18.7. As of 1 January 2012, a withdrawer that withdraws water from the St. Lawrence River Basin from a withdrawal site whose works or facilities have a withdrawal rated capacity equal to or greater than 379,000 litres per day is required to annually declare to the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks, for the year preceding the withdrawer’s declaration or, as the case may be, for the year in progress, in addition to the information that must be declared pursuant to section 9, the volumes of water consumed every month in the Basin by indicating, for each site of use of the water withdrawn, the georeferenced data of their location, the volume and the class of industrial or commercial activities for which the withdrawal is intended; the class is identified using the codes of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
Likewise, as of the same date, a withdrawer that transfers water out of the St. Lawrence River Basin, whatever the volume, must provide, in addition to the information that the withdrawer must declare pursuant to section 9, the following additional information for the preceding year:
(1) the volumes of water transferred out of the St. Lawrence River Basin, expressed in litres, indicating for each withdrawal site concerned, the georeferenced data of the sites where the water so transferred is used. Where the water transferred out of the Basin is intended to supply a waterworks system serving all or part of the population of a municipality, the level 1 drainage basins covered by the waterworks system must be indicated, and the name of the watercourse into which the water of the territory flows must be specified, as that name was officialized by the Commission de toponymie du Québec;
(2) the volumes of water discharged or returned to the St. Lawrence River Basin, expressed in litres, specifying the georeferenced data of the sites where the water was discharged or, as the case may be, where the water was returned.
As soon as a withdrawer is subject to a provision of this section, the withdrawer becomes, despite the provisions of subparagraph 1 of the second paragraph and subparagraphs 1 and 2 of the third paragraph of section 3 of this Regulation, subject to the provisions of sections 9 and 10 of this Regulation.
The provisions of sections 5 to 8 and 18.5 of this Regulation apply to the determination of the volumes of water to which this section applies, including the determination of the volumes of water transferred out of the St. Lawrence River Basin and the volumes of water discharged or returned to the Basin. The provisions of the third paragraph of section 18.4 apply to the determination of the volumes of water consumed; the provisions of the second and third paragraphs of section 9 apply to the transmission of the declaration provided for in this section.
This section applies as of 1 January 2016 for water withdrawals made for agricultural or fish-breeding purposes during 2015.
O.C. 685-2011, s. 14; O.C. 662-2013, s. 3.