Q-2, r. 28 - Ministerial Order concerning the fees payable under the Environment Quality Act

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chapter Q-2, r. 28
Ministerial Order concerning the fees payable under the Environment Quality Act
ENVIRONMENT | FEES PAYABLE
Environment Quality Act
(chapter Q-2, s. 31.0.1).
Q-2
January 1 2016
The fees prescribed in the Regulation have been indexed as of 1 January 2019 pursuant to the notice published in Part 1 (French) of the Gazette officielle du Québec of 8 December 2018, page 806. (ss. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 10.1, 11, 13, 13.1, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25)
CHAPTER I
GENERAL
1. In this Order, the word “Act” appearing alone means the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2).
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 1.
CHAPTER II
AUTHORIZATIONS
DIVISION I
AUTHORIZATIONS OF THE MINISTER
2. The fees for an application for authorization under section 22 of the Act are as follows:
(1)  for any project involving
(a)  a dam, a bridge with an opening greater than 3.6 m, or a marina: $3,396;
(b)  development work carried out in a watercourse, the construction, reconstruction, widening or straightening of a road likely to alter a watercourse, lake, pond, marsh, swamp or bog, or dredging operations in a watercourse where the sediment volume is equal to or greater than 50 m3: $3,396;
(c)  an electric power generating station: $6,793 if the capacity of the generating station is less than 1 MW and $13,585 in any other case;
(d)  a golf course: $6,793;
(e)  subject to subparagraph f, an industrial establishment, a quarry, a sand pit or a mine: $2,037, to which additional fees are added in the following cases:
i.  if, before issuing a certificate of authorization, the Minister in order to decide the environmental acceptability of the project must evaluate the toxicity of the contaminants discharged into the atmosphere by the industrial establishment, quarry, sand pit or mine, or under the fourth paragraph of section 22 of the Act requires an atmospheric dispersion study from the applicant: $1,417; or
ii.  if environmental emission objectives apply to the project owing to wastewater being discharged into the environment: $3,266;
(f)  a sand pit or hot mix asphalt plant, if it is shown in the application that the project meets the applicable siting or emission standards: $679;
(g)  a facility that stores or treats biomedical waste or a system that transports such waste: $1,358;
(h)  the establishment or alteration with increase in capacity of a pulp and paper mill or sawmill residual materials landfill: $6,793; for any other alteration of such a landfill: $3,396;
(i)  the establishment or alteration with increase in capacity of a snow disposal site: $1,358; for any other alteration of such a site: $679;
(j)  the establishment or alteration with increase in capacity of a contaminated soil landfill: $6,793 and for any other alteration of such a landfill: $3,396, to which fees of $2,407 are added if environmental emission objectives apply to the project owing to wastewater being discharged into the environment;
(k)  the establishment of a contaminated soil treatment facility: $6,793 in the case of a thermal treatment unit or $3,396 in the case of a biological or physico-chemical treatment unit; for any alteration of such a facility: $3,396 in the case of a thermal treatment unit or $1,698 in the case of a biological or physico-chemical treatment unit; fees of $2,407 are added if environmental emission objectives apply to the project owing to wastewater being discharged into the environment;
(l)  the establishment or alteration with increase in capacity of a contaminated soil storage site or transfer station: $6,793; for any other alteration of such a site or station: $3,396;
(m)  the establishment of an engineered landfill, a construction or demolition waste landfill or a residual materials incineration facility: $6,793; for an alteration with increase in capacity of such a landfill or facility: $3,396; for any other alteration of such a landfill or facility: $1,358; fees of $2,407 are added if environmental emission objectives apply to the project owing to wastewater being discharged into the environment;
(n)  the establishment of a residual materials trench landfill: $3,396; for an alteration with increase in capacity of such a landfill: $1,698; for any other alteration of such a landfill: $1,358;
(o)  the establishment of a northern landfill or residual materials transfer station: $1,358; for any alteration of such a landfill or station: $679; or
(p)  exploration for petroleum and natural gas in shale formations by drilling or by fracturing operations: $19,451; and
(2)  for any other project not expressly covered by paragraph 1: $679, with the exception of a project that relates exclusively to
(a)  an agricultural activity, including fish-farming;
(b)  the alteration without increase in capacity of a solid waste elimination or storage site governed by the Regulation respecting solid waste (chapter Q-2, r. 13);
(c)  wildlife development to which the third paragraph of section 2 of the Regulation respecting environmental impact assessment and review (chapter Q-2, r. 23) applies;
(d)  work that must be carried out by a regional county municipality to restore normal water flow in a watercourse pursuant to section 105 of the Municipal Powers Act (chapter C-47.1); or
(e)  work or activities carried out as a result of a state of emergency declared by a local municipality in accordance with section 42 of the Civil Protection Act (chapter S-2.3).
