Since the coming into force on March 1, 2022, of the Regulation respecting the provisional implementation of the amendments made by Chapter 7 of the Statutes of 2021 with respect to flood risk management (Transitional regime), municipalities and MRCs have reporting obligations with respect to the application of the Municipal Authorization Regime for activities carried out in water environments, as provided for in the transitional regime.
Municipalities must keep a register of authorisations issued under the transitional regime and transmit information on these authorisations to the MRC. Based on the information received from the local municipalities, the MRC Pontiac is responsible for publishing an annual balance sheet of authorizations issued by March 31 of each year. The publication of this balance sheet must be present for a minimum of 5 years.
For more information on the transitional regime, we invite you to visit the Government of Quebec’s website on this subject.