Q-2 - Environment Quality Act

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46.0.3. In addition to the information and documents required under section 23, every authorization application under subparagraph 4 of the first paragraph of section 22 for a project in wetlands and bodies of water must be accompanied by the following information and documents:
(1)  a characterization study of the wetlands and bodies of water concerned signed by a professional within the meaning of section 1 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26) or the holder of a university degree in biology, environmental science or landscape ecology who, where applicable, has the qualifications determined by government regulation, which must include
(a)  the boundaries of all of the wetlands and bodies of water affected and their location in the hydrologic system of the watershed;
(b)  the boundaries of the portion of those wetlands and bodies of water in which the activity concerned will be carried out, including any additional portion likely to be affected by the activity;
(c)  a description of the ecological characteristics of the wetlands and bodies of water, in particular the soil and living species and their location, including threatened or vulnerable species or those likely to be designated as such under the Act respecting threatened or vulnerable species (chapter E-12.01);
(d)  a description of the wetlands’ and bodies of water’s ecological functions that will be affected by the project, based on the various functions listed in the second paragraph of section 13.1 of the Act to affirm the collective nature of water resources and to promote better governance of water and associated environments (chapter C-6.2), including the wetlands’ and bodies of water’s connection to other wetlands and bodies of water or other natural environments;
(e)  a description of the land use guidelines and designations applicable to the wetlands and bodies of water concerned as well as the existing uses nearby; and
(f)  any other element prescribed by government regulation;
(2)  a demonstration that there is no space available, for the purposes of the project, elsewhere in the territory included in the regional county municipality concerned or that the nature of the project makes it necessary to carry it out in wetlands and bodies of water; and
(3)  the project’s impacts on the wetlands and bodies of water concerned and the measures proposed to minimize them.
2017, c. 142017, c. 14, s. 31.
In force: 2018-03-23
46.0.3. In addition to the information and documents required under section 23, every authorization application under subparagraph 4 of the first paragraph of section 22 for a project in wetlands and bodies of water must be accompanied by the following information and documents:
(1)  a characterization study of the wetlands and bodies of water concerned signed by a professional within the meaning of section 1 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26) or the holder of a university degree in biology, environmental science or landscape ecology who, where applicable, has the qualifications determined by government regulation, which must include
(a)  the boundaries of all of the wetlands and bodies of water affected and their location in the hydrologic system of the watershed;
(b)  the boundaries of the portion of those wetlands and bodies of water in which the activity concerned will be carried out, including any additional portion likely to be affected by the activity;
(c)  a description of the ecological characteristics of the wetlands and bodies of water, in particular the soil and living species and their location, including threatened or vulnerable species or those likely to be designated as such under the Act respecting threatened or vulnerable species (chapter E-12.01);
(d)  a description of the wetlands’ and bodies of water’s ecological functions that will be affected by the project, based on the various functions listed in the second paragraph of section 13.1 of the Act to affirm the collective nature of water resources and to promote better governance of water and associated environments (chapter C-6.2), including the wetlands’ and bodies of water’s connection to other wetlands and bodies of water or other natural environments;
(e)  a description of the land use guidelines and designations applicable to the wetlands and bodies of water concerned as well as the existing uses nearby; and
(f)  any other element prescribed by government regulation;
(2)  a demonstration that there is no space available, for the purposes of the project, elsewhere in the territory included in the regional county municipality concerned or that the nature of the project makes it necessary to carry it out in wetlands and bodies of water; and
(3)  the project’s impacts on the wetlands and bodies of water concerned and the measures proposed to minimize them.
2017, c. 142017, c. 14, s. 31.