16. The Minister shall, before issuing an order under section 13, 14 or 15, transmit to the person to whom the order applies a prior notice of at least 15 days indicating the grounds which appear to justify the order and the proposed date on which it shall take effect and giving the person an opportunity to make representations. The notice shall be accompanied with a copy of any analysis or research report or any other technical report taken into account by the Minister before issuing the order.
The Minister shall also transmit a copy of the prior notice to any person having submitted a sworn complaint to him in respect of the facts giving rise to its issue.
Notice of the proposed order shall be published twice in a daily newspaper distributed in the locality where the events giving rise to the application of this section occurred or, if none is distributed in that locality, in a daily newspaper distributed in the nearest locality.
The Minister shall also transmit a copy of the prior notice to the secretary-treasurer or clerk of the local municipality in whose territory the facts giving rise to the application of this section occurred. The secretary-treasurer or clerk shall make the notice available to the public during the period of 15 days prescribed in the first paragraph.
1987, c. 29, s. 16; 1996, c. 2, s. 762.