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

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3.3. Measures relating to littoral zones
All structures, undertakings and works are in principle prohibited in littoral zones.
The following structures, undertakings and works may be permitted provided they are consistent with other protection measures recommended for floodplains:
(a)  wharves, shelters or docks on pilings or made of floating platforms docks on wheels;
(b)  creation of water crossings for fording, culverts and bridges;
(c)  aquaculture facilities;
(d)  surface water withdrawal facilities installed in accordance with the Regulation respecting activities in wetlands, bodies of water and sensitive areas (chapter Q-2, r. 0.1) and the Regulation respecting the regulatory scheme applying to activities on the basis of their environmental impact (chapter Q-2, r. 17.1), except facilities composed of inlet or diversion channels intended for non-agricultural purposes;
(e)  (paragraph revoked);
(f)  encroachment on the littoral zone that is required for works authorized on the lakeshores or riverbanks;
(g)  cleanup and maintenance in watercourses, without disturbing the bed, carried out by a municipal authority pursuant to the powers and duties assigned to them by law;
(h)  structures, undertakings and works for municipal, commercial, industrial, public or public access purposes, including their maintenance, repair and demolition, for which an authorization must be obtained under the Environment Quality Act, the Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife (chapter C-61.1), the Watercourses Act (chapter R-13) or any other statute or, as applicable, they are eligible for a declaration of compliance or are exempted under the Regulation respecting the regulatory scheme applying to activities on the basis of their environmental impact; and
(i)  maintenance, repair and demolition of existing structures and works that are not used for municipal, industrial, commercial, public or public access purposes.
O.C. 468-2005, s. 3.3; O.C. 702-2014; 869-2020O.C. 869-2020, s. 3.
3.3. Measures relating to littoral zones
All structures, undertakings and works are in principle prohibited in littoral zones.
The following structures, undertakings and works may be permitted provided they are consistent with other protection measures recommended for floodplains:
(a)  wharves, shelters or docks on pilings or made of floating platforms;
(b)  creation of water crossings for fording, culverts and bridges;
(c)  aquaculture facilities;
(d)  surface water withdrawal facilities installed in accordance with the Water Withdrawal and Protection Regulation (chapter Q-2, r. 35.2), except facilities composed of inlet or diversion channels intended for non-agricultural purposes;
(e)  (paragraph revoked);
(f)  encroachment on the littoral zone that is required for works authorized on the lakeshores or riverbanks;
(g)  cleanup and maintenance in watercourses, without disturbing the bed, carried out by a municipal authority pursuant to the powers and duties assigned to them by law;
(h)  structures, undertakings and works for municipal, commercial, industrial, public or public access purposes, including their maintenance, repair and demolition, for which an authorization must be obtained under the Environment Quality Act, the Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife (chapter C-61.1), the Watercourses Act (chapter R-13) or any other statute; and
(i)  maintenance, repair and demolition of existing structures and works that are not used for municipal, industrial, commercial, public or public access purposes.
O.C. 468-2005, s. 3.3; O.C. 702-2014.
3.3. Measures relating to littoral zones
All structures, undertakings and works are in principle prohibited in littoral zones.
The following structures, undertakings and works may be permitted provided they are consistent with other protection measures recommended for floodplains:
(a)  wharves, shelters or docks on pilings or made of floating platforms;
(b)  creation of water crossings for fording, culverts and bridges;
(c)  aquaculture facilities;
(d)  water intakes;
(e)  creation for agricultural purposes of inlet or diversion channels for the catchment of water in cases where an authorization must be obtained under the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2) for the creation of such canals;
(f)  encroachment on the littoral zone that is required for works authorized on the lakeshores or riverbanks;
(g)  cleanup and maintenance in watercourses, without disturbing the bed, carried out by a municipal authority pursuant to the powers and duties assigned to them by law;
(h)  structures, undertakings and works for municipal, commercial, industrial, public or public access purposes, including their maintenance, repair and demolition, for which an authorization must be obtained under the Environment Quality Act, the Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife (chapter C-61.1), the Watercourses Act (chapter R-13) or any other statute; and
(i)  maintenance, repair and demolition of existing structures and works that are not used for municipal, industrial, commercial, public or public access purposes.
O.C. 468-2005, s. 3.3.