Q-2 - Environment Quality Act

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31.80. On deciding to issue, amend or renew a water withdrawal authorization, the Government or the Minister, as applicable, may prescribe, in addition to the conditions, restrictions and prohibitions prescribed under section 25, any condition, restriction or prohibition concerning
(1)  the withdrawal site and the quantity of water that may be withdrawn as well as the quantity and quality of the water that must be returned to the environment after use;
(2)  the facilities, works or work related to the withdrawal;
(3)  the use of the water withdrawn;
(4)  measures to prevent, limit or remedy environmental damage;
(5)  the control and monitoring of the effects of the withdrawal on the environment;
(6)  measures to ensure the conservation and efficient use of the water withdrawn and to reduce the quantity of water consumed, lost or not returned to the environment after use, taking into account, among other things, the best economically feasible practices or economically available technologies and the particularities of the equipment, facilities and processes involved;
(7)  measures to prevent, limit or remedy interference with the water use rights of other persons or municipalities; and
(8)  the reports that must be made to the Minister setting out, among other things, the actual or potential impacts of the withdrawal or consumptive use of the water, and the results produced by the measures prescribed under paragraphs 6 and 7.
2009, c. 21, s. 19; 2017, c. 42017, c. 4, s. 50.
31.80. A condition, restriction or prohibition imposed under section 31.79 may concern
(1)  the withdrawal site and the quantity of water that may be withdrawn as well as the quantity and quality of the water that must be returned to the environment after use;
(2)  the facilities, works or work related to the withdrawal;
(3)  the use of the water withdrawn;
(4)  measures to prevent, limit or remedy environmental damage;
(5)  the control and monitoring of the effects of the withdrawal on the environment;
(6)  measures to ensure the conservation and efficient use of the water withdrawn and to reduce the quantity of water consumed, lost or not returned to the environment after use, taking into account, among other things, the best economically feasible practices or economically available technologies and the particularities of the equipment, facilities and processes involved;
(7)  measures to prevent, limit or remedy interference with the water use rights of other persons or municipalities; and
(8)  the reports that must be made to the Minister setting out, among other things, the actual or potential impacts of the withdrawal or consumptive use of the water, and the results produced by the measures prescribed under paragraphs 6 and 7.
2009, c. 21, s. 19.