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1 1 B.C. Government’s Ministry of Environment Waste Authorizations for Slaughter and Poultry Processing Facilities September 23, 2006 Slaughter & Poultry Processing Waste Team

2 2 Meeting Objectives Provide a brief overview of provincial waste authorizations for slaughter and poultry processing facilities Provide a brief overview of provincial waste authorizations for slaughter and poultry processing facilities Present the development process for codes of practice Present the development process for codes of practice Answer questions or discuss issues Answer questions or discuss issues

3 3 Who Authorizes What? On Premise waste Compost Landfill Incinerate/gasify Water treatment B.C.’s MoE permits SRM Non-SRM Compost Landfill Incinerate/gasify B.C.’s MoE permits Off Premise Transport Compost Landfill CFIA permits

4 4 Current Waste Authorization Solid Waste Treatment/Options MOE’s Legislation MOE’s ‘provincial license’ On-farm composting Agricultural Waste Control Regulation None Composting Organic Matter Recycling Regulation None - Permittee’s notification letters (construction & each land application) Incineration or Gasification Waste Discharge Regulation Permit Landfilling (Regional District or Municipal) Waste Discharge Regulation Regional District sets accepted materials in their Solid Waste Management Plan / Operational Certificate Landfilling (on-site) Waste Discharge Regulation Permit Landfilling (industrial) Waste Discharge Regulation Permit

5 5 Current Waste Authorization Liquid Waste Treatment/Options MOE’s legislation MOE’s ‘provincial license’ Wastewater – anaerobic / aerobic digestion, lagoons, wetlands and beneficial uses Waste Discharge Regulation Permit Wastewater – to municipal sewers None – local government’s sewer use bylaw

6 6 Changing Current Provincial Authorization The Environmental Management Act (EMA) was brought into force on July 8, 2004 The Environmental Management Act (EMA) was brought into force on July 8, 2004 Combines and replaces the old Waste Management Act and the Environment Management Act Combines and replaces the old Waste Management Act and the Environment Management Act A more flexible authorization framework with modern environmental management tools A more flexible authorization framework with modern environmental management tools

7 7 What does this mean for authorizing waste discharges? Compost Incineration/gasification Land application Landfill Wastewater treatment Current system authorizes for… Changing system to … EMA Codes of Practice (Minister’s Regulations) Register under a code for your prescribed industry and meet the code’s requirements One application / registration A permit for each activity Detailed requirements Less detailed … more results based

8 8 EMA changes Authorization BeforeAfter All introductions of waste to the environment were authorized Only introductions of waste from listed industries, trades, businesses, operations and activities listed in Waste Discharge Regulation require authorization

9 9 EMA and the Waste Discharge Regulation (WDR) WDR identifies industries, trades, businesses, activities and operations WDR identifies industries, trades, businesses, activities and operations If not listed in WDR and other regulations, no one can pollute (sec 6(4) of EMA) If not listed in WDR and other regulations, no one can pollute (sec 6(4) of EMA) Schedule 1 - requires an authorization such as: Schedule 1 - requires an authorization such as: a permit a permit an approval an approval a regulation a regulation an operational certificate an operational certificate an order or a waste management plan an order or a waste management plan … to introduce waste into the environment … to introduce waste into the environment Schedule 2 - eligible to be authorized by a minister’s code of practice Schedule 2 - eligible to be authorized by a minister’s code of practice

10 10 EMA Codes of Practice “Minister’s Regulations” Enforceable, industry or activity-wide regulations approved by the Minister Enforceable, industry or activity-wide regulations approved by the Minister Intended to: Intended to: provide certainty to usersprovide certainty to users streamline the Ministry’s authorization processstreamline the Ministry’s authorization process have a results-based focus where possiblehave a results-based focus where possible Address the discharge of waste from a prescribed industry or activity Address the discharge of waste from a prescribed industry or activity

11 11 What does this mean? The Poultry Processing and Slaughter Industry are listed in Schedule 2 of WDR The Poultry Processing and Slaughter Industry are listed in Schedule 2 of WDR Both industries can now be authorized under a Minister’s regulation (code of practice) Both industries can now be authorized under a Minister’s regulation (code of practice) Our team is developing these codes of practice Our team is developing these codes of practice

12 12 Proof of Provincial Authorization CFIA application for permit “must be accompanied by copies of all relevant municipal and provincial licenses and inspection reports…” CFIA application for permit “must be accompanied by copies of all relevant municipal and provincial licenses and inspection reports…” MOE doesn’t generate licenses for some permitted activities / discharges MOE doesn’t generate licenses for some permitted activities / discharges

13 13 MOE’s Input to Draft SRM Manual ed detailed review to CFIA ed detailed review to CFIA Included comments from Regional Districts on landfill requirements Included comments from Regional Districts on landfill requirements Concern with landfill requirements Concern with landfill requirements Suggested more definitions, outline of the time and process for CFIA applications for SRM permits etc. Suggested more definitions, outline of the time and process for CFIA applications for SRM permits etc. Would like to link the exemption to comply with provincial criteria Would like to link the exemption to comply with provincial criteria

14 14 Development Process for Codes of Practice and Regulations under Review 1. Information gathering/scoping 2. Policy intentions paper for consultation 3. Consultation 4. Drafting 5. Implementation Detailed information on phases available at: ma_codes_of_practice/index.html We are here We need your input here

15 15 The Proposed Work Plan for Currently researching technical standards for landfills accepting slaughter waste, air emissions from slaughter facilities as well as wastewater treatment and its beneficial re-uses e.g. land application Currently researching technical standards for landfills accepting slaughter waste, air emissions from slaughter facilities as well as wastewater treatment and its beneficial re-uses e.g. land application Will develop an intentions paper for consultation in the winter of 2007 Will develop an intentions paper for consultation in the winter of 2007 Will need to adjust timeframes where appropriate Will need to adjust timeframes where appropriate

16 16 Interested in Updates? We plan to send updates on… We plan to send updates on… The development of the codes of practice The development of the codes of practice Technical standards under development Technical standards under development Policy in the form of an intentions paper from which to create the code Policy in the form of an intentions paper from which to create the code Status of the code – legal drafting, Cabinet review, implementation Status of the code – legal drafting, Cabinet review, implementation Implementation training and resources Implementation training and resources Amendments to the codes Amendments to the codes Would you like to receive updates? Would you like to receive updates?

17 17 B.C.’s Ministry of Environment Thank you … Thank you … Any questions? Any questions?


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