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 2; M.O. 2016, s. 1.
3. (Revoked).
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 3; 2016M.O. 2016, s. 2; 2019-03-22M.O. 2019-03-22, s. 2.
4. The fees for an application for authorization under section 32 of the Act are as follows:
(1)  for a project involving
(a)  a treatment facility for drinking water supplied by a distribution system that supplies 1,000 persons or more: $1,358;
(b)  installation of a municipal wastewater treatment facility serving 1,000 persons or more: $2,719; installation of a municipal wastewater treatment facility serving fewer than 1,000 persons or installation of any other domestic wastewater treatment facility: $679. If environmental emission objectives apply to the project owing to wastewater being discharged into the environment, the following fees are added:
i.  for a project involving installation of a wastewater treatment facility with an average annual flow rate equal to or lower than 20 m3 per day: $297;
ii.  for a project involving installation of a wastewater treatment facility with an average annual flow rate greater than 20 m3 per day but equal to or lower than 2,500 m3 per day: $1,277; and;
iii.  for a project involving installation of a wastewater treatment facility with an average annual flow rate greater than 2,500 m3 per day: $2,002;
(c)  installation of a wastewater treatment facility for an industrial establishment, a quarry, a sand pit or a mine: $1,358; fees of $3,266 are added if environmental emission objectives apply to the project owing to wastewater being discharged into the environment; or
(d)  installation of a wastewater treatment facility for any other project not expressly covered by subparagraph b or c: $679; fees of $2,407 are added if environmental emission objectives, owing to wastewater being discharged into the environment, apply to a project involving a landfill, a contaminated soil treatment site or an engineered landfill; and
(2)  for any other project not expressly covered by paragraph 1: $679.
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 4; M.O. 2016, s. 3.
5. The fee for an application for authorization under section 48 of the Act for a project involving an industrial establishment, a quarry, a sand pit or a mine is $1,358.
Fees are added to those set out in the first paragraph if, before issuing a certificate of authorization, the Minister in order to decide the environmental acceptability of the project must evaluate the toxicity of the contaminants discharged into the atmosphere or requires an atmospheric dispersion study from the applicant: $1,417.
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 5; M.O. 2016, s. 4.
6. The fee for an application for authorization under the first paragraph of section 70.8 of the Act to have possession for more than 12 months of a hazardous material referred to in any of subparagraphs 1 to 4 of the first paragraph of section 70.6 of the Act is $2,719.
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 6; 2016M.O. 2016, s. 5.
7. (Revoked).
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 7; 2016M.O. 2016, s. 6; 2019-03-22M.O. 2019-03-22, s. 2.
8. The fees for an application for authorization, in accordance with section 31.75 of the Act, or modification of authorization are as follows:
(1)  for a water withdrawal with a maximum flow rate of less than 75,000 litres per day: $1,762;
(2)  for a water withdrawal with a maximum flow rate equal to or greater than 75,000 litres but less than 379,000 litres per day: $2,442;
(3)  for a water withdrawal with a maximum flow rate equal to or greater than 379,000 litres per day: $3,923.
The fees set out in the first paragraph do not apply to an application for a modification to the information or documents already provided in support of an application.
