Coastal Matters speaker series: Proposed Federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations Update

ACAP Humber Arm’s next Coastal Matters speakers series will be a presentation by the Kevin Power of Environment Canada. Mr. Power has titled his presentation Proposed Federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations Update. An abstract for the presentation can be found below.

The presentation will take place 12:30 – 1:30pm, Thurs Feb 17th in Room 301 of the Library Building, Grenfell Campus. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation.

Coastal Matters presentations are free of charge and open to the public. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Tea and coffee will be available.

Please help us promote this event by forwarding this email to your contacts and/or printing off the attached poster to display at your place of employment.

Proposed Federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations Update
In March, 2010 the Government of Canada published proposed regulations for Wastewater Systems Effluents under the Fisheries Act in Canada Gazette Part I for public review and comment. These proposed Regulations would apply to any land-based wastewater system in Canada which discharges effluents to fish bearing surface waters. The Regulations will require such systems to meet national effluent treatment standards and owners/ operators would be required to report on their performance. Implementation of these new national standards will require significant public investment in upgrading existing infrastructure and will be applied in timeframes based on a priority risk reduction approach. It is anticipated that these Regulations will be passed into law in 2011.