Q-2, r. 37 - Land Protection and Rehabilitation Regulation

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chapter Q-2, r. 37
Land Protection and Rehabilitation Regulation
ENVIRONMENT QUALITY — LAND PROTECTION AND REHABILITATION
Environment Quality Act
(chapter Q-2, ss. 31, 31.69, 115.27, 115.34 and 124.1).
Q-2
September 1 2012
CHAPTER I
APPLICABLE LIMIT VALUES AND CATEGORIES OF ACTIVITIES CONCERNED
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 1.
1. The limit values prescribed in Schedule I with regard to the contaminants listed in the Schedule apply for the purposes of sections 31.43, 31.45, 31.49, 31.51, 31.52, 31.54, 31.55, 31.57, 31.58 and 31.59 of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2), subject to the following provisions.
In the case of lands referred to below, the applicable limit values are those indicated in Schedule II:
(1)  for the purposes of sections 31.43, 31.45, 31.49, 31.52, 31.54, 31.55, 31.57 and 31.59,
(a)  lands on which, under a municipal zoning by-law, industrial, commercial or institutional uses are authorized, except lands
i.  where totally or partially residential buildings are built;
ii.  where elementary-level and secondary-level educational institutions, childcare centres, day care centres, hospital centres, residential and long-term care centres, rehabilitation centres, child and youth protection centres, or correctional facilities are built;
(b)  lands constituting, or intended to constitute, the site of a roadway within the meaning of the Highway Safety Code (chapter C-24.2) or a sidewalk bordering a roadway, a bicycle path or a municipal park, except play areas for which the limit values prescribed in Schedule I remain applicable for a depth of at least 1 m; and
(2)  for the purposes of section 31.51, lands on which, under a municipal zoning by-law, only industrial, commercial or institutional uses are authorized, except the lands referred to in subparagraph ii above.
In addition, where a contaminant referred to in Part I (metals and metalloids) of Schedule I or Shedule II is present in land in a concentration exceeding the limit value prescribed in that Schedule, and the contaminant does not originate from human activity, that concentration constitutes, for the purposes of sections 31.51, 31.52, 31.54, 31.55, 31.57, 31.58 and 31.59 of the Environment Quality Act, the limit value applicable for that contaminant.
O.C. 216-2003, s. 1; O.C. 1294-2011, s. 1.
2. The categories of industrial and commercial activities listed in Schedule III are the categories to which sections 31.51, 31.52, and 31.53 of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2) apply.
Sections 31.51 and 31.52 of that Act do not apply, however, to the “contaminated soil or dangerous substance or hazardous material disposal sites” category.
O.C. 216-2003, s. 2.
CHAPTER II
DECLARATIONS OF COMPLIANCE
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 2.
DIVISION I
ACTIVITY ELIGIBLE UNDER SECTION 31.0.6 OF THE ENVIRONMENT QUALITY ACT
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 2.
§ 1.  — Eligible activity
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 2.
2.1. Soils containing contaminants in a concentration equal to or less than the limit values in Schedule I that are received on or in land are eligible for a declaration of compliance if
(1)  the soils are intended to be reclaimed on the land;
(2)  they do not contain asbestos; and
(3)  the soils covered by the declaration will not increase the total volume of contaminated soils received on the land to more than 10,000 m3, whether that volume is reached after a single project or several projects.
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 2.
§ 2.  — Content of the declaration
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 2.
2.2. Every declarant for the activity eligible for a declaration of compliance referred to in subdivision 1 must include the following information in the declaration:
(1)  information regarding the declarant’s identity, namely:
(a)  the declarant’s name, contact information and, if applicable, those of the declarant’s representative;
(b)  in the case of a declarant other than a natural person, the Québec business number assigned under the Act respecting the legal publicity of enterprises (chapter P-44.1), where applicable, and that of the establishment covered by the declaration;
(2)  if the declarant has retained the services of professionals or other competent persons to prepare the declaration, the name and contact information of those persons, a brief description of each of their mandates and an attestation that the information and documents they provide are complete and accurate;
(3)  a description of the activity that is subject to the declaration of compliance by indicating in particular any information enabling to verify compliance of the activity with the eligibility conditions provided for in subdivision 1;
(4)  the limits within which the activity will be carried on and, as the case may be, the applicable municipal zoning and, if applicable, the presence of wetlands and bodies of water within a radius of 100 m and their designation.
For the activity referred to in the first paragraph to be eligible for a declaration of compliance, the declarant must also attach to the declaration
(1)  a plan that indicates the geographic coordinates of the site concerned;
(2)  the characterization study referred to in section 2.12;
(3)  an attestation that all the information and documents provided by the declarant are complete and accurate; and
(4)  the payment of the fees payable under the Ministerial Order concerning the fees payable under the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2, r. 28).
The declarant must, at the same time as the declarant sends the declaration of compliance to the Minister, send a copy to the municipality in the territory of which the activity will be carried on.
The owner of the land receiving the soils is responsible for making that declaration.
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 2.
