95. Provisional: Until 31 December 2005, despite the requirement in sections 11.1, 16.2, 87.8 and 87.14 to comply with NQ Standard 3680-910, a waste water disposal system using standard technology for a hydraulic capacity equal to or greater than the total daily flow from an isolated dwelling or other building served by the disposal system may be installed, subject to the conditions set out in this section.
For the purposes of this section, a disposal system’s technology is standard if the technology was the subject of an evaluation report made to the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks by an engineer who is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, and the system’s effluent complies with the effluent discharge standards according to the type of disposal system concerned and related system supply conditions.
The evaluation report must contain
(1) a description of the technology;
(2) the technical specifications and design criteria of each of its components;
(3) the specifications concerning the stages of preliminary treatment;
(4) the expected performance;
(5) the limits of the technology;
(6) a detailed analysis of the justifications (results of monitoring, former use or documentation, as the case may be);
(7) the manufacturer’s recommendations on the operation, inspection and maintenance of the technology; and
(8) the engineer’s signature.
The engineer’s report must be based on tests carried out over 1 year, supervised by an independent body, on at least 1 installation in conditions equivalent to those in which the technology is to be used, and consisting of 16 affluent and effluent samples and measurement of the flow over that year; the samples must be taken monthly, 6 of which must be taken over 2 periods of 3 consecutive days, one in January, February or March, the other in July, August or September. The samples must be analyzed in accordance with section 87.32 and the test results recorded in a report prepared by the independent body.
If a disposal system’s technology is standard, the Minister is to publish, on a medium based on information technology and, where the Minister considers it advisable, by any other means, a technical evaluation record specifying the features of the technology, the extent of its application, its design criteria, the maintenance rules for the disposal system, the level of development and the performance obtained. Publication of the record exempts the system installation from the provisions of section 32 of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2).
The standards in this Regulation that apply to watertightness, siting, installation, use, maintenance and sampling in respect of a disposal system referred to in a section listed in the first paragraph as well the requirement in section 3.4 apply, with the necessary modifications, to a standard disposal system.