Q-2, r. 14 - Regulation respecting the declaration of water withdrawals

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3. This Regulation applies to any water withdrawal. Unless indicated otherwise, it immediately applies to existing withdrawals and to new withdrawals.
This Regulation does not apply to
(1)  withdrawals that total an average volume of less than 75,000 litres per day for all the withdrawal sites of one establishment or waterworks system. That average daily volume is calculated on the basis of the monthly quantity of water withdrawn, divided by the number of withdrawal days in the month concerned;
(2)  withdrawals intended for domestic use, namely withdrawals using a personal well or a surface water intake for the use of one household only;
(3)  withdrawals to supply vehicles, such as vessels and aircraft, either for the needs of the persons or animals being transported or for ballast, or to meet other needs incidental to the operation of those vehicles;
(4)  withdrawals exclusively for firefighting purposes, in particular to supply an aircraft or tank vehicle;
(5)  withdrawals from a waterworks system;
(6)  withdrawals for the purposes of a temporary industrial camp intended to house not more than 80 persons simultaneously for a period not exceeding 6 months per year and that is located in one of the following territories:
— the territory not organized into a local municipality, including the unorganized territory amalgamated with one of the municipalities of Rouyn-Noranda, La Tuque or Senneterre, as it was delimited the day before the amalgamation;
— the James Bay territory as described in the schedule to the James Bay Region Development and Municipal Organization Act (chapter D-8.2);
— the territory situated north of the 55th parallel;
— the territories of the municipalities of Blanc-Sablon, Bonne-Espérance, Côte-Nord-du-Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent, Gros-Mécatina and Saint-Augustin and the territory of any other municipality constituted under the Act respecting the municipal reorganization of the territory of Municipalité de Côte-Nord-du-Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent (1988, chapter 55; 1996, chapter 2);
— the territories that are not accessible at all times by road vehicles;
(7)  withdrawals for the purposes of a temporary industrial camp set up for timber salvage following a forest fire, regardless of the number of persons housed in the camp;
(8)  withdrawals using a drain or a drainage ditch that is not connected to an active pumping system, that are not intended to transport water to a site where the water is used or that are not used to fill a water supply reservoir for subsequent use;
(9)  non-recurring water withdrawals whose duration does not exceed 6 months, carried out as part of civil engineering work;
(10)  non-recurring groundwater withdrawals whose duration does not exceed 30 days, carried out to analyze the performance of the withdrawal facility or to establish the properties of a geological aquifer;
(11)  temporary and non-recurring water withdrawals as part of mining exploration activities, except if the withdrawals are made for the purposes of dewatering mine shafts, access ramps to a mine or mine workings, or keeping them dry.
In addition, this Regulation does not apply to the following withdrawals insofar as they are wholly made outside the St. Lawrence River Basin:
(1)  withdrawals intended for agricultural or fish-breeding purposes;
(2)  withdrawals intended to produce hydroelectric power.
For the purposes of this section, “temporary industrial camp” means a group of facilities and their dependencies, that an employer temporarily sets up to house, for not more than 6 months during the 12-month period following the setting-up, the employer’s employees who carry out forest management, mining exploration, mining operation, transport infrastructure and water retaining work or any other work.
O.C. 875-2009, s. 3; O.C. 685-2011, s. 4; S.Q. 2016, c. 35, s. 265.
3. This Regulation applies to any water withdrawal. Unless indicated otherwise, it immediately applies to existing withdrawals and to new withdrawals.
This Regulation does not apply to
(1)  withdrawals that total an average volume of less than 75,000 litres per day for all the withdrawal sites of one establishment or waterworks system. That average daily volume is calculated on the basis of the monthly quantity of water withdrawn, divided by the number of withdrawal days in the month concerned;
(2)  withdrawals intended for domestic use, namely withdrawals using a personal well or a surface water intake for the use of one household only;
(3)  withdrawals to supply vehicles, such as vessels and aircraft, either for the needs of the persons or animals being transported or for ballast, or to meet other needs incidental to the operation of those vehicles;
(4)  withdrawals exclusively for firefighting purposes, in particular to supply an aircraft or tank vehicle;
(5)  withdrawals from a waterworks system;
(6)  withdrawals for the purposes of a temporary industrial camp intended to house not more than 80 persons simultaneously for a period not exceeding 6 months per year and that is located in one of the following territories:
— the territory not organized into a local municipality, including the unorganized territory amalgamated with one of the municipalities of Rouyn-Noranda, La Tuque or Senneterre, as it was delimited the day before the amalgamation;
— the James Bay territory as described in the schedule to the James Bay Region Development and Municipal Organization Act (chapter D-8.2);
— the territory situated north of the 55th parallel;
— the territories of the municipalities of Blanc-Sablon, Bonne-Espérance, Côte-Nord-du-Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent, Gros-Mécatina and Saint-Augustin and the territory of any other municipality constituted under the Act respecting the municipal reorganization of the territory of Municipalité de Côte-Nord-du-Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent (1988, chapter 55; 1996, chapter 2);
— the territories that are not accessible at all times by road vehicles;
(7)  withdrawals for the purposes of a temporary industrial camp set up for timber salvage following a forest fire, regardless of the number of persons housed in the camp;
(8)  withdrawals using a drain or a drainage ditch that is not connected to an active pumping system, that are not intended to transport water to a site where the water is used or that are not used to fill a water supply reservoir for subsequent use;
(9)  non-recurring water withdrawals whose duration does not exceed 6 months, carried out as part of civil engineering work;
(10)  non-recurring groundwater withdrawals whose duration does not exceed 30 days, carried out to analyze the performance of the withdrawal facility or to establish the properties of a geological aquifer;
(11)  temporary and non-recurring water withdrawals as part of mining exploration activities, other than those made for petroleum or gas prospection, except if the withdrawals are made for the purposes of dewatering mine shafts, access ramps to a mine or mine workings, or keeping them dry.
In addition, this Regulation does not apply to the following withdrawals insofar as they are wholly made outside the St. Lawrence River Basin:
(1)  withdrawals intended for agricultural or fish-breeding purposes;
(2)  withdrawals intended to produce hydroelectric power.
For the purposes of this section, “temporary industrial camp” means a group of facilities and their dependencies, that an employer temporarily sets up to house, for not more than 6 months during the 12-month period following the setting-up, the employer’s employees who carry out forest management, mining exploration, mining operation, transport infrastructure and water retaining work or any other work.
O.C. 875-2009, s. 3; O.C. 685-2011, s. 4.