2.3. Any change to the information sent in the declaration of compliance or to the documents attached to the declaration must be communicated to the Minister by the declarant as soon as possible.
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 2.
DIVISION II
REHABILITATION MEASURES ELIGIBLE UNDER SECTION 31.68.1 OF THE ENVIRONMENT QUALITY ACT
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 2.
§ 1.  — Eligible rehabilitation measures
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 2.
2.4. The following contaminated land rehabilitation measures, when taken under section 31.51 or 31.54 of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2), are eligible for a declaration of compliance if the conditions determined in the second paragraph are met:
(1)  land rehabilitation is made only by excavation of soils whose concentration of contaminants present therein exceeds the limit values in Schedule I and its carrying out may be completed within a maximum period of 1 year;
(2)  only the recovery of water accumulating in the excavation is required.
The conditions that must be complied with so that the measures referred to in the first paragraph are eligible for a declaration of compliance are the following:
(1)  the quantity of contaminated soils to be excavated is not more than 10,000 m3;
(2)  the characterization study reveals
(a)  the absence, in the land, of residual hazardous materials, asbestos, chlorinated volatile organic compounds and measurable immiscible liquids; and
(b)  that no monitoring of groundwater quality is required after carrying out the work;
(3)  the recovered water will be discharged into a municipal wastewater treatment works or transported to a site authorized by the Minister.
The rehabilitation measures referred to in the first paragraph must begin as soon as possible after carrying out the characterization study provided for in the first paragraph of section 31.51 or in the first paragraph of section 31.53 of the Environment Quality Act.
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 2.
§ 2.  — Content of the declaration
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 2.
2.5. The declaration of compliance includes the following information and is accompanied by a work schedule:
(1)  the contact information of the person filing it;
(2)  the location and description of the contaminated land;
(3)  the nature and concentration of contaminants present in the land and the quantity of soils to be excavated;
(4)  if the declarant is not the person carrying out the excavation work, the contact information of that person;
(5)  the address of the site where
(a)  contaminated soils will be shipped;
(b)  material from the dismantling of the installations present on the land, where applicable, will be shipped; and
(c)  recovered water will be discharged or, where applicable, transported.
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 2.
2.6. Any change to the information or schedule sent pursuant to section 2.5 must be communicated to the Minister as soon as possible.
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 2.
CHAPTER III
EXEMPTIONS
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 2.
2.7. Soils containing contaminants in a concentration equal to or less than the limit values in Schedule I that are received on or in land are exempted from the application of all or part of section 22 of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2) if
(1)  the soils are intended to be reclaimed on that land;
(2)  they do not contain asbestos; and
(3)  the disposal of those soils will not increase the total volume of contaminated soils received on the land to more than 1,000 m3, whether that volume is reached after a single project or several projects.
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 2.
2.8. Every person or municipality that carries on an activity exempted under this Chapter must keep the characterization study of the land where the soils are received, required by section 2.12, for at least 5 years after the end of the activity.
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 2.
CHAPTER IV
MONITORING MEASURES
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 2.
2.9. Soils that, in connection with a project, are intended to be reclaimed and whose reception is covered by a declaration of compliance or is exempt from the requirement of obtaining an authorization under the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2), must be used for that purpose within 30 days after they are received on the land where their reclamation must take place.
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 2.
2.10. Where the reception of contaminated soils is covered by a declaration of compliance or exempted from the application of section 22 of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2), the owner of the land where the soils are received, or the owner’s representative, must, before receiving the soils, verify their acceptability.
To that end, the owner or representative must, upon arrival of the soils, enter in a logbook the following information:
(1)  the address of the soils’ land of origin;
(2)  the contact information of the carrier of soils;
(3)  the date on which the soils are received;
(4)  their quantity, expressed in m3;
(5)  the nature and concentration of the contaminants they contain, established on the basis of the analysis reports referred to in the third paragraph.
The owner or representative must also attach to the logbook the analysis reports that were used to perform the characterization study of the soils that their owner must give to them.
Where the reception of the owner’s soils is covered by a declaration of compliance, the owner of the land or representative must also, when receiving the soils,
(1)  for each batch of soils accepted less than or equal to 100 m3, collect a sample and have it analyzed;
(2)  for each batch of soils accepted greater than 100 m3, collect an additional sample and have it analyzed for each additional fraction of soils less than or equal to 200 m3.
The analysis of the samples collected in accordance with the fourth paragraph must allow to determine whether they contain the following contaminants referred to in Schedule I:
