Governments designate two Beneficial Use Impairments on the St. Clair River as “not impaired”
Two Beneficial Use Impairments (BUIs) in the St. Clair River Area of Concern have been re-designated by Canadian government authorities to no longer impaired. A comprehensive review of two reports was conducted by Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks leading to the re-designating decision and public announcement on October 31, 2018.
The two BUIs Beach Closings and Restrictions on Dredging Activities were designated as “not impaired” for the Canadian portion of the St. Clair River Area of Concern, pursuant to the provisions of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, 2012.
“Congratulations to all members of the Canadian Remedial Action Plan Implementation Committee and local community members who have worked so diligently to attain these important environmental milestones,” said Michael Goffin, regional director general with Environment Canada in a letter dated October 31, 2018.