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Order Declaring that the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations Do Not Apply in Quebec (SOR/2018-194)

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Order Declaring that the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations Do Not Apply in Quebec

SOR/2018-194

FISHERIES ACT

Registration 2018-10-01

Order Declaring that the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations Do Not Apply in Quebec

P.C. 2018-1208 2018-09-28

Whereas the Minister of the Environment has caused to be published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on March 21, 2015, a copy of the proposed Order Declaring that the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations Do Not Apply in Quebec, substantially in the annexed form, and persons were given an opportunity to file comments with respect to the proposed Order;

And whereas on August 23, 2018, the Minister of the Environment and the Government of Quebec entered into an agreement under section 4.1Footnote a of the Fisheries ActFootnote b to the effect that there are in force provisions under the laws of Quebec that are equivalent in effect to provisions of the Wastewater Systems Effluent RegulationsFootnote c;

Therefore, Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to subsection 4.2(1)Footnote a of the Fisheries ActFootnote b, makes the annexed Order Declaring that the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations Do Not Apply in Quebec.

Declaration

Marginal note:Definitions

 For the purposes of sections 2 and 3, effluent, final discharge point and wastewater system have the same meanings as in section 1 of the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations.

Marginal note:Non-application — Regulations

 The Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations do not apply in Quebec in respect of a wastewater system that would otherwise have been subject to those regulations and that is subject to the Environment Quality Act, CQLR c. Q-2, and

  • (a) the Regulation respecting municipal wastewater treatment works, CQLR c. Q-2, r. 34.1; or

  • (b) in the case of a wastewater system that is owned or operated by the Government of Quebec, an authorization that is issued or amended under that Act on or after the day on which the agreement entitled Accord Canada-Québec relatif aux lois et règlements applicables aux ouvrages municipaux et provinciaux d’assainissement des eaux usées au Québec comes into force.

Marginal note:Non-application — subsection 36(3) of the Act

 Subsection 36(3) of the Fisheries Act does not apply in respect of any deposit of effluent from the final discharge point of a wastewater system referred to in section 2 if the effluent would otherwise have been regulated under the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations.

Coming into Force

Marginal note:Registration

 This Order comes into force on the day on which it is registered.

 
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