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 8; M.O. 2015, s. 1; 2016M.O. 2016, s. 7.
8.1. The fees for an application for renewal, without modifications, of an authorization referred to in section 8 are as follows:
(1)  for a water withdrawal with a maximum flow rate of less than 75,000 litres per day: $681;
(2)  for a water withdrawal with a maximum flow rate equal to or greater than 75,000 litres but less than 379,000 litres per day: $1,020;
(3)  for a water withdrawal with a maximum flow rate equal to or greater than 379,000 litres per day: $1,762.
However, where the application for renewal contains modifications to the conditions of operation of a water withdrawal, the fees set out in the first paragraph of section 8 are payable.
M.O. 2015, s. 1; 2016M.O. 2016, s. 8.
8.2. The fees set out in sections 8 and 8.1 do not apply where the application concerns a water withdrawal made under an agricultural activity, including fish-farming.
M.O. 2015, s. 1.
DIVISION II
AUTHORIZATIONS RELATING TO PROJECTS SUBJECT TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND REVIEW PROCEDURE
M.O. 2008-05-07, Div. II; M.O. 2016, s. 9.
9. (Revoked).
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 9; 2016M.O. 2016, s. 10.
10. The following fees are payable by applicants for an authorization issued under section 31.5 of the Act, according to the rate class that applies to the project:
Steps in the environmental impact assessment and review procedureRate classes
1234
1. Filing of the notice under section 31.2 of the Act$1,417$1,417$1,417$1,417
2. Filing of the impact assessment statement with the Minister$5,668$19,844$34,018$48,195
3. Public information stage under the first paragraph of section 31.3.5 of the Act$1,417$4,961$8,505$12,049
4. Public hearing$0$48,786$83,631$118,478
Total without public hearing$8,502$26,222$43,940$61,661
Total with public hearing$8,502$75,008$127,571$180,139
Schedule I determines the rate class for each class or subclass of projects listed in the Schedule.
If the application is for a project that is not listed in that Schedule but that is subject to the procedure under section 31.1.1 of the Act, the fees for class 4 are payable.
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 10; 2016M.O. 2016, s. 11; 2018-03-13M.O. 2018-03-13, s. 1.
10.1. The following fees are payable by applicants for a certificate of authorization issued under section 160 or 196 of the Act, according to the rate class that applies to the project:
Steps in the environmental impact assessment and review procedureRate classes
1234
1. Transmission to the Minister of the preliminary information under section 156 of the Act$1,417$1,417$1,417$1,417
2. Impact statement under the second paragraph of section 160 and the first paragraph of section 196 of the Act$7,085$24,804$42,522$60,244
Total with or without public hearing$8,502$26,221$43,939$61,661
Schedule II determines the rate class for each class or subclass of projects listed in the Schedule.
If the application is for a project that is not listed in that Schedule but that is subject to the procedure under subdivision 3 of Division II of Chapter II of the Act or the procedure under subdivision 3 of Division III of Chapter II of the Act, the rate classes set out in Schedule III apply or, if the project is not listed in either Schedule II or Schedule III, the fees for class 1 are payable.
Fees of $1,417 are payable by an applicant for an attestation of exemption issued under paragraph b of section 154 or paragraph b of section 189 of the Act for a project not listed in either Schedule A or Schedule B to the Act or in Schedule III to this Order.
2016M.O. 2016, s. 11.
11. Fees of $2,905 are payable by an applicant for an authorization issued for a project that is wholly or partly exempt from the environmental impact assessment and review procedure under section 31.7.2 of the Act.
The fees set out in section 10 are added for each of the steps in the procedure that remain applicable.
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 11; 2016M.O. 2016, s. 12; 2018-03-13M.O. 2018-03-13, s. 2.
12. The fees payable by an applicant for an authorization issued under section 31.5, 160 or 196 of the Act for a project covered by more than one rate class in Schedule I, II or III are,
(1)  for applications under section 31.5, the fees set out in section 10 for the highest rate class that applies to the project; and
(2)  for applications under section 160 or 196, the fees set out in section 10.1 for the highest rate class that applies to the project.
