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Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations

Version of section 12 from 2006-10-03 to 2018-05-31:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), the owner or operator of a mine shall, not less than once per week and at least 24 hours apart, collect from each final discharge point a grab sample or composite sample of effluent and, without delay, record the pH and concentrations of the deleterious substances set out in column 1 of Schedule 4.

  • (2) Testing conducted under subsection (1) shall comply with the analytical requirements set out in Schedule 3 and shall be done in accordance with generally accepted standards of good scientific practice at the time of the sampling using documented and validated methods.

  • (3) The owner or operator is not required to collect samples for the purpose of recording the concentrations of cyanide set out as item 3 of Schedule 4 if that substance is not used as a process reagent within the operations area.

  • SOR/2006-239, s. 5
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