57. The following research and experimental work is exempted from authorization or the amendment of authorization pursuant to sections 22 and 30 of the Act: (1) research and experimental work carried on in an eligible public research centre within the meaning of paragraph a.1 of section 1029.8.1 of the Taxation Act (chapter I-3) or in an educational institution, on the following conditions:
(a) the work does not require a water withdrawal of 75,000 litres or more per day;
(b) the work is not carried on in a wetland or body of water;
(2) any other research and experimental work carried out before the commercial release of a product or the commercial operation of a plant, on the conditions provided for in subparagraphs 1 to 5 of the first paragraph of section 55.