Q-2, r. 7.1 - Regulation respecting sand pits and quarries

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6. Every applicant for an authorization for an activity referred to in section 3 must submit to the Minister, in addition to the information and documents referred to in the first paragraph of section 23 of the Act and paragraph 2 of section 5 of the Regulation respecting certain measures to facilitate the carrying out of the Environment Quality Act and its regulations (chapter Q-2, r. 32.1), the following information and documents:
(1)  the name and contact information of the applicant’s representative, where applicable;
(2)  a copy of the title of ownership, lease or any other document giving the applicant the right to the surface mineral substance in the quarry or sand pit;
(3)  in accordance with subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph of section 23 of the Act, relating to the site of the activity covered by the application,
(a)  the geographical coordinates and the limits of the site covered by the application and the applicable municipal zoning;
(b)  the environmental characteristics of the site affected by the activity, in particular in the case of a natural sector or if threatened or vulnerable plant or wildlife species, or species likely to be so designated, are present; and
(c)  a scale plan of the site, within a radius of 600 m from the limits of the site covered by the application, indicating, where applicable, the location
i.  of buildings, structures, works, equipment and different areas of the quarry or sand pit and private access roads;
ii.  of public roads;
iii.  of places of all kinds and their type including in particular dwellings and public establishments;
iv.  of withdrawal facilities for water for human consumption and the inner and intermediate protection zones for those facilities delimited in accordance with the Water Withdrawal and Protection Regulation (chapter Q-2, r. 35.2);
v.  of wetlands and bodies of water and their designation;
vi.  of any land or territory protected under the Natural Heritage Conservation Act (chapter C-61.01), the Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife (chapter C-61.1) or the Parks Act (chapter P-9); and
vii.  of any habitat of a threatened or vulnerable wildlife species covered by the Regulation respecting threatened or vulnerable wildlife species and their habitats (chapter E-12.01, r. 2) and for which a chart is prepared under the Regulation respecting wildlife habitats (chapter C-61.1, r. 18) and any habitat of a threatened or vulnerable species covered by the Regulation respecting threatened or vulnerable plant species and their habitats (chapter E-12.01, r. 3);
(4)  in accordance with subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph of section 23 of the Act, relatively to the description of the activity covered by the application,
(a)  the nature of the activity and how it is to be conducted, in particular
i.  the nature of surface mineral substances to be extracted;
ii.  the total area of the quarry or sand pit;
iii.  an estimate of the total quantity of topsoil and overburden to be stored, expressed in cubic metres and in metric tons;
iv.  the average and maximum depth of surface mineral substances to be extracted;
v.  the maximum quantities of surface mineral substances to be extracted and processed each year, expressed in cubic metres and metric tons;
vi.  the maximum depth of the quarry or sand pit;
vii.  the groundwater level of the quarry or sand pit or, if no operations are to take place below the water table, an estimate of that level, except in the case of a sand pit located on lands in the domain of the State; and
viii.  a cross section showing the topography of the land and the surface mineral substances to be extracted;
(b)  where applicable, a description of the processes, inputs, equipment, facilities and works that will be used; and
(c)  the year of permanent cessation of the mining of surface mineral substances in the quarry or sand pit and, where redevelopment and restoration activities will be completed, the year of closure of the quarry or sand pit;
(5)  where applicable, the location of the points of discharge into the environment of the waters from the quarry or sand pit;
(6)  a plan for the rehabilitation or restoration of the quarry or sand pit in accordance with Chapter VIII and providing for the carrying out of one of the options provided for in section 42;
(7)  where the activity involves an operation in the water table, a hydrogeological study certified by an engineer or geologist;
(8)  a predictive study of the sound levels, certified by a professional having the required qualifications in the field, where the planned site to establish the quarry or sand pit is located within a radius less than the following distances from a dwelling or public institution:
(a)  600 m in the case of a quarry;
(b)  150 m in the case of a sand pit;
(9)  where the applicant has used the services of professionals or other qualified persons to prepare the project or the authorization application, their names and contact information, a brief description of their mandate and a statement by them that the information and documents they have provided are complete and accurate;
(10)  a statement by the applicant that all the information and documents the applicant has provided are complete and accurate.
The applicant must attach to the application the fees payable under the Ministerial Order concerning the fees payable under the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2, r. 28) for processing the application.
In the case where one or more persons or municipalities wish to mine non-consolidated surface mineral substances in a quarry, the authorization application must be submitted by the owner of the land.
