31.7. The holder of a government authorization must, before making a change in the work, structures, works or any other activities authorized by the Government that are not subject to a regulation under section 31.1, obtain an amendment of the authorization if the change is likely to result in a new release of contaminants into the environment or alter the quality of the environment, or is incompatible with the authorization issued or, in particular, with any of the conditions, restrictions or prohibitions set out in it.
Section 31.4 applies to an application filed with the Minister to amend an authorization.
The Government may, in its authorization and for certain activities it determines, delegate to the Minister its power to amend an authorization, to the extent that the amendments do not substantially change the project. In such a case, subdivision 1 applies, with the necessary modifications, to the amendment application.
1978, c. 64, s. 10; 1979, c. 49, s. 33; 1988, c. 49, s. 38; 1991, c. 80, s. 2; 1999, c. 75, s. 4; 2002, c. 35, s. 3; 2017, c. 4, s. 211.