M-30.001, r. 1 - Terms and conditions for the signing of certain documents of the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs

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chapter M-30.001, r. 1
Terms and conditions for the signing of certain documents of the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs
ENVIRONNEMENT — RULES FOR THE SIGNING DOCUMENTS
Act respecting the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs
(chapter M-30.001, s. 7).
M-30.001
December 30 1899
1. Subject to the other conditions of validity that may be prescribed by law, a member of the personnel of the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs or the holder of a position in that department whose function is referred to below is authorized, to the extent the member is acting within the limits of his or her duties, to sign alone and with the same authority as the Minister, any document described in the following provisions.
The same applies where those documents are signed by a person authorized in writing to temporarily exercise any of the functions described below.
O.C. 711-2002, s. 1; 477-2018O.C. 477-2018, s. 1.
2. Assistant deputy ministers, directors general, the secretary general, directors, regional directors and assistant directors are authorized to sign any document relating to
(1)  the issue and, if applicable, the renewal or revision
(a)  of any authorization referred to in section 22 of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2);
(b)  of any depollution attestation referred to in section 31.33 of that Act;
(c)  of any approval of a rehabilitation plan to which applies section 31.46 of that Act;
(d)  of any approval referred to in section 32.7, 33.1 or 124.3 of that Act;
(e)  of any permit referred to in a regulation made pursuant to paragraph d of section 87 or paragraph a of section 92 of that Act; and
(f)  any accreditation or certification referred to in section 118.6 of that Act;
(2)  the cessation of any authorization or accreditation referred to in section 22, 31.1 or 118.6 of that Act;
(3)  an amendment to or suspension or revocation of, at the request of the holder, any authorization referred to in section 22 of that Act and any approval, depollution attestation, accreditation or certification referred to in this section;
(4)  an amendment, at the initiative of the Minister, of any authorization referred to in section 22 of that Act and any approval, depollution attestation, accreditation or certification referred to in this section, except under the second paragraph of section 31.79.1 and sections 115.5 to 115.7 of that Act;
(5)  a suspension, at the initiative of the Minister, of any authorization referred to in section 22 of that Act and any approval, depollution attestation, accreditation or certification referred to in this section;
(6)  a refusal to issue, amend or, if applicable, renew any authorization referred to in section 22 of that Act and any approval, depollution attestation, accreditation or certification referred to in this section; and
(7)  any decision made under section 23.1 or 31.0.12 of that Act, the first paragraph of section 31.51, the second paragraph of section 46.0.5 or section 124.4 of that Act.
O.C. 711-2002, s. 2; O.C. 704-2014, s. 1; 827-2016O.C. 827-2016, s. 1; 477-2018O.C. 477-2018, s. 1.
2.1. The persons referred to in section 2 are also authorized to sign any document relating to
(1)  the issue of any authorization referred to in section 18 of the Act respecting threatened or vulnerable species (chapter E-12.01);
(2)  the issue or renewal of any permit referred to in section 2 of the Act respecting the sale and distribution of beer and soft drinks in non-returnable containers (chapter V-5.001);
(3)  the issue of any permit, certificate or attestation referred to in section 34, 40, 50 or 125 of the Pesticides Act (chapter P-9.3) and its renewal or transfer under section 39, 43 or 55 of that Act;
(4)  the placing at the disposal of Hydro-Québec of immovables or water powers pursuant to section 32 of the Hydro-Québec Act (chapter H-5);
(5)  the issue of any authorization referred to in section 34 or 48 of the Natural Heritage Conservation Act (chapter C-61.01);
(6)  the exercise of the rights and powers referred to in section 13.1 of the Act respecting the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs (chapter M-30.001);
(7)  the taking of possession of a building under section 62 of the Act respecting the lands in the domain of the State (chapter T-8.1);
(8)  an amendment to or revocation of, at the request of the holder, any document referred to in this section; and
(9)  a refusal to issue any document referred to in this section.
827-2016O.C. 827-2016, s. 2; 477-2018O.C. 477-2018, s. 1.
