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O. Reg. 463/16: TAKING GROUND WATER TO PRODUCE BOTTLED WATER

under Ontario Water Resources Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.40

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Ontario Water Resources Act

ONTARIO REGULATION 463/16

TAKING GROUND WATER TO PRODUCE BOTTLED WATER

Consolidation Period:  From December 16, 2016 to the e-Laws currency date.

No amendments.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

Definition

1. In this Regulation,

“bottled water” means potable water that is intended for human consumption and that is packaged in bottles or other portable containers.

Taking ground water to produce bottled water

2. A person shall not use ground water for the purpose of producing bottled water, in circumstances where section 34 of the Act prohibits the person from taking the ground water without a permit issued under section 34.1 of the Act, unless the person uses the ground water in accordance with a permit that is in force, that authorizes the person to take the water for the purpose of producing bottled water and,

(a) that was issued under section 34.1 of the Act before December 16, 2016; or

(b) that was renewed or amended under section 34.1 of the Act before, on or after December 16, 2016.

Taking ground water to conduct pumping tests

3. A person shall not use ground water for the purpose of conducting pumping tests in order to determine the feasibility of using the ground water supply as a source of water for a facility that produces bottled water, in circumstances where section 34 of the Act prohibits the person from taking the ground water without a permit issued under section 34.1 of the Act, unless the person uses the ground water in accordance with a permit that is in force, that authorizes the person to take the water for such purpose and,

(a) that was issued under section 34.1 of the Act before December 16, 2016; or

(b) that was renewed or amended under section 34.1 of the Act before, on or after December 16, 2016.

Permit authorizing the production of bottled water

4. (1) The Director shall not issue a permit under section 34.1 of the Act if it would authorize the taking of ground water for the purpose of producing bottled water.

(2) The Director shall not renew or amend a permit under section 34.1 of the Act if the new or amended permit would authorize the taking of ground water for the purpose of producing bottled water, unless the old permit already authorized the taking of the same or a greater amount of ground water from the same location and for the same purpose.

Permit authorizing pumping tests

5. (1) The Director shall not issue a permit under section 34.1 of the Act if it would authorize the taking of ground water for the purpose of conducting pumping tests in order to determine the feasibility of using the ground water supply as a source of water for a facility that produces bottled water.

(2) The Director shall not renew or amend a permit under section 34.1 of the Act if the new or amended permit would authorize the taking of ground water for the purpose of conducting pumping tests in order to determine the feasibility of using the ground water supply as a source of water for a facility that produces bottled water, unless the old permit already authorized the taking of the same or a greater amount of ground water from the same location and for the same purpose.

Application of ss. 4 and 5

6. In addition to applying to applications for the issuance, renewal or amendment of a permit that are made on or after December 16, 2016, sections 4 and 5 apply to applications for the issuance, renewal or amendment of a permit that were made before December 16, 2016 if the Director has not, before that date, issued the permit, the renewed permit or the amended permit, as the case may be, or refused the application.

Revocation

7. This Regulation is revoked on January 1, 2019.

8. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation).

 

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