Item - 2013.PW21.8

Tracking Status

PW21.8 - Impact of New Federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations on Toronto Water

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on April 3 and 4, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council adopt the confidential instructions to staff in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (February 28, 2013) from the General Manager, Toronto Water and the City Solicitor.

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager, Toronto Water to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in the first quarter of 2014 in regards to status of meeting the Federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations compliance requirements.

 

3.         City Council request the City Manager to include in Federal Infrastructure Funding requests, funding for Toronto Water projects of an amount no less than the additional infrastructure costs attributed to the new Federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulation.

 

4.         City Council authorize the public release of the confidential recommendations in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (February 28, 2013) from the General Manager, Toronto Water and the City Solicitor, at such time as may be deemed appropriate by the City Solicitor, with the balance of the confidential information in Confidential Attachment 1 to remain confidential.

 

Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (February 28, 2013) from the General Manager, Toronto Water and the City Solicitor remains confidential in its entirety at this time in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 as it pertains to litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board and contains advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.  The confidential instructions to staff contained in Confidential Attachment 1 will be made public at such time as may be deemed appropriate by the City Solicitor, with the balance of the confidential information in Attachment 1 to remain confidential.

Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board and contains solicitor-client privileged advice

Background Information (Committee)

(February 28, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Water, on Impact of New Federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations on Toronto Water
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-56525.pdf
(February 28, 2013) Confidential Attachment 1 - Impact of New Federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations on Toronto Water
(February 28, 2013) Attachment 2 - Letter to Jennifer Vigano, Programs Coordinator, Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment, from Mark Rupke, Senior Engineer, Wastewater Treatment, Toronto Water, dated February 27, 2007
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-56527.pdf
(February 28, 2013) Attachment 3 - Letter to Jennifer Vigano, Programs Coordinator, Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment, from Frank Quarisa, Director, Wastewater Treatment, Toronto Water, dated January 31, 2008
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-56528.pdf
(February 28, 2013) Attachment 4 - Letter to Randall Meades, Director General, Public and Resources Sectors Directorate, Environment Canada, from Joseph P. Pennachetti, City Manager, and Lou Di Gironimo, General Manager, Toronto Water, dated May 19, 2010
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-56530.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That City Council request the City Manager to include in his Federal Infrastructure Funding requests, funding for Toronto Water projects of an amount no less than the additional infrastructure costs attributed to the new Federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulation.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Apr-04-2013 6:09 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW21.8 - Davis - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, John Parker, Michael Thompson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Apr-04-2013 6:10 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW21.8 - Adopt item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 38 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, John Parker, Michael Thompson

PW21.8 - Impact of New Federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations on Toronto Water

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board and contains solicitor-client privileged advice

Committee Recommendations

The General Manager, Toronto Water, and the City Solicitor recommend that: 

 

1.         City Council adopt the confidential instructions to staff in Attachment 1 to the report (February 28, 2013), from the General Manager, Toronto Water, and the City Solicitor.

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager, Toronto Water, to report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in the first quarter of 2014 in regards to status of meeting the Federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations compliance requirements.

 

3.         City Council authorize the public release of the confidential recommendations in Attachment 1 to the report (February 28, 2013), from the General Manager, Toronto Water, and the City Solicitor, at such time as may be deemed appropriate by the City Solicitor, with the balance of the confidential information in Attachment 1 to remain confidential.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recessed its public session and met in closed session to consider confidential information on this item as it relates to litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board and contains solicitor-client privileged advice.

Origin

(February 28, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Water, and the City Solicitor

Summary

The purpose of this report is to advise Council of Environment Canada’s new Federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations and the impact of the regulations on the operations of Toronto Water’s wastewater treatment plants and combined sewer system. 

 

Toronto Water has developed an action plan to address the new federal Fisheries Act Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations.

Background Information

(February 28, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Water, on Impact of New Federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations on Toronto Water
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-56525.pdf
(February 28, 2013) Confidential Attachment 1 - Impact of New Federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations on Toronto Water
(February 28, 2013) Attachment 2 - Letter to Jennifer Vigano, Programs Coordinator, Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment, from Mark Rupke, Senior Engineer, Wastewater Treatment, Toronto Water, dated February 27, 2007
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-56527.pdf
(February 28, 2013) Attachment 3 - Letter to Jennifer Vigano, Programs Coordinator, Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment, from Frank Quarisa, Director, Wastewater Treatment, Toronto Water, dated January 31, 2008
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-56528.pdf
(February 28, 2013) Attachment 4 - Letter to Randall Meades, Director General, Public and Resources Sectors Directorate, Environment Canada, from Joseph P. Pennachetti, City Manager, and Lou Di Gironimo, General Manager, Toronto Water, dated May 19, 2010
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-56530.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Meet in Closed Session moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

That the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recess its public session to meet in closed session to consider Item PW21.8 “Contract Award - "Impact of New Federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations on Toronto Water”, the reason being to consider a matter relating to litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board and contains solicitor-client privileged advice.



2 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Mark Grimes (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council