2.2. Assistant deputy ministers and directors general are authorized to sign any document relating to
(1)  the issue, suspension or revocation of any authorization referred to in section 31.65 of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2);
(2)  a refusal to issue such authorization.
477-2018O.C. 477-2018, s. 1.
3. Assistant deputy ministers and the director in charge of dam safety are authorized to sign any document relating to
(1)  the issue of any authorization or approval referred to in section 5 or 9 of the Dam Safety Act (chapter S-3.1.01) or a refusal of authorization or approval;
(2)  any decision made under section 14 of that Act; and
(3)  the issue of any approval referred to in section 17 or 23 of that Act, a refusal of approval, and any other decision made pursuant to those sections.
O.C. 711-2002, s. 3; 827-2016O.C. 827-2016, s. 3; 477-2018O.C. 477-2018, s. 1.
4. Assistant deputy ministers, directors general and the secretary general are authorized to sign any agreement.
Directors, regional directors and assistant directors are authorized to sign agreements of a local or regional nature or of a technical nature, except agreements conferring upon a municipality the application of all or part of an Act under the jurisdiction of the Minister.
This section applies neither to the amendments made to an agreement entered into for the purposes of section 61 of the Natural Heritage Conservation Act nor to the decision of the Minister made for the purposes of section 63 of that Act to withdraw the recognition of a private property as a nature reserve.
O.C. 711-2002, s. 4; 827-2016O.C. 827-2016, s. 4.
5. Assistant deputy ministers, directors general and the secretary general are authorized to sign loan contracts, sponsorship contracts and credit agreements.
O.C. 711-2002, s. 5; 827-2016O.C. 827-2016, s. 5.
6. Assistant deputy ministers, directors general, the secretary general, directors, regional directors and assistant directors are authorized to sign
(1)  contracts for the acquisition or leasing of immovable property;
(2)  contracts for the purchase or leasing of movable property;
(3)  services contracts;
(4)  construction contracts;
(5)  concession or authorization contracts;
(6)  contracts relating to a servitude;
(7)  research contracts;
(8)  documents relating to grants, except the document promising the grant;
(9)  the certificates that the Minister may issue in accordance with the Taxation Act (chapter I-3).
O.C. 711-2002, s. 6; 827-2016O.C. 827-2016, s. 4; 477-2018O.C. 477-2018, s. 2.
7. Service heads, division heads and project managers are authorized to sign
(1)  services contracts;
(2)  contracts for the purchase or leasing of movable property; and
(3)  construction contracts.
O.C. 711-2002, s. 7.
8. The Minister’s signature may be affixed by means of an automatic device on
(1)  any certificate attesting to the capacity of a person to act as an inspector of plant life under section 28 of the Act respecting threatened or vulnerable species, to act as an inspector under section 79 of the Pesticides Act, to act under section 84 of the Watercourses Act, to act under sections 119, 119.1, 120 and 120.1 of the Environment Quality Act or to act as an inspector under section 66 of the Natural Heritage Conservation Act;
(2)  any document authorizing a person to be in an ecological reserve or to carry out therein an activity authorized by the Minister under sections 34 and 48 of the Natural Heritage Conservation Act;
(3)  acknowledgements of receipt and form letters from the department; and
(4)  letters by which the Minister communicates with various agencies governed by the laws and regulations that the Minister is responsible for administering, other than letters relating to a financial commitment.
O.C. 711-2002, s. 8.
9. Assistant deputy ministers, directors general, the secretary general and general director of the Direction générale des services à la gestion, the director for institutional matters, regional directors and assistant directors are authorized to certify documents and copies of documents originating from the department or forming part of its records.
O.C. 711-2002, s. 9.
REFERENCES
O.C. 711-2002, 2002 G.O. 2, 3243
O.C. 704-2014, 2014 G.O. 2, 1628
O.C. 827-2016, 2016 G.O. 2, 3738
O.C. 477-2018, 2018 G.O. 2, 1639