Q-2, r. 30 - Regulation to prohibit the sale of certain dishwashing detergents

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chapter Q-2, r. 30
Regulation to prohibit the sale of certain dishwashing detergents
ENVIRONMENT QUALITY — DISHWASHING DETERGENTS
Environment Quality Act
(chapter Q-2, ss. 31, 46, 115.27 and 115.34).
Q-2
September 1 2012
1. This Regulation applies to dishwashing detergents for domestic use.
O.C. 544-2008, s. 1.
2. In this Regulation, “phosphorus” means elemental phosphorus.
O.C. 544-2008, s. 2.
3. As of 1 July 2010, no dishwashing detergent may be offered for sale, sold, distributed or otherwise made available to consumers unless
(1)  it contains less than 0.5% phosphorus by weight; and
(2)  the package indicates the percentage by weight of the phosphorus content of the product.
The phosphorus content indicated on the package is determined by a laboratory accredited by the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks under section 118.6 of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2). If the detergent is manufactured outside Québec, the phosphorus content is determined by a laboratory whose analyzes are made in compliance with
(1)  a standard method of the American Society for Testing and Materials; or
(2)  a Canadian or international standard method recognized by the Standards Council of Canada.
O.C. 544-2008, s. 3; O.C. 937-2010.
3.1. A monetary administrative penalty of $750 in the case of a natural person or $3,500 in other cases may be imposed on any person who fails to determine the phosphorus content of a dishwashing detergent in accordance with the second paragraph of section 3.
O.C. 669-2013, s. 1.
3.2. A monetary administrative penalty of $1,500 in the case of a natural person or $7,500 in other cases may be imposed on any person who offers for sale, sells, distributes or otherwise makes available to consumers a dishwashing detergent that does not meet any of the conditions prescribed by the first paragraph of section 3.
O.C. 669-2013, s. 1.
4. Every person who contravenes the second paragraph of section 3 commits an offence and is liable, in the case of a natural person, to a fine of $4,000 to $250,000 or, in other cases, to a fine of $12,000 to $1,500,000.
O.C. 544-2008, s. 4; O.C. 669-2013, s. 2.
4.1. Every person who, pursuant to this Regulation, makes a declaration, communicates information or files a document that is false or misleading commits an offence and is liable, in the case of a natural person, to a fine of $5,000 to $500,000 or, despite article 231 of the Code of Penal Procedure (chapter C-25.1), to a maximum term of imprisonment of 18 months, or to both the fine and imprisonment, or, in other cases, to a fine of $15,000 to $3,000,000.
O.C. 669-2013, s. 2.
4.2. Every person who contravenes the first paragraph of section 3 commits an offence and is liable, in the case of a natural person, to a fine of $8,000 to $500,000 or, despite article 231 of the Code of Penal Procedure (chapter C-25.1), to a maximum term of imprisonment of 18 months, or to both the fine and imprisonment, or, in other cases, to a fine of $24,000 to $3,000,000.
O.C. 669-2013, s. 2.
5. (Omitted).
O.C. 544-2008, s. 5.
REFERENCES
O.C. 544-2008, 2008 G.O. 2, 2122
O.C. 937-2010, 2010 G.O. 2, 2987
O.C. 669-2013, 2013 G.O. 2, 1778