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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.)
Restriction on Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Restore the Bay of Quinte ecosystem to a condition in which there are no restrictions on fish and wildlife consumption attributable to anthropogenic sources of contamination from within the Area of Concern.
Degradation of Fish and Wildlife Population
Restore the Bay of Quinte ecosystem to conditions capable of supporting a more diverse and stable community structure including a top-level predator assemblage of northern pike, smallmouth bass and walleye that existed prior to the onset of hyper-eutrophic conditions in the bay.
Degradation of Benthos
Restore the Bay of Quinte ecosystem to conditions capable of supporting a diverse and stable benthic community structure including pollution sensitive species that existed prior to the onset of hyper-eutrophic conditions in the bay.
Restrictions on Dredging Activities
Prevent degradation of sediments and protect benthic organisms by accomplishing the virtual elimination of persistent toxic contaminants inputs to the bay/and prevent potentially harmful disturbances of in-place contaminants by regulating the methods of dredging, transportation and disposal of bay sediments.
Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae
Restore the trophic status of the Bay of Quinte ecosystem to a condition capable of supporting a more diverse and stable community structure, improved water clarity and more palatable drinking water. The numerical objectives for attainment of these goals are to: (1) reduce the phosphorus concentration in the Upper Bay of Quinte water to 30 ug/L; (2) reduce algal biomass to between 4 and 5 mm 3 /L and increase macrophyte coverage so that 30 percent of the Upper Bay of Quinte has greater than 50 percent macrophyte coverage.
Restrictions on Drinking Water Consumption, or Taste & Odour
Maintain all treated drinking water supplies in compliance with Provincial Drinking Water Objectives and improve the palatability of drinking water drawn from the bay by reducing the biomass of taste and odour causing algae.
Beach Closings
Restore bacteriological quality throughout the Area of Concern to achieve the objectives of zero beach closures and E. coli densities of 100 organisms or less per 100 ml of water throughout the bay.
Degradation of Aesthetics
Improve water clarity and reduce the frequency and intensity of algal blooms by reducing algal to within the range of 4 to 5 mm 3 /L.
Degradation of Phytoplankton & Zooplankton Populations
Restore the Bay of Quinte ecosystem to conditions capable of supporting a more diverse and abundant zooplankton community and reduce phytoplankton abundance to a biomass in the range of 4 to 5 mm 3 /L.
Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat
Re-establish and maintain aquatic, shoreline and wildlife conditions within the Bay of Quinte ecosystem capable of supporting healthy, diverse, stable and self-sustaining aquatic and terrestrial communities by: (1) encouraging restoration of damaged habitats, and (2) applying a principle of Ano net loss of the productive capacity of habitat to all development.
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CONTAMINATED SEDIMENT
Estimated remaining volume of contaminated sediment within the AOC: no information

Remediation to Date: Natural Recovery

Planned Action Regarding Sediment Remediation
Assessment of remediation options for Myers Pier and Zuick's Island underway.
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WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE
Improvements to Wastewater Infrastructure - Dollars Spent:
Cleanup Fund (CUF) / Great Lakes Sustainability Fund (GLSF) $1,300,000
Ontario $61,000,000

Identified Future Costs for Wastewater Infra. - Dollars Needed:
Belleville Stormwater Project $3,100,000
Development & Implementation of Pollution Prevention and Control Plans for Greater Napanee, Picton & Deseronto no information
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HABITAT
Projects / Proposals / Costs:
$7,500,000 on 24 projects - CUF/GLSF
Restoration of 50 km. of shoreline
Protection of 385 ha. of wetlands
Over 600 ha. of wetland rehabilitated
Completed rural activities to decrease phosphorus inputs
Fish habitat management strategy implemented
Landowner habitat enhancement project
Natural Heritage Strategy projects completed
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OTHER SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
Issues:
4 non-point source control projects: $7,400,000
Action Plan developed (2001-2005) identifies 25 actions to delist the impaired beneficial uses
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MANAGEMENT
Federal: Rimi Kalinauskas
Environment Canada
4905 Dufferin Street
Downsview, ON   M3H 5T4
(416) 739-5836
Provincial: Janet Anderson
OMOE Great Lakes Advisory
  - Lake Ontario
133 Dalton Ave.
Box 820
Kingston, Ontario   K7L 4X6
(613) 549-4000 Ext. 2673
Local / PAC: Barry Jones
Implementation Officer
Lower Trent Conservation
441 Front Street
Trenton, ON   K8V 6C1
(613) 394-4829 Ext. 13


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.