38. The valid term of authorizations issued for catchment projects referred to in subparagraph 2 or subparagraph 3 of the first paragraph of section 31 but, in the case of subparagraph 3, are not intended to supply drinking water, is 10 years.
In the 6 months preceding the expiry of the valid term of an authorization, the holder must file an application of renewal with the Minister. The application must include a notice signed by an engineer who is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec or a geologist who is a member of the Ordre des géologues du Québec, certifying that the impact of groundwater catchment on the environment, on other users or, for groundwater catchments for spring water or mineral water purposes, on food safety remains unchanged. If the notice shows that there is a change of impact, the application for renewal must include a hydrogeological study specifying the nature and cause of the changes.