(b) need not comply with subsection (7) with respect to the stream.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 16 (8).

(9) Subsection (7) does not apply to any process effluent monitoring stream for which no sampling point is listed in Schedule 7 or 8.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 16 (9).

(10) Each discharger shall control the quality of each process effluent monitoring stream described in subsection (9) to ensure that the pH value of any sample collected under this Regulation from the stream is within the range of 6.0 to 12.0.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 16 (10).

Lethality Limits

17. Each discharger shall control the quality of each stream at the discharger’s plant for which a sampling point is listed in Schedule 7 to ensure that each rainbow trout acute lethality test and each Daphnia magna acute lethality test performed on any grab sample collected at a sampling point listed in Schedule 7 for the plant results in mortality for no more than 50 per cent of the test organisms in 100 per cent effluent.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 17.

PART V
MONITORING

Monitoring — General

18. (1) Where a discharger is required by this Regulation to pick up a set of samples and analyze it for certain parameters, the discharger shall pick up a set of samples sufficient to allow all the analyses to be performed.

(2) A discharger shall use all reasonable efforts to ensure that all analyses required by this Regulation are completed as soon as reasonably possible and that the results of those analyses are made available to the discharger as soon as reasonably possible.

(3) Subject to subsection (4), each discharger shall pick up all sets of samples required to be picked up at the discharger’s plant under sections 19, 20, 21, 23 and 32 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.

(4) If the Director is satisfied, on the basis of written submissions from a discharger, that the circumstances at the discharger’s plant are such that it would be impractical to pick up a set of samples from each sampling point established at the plant under this Regulation within the time period specified in subsection (3), the Director may give the discharger a written notice in respect of the plant, varying the time period specified in subsection (3).

(5) Subject to subsections (6) and (7), where a discharger is required by section 19, 20, 21, 23 or 32 to pick up a set of samples the discharger shall pick up a set collected over the 24-hour period immediately preceding the pick-up.

(6) The 24-hour period referred to in subsection (5) may be shortened or enlarged by up to three hours to permit a discharger to take advantage of the three-hour range specified in subsection (3) or of a different three-hour period specified in a notice under subsection (4).

(7) Where a notice has been given under subsection (4) in respect of a plant specifying a time period longer than three hours, the 24-hour period referred to in subsection (5) may be shortened or enlarged by up to that longer amount of time to permit the discharger to take advantage of the time period specified in the notice.

(8) If the circumstances at a plant change so that the Director is satisfied that the circumstances described in subsection (4) no longer apply at the plant, the Director may revoke a notice given in respect of a plant under subsection (4) by giving a notice of revocation in writing to a discharger for the plant.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 18.

Monitoring — Process Effluent — Daily

19. (1) Each discharger shall, on each day, pick up a set of samples collected at each process effluent sampling point at the discharger’s plant and shall, subject to subsection (2), analyze each set of samples for the parameters for which the frequency of monitoring, as set out in Column 2 of the Table for the discharger’s plant in Schedule 2, is daily. O. Reg. 311/17, s. 4 (1).

(2) A discharger for a plant referred to in Schedule 3 need not analyze any set of samples collected at a process effluent sampling point for any parameter not marked with an “x” in the column for that sampling point in the Table for the discharger’s plant in Schedule 3. O. Reg. 311/17, s. 4 (2).

(3) A discharger is relieved of the obligations under subsection (1) relating to a parameter and shall instead, on three days in each week, pick up a set of samples collected at each process effluent sampling point at the discharger’s plant and analyze each set of samples for the parameter where,

(a) the discharger has performed monitoring under subsection (1) for 12 consecutive months; and

(b) the monthly average process effluent plant loading for the parameter, for each of the 12 months, as calculated under subsection 12 (6), is equal to or less than 75 per cent of the monthly average plant loading limit for the parameter as set out in Column 4 of the Table for the discharger’s plant in Schedule 2. O. Reg. 311/17, s. 4 (3).

(4) There shall be an interval of at least 24 hours between successive pick-up days at the plant under subsection (3).

(5) All samples picked up under subsection (3) in a week shall be picked up on the same three days in the week.

(6) Subsection (3) ceases to apply in relation to a parameter and a discharger shall instead comply with the requirements of subsection (1) in relation to the parameter where, during any 12 consecutive months,

(a) a daily process effluent plant loading for the parameter, as calculated under subsection 12 (3), exceeds the daily plant loading limit for the parameter as set out in Column 3 of the Table for the discharger’s plant in Schedule 2, on any three occasions; or

(b) a monthly average process effluent plant loading for the parameter, as calculated under subsection 12 (6), exceeds the monthly average plant loading limit as set out in Column 4 of the Table for the discharger’s plant in Schedule 2, on any two occasions. O. Reg. 311/17, s. 4 (4, 5).

(7) A discharger shall notify the Director in writing of any change in the frequency of monitoring under this section at the discharger’s plant within 30 days after the day on which the change occurs.

(8) A discharger need not meet the requirements of subsection (1) where it is impossible to do so because of sampling by a provincial officer.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 19.

Monitoring — Process Effluent — Weekly

20. (1) Each discharger shall, on one day in each week, pick up a set of samples collected at each process effluent sampling point at the discharger’s plant and shall, subject to subsection (2), analyze each set of samples for the parameters for which the frequency of monitoring, as set out in Column 2 of the Table for the discharger’s plant in Schedule 2, is weekly. O. Reg. 311/17, s. 5 (1).

(2) A discharger for a plant referred to in Schedule 3 need not analyze any set of samples collected at a process effluent sampling point for any parameter not marked with an “x” in the column for that sampling point in the Table for the discharger’s plant in Schedule 3. O. Reg. 311/17, s. 5 (2).

(3) There shall be an interval of at least four days between successive pick-up days at the plant under subsection (1).

(4) All samples picked up under subsection (1) in a week shall be picked up on the same day in the week.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 20.

Monitoring — Process Effluent — Quarterly

21. (1) Each discharger shall, on one day in each quarter, on a day on which samples are picked up at the plant under subsection 20 (1), or, in a quarter in which no samples are picked up at the plant under section 20, on any day in the quarter, pick up a set of samples collected at each process effluent sampling point at the discharger’s plant and shall, subject to subsection (2), analyze each set of samples for the parameters for which the frequency of monitoring, as set out in Column 2 of the Table for the discharger’s plant in Schedule 2, is quarterly.  O. Reg. 523/95, s. 2; O. Reg. 311/17, s. 6 (1).

(2) A discharger for a plant referred to in Schedule 3 need not analyze any set of samples collected at a process effluent sampling point for any parameter not marked with an “x” in the column for that sampling point in the Table for the discharger’s plant in Schedule 3. O. Reg. 311/17, s. 6 (2).

(3) There shall be an interval of at least 45 days between successive pick-up days at the plant under subsection (1).

(4) All samples picked up under subsection (1) in a quarter shall be picked up on the same day in the quarter.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 21 (2-4).

Monitoring — Process Effluent — Batch

22. (1) Each discharger shall, each time a batch of effluent flows past a process effluent batch sampling point at the discharger’s plant, pick up a set of samples collected at the sampling point and shall analyze the set of samples for the parameters listed in Column 1 of the Table for the discharger’s plant in Schedule 4. O. Reg. 311/17, s. 7.

(2) Where a discharger is required by subsection (1) to pick up a set of samples collected at a process effluent batch sampling point, the discharger shall pick up a set collected throughout the period during which the batch flowed past the sampling point.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 22.

Monitoring — Merged Effluent — Weekly

23. (1) Each discharger shall, on one day in each week, pick up a set of samples collected at each merged effluent sampling point at the plant and shall analyze each set of samples for the parameters listed in Column 1 of the Table for the discharger’s plant in Schedule 5. O. Reg. 311/17, s. 8.

(2) All samples collected and picked up at a plant under subsection (1) shall be collected and picked up on a day on which samples are picked up at the plant under subsection 20 (1) or, in a month in which no samples are picked up at the plant under subsection 20 (1), on a day on which samples are picked up at the plant under subsection 22 (1).  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 23.

Monitoring — Process Effluent — Quality Control

24. (1) On one day in each year after 1995, on a day on which samples are picked up at the plant under subsection 20 (1), each discharger shall collect and pick up a duplicate sample for each sample picked up on that day under subsection 20 (1) at one process effluent sampling point at the discharger’s plant and shall analyze each duplicate sample for the parameters for which the frequency of monitoring, as set out in Column 2 of the Table for the discharger’s plant in Schedule 2, is weekly or quarterly.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 24 (1); O. Reg. 311/17, s. 9.

(2) Despite subsection (1), a discharger need not analyse any sample under subsection (1) for 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran or 2,3,7,8 substituted dioxin and furan congeners.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 24 (2).

(3) Each discharger shall prepare a travelling blank and a travelling spiked blank sample for each sample for which a duplicate sample is picked up at the plant under subsection (1) and shall analyze the travelling blank and travelling spiked blank samples in accordance with the directions set out in the Ministry of the Environment publication entitled “Protocol for the Sampling and Analysis of Industrial/Municipal Wastewater”, as amended from time to time.  O. Reg. 238/07, s. 4.

(4) There shall be an interval of at least six months between successive pick-up days at the plant under subsection (1).  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 24 (4).

Monitoring — Process Effluent — pH Measurement

25. (1) Each discharger shall, on each day, during the time period applicable to the plant under subsection 18 (3) or (4), collect a grab sample from each process effluent sampling point at the discharger’s plant and shall analyze each sample for the parameter pH.

(2) Each discharger shall, within each 24-hour period beginning with the collection of the first grab sample at the plant under subsection (1) on each day, collect two more grab samples from each process effluent sampling point at the discharger’s plant and shall analyze each sample for the parameter pH.

(3) There shall be an interval of at least four hours between each of the three collections at a sampling point under subsections (1) and (2) in each 24-hour period.

(4) Each grab sample collected under subsections (1) and (2) shall be picked up within 24 hours of when it was collected.

(5) Instead of complying with subsections (1) to (4) with respect to a sampling point, a discharger may use an on-line analyzer at the sampling point on the stream and analyze the effluent at the sampling point for the parameter pH once in each day during the time period applicable to the plant under subsection 18 (3) or (4), and two more times in each 24-hour period beginning with the first analysis at the plant under this subsection in each day.

