115. In no case may the Minister or the Deputy Minister of the Environment, as the case may be, as regards waterworks, sewers or plants or water treatment works, exercise in respect of a municipality any power provided in section 29, 32, 34, 35, 41 or 43 of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2) before calling upon the Community to make the representations to him it considers appropriate.
Where the Minister of the Environment exercises the powers provided in section 35 of the Environment Quality Act, he shall order the execution of intermunicipal work by such municipalities as he may designate, unless the Community has indicated to the Minister that it consents to execute it. If the Community consents to execute the work, the Minister shall not then order its execution except by the Community. The Minister shall not establish the apportionment of the cost of the works, and the cost of maintenance and operation thereof, determine the mode of payment or fix the indemnity, periodic or otherwise, payable by the municipalities for the use of the works or services provided before calling upon the Community to make its representations on this matter.
1969, c. 85, s. 154; 1972, c. 49, s. 156; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1979, c. 49, s. 33, s. 35; 1982, c. 2, s. 114; 1983, c. 29, s. 39.