A-2.001 - Act respecting the acceleration of certain infrastructure projects

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36. A public body that carries on an activity referred to in subparagraph 1 of the second paragraph of section 24 of this Act must prepare the characterization study required under paragraph 1 of section 46.0.3 of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2) in the manner provided for in section 37 of this Act. In addition, the demonstration required under paragraph 2 of section 46.0.3 of the Environment Quality Act must contain the information required under section 38 of this Act.
If, after analysis of the characterization study, supplemental characterization of the wetlands and bodies of water is necessary to ensure adequate protection of the environment, the minister responsible for the environment may require such characterization, in accordance with the third paragraph of section 24 of the Environment Quality Act, before issuing the authorization.
In the case of an activity that arises from a project to which the environmental impact assessment and review procedure provided for in subdivision 5 applies, the acceleration measure provided for in the first paragraph applies only if the Government so provides in accordance with section 46.
2020, c. 27, s. 36.