(6) There shall be an interval of at least four hours between each of the three analyses at a sampling point under subsection (5) in each 24-hour period.

(7) For the purposes of subsections (1) to (6), a discharger shall use either the sampling point established under subsection 8 (1) on the stream or an alternate sampling point located downstream of the sampling point but before the point of discharge of the stream to surface water or to an industrial sewer used in common with another plant.

(8) Before using an alternate sampling point under subsection (7), a discharger shall give the Director,

(a) a written notice that,

(i) sets out the name of the alternate sampling point,

(ii) describes its location, and

(iii) assigns a number to it; and

(b) a revised version of the list and plot plan submitted under section 9 showing the alternate sampling point.

(9) Each discharger shall, each time a batch of effluent flows past a process effluent batch sampling point at the discharger’s plant, collect three grab samples from the sampling point and shall analyze each sample for the parameter pH.

(10) Where a discharger is required by subsection (9) to collect three grab samples in respect of a batch of effluent, the discharger shall make every reasonable effort to ensure,

(a) that the first grab sample is collected as soon as possible after the batch begins to flow past the sampling point;

(b) that the third grab sample is collected as little before the batch ceases to flow past the sampling point as possible; and

(c) that the interval between the collection of the first and second grab samples is as equal as possible to the interval between the collection of the second and third grab samples.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 25.

Monitoring — Acute Lethality Testing — Rainbow Trout

26. (1) Where a discharger is required by this section to perform a rainbow trout acute lethality test, the discharger shall perform the test according to the procedures described in the Environment Canada publication entitled “Biological Test Method: Reference Method for Determining Acute Lethality of Effluents to Rainbow Trout”, as amended from time to time.  O. Reg. 238/07, s. 5.

(2) Each rainbow trout acute lethality test required by this section shall be carried out as a single concentration test using 100 per cent effluent.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 26 (2).

(3) On one day in each month, each discharger shall collect and immediately pick up a grab sample at each process effluent sampling point listed in Schedule 7 for the discharger’s plant and shall perform a rainbow trout acute lethality test on each sample.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 26 (3).

(4) All samples collected and picked up at a plant under subsection (3) shall be collected and picked up,

(a) on a day on which samples are picked up at the plant under subsection 20 (1);

(b) in a month in which no samples are picked up at the plant under subsection 20 (1), on a day on which samples are picked up at the plant under section 21; or

(c) in a month in which no samples are picked up at the plant under subsection 20 (1) or 21 (1), on any day in the month.  O. Reg. 523/95, s. 3 (1).

(5) There shall be an interval of at least 15 days between successive pick-up days at the plant under subsection (3).  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 26 (5).

(6) All samples picked up under subsection (3) in a month shall be picked up on the same day in the month.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 26 (6).

(7) Where a discharger has performed tests under subsection (3) for 12 consecutive months on samples collected from the same sampling point and the mortality of the rainbow trout in each test did not exceed 50 per cent, the discharger is relieved of the obligations under subsection (3) relating to the sampling point and shall instead collect and immediately pick up a grab sample at the sampling point on one day in each quarter and perform a rainbow trout acute lethality test on each sample.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 26 (7).

(8) Samples picked up at a plant under subsection (7) shall be picked up on a day on which samples are picked up at the plant under subsection (3).  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 26 (8).

(9) If no samples are being picked up at a plant under subsection (3) during a quarter, samples picked up at the plant during the quarter under subsection (7) shall be picked up,

(a) on a day on which samples are picked up at the plant under subsection 20 (1); or

(b) in a quarter in which no samples are picked up at the plant under subsection 20 (1), on a day on which samples are picked up at the plant under section 21.  O. Reg. 523/95, s. 3 (2).

(10) There shall be an interval of at least 45 days between successive pick-up days at the plant under subsection (7).  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 26 (10).

(11) All samples picked up under subsection (7) in a quarter shall be picked up on the same day in the quarter.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 26 (11).

(12) If a rainbow trout acute lethality test performed under subsection (7) on any sample from a sampling point results in mortality of more than 50 per cent of the test rainbow trout, subsections (7) to (11) cease to apply in relation to samples from that sampling point, and a discharger shall instead comply with the requirements of subsection (3) relating to the sampling point, until the tests performed under subsection (3) on all samples collected from the sampling point for a further 12 consecutive months result in mortality for no more than 50 per cent of the rainbow trout for each test.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 26 (12).

(13) A discharger shall notify the Director in writing of any change in the frequency of acute lethality testing under this Regulation at the discharger’s plant, within 30 days after the day on which the change begins.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 26 (13).

(14), (15) Revoked:  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 26 (16).

(16) Spent:  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 26 (16).

(17) Subsections (2) to (16) apply with necessary modifications to each process effluent batch sampling point listed in Schedule 7 for the discharger’s plant and, for the purpose, the reference in subsection (3) to each process effluent sampling point listed in Schedule 7 shall be deemed to be a reference to each process effluent batch sampling point listed in Schedule 7 and the reference in subsections (4) and (9) to subsection 20 (1) shall be deemed to be a reference to subsection 22 (1).  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 26 (17).

(18) Subsections (2) to (16) apply with necessary modifications to each merged effluent sampling point listed in Schedule 7 for the discharger’s plant and, for the purpose, the reference in subsection (3) to each process effluent sampling point listed in Schedule 7 shall be deemed to be a reference to each merged effluent sampling point listed in Schedule 7 and the reference in subsections (4) and (9) to subsection 20 (1) shall be deemed to be a reference to subsection 23 (1).  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 26 (18).

(19) Subsections (2) to (13) apply with necessary modifications to each cooling water effluent sampling point listed in Schedule 7 for the discharger’s plant and, for the purpose, the reference in subsection (3) to each process effluent sampling point listed in Schedule 7 shall be deemed to be a reference to each cooling water effluent sampling point listed in Schedule 7 and the reference in subsections (4) and (9) to subsection 20 (1) shall be deemed to be a reference to section 32.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 26 (19).

Monitoring — Acute Lethality Testing — Daphnia magna

27. (1) Where a discharger is required by this section to perform a Daphnia magna acute lethality test, the discharger shall perform the test according to the procedures described in the Environment Canada publication entitled “Biological Test Method: Reference Method for Determining Acute Lethality of Effluents to Daphnia magna”, as amended from time to time.  O. Reg. 238/07, s. 6.

(2) Subsections 26 (2) to (19) apply with necessary modifications to Daphnia magna acute lethality tests and, for the purpose, a reference to rainbow trout shall be deemed to be a reference to Daphnia magna.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 27 (2).

(3) Each discharger shall pick up each set of samples required to be collected from a sampling point at the discharger’s plant under this section on a day on which the discharger collects a sample from the sampling point under section 26, to the extent possible having regard to the frequency of monitoring required at the sampling point under this section and section 26.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 27 (3).

Monitoring — Acute Lethality Testing — Rainbow Trout — Sampling Points Listed in Schedule 8

28. (1) Beginning on February 16, 1998, on one day in each month, on a day on which samples are picked up at the plant under section 23, each discharger shall collect and immediately pick up a grab sample at each sampling point that is listed in Schedule 8 for the discharger’s plant and shall perform a rainbow trout acute lethality test on each sample.

(2) Subsections 26 (1) and (2) apply with necessary modifications to each sample picked up at the discharger’s plant under subsection (1).

(3) There shall be an interval of at least 15 days between successive pick-up days at the plant under subsection (1).

(4) All samples picked up under subsection (1) in a month shall be picked up on the same day in the month.

(5) Where a discharger has performed tests under subsection (1) for 12 consecutive months on samples collected from the same sampling point, the discharger is relieved of the obligations under subsection (1) relating to the sampling point and shall instead, on one day in each quarter, on a day on which samples are picked up at the plant under section 23, collect and immediately pick up a grab sample at the sampling point and perform a rainbow trout acute lethality test on each sample.

(6) There shall be an interval of at least 45 days between successive pick-up days at the plant under subsection (5).

(7) All samples picked up under subsection (5) in a quarter shall be picked up on the same day in the quarter.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 28.

Monitoring — Acute Lethality — Daphnia magna — Sampling Points Listed in Schedule 8

29. (1) Where a discharger is required by this section to perform a Daphnia magna acute lethality test, the discharger shall perform the test according to the procedures described in the Environment Canada publication entitled “Biological Test Method: Reference Method for Determining Acute Lethality of Effluents to Daphnia magna”, as amended from time to time.  O. Reg. 238/07, s. 7.

(2) Each Daphnia magna acute lethality test required by this section shall be carried out as a single concentration test using 100 per cent effluent.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 29 (2).

(3) Beginning on February 16, 1998, on one day in each month, on a day on which samples are picked up at the plant under section 23, each discharger shall collect and immediately pick up a grab sample at each sampling point that is listed in Schedule 8 for the discharger’s plant and shall perform a Daphnia magna acute lethality test on each sample.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 29 (3).

(4) There shall be an interval of at least 15 days between successive pick-up days at the plant under subsection (3).  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 29 (4).

(5) All samples picked up under subsection (3) in a month shall be picked up on the same day in the month.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 29 (5).

(6) Where a discharger has performed tests under subsection (3) for 12 consecutive months on samples collected from the same sampling point, the discharger is relieved of the obligations under subsection (3) relating to the sampling point and shall instead collect and immediately pick up a grab sample at the sampling point on one day in each quarter and perform a Daphnia magna acute lethality test on each sample.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 29 (6).

(7) Samples picked up at a plant under subsection (6) shall be picked up on a day on which samples are picked up at the plant under subsection (3).  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 29 (7).

(8) If no samples are being picked up at a plant under subsection (3) during a quarter, samples picked up at the plant during the quarter under subsection (6) shall be picked up on a day on which samples are picked up at the plant under section 23.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 29 (8).

(9) There shall be an interval of at least 45 days between successive pick-up days at the plant under subsection (6).  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 29 (9).

(10) All samples picked up under subsection (6) in a quarter shall be picked up on the same day in the quarter.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 29 (10).

Monitoring — Acute Lethality — Toxicity Elimination Reports

30. (1) If three consecutive rainbow trout acute lethality tests performed under subsection 28 (1) or (5) or under a combination of subsections 28 (1) and (5) on samples picked up at a sampling point result in the mortality of more than 50 per cent of the test rainbow trout, the discharger shall submit to the Director a toxicity elimination report with respect to the stream on which the sampling point is located.