The fees payable by an applicant for an authorization issued for a project that is partly exempted from the environmental impact assessment and review procedure under section 31.7.2 of the Act and that is covered by more than one rate class in Schedule I are, for each of the steps in the procedure that remain applicable, the fees set out in section 10 for the highest rate class that applies to the project.
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 12; 2016M.O. 2016, s. 13; 2018-03-13M.O. 2018-03-13, s. 3.
13. The following fees are payable by an applicant for an amendment under section 31.7 of the Act to an authorization issued under section 31.5 or 31.7.2:
Type of amendmentRate classes
1234
1. Amendment to support documents or information already filed with an application and not involving capacity, production or a process change, or having no environmental impact$1,417$1,417$1,417$1,417
2. Amendment involving capacity, a production increase or a process change$4,251$13,110$21,970$30,831
3. Rate for any other amendment$2,834$9,921$9,921$9,921
Schedule I determines the rate class for each class or subclass of projects listed in the Schedule.
If the application is for a project that is not listed in that Schedule but that was subject to the procedure under section 31.1.1 of the Act, the fees for class 4 are payable.
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 13; 2016M.O. 2016, s. 14; 2018-03-13M.O. 2018-03-13, s. 4.
13.1. The following fees are payable by an applicant for an amendment under section 122.2 of the Act to a certificate of authorization issued under section 164 or 201 of the Act:
Type of amendmentRate classes
1234
1. Amendment to support documents or information already filed with an application and not involving capacity, production or a process change, or having no environmental impact$1,417$1,417$1,417$1,417
2. Amendment involving capacity, a production increase or a process change$4,251$13,110$21,970$30,831
3. Rate for any other amendment$2,834$9,921$9,921$9,921
Schedule II determines the rate class for each class or subclass of projects listed in that Schedule.
If the application is for a project that is not listed in that Schedule but that is subject to the procedure under subdivision 3 of Division II of Chapter II of the Act or the procedure under subdivision 3 of Division III of Chapter II of the Act, the rate classes in Schedule III apply to each project class listed or, if the project is not listed in either Schedule II or Schedule III, the fees for class 1 are payable.
2016M.O. 2016, s. 14.
CHAPTER III
DEPOLLUTION ATTESTATIONS
14. The fee for an application for a depollution attestation under section 31.16 of the Act is $11,342.
The fee for a reapplication for a new depollution attestation under section 31.28 of the Act is $5,672.
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 14; 2016M.O. 2016, s. 15.
CHAPTER III.1
DECLARATION OF COMPLIANCE
2019-03-22M.O. 2019-03-22, s. 1.
14.1. Fees of $295 are payable by any person or municipality that, in accordance with subdivision 2 of Division II of Chapter IV of Title I of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2), files a declaration of compliance with the Minister for carrying out an activity referred to in Chapter III of the Regulation respecting sand pits and quarries (chapter Q-2, r. 7.1).
2019-03-22M.O. 2019-03-22, s. 1.
CHAPTER IV
APPROVALS OF THE MINISTER
DIVISION I
LAND REHABILITATION PLAN
15. The fees for an application for approval of a land rehabilitation plan under section 31.51, 31.54 or 31.57 of the Act are as follows:
(1)  where the work or works required under the land rehabilitation plan involve the elimination of contaminants on sites authorized under section 22 of the Act: $1,358;
(2)  where the work or works required under the land rehabilitation plan involve on-site treatment of contaminants: $4,077;
(3)  where the rehabilitation plan provides that contaminants are to be left in place: $10,867.
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 15; 2016M.O. 2016, s. 16.
DIVISION II
DEPOLLUTION PROGRAM
16. The fee for an application for approval of a depollution program under section 116.2 of the Act is $13,585.
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 16; 2016M.O. 2016, s. 17.