(1)  monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (MAH) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH);
(2)  petroleum hydrocarbons (C10 to C50);
(3)  metals and metalloids;
(4)  any other contaminant whose presence in the soils accepted is indicated in the analysis reports referred to in the third paragraph.
The results of the analysis referred to in the fourth paragraph must also be entered in the logbook referred to in the second paragraph.
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 2.
2.11. The owner of the land or the owner’s representative must keep the logbook and make it available to the Minister for at least 5 years after the project of reclamation of soils has ended.
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 2.
CHAPTER V
CHARACTERIZATION STUDY
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 2.
2.12. Every person or municipality preparing to receive soils containing contaminants in a concentration equal to or less than the limit values in Schedule I and intended for reclamation, on or in land must, before receiving such soils, perform a characterization study, carried out by a professional or by any other person qualified in the field, of the portion of land on which the soils will be disposed of, excluding surface and groundwater found there.
The characterization study referred to in the first paragraph must be carried out in accordance with generally accepted standards and practices and the person responsible for performing the study must take into account the history of the land and the results of the analysis reports referred to in the third paragraph of section 2.10 with respect to contaminants whose presence in the portion of land concerned is indicated in the reports.
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 2.
3. The analysis of any soil sample collected in connection with a site characterization study required under a provision of this Regulation or of Division IV of Chapter IV of Title I of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2) must be made by a laboratory accredited by the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks under section 118.6 of that Act.
O.C. 216-2003, s. 3; 797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 3.
CHAPTER VI
MONITORING OF GROUNDWATER QUALITY
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 4.
4. The carrying on on land of an industrial or commercial activity in a category listed in Schedule IV is subject to the monitoring of groundwater quality, in accordance with the following provisions, if a catchment installation for surface or groundwater intended for human consumption is situated less than 1 km downstream from the land.
Where the catchment installation referred to in the first paragraph is built after the industrial or commercial activity has begun, the groundwater monitoring requirement applies only after the expiry of the sixth month following the date on which the person carrying on the activity is informed of the existence of the installation.
The groundwater monitoring requirement prescribed by this section does not apply if it is shown that the industrial or commercial activity carried on on the land is not likely to alter the quality of the water referred to in the first paragraph by substances listed in Schedule V. If that demonstration is based in whole or in part on the land’s prevailing hydrogeological conditions, it must be signed by an engineer or a geologist who is a member of an order governed by the Professional Code (chapter C-26).
O.C. 216-2003, s. 4.
5. The purpose of the monitoring of groundwater quality prescribed in section 4 must be to
(1)  determine the land’s prevailing hydrogeological conditions;
(2)  identify the substances listed in Schedule V that are likely to be emitted on or in the land as a consequence of the carrying on on the land of certain industrial or commercial activities referred to in the first paragraph of section 4, and locate on the land the points of emission of the substances; and
(3)  verify the presence of the substances in the groundwater where the water reaches the boundaries of the land and, where applicable, their concentration.
O.C. 216-2003, s. 5.
6. In order to monitor groundwater quality as required by sections 4 and 5, a monitoring well system must be installed on the land concerned.
The number and location of the monitoring wells in such a system, as well as the number of sampling points that each well must have depends on the area of the land, the prevailing hydrogeological conditions and the number and location of the points of emission of the substances referred to in paragraph 2 of section 5.
O.C. 216-2003, s. 6.
7. At least 3 times a year, in the spring, summer and fall, the groundwater must be sampled at each sampling point of the monitoring wells established for the purposes of section 6 in order to perform the verification referred to in paragraph 3 of section 5.
During sampling, the piezometric level of groundwater must also be measured.
After a monitoring period of at least 5 years, if the analysis of the groundwater samples collected during that period has not revealed the presence of any substance referred to in paragraph 2 of section 5, the sampling frequency may be reduced to 1 sampling per year. The reduction in the sampling frequency applies as long as the analysis of groundwater samples shows that the conditions for the reduction are satisfied.
O.C. 216-2003, s. 7.
8. The analysis of groundwater samples collected pursuant to section 7 must be made by a laboratory accredited by the Minister under section 118.6 of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2).
If the analysis of a sample shows that a limit value in Schedule V has been exceeded, mention to that effect must be made in the analysis report and the Minister must be informed of the excess as soon as possible.
The analysis reports produced by the laboratories must be kept for at least 5 years after the date on which they were produced.
O.C. 216-2003, s. 8.
