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"Point in Time" Regulation Content

Environmental Management Act

Code of Practice for the Slaughter and Poultry Processing Industries

B.C. Reg. 246/2007

NOTE: Links below go to regulation content as it was prior to the changes made on the effective date. (PIT covers changes made from September 19, 2009 to "current to" date of the regulation.)
SECTIONEFFECTIVE DATE
Section 1 December 23, 2010
February 28, 2019
February 16, 2021
Section 2 December 23, 2010
Section 4 December 23, 2010
Section 7 December 23, 2010
Part 4, hdg December 23, 2010
Division 0.1 December 23, 2010
Section 10 December 23, 2010
Section 11 December 23, 2010
Section 13 December 23, 2010
Section 14 December 23, 2010
Section 19 December 23, 2010
Part 3 Section 20 to 29 December 23, 2010

 Section 1 definitions of "agronomically sound rate", "incinerator", "landfill" and "processing waste" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 381/2010, effective December 23, 2010.

"agronomically sound rate", relative to nutrient application, means a rate of application that supplies all the nitrogen required by a crop being grown, but allows very little or none of the nutrients to penetrate into the groundwater or below the area where the nutrients are used by the crop;

"incinerator" means an incinerator used to dispose of solid waste;

"landfill" means a landfill, burial site or trench for the final disposal of solid waste, and does not include a landfill for the discharge of any waste that contains or is mixed with domestic or municipal refuse;

"processing waste" means wastewater and solid waste;

 Section 1 definitions of "agricultural operations", "average precipitation", "compost product", "composting", "foreign matter", "land application", "leachate", "proponent", "semi-solid waste" and "specified risk material" were added by BC Reg 381/2010, effective December 23, 2010.

 Section 1 definition of "agricultural operations" BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 8/2019, effective February 28, 2019.

"agricultural operations" means operations or activities carried out on farms for purposes of agriculture, including, but not limited to

(a) producing or keeping of livestock, poultry, farmed game, fur bearing animals, crops, grain, vegetables, milk, eggs, honey, mushrooms, horticultural products, trees, tree fruits or berries, and

(b) operating machinery and equipment for agricultural waste management or for applying fertilizers and soil conditioners;

 Section 1 definition of "agricultural operation" was added by BC Reg 8/2019, effective February 28, 2019.

 Section 1 definition of "qualified professional", paragraph (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 40/2021, effective February 16, 2021.

(b) through suitable education, experience, accreditation and knowledge, may reasonably be relied on to provide advice within his or her area of expertise, which area of expertise is applicable to the duty or function;

 Section 2 (1) (d) (i) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 381/2010, effective December 23, 2010.

(i)  a nutrient management plan under section 8 (3);

 Section 2 (2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 381/2010, effective December 23, 2010.

(2)  A person engaged in the slaughter industry or the poultry processing industry is not required to register under section 4 of the Waste Discharge Regulation for the purposes of an exemption under that section in relation to this code if the products the person produces from either of those industries are for the person's personal use and not for resale.

 Section 4 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 381/2010, effective December 23, 2010.

 Exception

4  A person engaged in the slaughter industry or the poultry processing industry is required to comply with neither Part 3 nor 4 if the products the person produces from either of those industries are for the person's personal use and not for resale.

 Section 7 (4) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 381/2010, effective December 23, 2010.

(4)  A category B facility that has discharged wastewater contrary to subsection (1) may resume discharging wastewater into the subsurface of the ground if the discharge is carried out in accordance with a plan designed by a qualified professional.

 Section 7 (5) (d) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 381/2010, effective December 23, 2010.

(d) the subsurface disposal system is designed by a qualified professional and installed according to that design.

 Section 7 (6) was added by BC Reg 381/2010, effective December 23, 2010.

 Part 4, heading BEFORE amended by BC Reg 381/2010, effective December 23, 2010.

Part 4 - Discharge and Disposal of Solid Wastes

 Division 0.1, section 9.1 was enacted in Part 4 by BC Reg 381/2010, effective December 23, 2010.

 Section 10 (2) (a) and (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 381/2010, effective December 23, 2010.

(a) for the disposal of more than 5 000 kg/ha/year of solid waste,

(b) in an area with an average precipitation of more than 600 mm/year, or

 Section 11 (1) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 381/2010, effective December 23, 2010.

(1)  Solid waste disposed of at a landfill must immediately after the disposal be covered with

 Section 13 (a) and (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 381/2010, effective December 23, 2010.

(a) the dates of disposals of solid waste made at the landfill;

(c) the types and quantities, by mass, of solid wastes disposed of at the landfill.

 Section 14 (4) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 381/2010, effective December 23, 2010.

(4)  A person must not deposit solid waste at a landfill that has been closed.

 Section 19 (4) (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 381/2010, effective December 23, 2010.

(b) of the quantities of solid waste disposed of by the incinerator.

 Part 3, sections 20 to 29 were enacted by BC Reg 381/2010, effective December 23, 2010.