CHAPTER V
PERMITS AND PERMISSIONS
17. The fees for an application under section 65 of the Act for permission to use, for construction purposes, land that was formerly used as a site for the elimination of residual materials are as follows:
(1)  for a project involving the construction of a residential, commercial, institutional or industrial building: $3,396;
(2)  for any other project not expressly covered by paragraph 1: $679.
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 17; 2016M.O. 2016, s. 18.
18. The following fees are payable by an applicant for a permit issued under section 70.9 of the Act:
(1)  for a project involving
(a)  the operation for commercial purposes of a physical, chemical, physico-chemical or biological treatment process for hazardous materials that are used, spent or outdated, or that appear on a list established for that purpose by regulation or belong to a class mentioned on the list: $3,396;
(b)  the storage of hazardous materials described in paragraph 2 of section 70.9 of the Act after possession has been taken of them for that purpose: $3,396; or
(c)  the carrying on of an activity determined by regulation involving a hazardous material: $3,396; and
(2)  for a project involving
(a)  the operation of a hazardous materials disposal site for the applicant’s own purposes or for another person, or the offering of a hazardous materials disposal service: $6,793;
(b)  the operation for commercial purposes of a thermal treatment process for hazardous materials that are used, spent or outdated, or that appear on a list established for that purpose by regulation or belong to a class mentioned on the list: $6,793; or
(c)  the use of hazardous materials described in paragraph 2 of section 70.9 of the Act for energy generation after possession has been taken of them for that purpose: $6,793.
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 18; 2016M.O. 2016, s. 19.
19. The following fees are payable by an applicant for a modification to a permit under section 70.16 of the Act:
(1)  if the purpose of the modification is to increase the nominal capacity of an activity or the total capacity of a facility (final disposal, storage) by more than 35%:
(a)  for a project covered by paragraph 1 of section 18: $1,723; or
(b)  for a project covered by paragraph 2 of section 18: $3,446; and
(2)  for any other modification not expressly covered by paragraph 1 that involves
(a)  a project covered by paragraph 1 of section 18: $1,280; or
(b)  a project covered by paragraph 2 of section 18: $1,772.
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 19; 2016M.O. 2016, s. 20.
CHAPTER VI
ADMINISTRATIVE CERTIFICATES
20. The fees for an application under section 24.1 of the Act for an administrative certificate combining certificates of authorization issued under section 22 of the Act are as follows:
(1)  to combine 5 or fewer certificates of authorization: $2,719;
(2)  to combine 6 to 10 certificates of authorization: $4,077;
(3)  to combine 11 to 20 certificates of authorization: $5,431;
(4)  to combine 21 or more certificates of authorization: $6,793.
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 20; 2016M.O. 2016, s. 21.
CHAPTER VII
MODIFICATION AND RENEWAL
21. The fee for an application under the Act or its regulations for modification of an authorization, approval, certificate, permit or permission referred to in this Order is $340, unless a provision of the Order sets a different fee for the application.
The fee set out in the first paragraph does not apply to an application for only 1 change or modification to the information or documents already provided in support of an application.
The fee also does not apply to an application for modification of a certificate of authorization issued under section 22 of the Act for any project that relates exclusively to
(a)  an agricultural activity, including fish-farming;
(b)  the alteration without increase in capacity of a solid waste elimination or storage site governed by the Regulation respecting solid waste (chapter Q-2, r. 13);
(c)  wildlife development to which the third paragraph of section 2 of the Regulation respecting environmental impact assessment and review (chapter Q-2, r. 23) applies;
(d)  work that must be carried out by a regional county municipality to restore normal water flow in a watercourse pursuant to section 105 of the Municipal Powers Act (chapter C-47.1); or
(e)  work or activities arising from a state of emergency declared by a local municipality in accordance with section 42 of the Civil Protection Act (chapter S-2.3).
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 21; 2016M.O. 2016, s. 22.
22. The fee for an application under the Act or its regulations for the renewal of a document referred to in this Order is $679, unless a provision of the Order sets a different fee for the application.