(2) A toxicity elimination report with respect to the stream on which the sampling point is located shall set out the following information:

1. A detailed analysis of the causes and sources of the mortality of more than 50 per cent of the test rainbow trout at the sampling point.

2. A synopsis of any studies conducted to support the analysis.

3. A detailed description of the methods by which the quality of the stream could be controlled to eliminate the mortality of more than 50 per cent of the test rainbow trout at the sampling point.

4. An evaluation of the technical feasibility of implementing, at the discharger’s plant, each method described under paragraph 3 and a statement of which of the methods are technically feasible.

5. An estimate of the financial cost to the discharger of implementing each method identified as technically feasible under paragraph 3.

(3) Where a discharger is required by subsection (1) to submit a toxicity elimination report to the Director, the discharger shall submit the report to the Director no later than 12 months after the day on which the third of three consecutive rainbow trout acute lethality tests was performed that resulted in the mortality of more than 50 per cent of the test rainbow trout at the sampling point on the stream.

(4) In addition, where a discharger is required by subsection (1) to submit a toxicity elimination report with respect to a stream, the discharger shall submit to the Director annual toxicity elimination progress reports with respect to the stream, no later than the anniversary of the day on which the toxicity elimination report with respect to the stream was required to be submitted under subsection (3).

(5) A toxicity elimination progress report with respect to a stream shall set out the following information:

1. A detailed description of any methods, in addition to those described under paragraph 3 of subsection (2) with respect to the stream, by which the quality of the stream could be controlled to eliminate the mortality of more than 50 per cent of the test rainbow trout at the sampling point.

2. An evaluation of the technical feasibility of implementing, at the discharger’s plant, each method described under paragraph 1 and a statement of which of the methods are technically feasible.

3. An estimate of the financial cost to the discharger of implementing each method identified as technically feasible under paragraph 2.

(6) Where a discharger has performed three consecutive quarterly tests under subsection 28 (5) on samples collected from a stream in relation to which the discharger has obligations under subsection (4) and the mortality of the rainbow trout in each test did not exceed 50 per cent, the discharger is relieved of the obligations under subsection (4) in relation to that stream.

(7) Where a discharger has been relieved by subsection (6) of the obligation to submit toxicity elimination progress reports in relation to a stream and three consecutive quarterly tests under subsection 28 (5) on samples collected from that stream result in the mortality of more than 50 per cent of the test rainbow trout, subsection (6) ceases to apply and the discharger shall instead comply with the requirements of subsection (4) relating to the stream, until a further three consecutive quarterly tests under subsection 28 (5) on samples collected from the stream result in mortality for no more than 50 per cent of the rainbow trout in each test.

(8) Subsections (1) to (7) apply with necessary modifications to Daphnia magna acute lethality tests performed under section 29 and, for the purpose,

(a) a reference to rainbow trout shall be deemed to be a reference to Daphnia magna; and

(b) a reference to subsection 28 (1) shall be deemed to be a reference to subsection 29 (3) and a reference to subsection 28 (5) shall be deemed to be a reference to subsection 29 (6).  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 30.

Monitoring — Chronic Toxicity Testing — Fathead Minnow and Ceriodaphnia dubia

31. (1) Where a discharger is required to perform a seven-day fathead minnow growth inhibition test, the discharger shall perform the test according to the procedure described in the Environment Canada publication entitled “Biological Test Method: Test of Larval Growth and Survival Using Fathead Minnows”, as amended from time to time.  O. Reg. 238/07, s. 8.

(2) Where a discharger is required to perform a seven-day Ceriodaphnia dubia reproduction inhibition and survivability test, the discharger shall perform the test according to the procedure described in the Environment Canada publication entitled “Biological Test Method: Test of Reproduction and Survival Using the Cladoceran Ceriodaphnia dubia”, as amended from time to time.  O. Reg. 238/07, s. 8.

(3) On one day in each semi-annual period, each discharger shall collect and immediately pick up a grab sample from each sampling point listed in Schedule 9 for the discharger’s plant, and shall perform a seven-day fathead minnow growth inhibition test and a seven-day Ceriodaphnia dubia reproduction inhibition and survivability test on each sample.  O. Reg. 523/95, s. 4.

(3.1) All samples collected and picked up at a plant under subsection (3) shall be collected and picked up,

(a) on a day on which samples are picked up at the plant under section 20;

(b) in a semi-annual period in which no samples are picked up at the plant under section 20, on a day on which samples are picked up at the plant under section 22; or

(c) in a semi-annual period in which no samples are picked up at the plant under section 20 or 22, on a day on which samples are picked up at the plant under section 21.  O. Reg. 523/95, s. 4.

(4) There shall be an interval of at least 90 days between successive pick-up days at the plant under subsection (3).  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 31 (4).

(5) All samples picked up under subsection (3) in a semi-annual period shall be picked up on the same day in the semi-annual period.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 31 (5).

(6) A discharger need not collect a sample from a sampling point in accordance with subsection (3) until 12 consecutive monthly rainbow trout acute lethality tests and 12 consecutive monthly Daphnia magna acute lethality tests performed on samples collected at the sampling point at a discharger’s plant result in mortality for no more than 50 per cent of the test organisms in 100 per cent effluent.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 31 (6).

Monitoring — Cooling Water Effluent — Weekly Assessment

32. (1) Each discharger shall, one day in each week, pick up a set of samples collected at each cooling water effluent sampling point at the plant and shall analyze each set of samples for the parameters listed in Column 1 of the Table for the discharger’s plant in Schedule 6. O. Reg. 311/17, s. 10.

(2) All samples picked up at a plant under subsection (1) shall be picked up,

(a) on the day on which samples are picked up at the plant under section 20;

(b) in a week in which no samples are picked up at the plant under section 20, on a day on which samples are picked up at the plant under section 22; or

(c) in a week in which no samples are picked up at the plant under section 20 or 22, on any day in the week.

(3) There shall be an interval of at least four days between successive pick-up days at the plant under clause (2) (c).

(4) All samples picked up under clause (2) (c) in a week shall be picked up on the same day in the week.  O. Reg. 523/95, s. 5.

Monitoring — Merged Effluent — pH and Specific Conductance Measurement

33. (1) Each discharger shall, on one day in each week, on the day on which samples are picked up at the plant under section 20 or, in a week in which no samples are picked up at the plant under section 20, on a day on which samples are picked up at the plant under section 22, during the time period applicable to the plant under subsection 18 (3) or (4), collect a grab sample from each merged effluent sampling point at the discharger’s plant and shall analyze each sample for the parameter pH and the parameter specific conductance.

(2) Within the 24-hour period beginning with the collection of the first grab sample at the plant under subsection (1) in each week, the discharger shall collect two more grab samples from each merged effluent sampling point at the discharger’s plant and shall analyze each sample for the parameter pH and the parameter specific conductance.

(3) There shall be an interval of at least four hours between each of the three collections at a sampling point under subsections (1) and (2) in each 24-hour period.

(4) Each grab sample collected under subsections (1) and (2) shall be picked up within 24 hours of when it was collected.

(5) Instead of complying with subsections (1) to (4) with respect to a stream, a discharger may use an on-line analyzer at the sampling point on the stream and analyze the effluent at the sampling point for the parameter pH and the parameter specific conductance on one day in each week, on the day on which samples are picked up at the plant under subsection 20 (1), during the time period applicable to the plant under subsection 18 (3) or (4), and two more times in each 24-hour period beginning with the first analysis at the plant under this subsection for the week.

(6) There shall be an interval of at least four hours between each of the three analyses at a sampling point under subsection (5) in each 24-hour period.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 33 (1-6).

(7) Revoked:  O. Reg. 523/95, s. 6 (2).

Monitoring — Cooling Water Effluent — pH and Specific Conductance Measurement

33.1 (1) Each discharger shall, on one day in each week, on the day on which samples are picked up at the plant under section 32, collect a grab sample from each cooling water effluent sampling point at the discharger’s plant and shall analyze each sample for the parameter pH and the parameter specific conductance.

(2) Within the 24-hour period beginning with the collection of the first grab sample at the plant under subsection (1) in each week, the discharger shall collect two more grab samples from each cooling water effluent sampling point at the discharger’s plant and shall analyze each sample for the parameter pH and the parameter specific conductance.

(3) There shall be an interval of at least four hours between each of the three collections at a sampling point under subsections (1) and (2) in each 24-hour period.

(4) Each grab sample collected under subsections (1) and (2) shall be picked up within 24 hours of when it was collected.

(5) Instead of complying with subsections (1) to (4) with respect to a stream, a discharger may use an on-line analyzer at the sampling point on the stream and analyze the effluent at the sampling point for the parameter pH and the parameter specific conductance on one day in each week, on the day on which samples are picked up at the plant under section 32, during the time period applicable to the plant under subsection 18 (3) or (4), and two more times in each 24-hour period beginning with the first analysis at the plant under this subsection for the week.

(6) There shall be an interval of at least four hours between each of the three analyses at a sampling point under subsection (5) in each 24-hour period.  O. Reg. 523/95, s. 7.

PART VI
EFFLUENT VOLUME

Flow Measurement

34. (1) Subject to subsection (6), for the purposes of this section, a volume of effluent for a stream for a day is the volume that flowed past the sampling point established under section 8 on the stream during the 24-hour period preceding the pick-up of the first sample picked up from the stream for the day.

(2) Each discharger shall determine in cubic metres a daily volume of effluent for each process effluent monitoring stream at the discharger’s plant for each day on which a sample is collected under this Regulation from the stream, by integration of continuous flowrate measurements.

(3) Despite subsection (2), where a process effluent monitoring stream discharges on an intermittent basis, the daily volumes for the stream may be determined either by integration of continuous flowrate measurements or by the summation of the individual intermittent volume measurements.

(4) Each discharger shall use flow measurement methods that allow the daily volumes for process effluent monitoring streams to be determined to an accuracy of within plus or minus 15 per cent.

(5) Each discharger shall determine in cubic metres a batch volume of effluent for each process effluent batch monitoring stream at the discharger’s plant, for each batch of effluent for which a sample is collected under this Regulation from the stream, by integration of continuous flowrate measurements.

