Metal mining technical guidance

Environment and Climate Change Canada develops Technical Guidance for Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) to assist mines on how to fulfill the regulatory requirements for EEM. The guidance includes methodologies on how to carry out EEM studies. For the regulatory requirements of the Metal Mining EEM Program, please refer to the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations.

The 2012 Metal Mining Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) Technical Guidance Document that has been updated from the 2002 and 2011 versions, reflects the EEM program changes in response to:

To assist mines in identifying the most appropriate path through the metal mining EEM program, the decision tree was revised and incorporated in Chapter 1.

Revision Notices
(April 2013)
Table 3-5 of Chapter 3 - Effects on Fish and Fisheries Resources has been revised.
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(April 2014)
Table 5-1 and section 5.7.2 of Chapter 5 - Effluent Characterization and Water Quality Monitoring have been revised.
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