Information from the EEM program will help to confirm the accuracy of assessment predictions and the effectiveness of mitigation measures. The information could also be useful in assessing the timing of future wastewater treatment improvements.
Representations from Environment Canada (EC), Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Public Works and Government Services (PWGS) and the provincial Department of Environment and Conservation (NDOEC) met to provide recommendations for the EEM program.
- monitoring conducted at the three sewer outfalls and one reference location for baseline study. Post-commissioning, monitoring at the WWTP outfall and reference areas.
- large suite of parameters (T, DO, salinity, TSS, BOD5, organohalogens, F, NO3, NO3+NO2, dissolved metals and metal hydrides, total P, COD, organochlorine pesticides, PCBs, PAHs, CN(total), Hg, phenolics
- Consideration being given to a Municipal Wastewater Regulation under the Fisheries Act. Promugulation: 2-3 years???. Will have effluent and receiving WQM requirements. Likely to include EEM requirements.