In force: 2020-12-31
38. Except in the cases provided for in the second paragraph, work relating to an undertaking, building or facility already present in the area concerned must not increase its exposure to flooding.
Work relating to reconstruction or maintenance of a road must not increase the surface area of an undertaking, building or facility exposed to flooding by more than 25%.
In the course of carrying out work to make substantial modifications to an undertaking or building, flood-proofing measures made to such structures must be applied to the entirety of the undertaking or building, such as the measures prescribed by Schedule 1 to the Protection Policy for Lakeshores, Riverbanks, Littoral Zones and Floodplains (chapter Q-2, r. 35).
For the purposes of this section, the reference to a floodplain includes the littoral zone and the lakeshore or riverbank, where applicable.