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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
When contaminant levels in fish and wildlife populations do not exceed current standards, objectives or guidelines and no public health advisories are in effect for human consumption of fish and wildlife.
Fish Tumor or Other Deformities
Degradation of Benthos
When invertebrate community structure can be documented as unimpaired or intermediate as defined by recent OMOEE benthic investigations.
Restrictions on Dredging Activities
No limitations on disposal of dredging spoils.
Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae
Beach Closings
Zero beach closings based on fecal coliform standards regulating beach closings over a two year period.
Degradation of Aesthetics
When over a two year period there is/are no, objectionable deposits, unnatural colour or turbidity, unnatural odour or unnatural scum/floating materials.
Added Cost to Agriculture & Industry
No plant shutdowns attributable to water quality over a two year period. No added costs for the disposal of contaminated sediments.
Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat
* Ensure that sufficient enforceable mechanisms are in place to protect existing aquatic and wetland habitat from cultural destruction or degradation, including filling, dredging, adversely affecting the hydrology, cutting or removing vegetation required for habitat, and allowing pollutants such as sediment, excess nutrients or toxic substances to enter aquatic or wetland habitat.
* Acquire into public ownership an additional 800 acres (324 ha) of wetland habitat in Michigan by the year 2000.
* Protect existing habitat in Ontario.
* Of the 5200 ha (12,844 acres) identified as Candidate Sites in Ontario, complete the following habitat rehabilitation projects by the year 2000: Chenal Ecarte Wetland Creation (155 ha, 384 acres); Stag Island (80 ha, 198 acres); Darcy McKeough Floodway (445 ha, 1100 acres).
* Reclaim and restore 200 acres (81 ha) of Michigan state-owned public bottomlands currently in private use by the year 2000.
* Restore an additional 150 acres (61 ha) of wet prairie/meadow habitat in Michigan by the year 2000.
* Enhance 2000 acres (809 ha) or wildlife habitat in Michigan by the year 2000.
* A long term habitat management plan for both Michigan and Ontario, including an assessment of needs (GAP analysis) relating to wildlife diversity and integrity, will be completed to ensure continued habitat restoration and protection beyond RAP delisting.
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CONTAMINATED SEDIMENT
Estimated remaining volume of contaminated sediment within the AOC: no information

Remediation to Date
Project Name: Amount Remediated: Remediation Cost:
Dow Chemical - Demo 223 cu. yds. no information
Dow Chemical Phase II 5000 cu. yds. no information

Planned Action Regarding Sediment Remediation
Project Name: Amt. to be Remediated: Estimated Cost:
Dow Chemical 20,000 m 3 no information
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WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE
Improvements to Wastewater Infrastructure - Dollars Spent:
Environment Canada $490,400
Ontario $14,000,000
CSOs Infrastructure $4,000,000
Sarnia - Sewage Treatment Plant $34,000,000

Identified Future Costs for Wastewater Infra. - Dollars Needed:
Sarnia - CSOs storage tanks $10,000,000
Sarnia - Stormwater Management $6,600,000
Secondary Sewage Treatment and CSO elimination in Sarnia no information
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HABITAT
Projects / Proposals / Costs:
$5,800,000 spent on habitat projects
23 km. of riparian habitat restored
Darcy McKeough Floodway enhanced
500 ha. of habitat enhanced - St. Clair Region
Natural Heritage Strategy used to target priority remediation
Landowner habitat enhancement program through the Binational St. Clair River Stewardship Initiative
1000 ha. of agricultural land in Chenal Ecarte to be restored to wetlands
All habitat restoration activities identified in Stage2 report have been addressed in some manner
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OTHER SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
Issues:
$2,000,000 for Non-point source projects
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MANAGEMENT
Federal: Sandra George
Environment Canada
P.O. Box 5050
867 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON   L7R 4A6
(905) 336-6384
Provincial: Stewart Thornley
Ontario MOE
1094 London Road
Sarnia, ON   N7S 1P1
(519) 336-4030
Local / PAC: Ron Denning
School of Technology & Science
Lambton College
1457 London Road
Sarnia, ON   N7S 6K4
(519) 542-7751 ext. 3236


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.