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Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act

Version of section 72 from 2014-04-01 to 2024-05-28:

Marginal note:Use of waters

  •  (1) Except as authorized under the Dominion Water Power Act, and subject to subsection (2), no person shall use, or permit the use of, waters in a federal area within a water management area except

    • (a) in accordance with the conditions of a licence; or

    • (b) as authorized by regulations made under paragraph 90.3(1)(m).

  • Marginal note:Exemptions from application of subsection (1)

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of the use of waters

    • (a) by a domestic user;

    • (b) by an instream user; or

    • (c) for the purpose of extinguishing a fire or, in an emergency, controlling or preventing a flood.

  • Marginal note:Duties in certain cases

    (3) If any person diverts waters for a purpose set out in paragraph (2)(c), the person shall, when the need for the diversion has ceased, discontinue the diversion and, in so far as possible, restore the original channel conditions.

  • 1998, c. 25, s. 72
  • 2014, c. 2, s. 145

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