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Niagara River Remedial Action Plan Stage 2 Update Report

Niagara River Remedial Action Plan Stage 2 Update Report

What is COA? The

What is COA? The Canada-Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem (COA) commits both levels of government to work together and with other groups and individuals to achieve the vision of a healthy, prosperous and sustainable Great Lakes Basin ecosystem for present and future generations. 22 First signed in 1971, the seventh COA was signed on June 25, 2007 and currently expires on March 31, 2011. Annex 1 of the 2007 COA focuses on actions that directly support the restoration and protection of environmental quality and beneficial uses in the remaining AOCs. A historical summary of milestones reached in the Niagara River RAP is provided in Appendix 4 – History of Pollutants and Highlights. A toxic substance is defined by the IJC as one which can cause death, disease, behavioural abnormalities, cancer, genetic mutations, physiological or reproductive malfunctions or physical deformities in any organism or its offspring or which can become poisonous after concentration in the food chain or in combination with other substances. 23 Water Quality Management: 2002: Nutrient Management Act 2003: Adoption and implementation of the Niagara Water Strategy 2004: Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA, 1999) – Notice Requiring the Preparation and Implementation of Pollution Prevention Plans for Inorganic Chloramines and Chlorinated Wastewater Effluents. 2005: Introduction of Source Protection legislation and Ontario’s F‐5‐5 CSO requirement 2006: Justice O’Connor’s report (A Strategy for Safe Drinking Water) 19 and the Clean Water Act Addressing Great Lakes Issues: 1987: Lakewide Management Plans for the Great Lakes (mandated under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement) 2002: International Joint Commission’s Status Assessment of the Niagara River Area of Concern. 2002/07: Renewal of the Canada-Ontario Agreement (COA) Respecting the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Binational Agreements: 1996: The Four Parties re-affirmed their commitment to the Niagara River Toxics Management Plan 1997: The Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy 2006: Review of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (For a complete description of the influences on the RAP see Appendix 6) A persistent toxic substance in water is defined as a toxic substance with a half-life (time at which half of the original amount of chemical still exists) of greater than eight weeks. 22 Canada-Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem 2004- 2005 Biennial Progress Report. 23 International Joint Commission. Revised Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement of 1978 as amended by Protocol signed November 18, 1987. 19 Part Two (2002) Report of the Walkerton Inquiry: A Strategy for Safe Drinking Water. The Honourable Dennis R. O’Connor. 10

Niagara river remedial action plan stage 2 update WHAT PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE SINCE 1995? (STAGE 2 REPORT) 11

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