Q-2, r. 38 - Regulation respecting the quality of the atmosphere

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1. Definitions: In this Regulation, unless the context indicates otherwise, the following terms mean:
(1)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “fuel burning equipment”: any indirect heat transfer equipment which uses a fuel for heating purposes or for an industrial process;
(2)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “mist”: vapours or droplets in suspension in a gaseous environment;
(3)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “sulfuric acid mist”: sulfuric oxide and acid in suspension in a gaseous environment;
(4)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “conical burner”: any wood waste burner known as “teepee”, “wigwam” or “silo burner”;
(5)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “organic compound”: any carbonic compound except carbon oxides, metallic carbides, carbonates and cyanides;
(6)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “standard conditions”: a temperature of 25ºC and a pressure of 100.9 kPa;
(7)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “cupola”: a shaft-type furnace used for the production of cast iron or lead, including any other auxiliary equipment required for its operation;
(8)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “odor level”: the volume in cubic metres occupied by a cubic metre of contaminated air when diluted at the threshold of perception;
(9)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “existing”: the construction of which has already started or which is operated, installed or used on the territory of Québec up to 14 November 1979;
(10)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “secondary lead smelter”: any plant or industrial equipment designed to process lead bearing material other than lead concentrate coming from a mine, by a metallurgical or chemical process into refined lead, lead oxide or lead alloy;
(11)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “smoke”: fine ash, carbon or combustible particulates resulting from incomplete combustion, in suspension in a gaseous environment;
(12)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “intermediate oil”: oil with a viscosity higher than 5,5 × 10-6 square metres per second (5,5 cSt) and lower than 28,0 × 10-6 square metres per second (28,0 cSt) at 40ºC, including any oil of No. 4 (commercial category);
(13)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “light oil”: oil with a viscosity equal to or lower than 5,5 × 10-6 square metres per second (5,5 cSt) at 40ºC, including any oil of No. 1 or No. 2 (commercial categories);
(14)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “heavy oil”: oil with a viscosity equal to or higher than 28,0 × 10-6 square metres per second (28,0 cSt) at 40ºC, including any oil of No. 5 or No. 6 (commercial categories);
(15)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “incinerator”: apparatus used for the thermal destruction of substances other than wood wastes;
(16)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “Act”: the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2);
(17)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “particulate matter”: any substance, except uncombined water, in a finely divided liquid or solid state in suspension in a gaseous environment;
(18)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “average”: arithmetical average, unless otherwise specified;
(19)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “N”: under standard conditions;
(20)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “new”: which is established, put into operation, or whose construction is begun after 14 November 1979, including a part of an existing stationary source which is modified or enlarged after that date;
(21)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “process”: any method, reaction or operation through which the matter treated undergoes a physical or chemical change in the same production line and also all successive operations on the same matter bringing about the same type of physical change;
(22)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “asbestos tailings”: the residual fibres and dust gathered by dusting equipment in an asbestos ore processing plant, serpentine rock dust coming from the fibre circuit of such a plant, the refuse from rock circuit and the rejects from ore dressing in the establishment;
(23)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “paint room”: any room in a commercial or industrial establishment where one proceeds mainly to the painting of furniture;
(24)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “organic solvent”: liquid organic compound under standard conditions, used as a thinner, solvent, viscosity reducer or cleaning agent;
(25)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “photochemically active organic solvent”: organic solvent containing:
i.  5% or more in volume of olefinic compounds;
ii.  8% or more in volume of aromatic compounds having at least 8 carbon atoms to the exception of benzene ethyl;
iii.  20% or more in volume of benzene ethyl, of branched cetones, of trichloroethylene or toluene; or
iv.  a total of 20% or more in volume of the whole of the compounds mentioned in subparagraphs i to iii;
(26)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “stationary source”: an atmospheric contaminant other than a motor vehicle, aircraft, ship or railway engine;
(27)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “Minister”: the Minister of the Environment and Wildlife;
(28)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “melting rate”: quantity of matter cast per time unit which can be spread over the duration of a cycle, where applicable;
(29)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “tonne”: one metric ton;
(30)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “metallic surface treatment”: preparation of metallic surfaces by scouring and mordanting and treatment of these surfaces by chemical or electrochemical processes or by galvanization;
(31)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “dismembering plant”: a plant where animal parts unfit for human consumption are processed to produce proteins, animal fats or oils;
(32)  (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011) “ferroalloys plant”: a plant where at least one furnace produces from ore an alloy containing silicium, manganese, chromium, or a plant producing abrasives, calcium carbide, phosphorus or raw titanium dioxide;
(33)  “light motor vehicle”: any motor vehicle equipped with a 4-stroke engine and whose gross weight as indicated by the manufacturer is not more than 2 700 kg.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. Q-2, r. 20, s. 1; O.C. 240-85, s. 1; S.Q., 1988, c. 49, s. 54; O.C. 584-92, s. 1; S.Q., 1994, c. 17, s. 77; O.C. 501-2011, s. 215.