9. The analysis reports made pursuant to section 8 in the course of a year must be transmitted to the Minister at the latest on 1 February of the following year.
An attestation stating that the samples were collected in accordance with generally accepted standards and practices and the requirements of this Regulation must also be transmitted to the Minister with the reports.
O.C. 216-2003, s. 9.
10. Any application under the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2) for an authorization to carry on on land an industrial or commercial activity in a category listed in Schedule IV must, if a catchment installation for surface or groundwater intended for human consumption is situated less than 1 km downstream from the land, be filed with a groundwater monitoring program intended to ensure compliance with this Regulation, in addition to all documents or information required under that Act or any other regulation made under it.
The program must contain
(1)  a description of the land’s prevailing hydrogeological conditions;
(2)  a designation of the substances referred to in paragraph 2 of section 5 and the location on the land of the points of emission of the substances; and
(3)  a detailed description of the monitoring well system including the number and the location of the monitoring wells.
Except where the monitoring program has been prepared by an engineer or geologist who is a member of an order governed by the Professional Code (chapter C-26), the monitoring program must be filed with a certificate of such an engineer or geologist stating that the data is accurate and the monitoring well system allows groundwater quality to be monitored in compliance with the requirements of this Regulation.
An applicant for an authorization is exempted from the requirement to furnish a groundwater monitoring program if, in the application for authorization, the applicant shows that the groundwater monitoring requirements under the third paragraph of section 4 have been satisfied.
O.C. 216-2003, s. 10.
11. In the case provided for in the second paragraph of section 4, the person carrying on the industrial or commercial activity must transmit to the Minister, before the expiry of the sixth month referred to in that section, a groundwater monitoring program and the opinion of a professional in conformity with the provisions of section 10, unless, during that period, the person shows to the Minister that the groundwater monitoring requirements under the third paragraph of section 4 have been satisfied.
O.C. 216-2003, s. 11.
12. (Obsolete).
O.C. 216-2003, s. 12.
13. Any groundwater monitoring program transmitted for the purposes of sections 10 and 11 must be reviewed and updated every 5 years, in particular to take into account changes authorized by the third paragraph of section 7 or that may have occurred with regard to the land’s hydrogeological conditions, the substances referred to in paragraph 2 of section 5, the points of emission of those substances or the monitoring well system.
The reviewed and updated program must be sent to the Minister not later than 30 days after the expiry of each 5-year period.
O.C. 216-2003, s. 13.
CHAPTER VII
NOTICE OF PERMANENT CESSATION
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 5.
13.0.1. Every person who permanently ceases an activity of one of the categories listed in Schedule III must send to the Minister, not later than 30 days following that cessation, a notice containing the following information and document:
(1)  where applicable, the number and date of issue of the authorization corresponding to the activity that ceased;
(2)  the person’s name and address;
(3)  the address of the site where the activity was carried on;
(4)  the date of the cessation of the activity;
(5)  an attestation from that person that all the information and documents provided are complete and accurate.
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 5.
CHAPTER VIII
PROHIBITIONS
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 5.
13.0.2. Except in the cases covered by the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2) or the regulations made thereunder, no one may dispose of contaminated soils nor allow them to be disposed of, on or in a site other than land where the disposal is permitted, as the case may be,
(1)  by an authorization issued under the Environment Quality Act;
(2)  by a declaration of compliance covered by the Act or the regulations made thereunder and filed in accordance with the Act; or
(3)  by a rehabilitation plan approved by the Minister.
The prohibition provided for in the first paragraph does not apply where the disposal is covered by an exemption covered by the Environment Quality Act or the regulations made thereunder.
Where contaminated soils are disposed of on or in a site where the disposal is not permitted by one of the documents provided for in the first paragraph or is not covered by an exemption, the owner, the lessee or any other person in charge of the site is required to take the necessary measures so that the soils are transported on or in a site where
(1)  such a disposal is permitted by one of the documents;
or
(2)  such a disposal is covered by an exemption.
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 5.
13.0.3. No one may dispose of contaminated soils in wetlands and bodies of water.
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 5.
CHAPTER IX
PENALTIES
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 5.
DIVISION I
MONETARY ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 5.
13.1. A monetary administrative penalty of $250 in the case of a natural person or $1,000 in other cases may be imposed on any person who fails
(0.1)  to keep, as provided for in section 2.8, the characterization study required by section 2.12 for at least 5 years following the end of the exempted activity;
(1)  to keep an analysis report produced by an accredited laboratory for the period provided for in the third paragraph of section 8;
(2)  to transmit to the Minister the attestation of conformity required under the second paragraph of section 9, according to the frequency provided for in that section.
