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(This section includes Stage of RAP development, Beneficial Use Impairments and their delisting targets, and information on whether the AOC has been accurately mapped.)
Stage of RAP Development: 2

Are electronic maps available that include the AOC's geographic boundaries and associated sources of pollution? Yes

Beneficial Use Impairments (BUI):
(The BUI will appear underlined if a delisting target has been determined.
If underlined, click on the BUI to display the delisting target.)
Degradation of Fish and Wildlife Population
* A normal fish community of native fish species should be able to live in the waters of Nipigon Bay.
* Fish species and habitats should be sustained to allow natural reproduction.
* Water levels should allow natural reproduction.
* Species introductions should not be allowed without an environmental impact study.
Degradation of Benthos
* Point source effluent should not inhibit native biota.
* Virtual elimination of toxic substances, at levels impairing biota, from point, non point and atmospheric sources.
* Aquatic biota should not be manipulated without careful regard for public and environmental concerns.
* Nearshore mixing zones should be rehabilitated to restore the normal benthic community.
* The benthic community should not be restricted in either quantity or diversity due to discharges.
Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae
Nutrients and algal growth caused by human activity should not negatively affect the aquatic community.
Degradation of Aesthetics
* Water should be aesthetically pleasing.
* Quality of any point source effluent should be sufficient to protect aesthetics and recreation in the AOC.
Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat
* No barriers to fish within the AOC.
* Fish species and habitats should be sustained to allow natural reproduction.
* Water levels should allow natural reproduction.
* Unnatural riverbank erosion should be minimized.
* Waterfront developments should not have an adverse effect on the aquatic ecosystem.
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CONTAMINATED SEDIMENT
Estimated remaining volume of contaminated sediment within the AOC: no information

Remediation to Date: Natural Recovery and Source Control
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WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE
Improvements to Wastewater Infrastructure - Dollars Spent:
Cleanup Fund (CUF) / Great Lakes Sustainability Fund (GLSF) $282,809
Ontario $250,000

Identified Future Costs for Wastewater Infra. - Dollars Needed:
Nipigon SewageTreatment Plant Upgrades $3,300,000
Red Rock Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrades $1,000,000
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HABITAT
Projects / Proposals / Costs:
$5,500,000 on 4 projects - CUF/GLSF
Natural regeneneration occurred due to cleanup of wetland site
Fish stocking program has regenerated walleye population
Marina at Red Rocks incorporates fish & wildlife habitat into armour stone breakwalls
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OTHER SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
Issues:
Through the public's involvement to address the impact of hydroelectricity dams, the Nipigon River Management Plan was developed. This initiative helped restore the brook trout population at Clearwater Creek.
Delisting is conditional on the completion of upgrades to Red Rock and Nipigon Sewage Treatment plants to provide secondary treatment and improve sewer system.
Most of the 35 remedial action plans selected through the RAP process have been completed.
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MANAGEMENT
Federal: John Marsden
Environment Canada
4905 Dufferin Street
Downsview, Ontario
(416) 739-4759
Provincial: Patrick Morash
Ontario MOE
435 James St. S., Suite 221E
3rd Floor, P.O. Box 5000
Thunder Bay, ON   P7C 5G6
(807) 475-1271
Local / PAC: Dave Nuttall
2021 Oliver Road, R.R. #17
Thunder Bay, ON   P7B 6C2
(807) 473-8100


Please Note: Values provided are intended as indicators only, and may not capture all expenditures or work done. Summary is based on best available Information. "No Information" indicates relevant information was not available at time of publication.