In force: 2019-04-18
45. The operator of a quarry or sand pit who does backfilling in accordance with subparagraph e of subparagraph 3 of the first paragraph of section 42 is required to verify the eligibility of the soils before they enter the quarry. To that end, the operator must, before receiving contaminated soils, confirm the nature and concentration values of the substances present in the soils on the basis of analysis reports submitted by the supplier and that includes a representative number of samples.
In addition, the operator of a quarry or sand pit who receives soils for backfilling purposes in accordance with subparagraphs b and e of subparagraph 3 of the first paragraph of section 42 must, upon receipt of the soils, take a sample and have it analyzed for each batch of soils less than or equal to 200 metric tons. In the case of a batch of soils greater than 200 metric tons, the operator must take an additional sample and have it analyzed for each additional fraction of soils less than or equal to 400 metric tons.
The analysis of the samples taken in accordance with this section must make it possible to identify the following compounds referred to in Schedule I to the Land Protection and Rehabilitation Regulation (chapter Q-2, r. 37):
(1) monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (MAH) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH);
(2) petroleum hydrocarbons (C10-C50);
(3) metals and metalloids;
(4) if the material received consists of soils referred to in subparagraph e of subparagraph 3 of the first paragraph of section 42, any contaminant identified in the characterization report referred to in the first paragraph.
The analyses required for the purposes of this section must be made by a laboratory accredited by the Minister under section 118.6 of the Act.