In force: 2019-04-18
1. This Regulation applies to any pit or quarry operated for commercial or industrial purposes, to fulfil contractual obligations or for the construction, repair or maintenance of roads, dikes or dams.
A site where consolidated surface mineral substances are mined is considered to be a quarry.
A site where non-consolidated surface mineral substances are mined from a natural deposit is considered to be a sand pit.
Excavations and other work carried out to establish or enlarge the right-of-way or foundations of any construction or any playground, municipal park or parking and work that constitutes agricultural activities within the meaning of subparagraph 0.1 of the first paragraph of section 1 of the Act respecting the preservation of agricultural land and agricultural activities (chapter P-41.1) and work carried out for a purpose other than agricultural which, in accordance with the conditions provided for in a regulation made under section 80 of that Act, may be carried out without being authorized under that Act, are not considered to be the operation of a sand pit or quarry. This Regulation does not apply to a sand pit located on lands in the domain of the State, operated for carrying out forest management work within the meaning of paragraph 1 of section 4 of the Sustainable Forest Development Act (chapter A-18.1) and governed by the Regulation respecting the sustainable development of forests in the domain of the State (chapter A-18.1, r. 0.01) in particular for the construction, improvement, repair, maintenance or closure of a public forest road, or to a quarry or sand pit operated on land intended to be flooded by reason of a hydraulic or hydro-electric project.
This Regulation applies in particular in a reserved area and in an agricultural zone established under the Act respecting the preservation of agricultural land and agricultural activities.