5. Every person whose activities or property constitute a high or particular fire hazard, according to any regulation that may be made by the Government, is bound to report the hazard to the local municipality where the fire hazard is situated within three months of becoming subject to the regulation. The report shall set out, in addition to the particulars required by regulation, the hazard the activity or property constitutes, the location of the hazard, the measures taken to reduce the probability and consequences of a fire, and the private firefighting resources secured by the person or at the disposal of the person.
In the case of significant changes making the particulars set out in the report inaccurate, the person making the report is bound to make the necessary corrections. The person is also bound, upon ceasing the activity or disposing of the property, to give the municipality having received the report a notice to that effect together with a statement describing the manner in which the property or the elements that constituted a fire hazard have been disposed of.
The municipality receiving fire hazard reports, corrections and notices must, within 30 days of receipt, transmit copies to the regional authority whose territory includes the municipality and to the fire safety service serving the territory where the fire hazard is located.
2000, c. 20, s. 5; 2001, c. 76, s. 154.