O.C. 679-2013, s. 1; 797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 6.
13.2. A monetary administrative penalty of $350 in the case of a natural person or $1,500 in other cases may be imposed on any person who fails
(1)  to communicate to the Minister, as provided for in sections 2.3 and 2.6, any change to the information sent pursuant to section 2.2 or 2.5, as soon as possible;
(2)  to enter in a logbook the information provided for in the second paragraph of section 2.10 or to attach to the logbook the analysis reports that were used to perform the characterization study of soils in accordance with the third paragraph of that section;
(3)  to keep the logbook or to make it available to the Minister for at least 5 years after the project of reclamation of soils has ended, in accordance with section 2.11;
(4)  to send to the Minister an analysis report made under section 8, in accordance with the first paragraph of section 9;
(5)  to send to the Minister a notice containing the information and document required by section 13.0.1, within the time prescribed therein.
O.C. 679-2013, s. 1; 797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 7.
13.3. A monetary administrative penalty of $500 in the case of a natural person or $2,500 in other cases may be imposed on any person who fails
(0.1)  to verify the acceptability of the soils before they are received, in the cases and on the conditions provided for in section 2.10;
(0.2)  to collect or have analyzed the samples covered by the fourth paragraph of section 2.10, in the cases and on the conditions provided for in the fourth and fifth paragraphs of that section or to enter, as required in the sixth paragraph of that section, the results of the analysis of those samples in the logbook covered by the second paragraph of that section;
(1)  to sample groundwater, on the conditions and according to the frequency provided for in section 7 or have those samples analyzed by a laboratory accredited by the Minister in accordance with the first paragraph of section 8;
(2)  to transmit to the Minister a groundwater monitoring program and the opinion of a professional, within the time prescribed and according to the conditions provided for in section 11;
(3)  to review and update a groundwater monitoring program for the purposes and according to the frequency provided for in section 13 or to send the program to the Minister within the time provided for in that section.
O.C. 679-2013, s. 1; 797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 8.
13.4. 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
(1)  to carry on the monitoring of groundwater quality in accordance with section 4;
(2)  to install a well system to monitor groundwater quality that complies with the requirements of section 6.
O.C. 679-2013, s. 1.
13.5. A monetary administrative penalty of $1,000 in the case of a natural person and $5,000 in other cases may be imposed on any person who fails
(1)  to perform a characterization study in accordance with the first paragraph of section 2.12 and to comply with the requirement provided for in the second paragraph of that section;
(2)  to mention, in the analysis report referred to in the second paragraph of section 8, an excess of the limit value or to inform the Minister thereof as soon as possible, in accordance with the second paragraph of section 8;
(3)  to comply with the prohibition provided for in the first paragraph of section 13.0.2 or that provided for in section 13.0.3;
(4)  to comply with the requirement provided for in the third paragraph of section 13.0.2.
O.C. 679-2013, s. 1; 797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 9.
DIVISION II
PENAL SANCTIONS
797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 10.
14. Every person who contravenes section 2.8, the third paragraph of section 8 or the second paragraph of section 9 commits an offence and is liable, in the case of a natural person, to a fine of $1,000 to $100,000 or, in other cases, to a fine of $3,000 to $600,000.
O.C. 216-2003, s. 14; O.C. 679-2013, s. 2; 797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 11.
14.1. Every person who contravenes section 2.3, 2.6, the second or third paragraph of section 2.10, section 2.11, the first paragraph of section 9 or section 13.0.1 commits an offence and is liable, in the case of a natural person, to a fine of $2,000 to $100,000 or, in other cases, to a fine of $6,000 to $600,000.
O.C. 679-2013, s. 2; 797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 12.
14.2. Every person who contravenes the fourth, fifth or sixth paragraph of section 2.10, section 7, the first paragraph of section 8 or section 11 or 13 commits an offence and is liable, in the case of a natural person, to a fine of $2,500 to $250,000 or, in other cases, to a fine of $7,500 to $1,500,000.
O.C. 679-2013, s. 2; 797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 13.
14.3. Every person who contravenes section 4 or 6 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. 679-2013, s. 2.
14.4. Every person who
(1)  contravenes the first paragraph of section 2.10, section 2.12, the second paragraph of section 8 or section 13.0.2 or 13.0.3,
(2)  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. 679-2013, s. 2; 797-2019O.C. 797-2019, s. 14.
14.5. Every person who contravenes any other requirement imposed by this Regulation also commits an offence and is liable, where no other penalty is provided for by this Regulation or the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2), to a fine of $1,000 to $100,000 in the case of a natural person or, in other cases, to a fine of $3,000 to $600,000.
O.C. 679-2013, s. 2.
15. This Regulation applies to the immovables in a reserved area or an agricultural zone established under the Act respecting the preservation of agricultural land and agricultural activities (chapter P-41.1).
O.C. 216-2003, s. 15.
16. (Omitted).
O.C. 216-2003, s. 16.
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Contaminants Limit values
mg/kg of soil
(dry matter)