(6) For the purposes of subsection (5), a batch volume of effluent for a process effluent batch monitoring stream for a batch is the volume of effluent that flows past the process effluent batch sampling point established under section 8 on the stream throughout the period of flow of the batch.

(7) Each discharger shall use flow measurement methods that allow the batch volumes for process effluent batch monitoring streams to be determined to an accuracy of within plus or minus 15 per cent.

(8) Each discharger shall determine in cubic metres a daily volume of effluent for each merged effluent monitoring stream at the discharger’s plant for each day on which a sample is collected under this Regulation from the stream.

(9) Each discharger shall use flow measurement methods that allow the daily volumes for merged effluent monitoring streams to be determined to an accuracy of within plus or minus 20 per cent.

(10) Each discharger shall determine in cubic metres a daily volume of effluent for each cooling water effluent monitoring stream at the discharger’s plant for each day on which a sample is collected under this Regulation from the stream.

(11) Each discharger shall use flow measurement methods that allow the daily volumes for cooling water effluent monitoring streams to be determined to an accuracy of within plus or minus 20 per cent.

(12) Each discharger shall, no later than the day that this section comes into force, determine by calibration or confirm by means of a certified report of a registered professional engineer of the Province of Ontario that,

(a) each flow measurement method used under subsections (2) and (3) meets the accuracy requirements of subsection (4);

(b) each flow measurement method used under subsection (5) meets the accuracy requirements of subsection (7);

(c) each flow measurement method used under subsection (8) meets the accuracy requirements of subsection (9); and

(d) each flow measurement method used under subsection (10) meets the accuracy requirements of subsection (11).

(13) Where a discharger uses a new flow measurement method or alters an existing flow measurement method, the discharger shall determine by calibration or confirm by means of a certified report of a registered professional engineer of the Province of Ontario that each new or altered flow measurement method meets the accuracy requirements of subsections (4), (7), (9) or (11), as the case may be, within two weeks after the day on which the new or altered method or system is used.

(14) Each discharger shall develop and implement a maintenance schedule and a calibration schedule for each flow measurement system installed at the discharger’s plant and shall maintain each flow measurement system according to good operating practices.

(15) Each discharger shall use reasonable efforts to set up each flow measurement system used for the purposes of this section in a way that permits inspection by a provincial officer.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 34.

Calculation of Plant Volumes

35. (1) Each discharger shall calculate, in cubic metres, a daily process effluent plant volume for each day.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), a process effluent plant volume for a day is the sum of the daily process effluent volumes determined under section 34 for the day.

(3) Each discharger shall calculate, in cubic metres, a monthly average process effluent plant volume for each month, by taking the arithmetic mean of the daily process effluent plant volumes calculated under subsection (1) for the month.

(4) Each discharger shall calculate, in cubic metres, a daily merged effluent plant volume for each day.

(5) For the purposes of subsection (4), a merged effluent plant volume for a day is the sum of the daily merged effluent volumes determined under section 34 for the day.

(6) Each discharger shall calculate, in cubic metres, a monthly average merged effluent plant volume for each month, by taking the arithmetic mean of the daily merged effluent plant volumes calculated under subsection (4) for the month.

(7) Each discharger shall calculate, in cubic metres, a daily cooling water effluent plant volume for each day.

(8) For the purposes of subsection (7), a cooling water effluent plant volume for a day is the sum of the daily cooling water volumes determined under section 34 for the day.

(9) Each discharger shall calculate, in cubic metres, a monthly average cooling water effluent plant volume for each month, by taking the arithmetic mean of the daily cooling water effluent plant volumes calculated under subsection (7) for the month.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 35.

PART VII
STORM WATER CONTROL

Storm Water Control Study

36. (1) Each discharger shall complete a storm water control study in respect of the discharger’s plant, in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Environment and Energy publication entitled “Protocol for Conducting a Storm Water Control Study”, dated August, 1994.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 36 (1).

(1.1) Despite subsection (1), the requirements in respect of parameters for analysis required for process effluent and cooling water effluent, set out at page 5 of the Ministry of Environment and Energy publication entitled “Protocol for Conducting a Storm Water Control Study”, dated August, 1994 do not apply in relation to the following plants:

1. Columbian Chemicals Canada Ltd.

2. Partek Insulations Ltd.

(1.2) For the purposes of subsection (1), the discharger shall complete a storm water control study using the parameters set out in Column 1 of the Table for the discharger’s plant in Schedule 10.  O. Reg. 523/95, s. 8; O. Reg. 311/17, s. 11.

(2) A discharger need not comply with subsection (1) in respect of the discharger’s plant if,

(a) the plant meets the exemption criteria set out in the Ministry of Environment and Energy publication entitled “Protocol for Conducting a Storm Water Control Study”, dated August, 1994; and

(b) the discharger notifies the Director in writing, by February 15, 1996, that the plant meets the exemption criteria referred to in clause (a).

(3) Subject to subsection (4), a discharger shall complete the storm water control study in respect of the discharger’s plant by February 17, 1997.

(4) A discharger may postpone completion of the storm water control study in respect of the discharger’s plant until February 15, 1999 if,

(a) in order to meet the requirements of Part IV, the discharger plans to make process changes, install wastewater treatment facilities, implement management practices or make any other changes at the plant that would likely alter the quantity or quality of storm water discharged from the plant; and

(b) the discharger notifies the Director in writing, by February 17, 1997, of the plans referred to in clause (a).

(5) Each discharger shall ensure that a copy of each study completed under this section is available to Ministry staff at the discharger’s plant, on request during the plant’s normal office hours.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 36 (2-5).

PART VIII
RECORDS AND REPORTS

Record Keeping

37. (1) Each discharger shall keep records, in an electronic format acceptable to the Director, of all analytical results obtained under sections 19 to 23, 25, 32, 33 and 33.1, all calculations performed under sections 12 to 15, and all determinations and calculations made or performed under sections 34 and 35.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 37 (1); O. Reg. 523/95, s. 9 (1).

(2) Each discharger shall keep records of all sampling and analytical procedures used in meeting the requirements of section 7, including, for each sample, the date, the time of pick-up, the sampling procedures used and any incidents likely to affect the analytical results.

(3) Each discharger shall keep records of the results of all monitoring performed under sections 24, 26, 27 and 31.

(4) Each discharger shall keep records of all maintenance and calibration procedures performed under section 34.

(5) Each discharger shall keep records of all problems or malfunctions, including those related to sampling, analysis, acute lethality testing, chronic toxicity testing or flow measurement, that result or are likely to result in a failure to comply with a requirement of this Regulation, stating the date, duration and cause of each malfunction and including a description of any remedial action taken.

(6) Each discharger shall keep records of any incident in which effluent that would ordinarily flow past a sampling point established under this Regulation is discharged from the discharger’s plant without flowing past that sampling point, stating the date, duration, cause and nature of each incident.

(7) Each discharger shall keep records of all process changes and redirections of or changes in the character of effluent streams that affect the quality of effluent at any sampling point established under this Regulation at the discharger’s plant.

(8) Beginning on March 1, 1995, each discharger shall calculate and keep records of the reference daily rate of production, in tonnes, for each material listed in the Table for the discharger’s plant in Schedule 10.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 37 (2-8); O. Reg. 311/17, s. 12.

(9) Beginning on March 1, 1995, each discharger shall calculate and keep records of monthly average daily production, in tonnes, of each material listed in Schedule 11 for the discharger’s plant, for each month.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 37 (9); O. Reg. 523/95, s. 9 (2).

(10) For the purposes of subsection (9), the monthly average daily production of a material for a month at the discharger’s plant is the amount of the material, calculated in tonnes, that is produced at the discharger’s plant during the month, divided by the number of days in the month.

(11) For the purposes of subsection (8), the reference daily rate of production for a material at the discharger’s plant is the arithmetic mean of the amounts calculated under subsection (9) for the material for the first 12 months for which the discharger is required to keep a record for the material under subsection (9).

(12) Subject to subsection (13), each discharger shall make each record required by this section as soon as reasonably possible and shall keep each such record for a period of three years.

(13) Each discharger shall keep each record required by subsections (8) and (9) for a period of 10 years.

(14) Each discharger shall ensure that all records kept under this section are available to Ministry staff at the discharger’s plant, on request during the plant’s normal office hours.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 37 (10-14).

Reports Available to the Public

38. (1) On or before June 1 in each year, each discharger shall prepare a report relating to the previous calendar year and including,

(a) a summary of plant loadings calculated under sections 12 to 15;

(b) a summary of batch stream loadings calculated under section 13;

(c) a summary of the results of monitoring performed under sections 19 to 23, 25 to 27 and 31 to 33.1;

(d) a summary of calculations performed under subsections 35 (1), (4) and (7);

(e) a summary of the loadings or other results that exceeded a limit under section 16 or 17; and

(f) a summary of the incidents in which effluent that would ordinarily flow past a sampling point established under this Regulation is discharged from the discharger’s plant without flowing past that sampling point.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 38 (1); O. Reg. 523/95, s. 10.

(2) Each discharger shall ensure that each report prepared under subsection (1) is available to any person at the discharger’s plant, on request, during the plant’s normal office hours.

(3) Each discharger shall provide the Director, upon request, with a copy of any report that the discharger has prepared under subsection (1).

(4) Each discharger shall ensure that each report prepared under section 30 is available to any person at the discharger’s plant, on request, during the plant’s normal office hours.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 38 (2-4).

Reports to the Director — General

39. (1) Each discharger shall notify the Director in writing of any change of name or ownership of the discharger’s plant occurring after February 14, 1995, within 30 days after the end of the month in which the change occurs.

(2) Each discharger shall notify the Director in writing of any process change or redirection of or change in the character of an effluent stream that affects the quality of effluent at any sampling point established under this Regulation at the discharger’s plant, within 30 days of the change or redirection.

(3) A discharger need not comply with subsection (2) where the effect of the change or redirection on effluent quality is of less than one week’s duration.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 39 (1-3).

(4) Each discharger shall notify the Director in writing if the discharger’s plant has, for 90 consecutive days, produced a material listed in Schedule 11 for the discharger’s plant at less than 75 per cent of the reference daily rate of production calculated under subsection 37 (8) for the material, within 30 days of the end of the 90-day period.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 39 (4); O. Reg. 523/95, s. 11.