236-2019O.C. 236-2019, s. 6.
In force: 2019-04-18
6. Every applicant for an authorization for an activity referred to in section 3 must submit to the Minister, in addition to the information and documents referred to in the first paragraph of section 23 of the Act and paragraph 2 of section 5 of the Regulation respecting certain measures to facilitate the carrying out of the Environment Quality Act and its regulations (chapter Q-2, r. 32.1), the following information and documents:
(1)  the name and contact information of the applicant’s representative, where applicable;
(2)  a copy of the title of ownership, lease or any other document giving the applicant the right to the surface mineral substance in the quarry or sand pit;
(3)  in accordance with subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph of section 23 of the Act, relating to the site of the activity covered by the application,
(a)  the geographical coordinates and the limits of the site covered by the application and the applicable municipal zoning;
(b)  the environmental characteristics of the site affected by the activity, in particular in the case of a natural sector or if threatened or vulnerable plant or wildlife species, or species likely to be so designated, are present; and
(c)  a scale plan of the site, within a radius of 600 m from the limits of the site covered by the application, indicating, where applicable, the location
i.  of buildings, structures, works, equipment and different areas of the quarry or sand pit and private access roads;
ii.  of public roads;
iii.  of places of all kinds and their type including in particular dwellings and public establishments;
iv.  of withdrawal facilities for water for human consumption and the inner and intermediate protection zones for those facilities delimited in accordance with the Water Withdrawal and Protection Regulation (chapter Q-2, r. 35.2);
v.  of wetlands and bodies of water and their designation;
vi.  of any land or territory protected under the Natural Heritage Conservation Act (chapter C-61.01), the Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife (chapter C-61.1) or the Parks Act (chapter P-9); and
vii.  of any habitat of a threatened or vulnerable wildlife species covered by the Regulation respecting threatened or vulnerable wildlife species and their habitats (chapter E-12.01, r. 2) and for which a chart is prepared under the Regulation respecting wildlife habitats (chapter C-61.1, r. 18) and any habitat of a threatened or vulnerable species covered by the Regulation respecting threatened or vulnerable plant species and their habitats (chapter E-12.01, r. 3);
(4)  in accordance with subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph of section 23 of the Act, relatively to the description of the activity covered by the application,
(a)  the nature of the activity and how it is to be conducted, in particular
i.  the nature of surface mineral substances to be extracted;
ii.  the total area of the quarry or sand pit;
iii.  an estimate of the total quantity of topsoil and overburden to be stored, expressed in cubic metres and in metric tons;
iv.  the average and maximum depth of surface mineral substances to be extracted;
v.  the maximum quantities of surface mineral substances to be extracted and processed each year, expressed in cubic metres and metric tons;
vi.  the maximum depth of the quarry or sand pit;
vii.  the groundwater level of the quarry or sand pit or, if no operations are to take place below the water table, an estimate of that level, except in the case of a sand pit located on lands in the domain of the State; and
viii.  a cross section showing the topography of the land and the surface mineral substances to be extracted;
(b)  where applicable, a description of the processes, inputs, equipment, facilities and works that will be used; and
(c)  the year of permanent cessation of the mining of surface mineral substances in the quarry or sand pit and, where redevelopment and restoration activities will be completed, the year of closure of the quarry or sand pit;
(5)  where applicable, the location of the points of discharge into the environment of the waters from the quarry or sand pit;
(6)  a plan for the rehabilitation or restoration of the quarry or sand pit in accordance with Chapter VIII and providing for the carrying out of one of the options provided for in section 42;
(7)  where the activity involves an operation in the water table, a hydrogeological study certified by an engineer or geologist;
(8)  a predictive study of the sound levels, certified by a professional having the required qualifications in the field, where the planned site to establish the quarry or sand pit is located within a radius less than the following distances from a dwelling or public institution:
(a)  600 m in the case of a quarry;
(b)  150 m in the case of a sand pit;
(9)  where the applicant has used the services of professionals or other qualified persons to prepare the project or the authorization application, their names and contact information, a brief description of their mandate and a statement by them that the information and documents they have provided are complete and accurate;
(10)  a statement by the applicant that all the information and documents the applicant has provided are complete and accurate.
The applicant must attach to the application the fees payable under the Ministerial Order concerning the fees payable under the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2, r. 28) for processing the application.
In the case where one or more persons or municipalities wish to mine non-consolidated surface mineral substances in a quarry, the authorization application must be submitted by the owner of the land.
236-2019O.C. 236-2019, s. 6.