56.1. Except in the case of the vegetation strip referred to in the first paragraph of section 335.1 of the Regulation respecting the regulatory scheme applying to activities on the basis of their environmental impact (chapter Q-2, r. 17.1), subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph of section 30 does not apply to the cultivation of non-aquatic plants and mushrooms eligible for a declaration of compliance under section 335.1 of the Regulation respecting the regulatory scheme applying to activities on the basis of their environmental impact, and declared in accordance with that Regulation, provided that the following conditions are met: (1) for organic fertilizer,
(a) it must be spread before 1 September each year;
(b) the organic fertilizer must be immediately incorporated into the soil after spreading, except in the case of a grassland or pasture area;
(2) the spreading of mineral fertilizer after 1 September must be intended only to establish or maintain the vegetation covering the entire ground;
(3) despite sections 22 and 35, all spreading must be carried out in compliance with an agroenvironmental fertilization plan and a phosphorous report, drawn up in accordance with this Regulation and on the conditions set out in section 33.1 of the Regulation respecting activities in wetlands, bodies of water and sensitive areas (chapter Q-2, r. 0.1), and taking into account the sensitivity of the environment where the spreading takes place;
(4) there is no storage of a solid manure pile on a parcel of land cultivated in the littoral zone.
Despite subparagraph a of subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph, organic fertilizers may be spread between 1 September and 1 October provided that the agroenvironmental fertilization plan required under subparagraph 3 of the first paragraph includes a recommendation from an agrologist to that effect.
The agroenvironmental fertilization plan required under subparagraph 3 of the first paragraph must also contain a demonstration that the area has been cultivated at least once in the 6 growing seasons preceding 1 January 2022.
1596-2021O.C. 1596-2021, s. 911.