A report of the Technical Recommendations documents for the Canadian Wood Protection and Preservation Facilities and an environmental study of storm water runoff from anti-sapstain treatment plants
G Das, V N P Mathur
With the completion of the Final draft of the Technical Recommendations (TR) documents for the Wood Preservation and Wood Protection Industry, there are naturally questions on what is expected from these documents and how Environment Canada and Provincial regulatory agencies may interact with the wood preservation industry. In general, it is expected that the Canadian Wood Preservation and Protection Industry will meet the objectives of the Technical Recommendations documents, which are to reduce or eliminate the release of preservative and antisapstain chemicals into the environment and to eliminate exposure of workers to these chemicals. The Technical Recommendations documents will help in accomplishing these objectives. The documents explain the rationale for the environmental and workplace concerns and provide information required to achieve controls on the use of wood preservative and antisapstain chemicals.