31.25. The holder of a depollution attestation shall not make changes that may entail a departure from the provisions of his attestation or make changes to the industrial processes or production equipments that may change the nature of, or add new contaminants to, the contaminants emitted, deposited, released or discharged into the environment by the industrial establishment, unless he obtains an amended depollution attestation from the Minister or, except in the cases described in the fourth paragraph, a written notice indicating that such changes require no amendment to his attestation.
In the cases referred to in the first paragraph, the holder shall submit to the Minister an application to amend a depollution attestation in the manner and form prescribed by regulation. Section 31.17 applies, with the necessary modifications, to an application to amend an attestation.
After having examined the application to amend a depollution attestation, the Minister shall, within 60 days after the application is submitted,
(1) issue the applicant with an amended depollution attestation;
(2) refuse to issue the applicant with an amended depollution attestation and, in that case, he shall transmit to him a notice informing him of the reasons for his refusal; or
(3) transmit to the applicant a written notice informing him that the changes require no amendment to his depollution attestation.
Notwithstanding the third paragraph, in the cases determined by regulation, sections 31.18 to 31.21.1 apply, with the necessary modifications, to an application to amend an attestation.
1988, c. 49, s. 8; 1991, c. 30, s. 15; 1995, c. 53, s. 4.