Reports to the Director — Compliance with Section 6 and Part IV

40. (1) Each discharger shall report to the Director any incident in which effluent that would ordinarily flow past a point established under this Regulation is discharged from the discharger’s plant without flowing past that sampling point.

(2) Each discharger shall report to the Director any loading or other result that exceeds a limit prescribed by section 16 or 17.

(3) A report required under subsection (1) or (2) shall be given orally, as soon as reasonably possible, and in writing, as soon as reasonably possible.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 40.

Quarterly Reports to the Director

41. (1) No later than 45 days after the end of each quarter, each discharger shall submit a report to the Director containing information relating to the discharger’s plant throughout the quarter as required by subsections (3) to (8).

(2) A report under this section shall be submitted both in an electronic format acceptable to the Director and in hard copy generated from the electronic format and signed by the discharger.

(3) A report under this section shall include all information included in a report given under section 40 during the quarter.

(4) Each discharger shall report, for each month in the quarter,

(a) the monthly average plant loadings and the highest and lowest daily plant loadings calculated under section 12 for each limited parameter;

(b) the highest and lowest batch stream loadings calculated under section 13 for each limited parameter;

(c) the monthly average plant loadings and the highest and lowest daily plant loadings calculated under section 14 for each merged parameter;

(d) the monthly average plant loadings and the highest and lowest daily plant loadings calculated under section 15 for each assessment parameter.

(5) Each discharger shall report, for each month in the quarter,

(a) the monthly average process effluent plant volume and the highest and lowest daily process effluent plant volumes calculated under section 35;

(b) the highest and lowest process effluent batch volumes calculated under subsection 34 (5);

(c) the monthly average merged effluent plant volume and the highest and lowest daily merged effluent plant volumes calculated under section 35; and

(d) the monthly average cooling water effluent plant volume and the highest and lowest daily cooling water effluent plant volumes calculated under section 35.

(6) Each discharger shall, for each sampling point established under this Regulation at the discharger’s plant, report the number of days in each month in the quarter on which effluent flowed past the sampling point.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 41 (1-6).

(6.1) Each discharger shall, for each process effluent batch sampling point established under this Regulation at the discharger’s plant, report the number of times in each month in the quarter on which effluent flowed past the sampling point.  O. Reg. 523/95, s. 12 (1).

(7) Each discharger shall report, for each month in the quarter, the highest and lowest pH results obtained under section 25 for each process effluent monitoring stream and each process effluent batch monitoring stream at the discharger’s plant.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 41 (7).

(8) Each discharger shall report, for each month in the quarter, the highest and lowest pH results and the highest and lowest specific conductance results obtained under,

(a) section 33 for each merged effluent monitoring stream at the discharger’s plant; and

(b) section 33.1 for each cooling water effluent monitoring stream at the discharger’s plant.

(9) Each discharger shall report, for each quarter, the results obtained under subsection 21 (1) in respect of each specific parameter for each process effluent sampling point at the discharger’s plant.  O. Reg. 523/95, s. 12 (2).

Reports to the Director — Chronic Toxicity Testing

42. (1) Each discharger shall report to the Director the results of all monitoring performed under section 31, together with the date on which each sample was picked up, no later than 60 days after the end of each semi-annual period in which the monitoring was performed.

(2) A report under subsection (1) shall include a plot of percentage reduction in growth or reproduction against the logarithm of test concentration and shall include a calculation of the concentration at which a 25 per cent reduction in growth or reproduction would occur.  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 42.

43. Omitted (revokes other Regulations).  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 43.

44. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation).  O. Reg. 64/95, s. 44.

Schedule 1
list of regulated plants

Plant Name

Location

Owner as of January 1, 1998

Albright & Wilson Americas Inc.

Port Maitland

Albright & Wilson Americas Inc.

AlliedSignal

Amherstburg

AlliedSignal Canada Inc.

Cabot Canada Ltd.

Sarnia

Cabot Canada Ltd.

Columbian Chemicals Canada Ltd.

Hamilton

Columbian Chemicals Canada Ltd.

Cytec Canada Inc.

Niagara Falls

Cytec Canada Inc.

The Exolon-ESK Company of Canada, Ltd.

Niagara Falls

The Exolon-ESK Company of Canada Ltd.

ETI Explosives Technologies International (Canada), Ltd.

North Bay

ETI Explosives Technologies International (Canada), Ltd.

General Chemical Canada Ltd.

Amherstburg

General Chemical Canada Ltd.

Hydro-Agri (formerly: Nutrite Inc.)

Maitland

Hydro Agri Canada

ICI Canada Inc.

Cornwall

ICI Canada Inc.

ICI Canada Inc. - Conpak

Cornwall

ICI Canada Inc.

International Minerals & Chemical Corporation (Canada) Limited

Port Maitland

International Minerals & Chemical Corporation (Canada) Limited

Liquid Carbonic Inc.

Maitland

Liquid Carbonic Inc.

Norton Advanced Ceramics of Canada Inc.

Niagara Falls

Norton Advanced Ceramics of Canada Inc.

Partek Insulations Ltd.

Sarnia

Partek Insulations Ltd.

Praxair Canada Inc.

Mooretown

Praxair Canada Inc.

Praxair Canada Inc.

Sarnia

Praxair Canada Inc.

Praxair Canada Inc.

Sault Ste. Marie

Praxair Canada Inc.

Puritan Bennett Corporation

Maitland

Puritan-Bennett Canada Ltd.

Sulco Chemicals Limited

Elmira

Sulco Chemicals Limited

Terra International (Canada) Inc.

Courtright

Terra International (Canada) Inc.

UCAR Inc.

Welland

UCAR Inc.

Washington Mills Electro Minerals Corporation

Niagara Falls

Washington Mills Electro Minerals Corporation

Washington Mills Limited

Niagara Falls

Washington Mills Limited

Welland Chemical Limited

Sarnia

Welland Chemical Limited

O. Reg. 51/98, s. 1.

SCHEDULE 2
PROCESS EFFLUENT: DESIGNATED SAMPLING POINTS, LIMITS, MONITORING FREQUENCY

Table 1
PLANT: Albright & Wilson Americas Inc. (Port Maitland)

Designated Process Effluent Sampling Point:

0100, Final Discharge to Canal

 

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

Column 2

Monitoring Frequency

Column 3

Daily plant loading limit in kilograms per day

Column 4

Monthly Average Plant Loading Limit in kilograms per day

1.

5a

DOC

Weekly

210

30

2.

6

Total phosphorus

Daily

2.4

0.93

3.

8

Total suspended solids

Daily

170

48

4.

12

Mercury

Quarterly

0.0025

Not applicable

5.

14

Phenolics

Weekly

0.12

0.048

 

Table 2
PLANT: Cabot Canada Ltd. (Sarnia)

Designated Process Effluent Sampling Point:

0100, Discharge from Filter Bed to Cole Drain

 

Item

Analytical

Test Group

 

Column 1

Parameter

 

Column 2

Monitoring

Frequency

Column 3

Daily plant loading limit in kilograms per day

Column 4

Monthly Average Plant Loading Limit in kilograms per day

1.

4b

Nitrate plus Nitrite

Quarterly

3.2

Not applicable

2.

5a

DOC

Weekly

29

10

3.

6

Total phosphorus

Quarterly

0.87

Not applicable

4.

8

Total suspended solids

Daily

48

15

5.

9

Aluminum

Weekly

3.5

2.2

6.

9

Zinc

Quarterly

1.4

Not applicable

7.

25

Oil and grease

Quarterly

17

Not applicable

8.

24

2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

9.

 24

2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

10.

 24

TEQ - total toxic equivalent of 2,3,7,8 substituted dioxin and furan congeners

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

Table 3
PLANT: Cytec Canada Inc. (Niagara Falls)

Designated Process Effluent Sampling Point:

0400, Sludge Pond to Final Discharge

 

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

 

Column 2

Monitoring Frequency

Column 3

Daily plant loading limit in kilograms per day

Column 4

Monthly Average Plant Loading Limit in kilograms per day

1.

2

Cyanide Total

Weekly

0.13

0.05

2.

4a

Ammonia plus Ammonium

Weekly

10

3.4

3.

4b

Nitrate plus Nitrite

Weekly

32

10

4.

4a

Total Kjeldahl nitrogen

Weekly

9.7

3.6

5.

5a

DOC

Weekly

75

27

6.

6

Total phosphorus

Daily

5.0

1.9

7.

8

Total suspended solids

Daily

150

21

8.

17

Toluene

Weekly

0.12

0.046

9.

25

Oil and grease

Quarterly

8.4

Not applicable

10.

24

2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

11.

24

2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

12.

24

TEQ - total toxic equivalent of 2,3,7,8 substituted dioxin and furan congeners

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

Table 4
PLANT: The Exolon-ESK Company of Canada, Ltd. (Niagara Falls)

Designated Process Effluent Sampling Point:

0100, 24 Inch Outfall at Beaver Dam Road

 

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

Column 2

Monitoring Frequency

Column 3

Daily plant loading limit in kilograms per day

Column 4

Monthly Average Plant Loading Limit in kilograms per day

1.

5a

DOC

Weekly

99

14

2.

6

Total phosphorus

Weekly

2.8

1.0

3.

8

Total suspended solids

Daily

160

79

4.

9

Aluminum

Weekly

2.6

1.1

 

Table 5
PLANT: General Chemical Canada Ltd. (Amherstburg)

Designated Process Effluent Sampling Points:

0100, North Drain Effluent to Detroit River

0200, Main Drain Effluent to Detroit River

 

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

Column 2

Monitoring Frequency

Column 3

Daily plant loading limit in kilograms per day

Column 4

Monthly Average Plant Loading Limit in kilograms per day

1.

2

Cyanide Total

Quarterly

6.3

Not applicable

2.

4a

Ammonia plus Ammonium

Daily

2900

650

3.

4b

Nitrate plus Nitrite

Quarterly

750

Not applicable

4.

4a

Total Kjeldahl nitrogen

Weekly

2400

890

5.

5a

DOC

Weekly

2900

1200

6.

6

Total phosphorus

Quarterly

64

Not applicable

7.

