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S.M. 2005, c. 26: Table of Contents

S.M. 2005, c. 26

Bill 22, 3rd Session, 38th Legislature

The Water Protection Act

PART 1
INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
1(1) Definitions
(2) Reference to "Act" includes regulations
2 Purpose of the Act
3 Director of water protection
PART 2
WATER PROTECTION
WATER QUALITY STANDARDS, OBJECTIVES AND GUIDELINES
4(1) Water quality standards, objectives and guidelines
(2) Standards, etc. for use in approvals under other Acts
WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT ZONES
5(1) Water quality management zones
(2) Considerations in recommending regulations re zone
(3) Additional considerations
(4) Maps of zones
6 Consultation with water planning authority
7(1) Advertising proposed regulations
(2) Written objections
(3) Scientific or technical information
(4) Director's actions
(5) Advice to the minister
(6) Expert advice re scientific or technical issues
8 Review of regulation
INVASIVE SPECIES
9 Invasive species
WATER CONSERVATION
10 Regulations re water conservation
SERIOUS WATER SHORTAGE
11(1) Declaration of serious water shortage
(2) Actions by minister during serious water shortage
(3) Communication of serious water shortage
(4) Declaration that shortage has ended
(5) Regulations Act does not apply
(6) Order prevails over The Water Rights Act
(7) No injunction
12(1) Action by minister if order not complied with
(2) Order to pay costs
(3) Enforcing cost-recovery order
13(1) Compensation where allocation cancelled or reduced
(2) No compensation in certain circumstances
(3) Agreement respecting compensation
(4) Arbitration
PART 3
WATERSHED MANAGEMENT
WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLANS
14 Designation of watersheds and authorities
15 Considerations in preparing a plan
16(1) Content of a watershed management plan
(2) Additional content
17(1) Consultation
(2) Public meetings
18 Plan to be submitted to minister for approval
19(1) Referral of plan to the water council
(2) Approval of the minister
(3) Referral of plan back to authority
(4) Revision of plan
20(1) Amending a plan after approval
(2) Minister may require amendments
(3) Section 19 applies
21 Notice of an approved plan
22 Periodic review
23 Plan to be considered in decision-making
MANITOBA WATER COUNCIL
24 Manitoba Water Council
25 Responsibilities of the water council
26(1) Members
(2) Term of office
(3) Chair and vice-chair
27 Expenses
28 Minister may refer matter to water council
WATER STEWARDSHIP FUND
29(1) Water Stewardship Fund
(2) Fund to be held in separate trust account
(3) Purposes of the fund
(4) Payments out of fund
(5) Fund not public money
(6) Regulations respecting the fund
PART 4
COMPLIANCE AND GENERAL PROVISIONS
30 Designation of officers
31(1) Inspection authority of officers
(2) Entry into dwelling with consent
(3) Warrant for entry into dwelling
(4) Conditions
(5) Assistance to officials
32(1) Additional inspection powers
(2) Use of data processing system and copying equipment
(3) Assistance to officials
OFFENCES AND PENALTIES
33(1) Offences
(2) Continuing offence
(3) Directors and officers of corporations
(4) Penalties for individuals
(5) Penalties for corporations
(6) Limitation period
34(1) Certificate of analyst admissible
(2) Serving certificate on other parties
REPORTING VIOLATIONS
35(1) Persons may report suspected violation
(2) Protection from liability
(3) Adverse employment action prohibited
(4) No interference or harassment
GENERAL PROVISIONS
36 Protection from liability
37 Act binds the Crown
PUBLIC REGISTRY
38 Public registry
REGULATIONS
39(1) Regulations
(2) Regulation may apply to all or any part of province
(3) Public consultation in regulation development
40(1) Transitional orders re existing operations
(2) Requirements of regulation
AMENDMENTS TO OTHER ACTS
41(1) C.C.S.M. c. G110 amended
(2)
(3)
(4)
(3) Order re well abandonment or improper seal or cap
(5)
(6)
42(1) C.C.S.M. c. W80 amended
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
9.1(1) Protecting and maintaining aquatic ecosystems
(2) Licence may be denied
9.2 Suspending licence for aquatic ecosystem purposes
(6)
(7)
14.1 Investigations re levels and in-stream flows
(8)
(2) Appeal does not act as a stay
(9)
PART 6
CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS, REPEAL AND COMING INTO FORCE
43(1) Consequential amendments, C.C.S.M. c. E125
(2)
12.1 Water quality standards, objectives and guidelines
(3)
44(1) Consequential amendments, C.C.S.M. c. P80
(2)
(3)
(4)
(3.1) Water quality zones and watershed plans
(5)
45(1) Consequential amendments, C.C.S.M. c. W72
(2)
(3)
46 Repeal
47 C.C.S.M. reference
48 Coming into force