14. Subject to any confidential industrial or trade secrets identified pursuant to section 23.1 of the Act in connection with an application for authorization, the information and documents required to be filed under this Regulation in connection with an application related to an authorization or for a declaration of compliance are public in nature, with the exception of
(1) information or documents concerning the location of a threatened or vulnerable species;
(2) a prevention or emergency response plan;
(3) an experimental protocol filed in connection with an authorization for research and experimental purposes under section 29 of the Act;
(4) a declaration of antecedents referred to in Chapter IV of Title IV of Part I;
(5) a technical program for each project phase for the surveying, drilling, completion, fracturing, reconditioning, extraction testing and flow testing of an underground reservoir filed with the minister responsible for the Act respecting natural gas storage and natural gas and oil pipelines (chapter S-34.1) in connection with an application for authorization or approval under that Act.
The information, documents, and supplementary studies required by the Minister under section 24 of the Act are also public information.
Subject to any information that is public information pursuant to the second paragraph of section 31 of the Water Withdrawal and Protection Regulation (chapter Q-2, r. 35.2), the programs referred to in subparagraph 5 of the first paragraph become public information 5 years after completion of the work, in accordance with section 140 of the Act respecting natural gas storage and natural gas and oil pipelines or, if they are filed in connection with an exploration, production or storage project following the drilling of a well, 2 years after the date of permanent closure of the well.
871-2020O.C. 871-2020, s. 14; 985-2023O.C. 985-2023, s. 31.