Q-2, r. 29 - Regulation respecting halocarbons

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12. If the operation of a refrigeration or air conditioning unit or one of its parts should be stopped as a means of stopping a halocarbon leak, but it is necessary to keep the unit in operation to prevent an immediate danger to human life or health, the owner of the unit must so inform the Minister without delay. The requirements in subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph of section 11 and in the second paragraph of that section do not apply in such a case for a period that may not exceed
(1)  14 days for a unit located in the administrative regions of Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec; or
(2)  7 days for a unit located in any other administrative region.
At the expiry of either period provided for in the first paragraph, the owner must immediately have the halocarbon contained in the unit or in the part of the unit where the leak has been detected recovered and have the unit repaired. If the owner is unable to have the halocarbon recovered, the owner must stop the operation of the unit or of the part where the leak has been detected.
It is then incumbent on the owner of the unit to immediately provide the Minister with a report containing
(1)  the owner’s name and address;
(2)  the address where the unit is located and the type and make of the unit;
(3)  for each type of halocarbon contained in the unit:
(a)  an assessment of the quantities released daily, in kilograms, which correspond,
i.  if the unit was filled before the repair, to the quantities recharged to make the unit operate, excluding any quantity of recovered halocarbon, divided by the number of days of operation of the unit; and
ii.  if the unit was not filled before the repair, to the quantity required to completely recharge the unit, excluding any quantity of recovered halocarbon, divided by the number of days of operation of the unit; and
(b)  where applicable, the quantities recovered from the unit at the expiry of the period provided for in the first paragraph, in kilograms; and
(4)  the number of days of operation of the unit while defective and the circumstances that warranted not being able to stop the leak or not immediately stopping the operation of the unit.
For the purposes of this section, administrative region means a region established pursuant to the Décret concernant la révision des limites des régions administratives du Québec (chapter D-11, r. 1).
O.C. 1091-2004, s. 12; 201-2020O.C. 201-2020, s. 10.
12. If it is necessary to continue operating the defective unit to prevent an immediate danger to human life or health, the requirements of subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph of section 11 do not apply as long as the danger persists up to a maximum of 14 days for a unit located in the administrative regions of Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec or 7 days for a unit located in any other administrative region. On the expiry of that period, the owner of the unit must immediately have the halocarbon contained in the unit or in the part of the unit that was isolated recovered.
It is the responsibility of the owner of the unit in such a case to immediately file a report with the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks containing the following information:
(1)  the owner’s name and address;
(2)  the address where the unit is located;
(3)  for each type of halocarbon contained in the unit, the quantity recovered, the quantity released in kilograms and, if the halocarbon is released as a gas, an estimate of the quantity released; and
(4)  the circumstances that warranted not immediately stopping the operation of the unit.
For the purposes of this section, “administrative region” means a region established pursuant to the Décret concernant la révision des limites des régions administratives du Québec (chapter D-11, r. 1).
O.C. 1091-2004, s. 12.