Bisphenol A in industrial effluents: pollution prevention planning notice
However, this notice remains in effect. Other facilities can still become subject to the notice and will then be required to prepare and implement a pollution prevention plan as per the deadlines below.
This notice applies to any owner or operator of an industrial facility that:
- manufactures bisphenol A in a quantity greater than 100 kg per calendar year and, as a result of manufacture, the effluent at the final discharge point of the facility contains bisphenol A
- uses bisphenol A in a quantity greater than 100 kg per calendar year and, as a result of uses, the effluent at the final discharge point of the facility contains bisphenol A
- uses a mixture containing bisphenol A in a quantity greater than 100 kg per calendar year and, as a result of use, the effluent at the final discharge point of the facility contains bisphenol A
For more details, refer to the bisphenol A in industrial effluents notice.
If you are uncertain whether you are subject to the notice, contact us for clarification or to obtain a notification of non-engagement form.
If you became subject to the notice after April 14, 2012, you must:
- prepare a pollution prevention plan within 6 months from the date you became subject to the notice and then submit a report (schedule 1) within 30 days following the end of the 6-month period
- implement the pollution prevention plan within 24 months from the date you became subject to the notice and then submit a report (schedule 5) no later than 30 days following the end of the 24-month period
You must complete and submit reports as required (see deadlines above).
The notice has somewhat been successful even though 2 of the 4 facilities did not achieve the risk management objective. Despite the shift to non-bisphenol A products, the substance is still present in effluents above the target for those two facilities. They have agreed to pursue sampling twice a year until the achievement of the risk management objective. There has been an overall 99% reduction in the amount of bisphenol A used. An overall reduction of 94% of bisphenol A sent to off-site wastewater systems was achieved. An overall reduction of 83% has been achieved to date for the average concentration of bisphenol A in effluents. For more information, see the performance report.
- Pollution prevention planning notices and your legal obligations
- Create and implement your pollution prevention plan
- Guide for sampling and analysis of bisphenol A in industrial effluent
- Bisphenol A in batch 2 of the Challenge
- Final screening assessment report
- Risk management approach
- Proposed notice (PDF)
- Response to comments: proposed notice
- Consultation document
- Response to comments: consultation document
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