12. Replacement of and increase in production: Sections 8 and 9 do not apply where a hot mix asphalt plant is enlarged, where its nominal capacity of production is increased, or where a new permanent plant is installed adjacent to or in replacement of an existing hot mix asphalt plant. In all those cases, the plant must, however, be located at the same place as before or at a greater distance from any residential, commercial or mixed zones referred to in section 8 and from any structure or immovable referred to in section 9, except where the hot mix asphalt plant is located beyond the distance standards prescribed in those sections.
However, if the hot mix asphalt plant has already been granted an authorization on the strength of an application supported by a noise estimate in accordance with section 10, the operator must submit a new noise estimate to the Minister and comply with section 10 unless the new location itself complies with sections 8 and 9.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. Q-2, r. 25, s. 12; I.N. 2019-12-01.