10. Noise: A hot mix asphalt plant as well as the area for the loading, unloading and discharge of aggregate materials used for the needs of such a plant may nevertheless be situated at a distance that is less than the distance prescribed in sections 8 and 9 if the operator submits in support of his application an estimate of the maximum level of the noise that will be emitted into the environment by the operation of the hot mix asphalt plant and if the noise measured at the boundary of the residential, commercial or mixed zone referred to in section 8 or of the structure or immovable referred to in section 9 does not exceed 40 dBA between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. and 45 dBA between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Those estimates must not include the noise emitted by the hot mix asphalt transport trucks.
Where the Minister has granted an authorization for a hot mix asphalt plant on the strength of an application supported by a noise estimate in accordance with this section, the operator of the hot mix asphalt plan must comply with the noise standards established in the first paragraph during the entire operation of the plant.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. Q-2, r. 25, s. 10; I.N. 2019-12-01.