8

Total suspended solids

Daily

43,000

11,000

8.

9

Molybdenum

Quarterly

10

Not applicable

9.

10

Arsenic

Quarterly

5.2

Not applicable

10.

12

Mercury

Quarterly

0.026

Not applicable

11.

15

Sulphide

Quarterly

6.3

Not applicable

12.

16

Chloroform

Quarterly

0.24

Not applicable

13.

25

Oil and grease

Quarterly

1400

Not applicable

14.

30

Chloride

Weekly

1,360,000

1,100,000

15.

30

Fluoride

Weekly

131

95

16.

24

2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

17.

24

2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

18.

24

TEQ - total toxic equivalent of 2,3,7,8 substituted dioxin and furan congeners

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

Table 6
PLANT: Hydro Agri Maitland (formerly Nutrite Inc.) Maitland

Designated Process Effluent Sampling Point:

0400, Final Effluent to River

 

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

Column 2

Monitoring Frequency

Column 3

Daily plant loading limit in kilograms per day

Column 4

Monthly Average Plant Loading Limit in kilograms per day

1.

4a

Ammonia plus Ammonium

Daily

82

26

2.

4b

Nitrate plus Nitrite

Daily

80

27

3.

4a

Total Kjeldahl nitrogen

Daily

83

27

4.

5a

DOC

Weekly

28

15

5.

6

Total phosphorus

Weekly

5.5

1.1

6.

8

Total suspended solids

Daily

128

28

7.

9

Aluminum

Weekly

2.1

0.38

8.

9

Copper

Quarterly

0.14

Not applicable

9.

9

Vanadium

Quarterly

1.21

Not applicable

10.

9

Zinc

Weekly

0.14

0.03

11.

12

Mercury

Quarterly

0.0006

Not applicable

12.

14

Phenolics (4AAP)

Weekly

0.0087

0.0045

13.

16

Tetrachloroethylene

Quarterly

0.16

Not applicable

14.

25

Oil and grease

Weekly

12

5

15.

27

PCBT

Quarterly

0.00036

Not applicable

16.

24

2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

17.

24

2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

18.

24

TEQ - total toxic equivalent of 2,3,7,8 substituted dioxin and furan congeners

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

Table 7
PLANT: ICI Canada Inc. (Cornwall)

Designated Process Effluent Sampling Point:

0400, Effluent in Manhole #15 to LEL-2

 

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

 

Column 2

Monitoring Frequency

Column 3

Daily plant loading limit in kilograms per day

Column 4

Monthly Average Plant Loading Limit in kilograms per day

1.

4b

Nitrate plus Nitrite

Quarterly

0.90

Not applicable

2.

5a

DOC

Weekly

9.6

4.2

3.

6

Total phosphorus

Quarterly

1.1

Not applicable

4.

8

Total suspended solids

Daily

24

4.3

5.

9

Aluminum

Weekly

0.43

0.078

6.

9

Copper

Quarterly

0.016

Not applicable

7.

9

Lead

Quarterly

0.23

Not applicable

8.

9

Nickel

Quarterly

0.010

Not applicable

9.

9

Zinc

Quarterly

0.056

Not applicable

10.

10

Arsenic

Quarterly

0.0050

Not applicable

11.

12

Mercury

Daily

0.0058

0.0012

12.

14

Phenolics (4AAP)

Quarterly

0.0042

Not applicable

13.

23

1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene

Weekly

0.00034

0.00013

14.

23

Hexachlorobenzene

Weekly

0.00016

0.000060

15.

23

Hexachlorobutadiene

Weekly

0.00029

0.00010

16.

23

Hexachloroethane

Weekly

0.0011

0.00040

17.

23

Octachlorostyrene

Quarterly

0.000070

Not applicable

18.

23

Pentachlorobenzene

Quarterly

0.000010

Not applicable

19.

25

Oil and grease

Quarterly

6.7

Not applicable

20.

24

2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

21.

24

2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

22.

24

TEQ - total toxic equivalent of 2,3,7,8 substituted dioxin and furan congeners

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

Table 8
PLANT: ICI Canada Inc. - Conpak (Cornwall)

Designated Process Effluent Sampling Point:

0100, Effluent from Conpak to River

 

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

Column 2

Monitoring Frequency

Column 3

Daily plant loading limit in kilograms per day

Column 4

Monthly Average Plant Loading Limit in kilograms per day

1.

4a

Ammonia plus Ammonium

Weekly

0.55

0.19

2.

4b

Nitrate plus Nitrite

Weekly

1.3

0.29

3.

4a

Total Kjeldahl nitrogen

Weekly

0.55

0.21

4.

5a

DOC

Weekly

2.7

0.57

5.

6

Total phosphorus

Weekly

0.29

0.044

6.

8

Total suspended solids

Daily

6.7

1.1

7.

9

Aluminum

Weekly

0.27

0.042

8.

9

Cadmium

Weekly

0.00046

0.00011

9.

9

Chromium

Weekly

0.055

0.0087

10.

9

Copper

Weekly

0.013

0.0023

11.

9

Lead

Weekly

0.027

0.0034

12.

9

Nickel

Weekly

0.12

0.0023

13.

9

Zinc

Weekly

0.0019

0.00038

14.

10

Selenium

Quarterly

0.0027

Not applicable

15.

12

Mercury

Weekly

0.00057

0.00011

16.

14

Phenolics (4AAP)

Weekly

0.0012

0.00032

17.

16

Carbon tetrachloride

Weekly

0.0055

0.0021

18.

16

Chloroform

Weekly

0.015

0.00030

19.

23

Hexachlorobenzene

Weekly

0.000076

0.000019

20.

23

Hexachloroethane

Weekly

0.00038

0.00013

21.

25

Oil and grease

Quarterly

1.3

Not applicable

22.

30

Chloride

Weekly

323

82

23.

30

Sulphate

Weekly

228

34

24.

24

2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin

Quarterly

Not applicable 

Not applicable

25.

24

2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

26.

24

TEQ - total toxic equivalent of 2,3,7,8 substituted dioxin and furan congeners

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

Table 9
PLANT: International Minerals & Chemical Corporation (Canada) (Port Maitland)

Designated Process Effluent Sampling Point:

0300, Final Effluent to River

 

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

Column 2

Monitoring Frequency

Column 3

Daily plant loading limit in kilograms per day

Column 4

Monthly Average Plant Loading Limit in kilograms per day

1.

4a

Ammonia plus Ammonium

Quarterly

41

Not applicable

2.

4b

Nitrate plus Nitrite

Quarterly

25

Not applicable

3.

4a

Total Kjeldahl nitrogen

Quarterly

30

Not applicable

4.

5a

DOC

Quarterly

68

Not applicable

5.

6

Total phosphorus

Daily

7.9

4.5

6.

8

Total suspended solids

Daily

250

51

7.

14

Phenolics (4AAP)

Quarterly

0.16

Not applicable

8.

25

Oil and grease

Quarterly

10

Not applicable

9.

30

Fluoride

Daily

76

57

10.

30

Sulphate

Quarterly

13,000

Not applicable

 

Table 10
PLANT: Liquid Carbonic Inc. (Maitland)

Designated Process Effluent Sampling Point:

0100, Effluent to River

 

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

 

Column 2

Monitoring Frequency

Column 3

Daily plant loading limit in kilograms per day

Column 4

Monthly Average Plant Loading Limit in kilograms per day

1.

4b

Nitrate plus Nitrite

Weekly

22

15

2.

5a

DOC

Weekly

190

46

3.

6

Total phosphorus

Quarterly

0.87

Not applicable

4.

8

Total suspended solids

Daily

44

22

5.

25

Oil and grease

Weekly

35

13

 

Table 11
PLANT: Norton Advanced Ceramics of Canada Inc. (Niagara Falls)

Designated Process Effluent Sampling Points:

0300, Sewer C to Welland River

0400, Sewer D to Welland River

 

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

Column 2

Monitoring Frequency

Column 3

Daily plant loading limit in kilograms per day

Column 4

Monthly Average Plant Loading Limit in kilograms per day

1.

5a

DOC

Weekly

34

16

2.

6

Total phosphorus

Quarterly

2.4

Not applicable

3.

8

Total suspended solids

Daily

450

100

4.

9

Aluminum

Weekly

15

3.9

5.

25

Oil and grease

Quarterly

24

Not applicable

6.

30

Sulphate

Weekly

1900

770

 

Table 12
PLANT: Praxair Canada Inc. (Mooretown)

Designated Process Effluent Sampling Point:

0100, Final Effluent to River

 

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

Column 2

Monitoring Frequency

Column 3

Daily plant loading limit in kilograms per day

Column 4

Monthly Average Plant Loading Limit in kilograms per day

1.

5a

DOC

Weekly

1.1

0.17

2.

6

Total phosphorus

Weekly

0.095

0.015

3.

8

Total suspended solids

Daily

0.90

0.14

4.

9

Aluminum

Weekly

0.014

0.0052

5.

9

Copper

Quarterly

0.0038

Not applicable

6.

9

Zinc

Weekly

0.020

0.0066

7.

25

Oil and grease

Weekly

0.11

0.047

8.

24

2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

9.

24

2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

10.

24

TEQ - total toxic equivalent of 2,3,7,8 substituted dioxin and furan congeners

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

Table 13
PLANT: Praxair Canada Inc. (Sarnia)

Designated Process Effluent Sampling Point:

0100, Effluent from Cooling Towers to Cole Drain

 

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

Column 2

Monitoring Frequency

Column 3

Daily plant loading limit in kilograms per day

Column 4

Monthly Average Plant Loading Limit in kilograms per day

1.

5a

DOC

Weekly

1.3

0.42

2.

6

Total phosphorus

Weekly

0.24

0.043

3.

8

Total suspended solids

Daily

2.8

0.46

4.

9

Aluminum

Weekly

0.058

0.022

5.

9

Copper

Weekly

0.0070

0.0031

6.

9

Zinc

Weekly

0.013

0.0065

7.

25

Oil and grease

Weekly

0.33

0.14

8.

24

2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

9.

24

2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

10.

