24. (Replaced, O.C. 501-2011)Quantities allowed: Except for the special cases provided for in Divisions IX to XV, XVII to XXII, XXIV, XXVI to XXVIII and in section 25, no one may emit particulate matters into the atmosphere in excess of the hourly quantities allowed respectively for existing and new stationary sources in Schedules A and B.
Moreover, a new grain processing plant whose nominal drying capacity is greater than 15 tonnes per hour for a reduction of 15 points in the grain humidity, must be placed at least 300 metres from a dwelling area established by a municipality or from a dwelling situated in the direction of the prevailing wind and more than 150 metres from any other dwelling, except for the one belonging to or rented by the owner or operator of the grain processing plant. For the purpose of enforcement of this paragraph, a prevailing wind is a wind which, from August to November inclusively blows in average of 20% of the time in one direction in the case where a compass dial with 8 directions is used and more than 10% of the time in the case where a compass dial with 16 directions is used, as measured at the meteorological station nearest to the plant.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. Q-2, r. 20, s. 24; O.C. 501-2011, s. 215.