Q-2, r. 35 - Protection Policy for Lakeshores, Riverbanks, Littoral Zones and Floodplains

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4.1. Prior authorization for activities in floodplains
All structures, undertakings and works that are liable to alter the water regime, interfere with the free flow of water during flood periods, disturb plant or wildlife habitats or threaten the safety of persons or property are subject to prior authorization. The pre-verification should be performed as part of the process when permits or other forms of authorization are issued by municipal authorities, the Government or its departments or bodies, according to their respective jurisdictions. The authorizations granted by municipal and government authorities are to take into account the scope for action allowed by the measures relating to floodplains, protect the integrity of the environment and ensure that the free flow of water is maintained.
Structures, undertakings and works connected with forest management activities and subject to the Sustainable Forest Development Act (chapter A-18.1) and its regulations as well as agricultural activities that do not require filling or the removal of fill are not subject to the prior authorization of municipalities.
O.C. 468-2005, s. 4.1.