With the recent 2017-18 Budget announcement, programs and services affected will be updated shortly. Posted March 22, 2017

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Apply to Construct, Install, Alter or Extend a Pollutant Control Facility

Overview

A company wishing to construct or significantly alter a mine site must apply for approval.

Benefits

Receiving approval to construct, install, alter or extend a pollutant control facility allows an owner or operator to reduce potential harm from environmental contamination when establishing a mining operation.

Eligibility

No person shall cause or permit the construction, installation, alteration or extension of any pollutant control facility unless the person first obtains approval to do so. A person who desires to construct, install, alter or extend a pollutant control facility shall apply in writing for approval to do so.

How To Apply

All information should be submitted through Environment Business Services document submission process, or through the assigned Environmental Protection Officer.

The application must include the following information and material:

  • A statement of the nature of the wildlife, fisheries, air, water resources, soil and hydrogeology in the area of the facility;
  • Site maps of the area of the facility showing topographical and drainage features of the area during construction, installation, alteration or extension, and as they will be on completion of the work proposed;
  • A set of drawings and specifications of the construction, installation, alteration or extension proposed;
  • A description of the proposed methods and procedures of the operation of the facility;
  • A list of pollutants that may be stored or used in the facility;
  • A time frame for the proposed construction, installation alteration or extension;
  • A contingency plan for preventing and cleaning up of any spills of pollutants from the facility;
  • A description of the proposed:
    • Operating schedule; and
    • Methods and procedures for monitoring the operation of the facility to detect pollutants that may be discharged into the environment.

Apply

Environment Business Services

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