On July 18, 2012, the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations (SOR/2012-139) came into force. The regulations apply to all wastewater systems that are designed to collect an average daily influent volume of 100 m3 or more during the year. These regulations set national baseline effluent standards for substances defined as deleterious under section 34(1) of the Fisheries Act. Among other things, these regulations require the owners or operators of wastewater systems to monitor and report the volume and composition of effluents, and to provide monitoring reports to a designated authorization officer. Monitoring and recording provisions come into force on January 1, 2013; however, other parts of the regulations come into force on different dates.  

For the full regulation, please see SOR/2012.