153. The establishment and operation of a facility, equipment or any other apparatus to collect or treat sap for maple syrup production are eligible for a declaration of compliance on the following conditions:
(1) the facility, equipment or apparatus is used in one or more maple stands with a total of more than 20,000 but fewer than 75,000 active tapholes;
(2) the wastewater is not discharged into the littoral zone, onto a riverbank or lakeshore, or into a wetland.
The wastewater from any activity referred to in the first paragraph must have a pH between 6 and 9.5.