24

TEQ - total toxic equivalent of 2,3,7,8 substituted dioxin and furan congeners

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

Table 14
PLANT: Praxair Canada Inc. (Sault Ste. Marie)

Designated Process Effluent Sampling Point:

0100, Outfall at Safety Drive to River

 

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

Column 2

Monitoring Frequency

Column 3

Daily plant loading limit in kilograms per day

Column 4

Monthly Average Plant Loading Limit in kilograms per day

1.

5a

DOC

Weekly

9.0

2.9

2.

6

Total phosphorus

Weekly

1.7

0.30

3.

8

Total suspended solids

Daily

20

3.3

4.

9

Aluminum

Weekly

0.42

0.15

5.

9

Copper

Weekly

0.045

0.020

6.

9

Zinc

Weekly

0.090

0.046

7.

25

Oil and grease

Weekly

2.1

0.92

8.

24

2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

9.

24

2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

10.

24

TEQ - total toxic equivalent of 2,3,7,8 substituted dioxin and furan congeners

Quarterly

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

Table 15
PLANT: Puritan Bennett Corporation (Maitland)

Designated Process Effluent Sampling Point:

0100, Effluent to Creek

 

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

Column 2

Monitoring Frequency

Column 3

Daily plant loading limit in kilograms per day

Column 4

Monthly Average Plant Loading Limit in kilograms per day

1.

4a

Ammonia plus Ammonium

Weekly

3.9

1.3

2.

4b

Nitrate plus Nitrite

Weekly

2.9

1.8

3.

4a

Total Kjeldahl nitrogen

Weekly

3.1

1.2

4.

5a

DOC

Weekly

1.6

1.0

5.

6

Total phosphorus

Quarterly

0.11

Not applicable

6.

8

Total suspended solids

Daily

5.4

2.7

 

Table 16
PLANT: Sulco Chemicals Limited (Elmira)

Designated Process Effluent Sampling Point:

0100, Final Effluent to Creek

 

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

Column 2

Monitoring Frequency

Column 3

Daily plant loading limit in kilograms per day

Column 4

Monthly Average Plant Loading Limit in kilograms per day

1.

2

Cyanide Total

Quarterly

0.014

Not applicable

2.

5a

DOC

Weekly

1.4

0.63

3.

6

Total phosphorus

Weekly

0.20

0.082

4.

8

Total suspended solids

Daily

2.9

1.2

5.

9

Aluminum

Quarterly

0.085

Not applicable

6.

9

Cadmium

Quarterly

0.0016

Not applicable

7.

9

Copper

Quarterly

0.013

Not applicable

8.

9

Nickel

Quarterly

0.022

Not applicable

9.

9

Vanadium

Quarterly

0.040

Not applicable

10.

9

Zinc

Quarterly

0.075

Not applicable

11.

10

Arsenic

Quarterly

0.0014

Not applicable

12.

14

Phenolics (4AAP)

Quarterly

0.0024

Not applicable

13.

25

Oil and grease

Quarterly

0.96

Not applicable

14.

30

Chloride

Weekly

270

140

15.

30

Fluoride

Weekly

1.6

0.42

16.

30

Sulphate

Weekly

610

150

 

Table 17
PLANT: Terra International (Canada) Inc. (Courtright)

Designated Process Effluent Sampling Points:

0500, Effluent from 30 inch concrete pipe flowing into Plant Final Discharge to St. Clair River

0700, Effluent in Manhole #55 flowing into Plant Final Discharge to St. Clair River

0800, Effluent in 42 inch Line from A­11 flowing into Plant Final Discharge to St. Clair River

 

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

Column 2

Monitoring Frequency

Column 3

Daily plant loading limit in kilograms per day

Column 4

Monthly Average Plant Loading Limit in kilograms per day

1.

4a

Ammonia plus Ammonium

Daily

290

140

2.

4b

Nitrate plus Nitrite

Daily

650

150

3.

4a

Total Kjeldahl nitrogen

Daily

540

250

4.

5a

DOC

Weekly

1100

510

5.

6

Total phosphorus

Quarterly

46

Not applicable

6.

8

Total suspended solids

Daily

3500

880

7.

9

Aluminum

Quarterly

8.9

Not applicable

8.

9

Zinc

Quarterly

12

Not applicable

9.

14

Phenolics (4AAP)

Weekly

7.4

2.6

10.

30

Fluoride

Quarterly

4.0

Not applicable

11.

30

Sulphate

Quarterly

2700

Not applicable

 

Table 18
PLANT: Washington Mills Electro Minerals Corporation (Niagara Falls)

Designated Process Effluent Sampling Points:

0100, Effluent from Queen Lagoon to Welland River

0200, Effluent from the Old Lagoon to Welland River

 

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

Column 2

Monitoring Frequency

Column 3

Daily plant loading limit in kilograms per day

Column 4

Monthly Average Plant Loading Limit in kilograms per day

1.

5a

DOC

Weekly

81

33

2.

6

Total phosphorus

Quarterly

2.2

Not applicable

3.

8

Total suspended solids

Daily

395

127

4.

9

Aluminum

Weekly

6.1

2.7

5.

25

Oil and grease

Quarterly

19

Not applicable

 

Table 19
PLANT: Washington Mills Limited (Niagara Falls)

Designated Process Effluent Sampling Point:

0100, Final Effluent to River

 

Item

Analytical Test Group

 

Column 1

Parameter

 

Column 2

Monitoring Frequency

Column 3

Daily plant loading limit in kilograms per day

Column 4

Monthly Average Plant Loading Limit in kilograms per day

1.

5a

DOC

Weekly

24

7.8

2.

6

Total phosphorus

Quarterly

0.58

Not applicable

3.

8

Total suspended solids

Daily

60

18

4.

9

Aluminum

Weekly

3.0

1.1

5.

25

Oil and grease

Weekly

14

5.8

O. Reg. 311/17, s. 13.

 

SCHEDULE 3
ANALYTICAL REQUIREMENTS AT PLANTS WITH MORE THAN ONE PROCESS EFFLUENT SAMPLING POINT

Table 1
PLANT: General Chemical Canada Ltd. (Amherstburg) 

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

Column 2

Control Point: 0100

Column 3

Control Point: 0200

1.

2

Cyanide Total

Not applicable

X

2.

4a

Ammonia plus Ammonium

X

X

3.

4b

Nitrate plus Nitrite

Not applicable

X

4.

4a

Total Kjeldahl nitrogen

X

X

5.

5a

DOC

X

X

6.

6

Total phosphorus

X

X

7.

8

Total suspended solids

X

X

8.

9

Molybdenum

X

Not applicable

9.

10

Arsenic

X

Not applicable

10.

12

Mercury

X

Not applicable

11.

15

Sulphide

X

Not applicable

12.

16

Chloroform

X

Not applicable

13.

25

Oil and grease

X

X

14.

30

Chloride

X

X

15.

30

Fluoride

X

Not applicable

16.

24

2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin

X

X

17.

24

2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran

X

X

18.

24

TEQ - total toxic equivalent of 2,3,7,8 substituted dioxin and furan congeners

X

X

 

Explanatory Note:

X means that the corresponding parameter in Column 1 is specified for the sampling point and is required to be monitored at the sampling point

Table 2
PLANT: Norton Advanced Ceramics of Canada Inc. (Niagara Falls)

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

Column 2

Control Point: 0300

Column 3

Control Point: 0400

1.

5a

DOC

X

X

2.

6

Total phosphorus

X

X

3.

8

Total suspended solids

X

X

4.

9

Aluminum

X

X

5.

25

Oil and grease

X

X

6.

30

Sulphate

X

Not applicable

 

Explanatory Note:

X means that the corresponding parameter in Column 1 is specified for the sampling point and is required to be monitored at the sampling point

Table 3
PLANT: Washington Mills Electro Minerals Corporation (Niagara Falls)

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

Column 2

Control Point: 0100

Column 3

Control Point: 0200

1.

5a

DOC

X

X

2.

6

Total phosphorus

X

X

3.

8

Total suspended solids

X

X

4.

9

Aluminum

X

X

5.

25

Oil and grease

X

X

 

Explanatory Notes:

X means that the corresponding parameter in Column 1 is specified for the sampling point and is required to be monitored at the sampling point

O. Reg. 311/17, s. 13.

SCHEDULE 4
PROCESS EFFLUENT BATCH: DESIGNATED SAMPLING POINTS, LIMITS, MONITORING FREQUENCY

Table 1
PLANT: Welland Chemical Limited (Sarnia)

Designated Process Effluent Batch Sampling Point:

0200, Effluent from #1 Lagoon

 

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

Column 2

Monitoring Frequency

Column 3

Batch Loading Limit in kilograms per batch

1.

4b

Nitrate plus Nitrite

Once for each batch

0.57

2.

5a

DOC

Once for each batch

9.8

3.

6

Total phosphorus

Once for each batch

0.051

4.

8

Total suspended solids

Once for each batch

5.5

5.

9

Aluminum

Once for each batch

0.12

6.

16

Chloroform

Once for each batch

0.27

O. Reg. 311/17, s. 13.

SCHEDULE 5
MERGED EFFLUENT: DESIGNATED SAMPLING POINTS, MONITORING FREQUENCY

Table 1
PLANT: Cytec Canada Inc. (Niagara Falls)

Designated Merged Effluent Sampling Point:

0200, Miller’s Creek Final Discharge to River

 

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

Column 2

Monitoring Frequency

1.

4a

Ammonia plus Ammonium

Weekly

2.

4b

Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen

Weekly

3.

4b

Nitrate plus Nitrite

Weekly

4.

6

Total phosphorus

Weekly

5.

8

Total suspended solids

Weekly

6.

25

Oil and grease

Weekly

 

Table 2
PLANT: ICI Canada Inc. (Cornwall)

Designated Merged Effluent Sampling Point:

0300, Effluent in LEL-2 to River

 

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

Column 2

Monitoring

Frequency

1.

8

Total suspended solids

Weekly

2.

25

Oil and grease

Weekly

 

Table 3
PLANT: Terra International (Canada) Inc. (Courtright)

Designated Merged Effluent Sampling Point:

0200, Main Effluent to River

 

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

Column 2

Monitoring

Frequency

1.

4a

Ammonia plus Ammonium

Weekly

2.

4b

Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen

Weekly

3.

4b

Nitrate plus Nitrite

Weekly

4.

6

Total phosphorus

Weekly

5.

8

Total suspended solids

Weekly

6.

