Q-2 - Environment Quality Act

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39. An operator or owner of a waterworks or sewer system may collect a tax, duty or dues from the persons served by it, in the cases and manner prescribed by government regulation. To that end, the operator or owner shall set the applicable rate for using the system, in accordance with the terms and conditions prescribed by government regulation.
A person served may refuse the imposed rate, in accordance with the terms and conditions prescribed by government regulation.
If the operator or owner and the person served cannot agree on the applicable rate, the person may apply to the Minister for an inquiry into the matter.
The Minister may, after making such an inquiry, impose the applicable rate and the moment it takes effect, in accordance with the criteria prescribed by government regulation.
1972, c. 49, s. 39; 1978, c. 64, s. 16; 2017, c. 42017, c. 4, s. 69.
39. Where an authorization of rates has not been made in accordance with section 32.9, where an operator’s permit has been revoked under section 32.8 or if the permit has not been issued in accordance with section 32.1 or 32.2, no tax, duty, or dues established for the purposes of the waterworks and sewer system shall be collected from the ratepayers or beneficiaries of the said system.
1972, c. 49, s. 39; 1978, c. 64, s. 16.