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NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 60/16

Water Use Charges Regulations
under the
Water Resources Act
(O.C. 2016-207)

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NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 60/16

Water Use Charges Regulations
under the
Water Resources Act
(O.C. 2016-207)

(Filed September 29, 2016)

Under the authority of sections 29 and 64 of the Water Resources Act , the Lieutenant-Governor in Council makes the following regulations.

Dated at St. John’s , September 28, 2016.

Bernard M. Coffey, Q.C.
Clerk of the Executive Council

REGULATIONS

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Short title

        1. These regulations may be cited as the Water Use Charges Regulations .

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Definition

        2. In these regulations, "water use licence" means a licence to divert or use water for commercial or industrial purposes issued under the Water Resources Act.

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Water use charges

        3. (1) The annual water use charges for a water use licence are prescribed in the Schedule.

             (2)  On January 1 of each year during the term of a water use licence the annual charges prescribed in the Schedule shall be adjusted based on the percentage change, rounded to 2 decimal places, in relation to the preceding year, in the All-items Consumer Price Index for Canada as published under the Statistics Act (Canada ).

             (3)  For the purposes of subsection (2), the All-items Consumer Price Index for Canada for a year is the annual average calculated from the monthly indexes for the 12 month period ending September 30 of the preceding year.

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Commencement

        4. These regulations come into force on October 1, 2016.

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Schedule

Annual Water Use Charges for Commercial and Industrial Purposes

 

Water Use Purpose

Annual Water Use Charges

Commercial Purposes

Marine aquaculture

$1,000

Freshwater aquaculture with cages or gear

$10,000

Commercial purpose (Except water bottling and/or production of other finished water based products)

$5 per 1,000 m3 licensed and used plus $0.50 per 1,000 m3 licensed but not used

Water bottling and/or production of other water based finished products from surface and groundwater sources

$500 per 1,000 m3 licensed and used plus $50 per 1,000 m3 licensed but not used

Minimum annual water use charge for water bottling and/or production of other water based finished products from surface and groundwater sources

$2,500

Water bottling and/or production of other water based finished products from water or ice harvested from icebergs

$1,000 per 1,000 m3 licensed and used plus $100 per 1,000 m3 licensed but not used

Minimum annual water use charge for water bottling and/or production of other water based finished products from water or ice harvested from icebergs

$5,000

Minimum annual water use charge for any other commercial purpose

$500

Industrial Purposes

Mineral Exploration

$1,000

Industrial (Except the removal or displacement of water from a body of water)

$10 per 1,000 m3 licensed and used plus $1.00 per 1,000 m3 licensed but not used

Industrial for the removal or displacement of water from a body of water by accumulated or deposited tailing effluent and material

$200 per 1,000 m3 of water removed or displaced

Minimum annual water use charge for any other industrial purpose

$1,000

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