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. 4, s. 521.