Regulations and Enforcement

This course examines the regulations and enforcement of water and waste water treatment in both the municipal and industrial sectors. The course will concentrate on the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and the Ontario Water Resources Act (OWRA). Detailed examination of several key regulations, such as O. Reg. 169/03, O. Reg. 128/04 and O. Reg. 170/03 under the SDWA and Reg 129/04 under the OWRA, will be conducted. Less detailed study of other regulations will also be conducted. Also, several other Acts will be reviewed such as the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) with particular reference to the National Pollutant Release Inventory, the Ontario Environmental Protection Act with particular attention to the regulations relating to the Effluent Monitoring and Effluent Limits Regs., the Nutrient Management Act, the Great Lakes Protection Act and the Clean Water Act. A sewer bylaw will be examined. The use of inspections, investigations and various control documents will be studied.