90.1. Special provisions applicable to Basse-Côte-Nord: This section applies to the municipalities of Blanc-Sablon, Bonne-Espérance, Côte-Nord-du-Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent, Gros-Mécatina and Saint-Augustin, as well as any other municipality constituted under the Act respecting the municipal reorganization of the territory of Municipalité de la Côte-Nord-du-Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent (1988, chapter 55; 1996, chapter 2).
In addition to the modes of treatment and discharge into the environment referred to in the third paragraph of section 3, the grey water and toilet effluents of an isolated dwelling may also be carried towards a waste water disposal and treatment installation referred to in the waste water depollution plan of the municipality or part of the municipality.
The waste water depollution plan must
(1) indicate the territory to which it applies;
(2) indicate existing subdivisions and dwellings;
(3) indicate the presence and location, on the territory to which it applies, of any public or private work for the catchment or treatment of drinking water and any public or private work for the collection, treatment or disposal of waste water;
(4) include a characterization study of the natural land conducted in accordance with subparagraph 4 of the first paragraph of section 4.1;
(5) delimit the sectors where it is possible to install treatment systems complying with Divisions III to X;
(6) delimit the sectors where it is possible to install waste water disposal and treatment installations grouping more than 1 residence and indicate the installations intended for each group;
(7) for sectors where subparagraph 5 or 6 cannot be applied, indicate for each residence the systems for the disposal, collection and treatment of waste water and the layout related to such equipment so that the discharged water is not harmful to the health and safety of persons and the environment; and
(8) indicate the measures for installing, using and maintaining the systems provided for in the depollution plan.
The waste water depollution plan is prepared and signed by an engineer who is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.
The waste water depollution plan must be accompanied by a resolution of the municipality whereby the municipality, under section 25.1 of the Municipal Powers Act (chapter C-47.1), takes charge of the maintenance of the treatment systems provided for in subparagraphs 5 and 7 of the third paragraph.
The waste water depollution plan is submitted to the Minister to be approved. It is valid for 5 years from its approval. In order to renew it, a municipality must apply to the Minister 180 days before the end of the 5-year period. If information or documents have already been provided to the Minister upon a previous application, it is not necessary to provide them again if the municipality certifies that they are still accurate.
Section 32 of the Act does not apply to the waste water disposal, collection or treatment systems provided for in subparagraphs 6 and 7 of the third paragraph if they are part of a depollution plan approved by the Minister.