Q-2, r. 17.1 - Regulation respecting the regulatory scheme applying to activities on the basis of their environmental impact

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169. In addition to the general content prescribed by section 16, every application for authorization for an activity referred to in this Chapter must include the following supplemental information and documents:
(1)  a copy of the title of ownership for the land needed to lay out the water withdrawal facility and, in the case of groundwater withdrawal, to lay out its inner protection zone, or a copy of any other document giving the applicant the right to use the land for that purpose;
(2)  a description of the land use guidelines and designations applicable to the environments concerned as well as existing uses nearby, including water withdrawal sites located on adjacent properties;
(3)  the planned use of the water to be withdrawn;
(4)  the plans and specifications of each of the new facilities concerned, for a category 1 or 2 water withdrawal to serve a municipal waterworks system supplying 21 to 500 persons and at least one dwelling, or a land use and development plan, in other cases;
(5)  a technical report on the water withdrawal scenario, signed by a professional with suitable qualifications in the field, including an assessment of the ability of each of the water withdrawal facilities concerned to meet the water needs identified in order to demonstrate the reasonable nature of the withdrawal;
(6)  for the following water withdrawals, the technical report referred to in paragraph 5 must also contain an assessment of the effects of the water withdrawal on the groundwater withdrawal facilities of other users on neighbouring properties and on wetlands in the vicinity and, if effects are observed, the actions that will be taken to minimize the impacts on the users and wetlands concerned:
(a)  water withdrawals with an annual daily volume of 379,000 litres or more per day when the water is withdrawn, by a farm producer, to raise livestock referred to in section 2 of the Agricultural Operations Regulation (chapter Q-2, r. 26), to cultivate plants or mushrooms, or for maple syrup production, or when the water is withdrawn for the operation of a fishing pond or aquaculture site; or
(b)  water withdrawals with an annual daily volume of 75,000 litres or more but less than 379,000 litres when made for any other purpose;
(7)  a hydrogeological study signed by a professional for the following water withdrawals:
(a)  withdrawals made in the St. Lawrence River Basin if the water is to be transferred outside that basin;
(b)  withdrawals of water intended to be sold or distributed as spring water or mineral water or to be an ingredient identified as spring water or mineral water in the manufacture, conservation of treatment of food products within the meaning of the Food Products Act (chapter P-29);
(c)  category 1 water withdrawals;
(d)  category 2 water withdrawals to serve a municipal waterworks system supplying 21 to 500 persons and at least one dwelling;
(e)  groundwater withdrawals of 379,000 litres or more per day on average, unless withdrawn by a farm producer to raise livestock referred to in section 2 of the Agricultural Operations Regulation, to cultivate plants or mushrooms, or for maple syrup production, or withdrawn for the operation of a fishing pond or aquaculture site;
(8)  when the application for authorization concerns a water withdrawal for human consumption or food processing:
(a)  the initial characterization of water quality for the site of the withdrawal, in order to determine the vulnerability of the water supply source and assess if treatment or monitoring is required, signed by a professional with suitable qualifications in the field;
(b)  the location of the protection zones for the water withdrawal and, for a groundwater withdrawal, the intrinsic vulnerability of each protection zone;
(c)  an inventory of the activities performed in the inner protection zone delimited for the water withdrawal site;
(d)  the location, where applicable, within a radius of 30 m of a groundwater withdrawal site, of a device for the evacuation, reception or treatment of water referred to in the Regulation respecting waste water disposal systems for isolated dwellings (chapter Q-2, r. 22);
(e)  an economic impact assessment for the agricultural activities performed in the protection zones of the withdrawal site with respect to the constraints imposed by the Water Withdrawal and Protection Regulation (chapter Q-2 r. 35.2) and, where agricultural activities are affected, the means the applicant has taken or intends to take to minimize the impact on the operators concerned, such as the signing of a financial assistance agreement;
(9)  where the application concerns a category 1 groundwater withdrawal, the information referred to in section 68 of the Water Withdrawal and Protection Regulation that is not already required by another provision;
(10)  the total volume of all withdrawals made in the St. Lawrence river basin to supply the waterworks system covered by the application for authorization during the 10-year period preceding the application, along with the water consumption volumes connected to the withdrawals;
(11)  in the case of a water withdrawal in the St. Lawrence river basin referred to in section 31.95 of the Act, any information or document allowing the Minister to ensure compliance with the provisions of that section.
