1. The object of this Regulation is to set the terms and conditions for authorizations for the withdrawal of water, as provided for in subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph of section 22 of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2), and to prescribe certain standards for water withdrawals, water withdrawal facilities and facilities or activities that may affect the quality of water withdrawn in the vicinity. It ensures, in particular, the protection of water withdrawn for human consumption or food processing purposes.
The Regulation applies to all water withdrawals referred to in section 31.74 of the Environment Quality Act, including water withdrawals in a reserved area and an agricultural zone established under the Act respecting the preservation of agricultural land and agricultural activities (chapter P-41.1).
O.C. 696-2014, s. 1; I.N. 2019-12-01.