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Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations

Version of section 4 from 2006-03-22 to 2018-05-31:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the owner or operator of a mine may deposit, or permit the deposit of, an effluent that contains a deleterious substance in any water or place referred to in subsection 36(3) of the Act if a transitional authorization permits the deposit or if

    • (a) the concentration of the deleterious substance in the effluent does not exceed the authorized limits set out in Schedule 4;

    • (b) the pH of the effluent is equal to or greater than 6.0 but is not greater than 9.5; and

    • (c) the deleterious substance is not an acutely lethal effluent.

  • (2) The authority in subsection (1) is conditional

    • (a) in the case of a transitional authorization that permits the deposit, on the owner or operator complying with section 36; and

    • (b) in the other case, on the owner or operator complying with sections 6 to 27.

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