75. The person responsible for category 1 surface water withdrawals must send to the Minister a report containing the following information and updates, if any:
(1) location of the withdrawal site and a description of its layout;
(2) a plan showing the location of the inner, intermediate and outer protection zones, which must make it possible to determine their limits on site;
(3) the water vulnerability ratings assessed in accordance with section 69 for each indicator provided for in Schedule IV;
(4) with respect to the inner and intermediate protection zones, human activities, land use and potential events likely to affect the quality and quantity of the water used for the withdrawal;
(5) with respect to the part of the outer protection zone that does not intersect with the inner and intermediate protection zones, human activities, land use and potential events likely to affect significantly the quality and quantity of the water used for the withdrawal;
(6) an assessment of the threats the human activities and potential events recorded pursuant to subparagraphs 4 and 5 represent;
(7) an identification of the causes that may explain, for each indicator provided for in Schedule V, the average or high levels of vulnerability of the surface water assessed.
The report must be signed by a professional, a representative of the watershed organization or a representative of the organization mandated to coordinate the regional advisory panel concerned, duly mandated by the person responsible for water withdrawal. The first report must be sent to the Minister 6 years after water withdrawal operations begin. The subsequent reports must then be sent every 5 years.
To determine if a human activity, land use or potential event is likely to affect significantly the quality and quantity of the water used for a withdrawal, its nature and importance, its location and the discharge of contaminants that may result must be taken into consideration.
The information recorded in the report is public information, except the information referred to in the subparagraphs 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the first paragraph. It must be published on the website of the person responsible for the withdrawal, if possible.
A copy of the report must be sent, as soon as possible, to the regional county municipalities whose territories intersect with the withdrawal protection zone and to municipalities whose territories intersect with an intermediate withdrawal protection zone. The information referred to in subparagraphs 1 to 3 of the first paragraph are also sent, as soon as possible, to the watershed organizations whose territories intersect with the withdrawal protection zones.
O.C. 696-2014, s. 75; 871-2020O.C. 871-2020, s. 2111.