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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 - area of recovery

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
* Provide periodic updates on contaminant levels for the Guide to Eating Ontario Sport Fish.
* Ensure consumers are aware of consumption restrictions specific to sport fish from the Spanish Harbour AOC.
* Ensure consumers of fish and wildlife from the AOC are not at risk due to consumption patterns.
* Ensure that dioxin levels in walleye do not exceed consumption guidelines.
* Ensure that Sagamok wild game consumers are not at risk with respect to contaminant levels in wildlife within the AOC.
Degradation of Benthos
* Evaluate recovery of benthic communities from abatement initiatives undertaken in Sudbury basin.
* Benthic community structure within the Whalesback Channel and Spanish Harbour to resemble communities in unimpacted areas of the North Channel.
* Predict recovery of sediment quality with respect to time and loading reductions; recovery of benthic communities.
Restrictions on Dredging Activities
Estimated remaining volume of contaminated sediment within the AOC: no information

Remediation to Date: Natural Recovery
Improvements to Wastewater Infrastructure - Dollars Spent:
Cleanup Fund (CUF) / Great Lakes Sustainability Fund (GLSF) $62,600
Ontario $3,500,000
Espanola Sewage Treatment upgrades $3,500,000

Identified Future Costs for Wastewater Infra. - Dollars Needed:
No additional needs
Projects / Proposals / Costs:
Muskellunge reintroduction & stocking - $356,000
Loss of fish and wildlife habitat BUI considered 100% restored in 1998
E.B. Eddy Forest Products invested $35,000,000 in environmental control equipment & programs within the watershed
1st AOC recognized as an Area of Recovery (1999)
Federal: Janette Anderson
Environment Canada
P.O. Box 5050
867 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON   L7R 4A6
(905) 336-6277
Provincial: Maureen Looby
Great Lakes Analyst
733 Exeter Rd
London, ON   N6E 1L3
(519) 873-5064
Local / PAC: no information

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.