Q-2 - Environment Quality Act

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31.83. The holder of a water withdrawal authorization must, within the time prescribed by regulation, inform the Minister of any permanent cessation of water withdrawal.
The Minister may impose on the holder any measure
(1)  to prevent infringement of the rights of other users;
(2)  to prevent the release of contaminants into the environment;
(3)  to ensure equipment and facility dismantling; and
(4)  to ensure environmental monitoring.
Permanent cessation of water withdrawal entails cancellation of the authorization concerned by operation of law, except any measures set out in the authorization that concern the cessation. However, the Minister may, at the holder’s request, maintain the authorization in force for the period and on the conditions the Minister determines.
2009, c. 21, s. 19; 2017, c. 42017, c. 4, s. 52.
31.83. The holder of a water withdrawal authorization must inform the Minister as soon as possible of any change that affects the information or documents provided when the authorization was issued, renewed or amended, rendering them inaccurate or incomplete.
The holder must similarly inform the Minister of the permanent cessation of a water withdrawal, and comply with any measures the Minister imposes to prevent or remedy environmental damage or interference with the rights of other users. Such a cessation entails the authorization’s revocation by operation of law unless the Minister maintains the authorization in force at the holder’s request for the period and on the conditions the Minister determines.
2009, c. 21, s. 19.