In force: 2020-12-31
22. Where an application for authorization concerns an industrial or commercial activity in one of the categories listed in Schedule IV of the Land Protection and Rehabilitation Regulation (chapter Q-2, r. 37), and where a withdrawal facility for water for human consumption or food processing is located less than 1 km downstream from the land concerned, the application must include a groundwater monitoring program to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Land Protection and Rehabilitation Regulation, including
(1) a description of the land’s prevailing hydrogeological conditions;
(2) unless the program is conducted by an engineer or geologist, an opinion from such a professional attesting to the accuracy of the data included in the program and stating that the system of monitoring wells allows the quality of the groundwater to be monitored in accordance with the requirements of the Regulation;
(3) a list of the substances referred to in paragraph 2 of section 5 of the Land Protection and Rehabilitation Regulation, and the location of the emission points of those substances;
(4) a detailed description of the system of monitoring wells, including their number and location.
However, the monitoring program referred to in the first paragraph is not required if the applicant provides, with the application for authorization, a document showing that the industrial or commercial activity carried on on the land is not likely to alter the quality of the water referred to in the first paragraph because of substances listed in Schedule V of the Land Protection and Rehabilitation Regulation. If that demonstration is based in whole or in part on the land’s prevailing hydrogeological conditions, it must be signed by an engineer or geologist.