The policy applies in all vulnerable areas where the establishment, operation or maintenance of a waste disposal site within the meaning of Part V of the Environmental Protection Act related to the storage of PCB waste at a PCB waste disposal site is or would be a significant drinking water threat (existing activity or future activity).
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change should review all Director's instructions provided under O. Reg. 362 of the Environmental Protection Act within the affected vulnerable areas.
The Ministry should determine whether any PCBs stored on properties within the affected vulnerable areas can be moved to locations outside of the vulnerable areas so as to remove this significant drinking water threat. Where PCBs can be safely moved, the Ministry should require such movement to occur within five years of the effective date of the Source Protection Plan, or such other date as the Director determines.
Where the Ministry is of the opinion that the movement of the stored PCBs is not a viable option, the Ministry should ensure adequate measures are in place so that the activity ceases to be a significant drinking water threat (existing activity). The storage of additional PCBs at an existing site and the establishment of new PCB waste storage sites shall be prohibited in all vulnerable areas where the activity would be a significant drinking water threat (future activity).
Existing approvals should be reviewed within three years of the effective date of the Source Protection Plan, or such other date as the Director determines based on a prioritized review of Environmental Compliance Approvals that govern significant drinking water threat activities.
Monitoring policy MP-31 apply.