76. The owner of a newly listed dam or a dam newly classified as a high-capacity dam shall, within the earlier of the following time limits, prepare an impounded water management plan pursuant to Subdivision 1 of Division III of Chapter III if such a plan is required under that subdivision for the dam in question:
(1) the time limit applicable to the dam under section 78; and
(2) prior to authorization for
(a) a structural alteration to the dam if it affects all parts of the dam or, because of the scope of the work, the structural alteration is equivalent to reconstructing the dam; or
(b) any change in use likely to affect dam safety, in particular a change involving putting the dam back into operation or partially stopping its operation.
The owner must also, as soon as possible after the impounded water management plan is drawn up, send the plan or a summary of the plan to the local municipality within whose territory the dam is located or, in the case of an unorganized territory, the competent regional authority or the Minister of Public Security, in accordance with section 33.
A notice stating that an impounded water management plan has been drawn up and indicating the authority to which the plan or a summary of the plan has been sent in accordance with the second paragraph must be appended to the first dam safety review study or to an application for authorization referred to in subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph, where applicable.
O.C. 300-2002, s. 76; O.C. 17-2005, s. 16; 989-2023O.C. 989-2023, s. 5311b.