14. Every high-capacity dam must be classified on the basis of the risk it presents for persons and property.
The classification shall be effected and kept current by the Minister according to the conditions and using the methods and parameters determined by the Government by regulation, including dam type, location, dimensions, impounding capacity, age, condition and consequences of dam failure for persons and property.
Before a decision is made by the Minister on the classification of a dam, the owner must be informed of the Minister’s intention and given an opportunity to present observations.
The Minister’s decision as to the classification of a dam may be contested by the owner before the Administrative Tribunal of Québec within 30 days of notification.