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

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18.2. The provisions of this Title apply to any water withdrawal in the St. Lawrence River Basin, including those carried out by means of any of the works referred to in any of paragraphs 1 to 3 of section 31.74 of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2), regardless of the volumes of water that are withdrawn.
The provisions of this Title do not apply to the following water withdrawals:
(1)  withdrawals used for the production of hydroelectric power by means of run-of-river works or facilities directly connected to the watercourse;
(2)  withdrawals by means of works used for the impounding of water, other than a dam, such as a pond or a basin having no hydraulic interconnection with groundwater, except if the pond or basin is supplied by means of a surface water drainage system.
O.C. 685-2011, s. 14.