Q-2, r. 3 - Regulation respecting the application of the Environment Quality Act

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3. The following projects are exempt from the application of the second paragraph of section 22 of the Act:
(1)  sports or recreational activities, except construction or development work required for such activities;
(2)  subject to the application of another provision of this Regulation, “forest development activities” within the meaning of section 4 of the Sustainable Forest Development Act (chapter A-18.1) carried out in a peat bog, excluding
(a)  the spreading of fertilizers other than manure, mineral fertilizers, wood waste from cutting areas or lime applications complying with the most recent version of the standard Amendements calciques ou magnésiens provenant de procédés industriels (BNQ 0419-090), whether the spreading is planned in a forest in the domain of the State or in a private forest;
(b)  work involving the use of pesticides and are referred to in subparagraphs b to d of paragraph 10 of section 2, whether the work is planned in a forest in the domain of the State or in a private forest;
(c)  the construction, widening and straightening of a road, a route or another road infrastructure located less than 60 m from a lake or a constant watercourse that skirts it over a distance of 300 m or more, to the extent that those activities are planned elsewhere than in a forest in the domain of the State;
(d)  the construction, widening and straightening of a road or a route in the unwooded part of a peat bog where the ground is frozen to a depth of less than 35 cm, to the extent that those activities are planned elsewhere than in a forest in the domain of the State;
(e)  the digging of a ditch, the installation of a drain or reforestation work carried out in the unwooded part of a peat bog, to the extent that those activities are planned elsewhere than in a forest in the domain of the State;
(3)  drilling to explore for mineral substances carried out in a bog, pond, marsh or swamp, except
(a)  drilling to explore for petroleum or natural gas, including any fracturing operation;
(b)  drilling to explore for brine; and
(4)  the construction, maintenance, repair and demolition of culverts.
O.C. 1529-93, s. 3; O.C. 333-2003, s. 3; O.C. 571-2011, s. 2; O.C. 697-2014, s. 3; 475-2017O.C. 475-2017, s. 3.
3. The following projects are exempt from the application of the second paragraph of section 22 of the Act:
(1)  sports or recreational activities, except construction or development work required for such activities;
(2)  forest management activities within the meaning of section 4 of the Sustainable Forest Development Act (chapter A-18.1), carried out in a bog, except
(a)  the spreading of substances other than manure, mineral fertilizers, logging debris from cutting areas and liming material that meets the standards of the Bureau de normalisation du Québec;
(b)  work involving the use of pesticides referred to in subparagraphs b to d of paragraph 10 of section 2;
(c)  the construction, reconstruction, widening or straightening of a road located less than 60 m from a constant watercourse, a lake, a river or the ocean, where the road is to run less than 60 m from such body of water for a distance of at least 300 m;
(d)  the building of a forest road in the unwooded part of a bog in which the ground is frozen to a depth of less than 35 cm; and
(e)  the digging of a ditch, the installation of a drain or reforestation work in the unwooded part of a bog;
(3)  drilling to explore for mineral substances carried out in a bog, pond, marsh or swamp, except
(a)  drilling to explore for petroleum or natural gas, including any fracturing operation;
(b)  drilling to explore for brine; and
(4)  the construction, reconstruction, maintenance, rebuilding or repair of culverts.
O.C. 1529-93, s. 3; O.C. 333-2003, s. 3; O.C. 571-2011, s. 2; O.C. 697-2014, s. 3.
3. The following projects are exempt from the application of the second paragraph of section 22 of the Act:
(1)  sports or recreational activities, except construction or development work required for such activities;
(2)  forest management activities within the meaning of section 4 of the Sustainable Forest Development Act (chapter A-18.1), carried out in a bog, except
(a)  the spreading of substances other than manure, mineral fertilizers, logging debris from cutting areas and liming material that meets the standards of the Bureau de normalisation du Québec;
(b)  work involving the use of pesticides referred to in subparagraphs b to d of paragraph 10 of section 2;
(c)  the construction, reconstruction, widening or straightening of a road located less than 60 m from a constant watercourse, a lake, a river or the ocean, where the road is to run less than 60 m from such body of water for a distance of at least 300 m;
(d)  the building of a forest road in the unwooded part of a bog in which the ground is frozen to a depth of less than 35 cm; and
(e)  drainage or reforestation work in the unwooded part of a bog;
(3)  drilling to explore for mineral substances carried out in a bog, pond, marsh or swamp, except
(a)  drilling to explore for petroleum or natural gas, including any fracturing operation;
(b)  drilling to explore for brine; and
(4)  the construction, reconstruction, maintenance, rebuilding or repair of culverts.
O.C. 1529-93, s. 3; O.C. 333-2003, s. 3; O.C. 571-2011, s. 2.