Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations

These regulations authorize the deposit of effluent from metal and diamond mines into water frequented by fish under subsection 36(3) of the Fisheries Act. They help protect Canada’s lakes and rivers by setting strict limits on the quality of effluent that can be discharged and by requiring effluent testing, monitoring and reporting.

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Enabling Act:  Fisheries Act

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