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 22; 2016M.O. 2016, s. 23.
CHAPTER VIII
PAYMENT OF FEES
23. The fees payable under this Order must be paid in full at the time the application is submitted.
However, the fees payable under section 10 or section 10.1 may be paid at the beginning of each of the steps in the environmental impact assessment and review procedure mentioned in that section.
The fees are payable in cash, by cheque or by bank or postal money order made out to the Minister of Finance or by an electronic method of payment.
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 23; 2016M.O. 2016, s. 24.
24. The fees payable under this Order are adjusted on 1 January of each year based on the percentage change in the general Consumer Price Indexes for Canada, as published by Statistics Canada; the change is calculated by determining the difference between the average of the monthly indexes for the 12-month period ending on 30 September of the preceding year and the average of the monthly indexes for the same period of the second preceding year.
The adjusted amounts are reduced to the nearest dollar if they contain a fraction of a dollar less than $0.50; they are increased to the nearest dollar if they contain a fraction of a dollar equal to or greater than $0.50.
The Minister publishes the results of the adjustment in the Gazette officielle du Québec before 1 January of each year and, if the Minister considers it appropriate, gives notice by any other means.
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 24.
CHAPTER IX
MISCELLANEOUS AND TRANSITIONAL
25. Despite subparagraph e of paragraph 1 of section 2, subparagraph c of paragraph 1 of section 4 and section 5, the fees for an application for the issue of an authorization or, simultaneously, of one or more authorizations under section 22, 32 or 48 of the Act for a project involving an industrial establishment having, at the time of the application, 10 or fewer production employees are limited to $1,358.
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 25; 2016M.O. 2016, s. 25.
26. Every application made prior to 1 June 2008 and on which, on that date, no decision had been made by the Minister under the Act or its regulations or, for a project exempt from the environmental impact assessment and review procedure, by the Government under section 31.6 of the Act, remains subject to the fees under the regulations applicable at the time the application is filed, if any, provided that all the information and documents required for the application file under the Act and its regulations had been sent to the Minister before that date.
In the case of an application made prior to 1 June 2008 and on which, on that date, no decision had been made by the Government under section 31.5 or, in the case of a project exempt in part from the environmental impact assessment and review procedure, under section 31.6 of the Act, the fees set out in section 10 are payable for every step of the environmental impact assessment and review procedure referred to in that section that begins on or after that date.
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 26.
27. Every application for authorization relating to the spreading of fertilizing waste substances certified by the Bureau de normalisation du Québec is exempt from the application of section 2.
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 27.
28. The fees set out in section 2 for every application for authorization relating to the spreading of fertilizing waste substances for purposes other than agriculture are payable only for the applications filed as of 1 January 2009.
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 28.
29. (Revoked).
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 29; 2016M.O. 2016, s. 26.
30. (Omitted).
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 30.
31. (Omitted).
M.O. 2008-05-07, s. 31.
SCHEDULE 1
(ss. 10, 11, 12 and 13)
RATE CLASSES FOR PROJECTS SUBJECT TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND REVIEW PROCEDURE PROVIDED FOR IN SUBDIVISION IV OF DIVISION II OF CHAPTER IV OF TITLE I OF THE ENVIRONMENT QUALITY ACT
  
M.O. 2008-05-07, Sch. I; M.O. 2016, s. 27; 2018-03-13M.O. 2018-03-13, s. 5.
