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Guideline for the Release of Ammonia Dissolved in Water Found in Wastewater Effluents

Ammonia dissolved in water is a substance specified on the List of Toxic Substances in Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The Minister of the Environment published a Proposed Notice requiring the preparation and implementation of pollution prevention plans for ammonia dissolved in water, inorganic chloramines and chlorinated wastewater effluents (PDF, 2497KB, page 7) in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on June 7, 2003. Persons were given the opportunity to file comments with respect to the proposed Notice for a comment period of 60 days. The Minister has considered all comments received and has published a Response to Stakeholders' Comments that summarizes how the comments were dealt with.

This Guideline is issued as an instrument respecting preventive and control actions in relation to ammonia dissolved in water found in wastewater effluents in application of section 92 of the Act. The Minister of the Environment has published a Notice requiring the preparation and implementation of pollution prevention plans for inorganic chloramines and chlorinated wastewater effluents (PDF, 1225KB, page 13). The Minister of the Environment, pursuant to subsection 54(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, has decided to issue a Guideline as a means to reduce the impact of releases of ammonia dissolved in water to surface water, and pursuant to subsection 54(4) directs that it be published in the Canada Gazette, Part I.

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