Summary review of performance of metal mines in 2013

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Comments and inquiries about the content of this summary review should be addressed to:

Mining Section
Mining and Processing Division
Industrial Sectors Directorate
Environmental Stewardship Branch
Environment Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1A 0H3

Review notice

This performance summary of metal mines subject to the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations has been reviewed by officials of the Mining Section, Environment Canada, and approved for public release. Approval does not necessarily signify that the contents reflect the views and policies of Environment Canada.

The data used in this summary review were provided to Environment Canada under section 22 of the Regulations, which requires mines to submit annual reports to Environment Canada. The data were compiled by staff of the Mining Section of Environment Canada and are presented as provided by the mines from their submitted annual reports. In some cases, quarterly reports were used by Environment Canada staff to complete missing information that was not properly reported by the owners or operators of some mines.

This summary has been compiled to inform the regulated community, other stakeholders and the interested public on the performance of mines subject to the Regulations in 2013. The material has been prepared for informational purposes only. For all purposes of interpreting and applying the law, users should consult the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations, as registered by the Clerk of the Privy Council and published in Part II of the Canada Gazette.


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