Q-2 - Environment Quality Act

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23. A person or municipality that applies to the Minister for an authorization must provide the following information and documents:
(1)  a description of the activity and its location;
(2)  the nature, quantity, concentration and location of any and all contaminants likely to be released into the environment; and
(3)  any other information or documents determined by regulation, which information or documents may vary according to the class of activities and the territory in which they will be carried on.
The information and documents referred to in subparagraphs 1 and 2 of the first paragraph are public, subject to the first paragraph of section 118.5.3. A regulation made under subparagraph 3 of the first paragraph may also determine which of the information and documents concerned are public.
The regulation may also prescribe the terms and conditions governing the authorization applications, including the use of a specific form; those terms and conditions may vary according to the type of structure, works, industrial process, industry, work or other activity.
The Minister will not consider any application that does not include the information and documents determined by regulation or does not comply with the terms and conditions prescribed in the regulation.
On sending an authorization application to the Minister, the applicant must also send a copy to the municipality in whose territory the project concerned by the application will be carried out.
1972, c. 49, s. 23; 2017, c. 42017, c. 4, s. 16.
23. In the case of an application for authorization relating to certain classes of projects, activities or industries likely to harm or destroy the surface of the soil and determined by regulation of the Government, the applicant must submit a land reclamation plan as well as any guarantee exigible, the whole in accordance with the standards, terms and conditions prescribed by regulation of the Government.
1972, c. 49, s. 23.