871-2020O.C. 871-2020, s. 169.
In force: 2020-12-31
169. In addition to the general content prescribed by section 16, every application for authorization for an activity referred to in this Chapter must include the following supplemental information and documents:
(1)  a copy of the title of ownership for the land needed to lay out the water withdrawal facility and, in the case of groundwater withdrawal, to lay out its inner protection zone, or a copy of any other document giving the applicant the right to use the land for that purpose;
(2)  a description of the land use guidelines and designations applicable to the environments concerned as well as existing uses nearby, including water withdrawal sites located on adjacent properties;
(3)  the planned use of the water to be withdrawn;
(4)  the plans and specifications of each of the new facilities concerned, for a category 1 or 2 water withdrawal to serve a municipal waterworks system supplying 21 to 500 persons and at least one dwelling, or a land use and development plan, in other cases;
(5)  a technical report on the water withdrawal scenario, signed by a professional with suitable qualifications in the field, including an assessment of the ability of each of the water withdrawal facilities concerned to meet the water needs identified in order to demonstrate the reasonable nature of the withdrawal;
(6)  for the following water withdrawals, the technical report referred to in paragraph 5 must also contain an assessment of the effects of the water withdrawal on the groundwater withdrawal facilities of other users on neighbouring properties and on wetlands in the vicinity and, if effects are observed, the actions that will be taken to minimize the impacts on the users and wetlands concerned:
(a)  water withdrawals with an annual daily volume of 379,000 litres or more per day when the water is withdrawn, by a farm producer, to raise livestock referred to in section 2 of the Agricultural Operations Regulation (chapter Q-2, r. 26), to cultivate plants or mushrooms, or for maple syrup production, or when the water is withdrawn for the operation of a fishing pond or aquaculture site; or
(b)  water withdrawals with an annual daily volume of 75,000 litres or more but less than 379,000 litres when made for any other purpose;
(7)  a hydrogeological study signed by a professional for the following water withdrawals:
(a)  withdrawals made in the St. Lawrence River Basin if the water is to be transferred outside that basin;
(b)  withdrawals of water intended to be sold or distributed as spring water or mineral water or to be an ingredient identified as spring water or mineral water in the manufacture, conservation of treatment of food products within the meaning of the Food Products Act (chapter P-29);
(c)  category 1 water withdrawals;
(d)  category 2 water withdrawals to serve a municipal waterworks system supplying 21 to 500 persons and at least one dwelling;
(e)  groundwater withdrawals of 379,000 litres or more per day on average, unless withdrawn by a farm producer to raise livestock referred to in section 2 of the Agricultural Operations Regulation, to cultivate plants or mushrooms, or for maple syrup production, or withdrawn for the operation of a fishing pond or aquaculture site;
(8)  when the application for authorization concerns a water withdrawal for human consumption or food processing:
(a)  the initial characterization of water quality for the site of the withdrawal, in order to determine the vulnerability of the water supply source and assess if treatment or monitoring is required, signed by a professional with suitable qualifications in the field;
(b)  the location of the protection zones for the water withdrawal and, for a groundwater withdrawal, the intrinsic vulnerability of each protection zone;
(c)  an inventory of the activities performed in the inner protection zone delimited for the water withdrawal site;
(d)  the location, where applicable, within a radius of 30 m of a groundwater withdrawal site, of a device for the evacuation, reception or treatment of water referred to in the Regulation respecting waste water disposal systems for isolated dwellings (chapter Q-2, r. 22);
(e)  an economic impact assessment for the agricultural activities performed in the protection zones of the withdrawal site with respect to the constraints imposed by the Water Withdrawal and Protection Regulation (chapter Q-2 r. 35.2) and, where agricultural activities are affected, the means the applicant has taken or intends to take to minimize the impact on the operators concerned, such as the signing of a financial assistance agreement;
(9)  where the application concerns a category 1 groundwater withdrawal, the information referred to in section 68 of the Water Withdrawal and Protection Regulation that is not already required by another provision;
(10)  the total volume of all withdrawals made in the St. Lawrence river basin to supply the waterworks system covered by the application for authorization during the 10-year period preceding the application, along with the water consumption volumes connected to the withdrawals;
(11)  in the case of a water withdrawal in the St. Lawrence river basin referred to in section 31.95 of the Act, any information or document allowing the Minister to ensure compliance with the provisions of that section.
871-2020O.C. 871-2020, s. 169.