9

Aluminum

Quarterly

7.

9

Zinc

Quarterly

8.

14

Phenolics

Weekly

9.

25

Oil and grease

Weekly

10.

30

Fluoride

Quarterly

11.

30

Sulphate

Quarterly

O. Reg. 311/17, s. 13.

SCHEDULE 6
COOLING WATER EFFLUENT: DESIGNATED SAMPLING POINTS, MONITORING FREQUENCY

Table 1
PLANT: ETI Explosives Technologies International (Canada), Ltd. (North Bay)

Designated Cooling Water Effluent Sampling Point:

0100, Discharge at Weir to Lake

 

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

Column 2

Monitoring Frequency

1.

4a

Ammonia plus Ammonium

Weekly

2.

4a

Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen

Weekly

3.

4b

Nitrate plus Nitrite

Weekly

4.

8

Total suspended solids

Weekly

5.

25

Oil and grease

Weekly

 

Table 2
PLANT: UCAR Inc. (Welland)

Designated Cooling Water Effluent Sampling Point:

0100, #2 Weir Effluent to Canal

 

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

Column 2

Monitoring Frequency

1.

8

Total suspended solids

Weekly

2.

25

Oil and grease

Weekly

 

table 3
PLANT: Welland Chemical Limited (Sarnia)

Designated Cooling Water Sampling Points:

0300, Effluent from Chlorine Filling Unit

0400, Effluent from East Wall of Aluminum Chloride Building

0500, Effluent from South Wall of Aluminum Chloride Building

 

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

Column 2

Monitoring Frequency

1.

8

Total suspended solids

Weekly

2.

25

Oil and grease

Weekly

O. Reg. 311/17, s. 13.

Schedule 7
Acute Lethality: Sampling Points

Plant Name

Sampling Point - Number and Description

Albright & Wilson Americas Inc.

0100 , Final Discharge to Canal (Process Effluent)

AlliedSignal

0300 , Discharge to General Chemical Settling basins (Process Effluent)

Cabot Canada Ltd.

0100 , Discharge from Filter Bed to Cole Drain (Process Effluent)

Cytec Canada Inc.

0200 , Miller’s Creek Final Discharge to River (Merged Effluent)

The Exolon-ESK Company of Canada, Ltd.

0100 , 24 Inch Outfall at Beaver Dam Road (Process Effluent)

ETI Explosives Technologies International (Canada), Ltd.

0100 , Discharge at Weir to Lake (Cooling Water)

General Chemical Canada Ltd.

0200 , Main Drain Effluent to Detroit River (Process Effluent)

Hydro Agri (Maitland)

0400 , Final Effluent to River (Process Effluent)

ICI Canada Inc.

0300 , Effluent in LEL-2 to River (Merged Effluent)

ICI Canada Inc. - Conpak

0100 , Effluent from Conpak to River (Process Effluent)

International Minerals & Chemical Corporation (Canada) Limited

0300 , Final Effluent to River (Process Effluent)

Liquid Carbonic Inc. (Maitland)

0100 , Effluent to River (Process Effluent)

Norton Advanced Ceramics of Canada Inc.

0300 , Sewer C to Welland River (Process Effluent)

0400 , Sewer D to Welland River (Process Effluent)

Praxair Canada Inc. (Mooretown)

0100 , Final Effluent to River (Process Effluent)

Praxair Canada Inc. (Sarnia)

0100 , Effluent from Cooling Towers to Cole Drain (Process Effluent)

Praxair Canada Inc. (Sault Ste. Marie)

0100 , Outfall at Safety Drive to River (Process Effluent)

Puritan Bennett Corporation

0100 , Effluent to Creek (Process Effluent)

Sulco Chemical Limited

0100 , Final Effluent to Creek (Process Effluent)

Terra International (Canada) Inc.

0200 , Main Effluent to River (Merged Effluent)

UCAR Inc.

0100 , #2 Weir Effluent to Canal (Cooling Water)

Washington Mills Electro Minerals Corporation

0100 , Effluent from Queen Lagoon to Welland River (Process Effluent)

0200 , Effluent from the Old Lagoon to Welland River (Process Effluent)

Washington Mills Limited

0100 , Final Effluent to River (Process Effluent)

Welland Chemical Limited

0200 , Effluent from #1 Lagoon (Process Effluent Batch)

0300 , Effluent from Chlorine Filling Unit (Cooling Water)

0400 , Effluent from East Wall of Aluminum Chloride Building (Cooling Water)

0500 , Effluent from South Wall of Aluminum Chloride Building (Cooling Water)

O. Reg. 51/98, s. 1.

Schedule 8
Acute Lethality Testing: Sampling Points

Plant Name

Sampling Point - Number and Description

Cytec Canada Inc.

0400 , Sludge Pond to Final Discharge

ICI Canada Inc.

0400 , Effluent in Manhole #15 flowing into LEL-2

Terra International (Canada) Inc

0500 , Effluent from 30 inch Concrete Pipe flowing into Plant Final Discharge

0700 , Effluent in Manhole #55 flowing into Plant Final Discharge

0800 , Effluent in 42 inch Line from A-11 flowing into Plant Final Discharge

O. Reg. 51/98, s. 1.

Schedule 9
Chronic Toxicity Testing: Sampling Points

Plant Name

Sampling Point - Number and Description

Albright & Wilson Americas Inc.

0100 , Final Discharge to Canal (Process Effluent)

Cabot Canada Ltd.

0100 , Discharge from Filter Bed to Cole Drain (Process Effluent)

Cytec Canada Inc.

0200 , Miller’s Creek Final Discharge (Merged Effluent)

The Exolon-ESK Company of Canada, Ltd.

0100 , 24 Inch Outfall at Beaver Dam Road (Process Effluent)

General Chemical Canada Ltd.

0200 , Main Drain Effluent to Detroit River (Process Effluent)

ICI Canada Inc.

0300 , Effluent in LEL-2 to River (Merged Effluent)

ICI Canada Inc. - Conpak

0100 , Effluent from Conpak to River (Process Effluent)

International Minerals & Chemical Corporation (Canada) Limited

0300 , Final Effluent to River (Process Effluent)

Liquid Carbonic Inc. (Maitland)

0100 , Effluent to River (Process Effluent)

Norton Advanced Ceramics of Canada Inc.

0300 , Sewer C to Welland River (Process Effluent)

0400 , Sewer D to Welland River (Process Effluent)

Nutrite Inc. (Maitland)

0400 , Final Effluent to River (Process Effluent)

Praxair Canada Inc. (Mooretown)

0100 , Final Effluent to River (Process Effluent)

Praxair Canada Inc. (Sarnia)

0100 , Effluent from Cooling Towers to Cole Drain (Process Effluent)

Praxair Canada Inc. (Sault Ste. Marie)

0100 , Outfall at Safety Drive to River (Process Effluent)

Puritan Bennett Corporation

0100 , Effluent to Creek (Process Effluent)

Sulco Chemical Limited

0100 , Final Effluent to Creek (Process Effluent)

Terra International (Canada) Inc.

0200 , Main Effluent to River (Merged Effluent)

Washington Mills Electro Minerals Corporation

0100 , Effluent from Queen Lagoon to Welland River (Process Effluent)

0200 , Effluent from the Old Lagoon to Welland River (Process Effluent)

Washington Mills Limited

0100 , Final Effluent to River (Process Effluent)

Welland Chemical Limited

0200 , Effluent from #1 Lagoon (Process Effluent Batch)

O. Reg. 51/98, s. 1.

SCHEDULE 10
STORM WATER CONTROL STUDY PARAMETERS

Table 1
PLANT: Columbian Chemicals Canada Ltd. (Hamilton)

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

1.

3

pH

2.

4a

Ammonia plus Ammonium

3.

4a

Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen

4.

4b

Nitrate plus Nitrite

5.

5a

Dissolved Organic Carbon

6.

6

Total phosphorus

7.

8

Total suspended solids

8.

9

Aluminum

9.

9

Boron

10.

9

Lead

11.

9

Zinc

12.

14

Phenolics (4AAP)

13.

15

Sulphides

14.

24

2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin

15.

24 

2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran

16.

24 

TEQ - total toxic equivalent of 2,3,7,8 substituted dioxin and furan congeners

17.

25

Oil and grease

 

Table 2
PLANT: Partek Insulations Ltd., Sarnia

Item

Analytical Test Group

Column 1

Parameter

1.

8

Total suspended solids

2.

25

Oil and grease

O. Reg. 311/17, s. 14.

Schedule 11
Reference Materials

Plant Name

Materials

Albright & Wilson Americas Inc.

•Phosphoric Acid

•Sodium and Potassium Phosphates

AlliedSignal

•Hydrofluoric Acid

Cabot Canada Ltd.

•Carbon Black

Cytec Canada Inc.

•Phosphine and Derivatives

The Exolon-ESK Company of Canada, Ltd.

•Abrasives

General Chemical Canada Ltd.

•Soda Ash •Calcium Chloride

ICI Canada Inc.

•Chlorine

ICI Canada Inc. - Conpak

•Packaged Acids, Bases, Ammonia,

and Chlorine

International Minerals & Chemical Corporation (Canada) Limited

•Shutdown Phosphate Fertilizer Facility

- Storage Pond Drainage

Liquid Carbonic Inc. (Maitland)

•Carbon Dioxide

Norton Advanced Ceramics of Canada Inc.

•Abrasives

Nutrite Inc.

•Nitric Acid •Ammonium Nitrate

•“Nitrogen” Solutions

Praxair Canada Inc.(Mooretown)

•Nitrogen Gas

Praxair Canada Inc.(Sarnia)

•Nitrogen Gas

Praxair Canada Inc.(Sault Ste. Marie)

•Oxygen, Nitrogen and Argon Gases

Puritan Bennett Corporation

•Nitrous Oxide

Sulco Chemicals Limited

•Sulphuric Acid

•Packaged Acids

Terra International (Canada) Inc.

•Ammonia •Ammonium Nitrate •Urea

•Nitric Acid •“Nitrogen” Solutions

Washington Mills Electro Minerals Corporation

•Abrasives

Washington Mills Limited

•Abrasives

Welland Chemical Limited

•Aluminum Chloride •Sodium Hypochlorite

•Packaged Chlorine

O. Reg. 51/98, s. 1.