Q-2, r. 35.2 - Water Withdrawal and Protection Regulation

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38. The hydrogeological study must, in particular, provide the following information with respect to the territory involved:
(1)  its topography;
(2)  its geological and structural context, including its stratigraphic profile;
(3)  its hydrogeological, hydrological and geochemical context, by specifying in particular the aquifers present and the hydrographical network;
(4)  the location and a description of the layout of the water withdrawals for human consumption or food processing purposes and the results of the analyses of the water samples taken at the sites of the withdrawals in accordance with subparagraph 2 of the third paragraph of section 37, if any;
(5)  the location and a description of the layout of the wells for the exploration of or production of petroleum, natural gas or brine, or for the exploration for or operation of an underground reservoir, if any;
(6)  the conditions of confinement and recharging of the aquifers and their vulnerability to the planned surface activities on the drilling site;
(7)  the dynamics of the water flow in particular with respect to the groundwater flow direction and their links with surface water;
(8)  an assessment of the impact of water contamination on water withdrawals for human consumption or food processing purposes and on aquatic ecosystems associated to a watercourse, in the event that
(a)  a failure of the well causes a migration of fluids to the aquifer or aquifers or to the surface;
(b)  an accidental spill occurs on the drilling site;
(9)  the demonstration that the location selected for the drilling site is the least likely to affect water withdrawn for human consumption or food processing purposes and, if applicable, the distance to comply with to minimize the risks of contamination of the water from such withdrawals if the distance is greater than the minimum distance prescribed under section 32;
(10)  the location of the observation wells constructed or to be constructed and the reasons justifying the choice of their location and their construction.
The analysis results provided for in subparagraph 4 of the first paragraph must be sent to each person responsible for the withdrawal sites concerned within 30 days of their receipt.
O.C. 696-2014, s. 38; 871-2020O.C. 871-2020, s. 14.
38. The hydrogeological study must, in particular, provide the following information with respect to the territory involved:
(1)  its topography;
(2)  its geological and structural context, including its stratigraphic profile;
(3)  its hydrogeological, hydrological and geochemical context, by specifying in particular the aquifers present and the hydrographical network;
(4)  the location and a description of the layout of the water withdrawals for human consumption or food processing purposes and the results of the analyses of the water samples taken at the sites of the withdrawals in accordance with subparagraph 2 of the third paragraph of section 37, if any;
(5)  the location and a description of the layout of the wells for the exploration of or production of petroleum, natural gas or brine, or for the exploration for or operation of an underground reservoir, if any;
(6)  the conditions of confinement and recharging of the aquifers and their vulnerability to the planned surface activities on the drilling site;
(7)  the dynamics of the water flow in particular with respect to the groundwater flow direction and their links with surface water;
(8)  an assessment of the impact of water contamination on water withdrawals for human consumption or food processing purposes and on aquatic ecosystems associated to a watercourse, in the event that
(a)  a failure of the well causes a migration of fluids to the aquifer or aquifers or to the surface;
(b)  an accidental spill occurs on the drilling site;
(9)  the demonstration that the location selected for the drilling site is the least likely to affect water withdrawn for human consumption or food processing purposes and, if applicable, the distance to comply with to minimize the risks of contamination of the water from such withdrawals if the distance is greater than the minimum distance prescribed under section 32;
(10)  the location of the observation wells constructed or to be constructed and the reasons justifying the choice of their location and their construction.
The study is sent to the Minister at least 30 days before the construction work begins on the drilling site.
The analysis results provided for in subparagraph 4 of the first paragraph must be sent to each person responsible for the withdrawal sites concerned within 30 days of their receipt.
O.C. 696-2014, s. 38.