SCHEDULE II
(ss. 10.1, 12 and 13.1)
RATE CLASSES FOR PROJECTS AUTOMATICALLY SUBJECT TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND REVIEW PROCEDURE UNDER DIVISIONS II AND III OF CHAPTER II OF THE ACT
Classes of projects for rate class purposesRate classes
1234
PROJECTS LISTED IN SCHEDULE A TO THE ACT
Paragraph (a)
All mining developments, including additions to, alterations or
modifications of existing mining developments:
 
- New project, alterations   X
- Additions  X 
Paragraph (b)
All borrow, sand and gravel pits and quarries, with areas of or over 3 hectares
X   
Paragraph (c)
All hydro-electric power plants and nuclear installations and their associated works
   X
Paragraph (d)
All storage and water supply reservoirs related to works intended to produce electricity
X   
Paragraph (e)
All electric power transmission lines of over 75 kV
   X
Paragraph (f)
All operations or installations related to the extraction or processing of energy yielding materials
  X 
Paragraph (g)
All fossil-fuel fired power generating plants with a calorific capacity of or above 3,000 kW;
  X 
Paragraph (h)
Any road or branch of such road of at least 25 km in length which is intended for forestry operations for a period of at least 15 years
   X
Paragraph (i)
All wood, pulp and paper mills or other plants for the transformation or the treatment of forest products
  X 
Paragraph (j)
All land use projects which affect more than 65 km2
  X 
Paragraph (k)
All sanitary sewage systems including more than 1 km of piping and all waste water treatment plants designed to treat more than 200 kl of waste water per day
 X  
Paragraph (l)
All systems for the collection and disposal of residual materials, except mine tailings and hazardous materials
 X  
Paragraph (m)
All projects for the creation of parks or ecological reserves
  X 
Paragraph (n)
All outfitting facilities designed to accommodate at one time 30 persons or more, including networks of outpost camps
X   
Paragraph (o)
The delimitation of the territory of any new community or municipality and any expansion of 20% or more of their total territory or their urbanized areas
 X  
Paragraph (p)
All access roads to a locality or road network contemplated for a new development
   X
Paragraph (q)
All port and harbour facilities, railroads, airports, pipelines, or dredging operations for the improvement of navigation:
    
- work related to a harbour facility X  
- construction of a railroad   X
- siting of an airport X  
- construction of a pipeline   X
- dredging operations for the improvement of navigationX   
M.O. 2016, s. 28.
SCHEDULE III
(ss. 10.1, 12 and 13.1)
RATE CLASSES FOR PROJECTS AUTOMATICALLY SUBJECT TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND REVIEW PROCEDURE UNDER DIVISIONS II AND III OF CHAPTER II OF THE ACT, BUT NOT LISTED IN SCHEDULE A TO THE ACT
Classes of projects for rate class purposesRate classes
1234
PROJECTS INVOLVED
(a) All borrow, sand and gravel pits and quarries with an area of less than 3 hectares, not in use solely for the purposes of road maintenanceX   
(b) All mining exploration activity not covered by paragraph g of Schedule B to the Act X  
(c) All activity relating to improvement of the quality of life of local residents that is not covered by paragraph d of Schedule B to the ActX   
(d) All facilities not covered by paragraph q of Schedule A to the Act that relate to nautical activitiesX   
(e) All training activitiesX   
(f) All activities of a military or ballistics natureX   
(g) All energy generation projects not covered by paragraph c, d, e, f or g of Schedule A to the Act or by paragraph c of Schedule B to the Act  X 
(h) All energy conversion projectsX   
(i) All installations of wastewater treatment facilities and all drinking water supply systems not covered by paragraph k of Schedule A to the Act or by paragraph f of Schedule B to the ActX   
(j) All road infrastructure not covered by paragraphs h and p of Schedule A to the ActX   
(k) All decontamination, restoration and rehabilitation activities and associated activitiesX   
(l) All solid waste management activities in a remote areaX   
(m) All temporary or permanent runways in a remote areaX   
(n) All bank stabilization or habitat protection projectsX   
(o) All plant and wildlife development projectsX   
(p) All petroleum depot management projectsX   
(q) All animal production projects  X 
M.O. 2016, s. 28.
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M.O. 2008-05-07, 2008 G.O. 2, 1335
M.O. 2015, 2015 G.O. 2, 1577
M.O. 2016, 2016 G.O. 2, 2999A
M.O. 2018-03-13, 2018 G.O. 2, 1253A
2019-03-22, 2019 G.O. 2, 523M.O. 2019-03-22, 2019 G.O. 2, 523