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I- METALS AND METALLOIDS
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Silver (Ag) 20
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Arsenic (As) 30
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Barium (Ba) 500
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Cadmium (Cd) 5
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Cobalt (Co) 50
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Chromium (Cr) 250
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Copper (Cu) 100
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Tin (Sn) 50
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Manganese (Mn) 1000
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Mercury (Hg) 2
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Molybdenum (Mo) 10
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Nickel (Ni) 100
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Lead (Pb) 500
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Selenium (Se) 3
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Zinc (Zn) 500
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II- OTHER INORGANIC COMPOUNDS
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Available bromide (Br-) 50
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Available cyanide (CN-) 10
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Total cyanide (CN-) 50
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Available fluoride (F-) 400
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III- VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
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Monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
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Benzene 0.5
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Monochlorobenzene 1
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1,2-Dichlorobenzene 1
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1,3-Dichlorobenzene 1
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1,4-Dichlorobenzene 1
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Ethylbenzene 5
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Styrene 5
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Toluene 3
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Xylenes 5
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Chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons
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Chloroform 5
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1,1-Dichloroethane 5
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1,2-Dichloroethane 5
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1,1-Dichloroethylene 5
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1,2-Dichloroethylene (cis and trans) 5
________________________________________________

Dicholoromethane 5
________________________________________________

1,2-Dichloropropane 5
________________________________________________

1,3-Dichloropropylene (cis and trans) 5
________________________________________________

1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane 5
________________________________________________

Tetrachloroethylene 5
________________________________________________

Carbon tetrachloride 5
________________________________________________

1,1,1-Trichloroethane 5
________________________________________________

1,1,2-Trichloroethane 5
________________________________________________

Trichloroethylene 5
________________________________________________

IV- PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS
________________________________________________

Non-chlorinated
________________________________________________

Cresol (ortho, meta, para) 1
________________________________________________

2,4-Dimethylphenol 1
________________________________________________

2-Nitrophenol 1
________________________________________________

4-Nitrophenol 1
________________________________________________

Phenol 1
________________________________________________

Chlorinated
________________________________________________

Chlorophenol (2-, 3-, or 4-) 0.5
________________________________________________

2,3-Dichlorophenol 0.5
________________________________________________

2,4-Dichlorophenol 0.5
________________________________________________

2,5-Dichlorophenol 0.5
________________________________________________

2,6-Dichlorophenol 0.5
________________________________________________

3,4-Dichlorophenol 0.5
________________________________________________

3,5-Dichlorophenol 0.5
________________________________________________

Pentachlorophenol (PCP) 0.5
________________________________________________

2,3,4,5-Tetrachlorophenol 0.5
________________________________________________

2,3,4,6-Tetrachlorophenol 0.5
________________________________________________

2,3,5,6-Tetrachlorophenol 0.5
________________________________________________

2,3,4-Trichlorophenol 0.5
________________________________________________

2,3,5-Trichlorophenol 0.5
________________________________________________

2,3,6-Trichlorophenol 0.5
________________________________________________

2,4,5-Trichlorophenol 0.5
________________________________________________

2,4,6-Trichlorophenol 0.5
________________________________________________

3,4,5-Trichlorophenol 0.5
________________________________________________

V- POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS
________________________________________________

Acenaphtene 10
________________________________________________

Acenaphtylene 10
________________________________________________

Anthracene 10
________________________________________________

Benzo (a) anthracene 1
________________________________________________

Benzo (a) pyrene 1
________________________________________________

Benzo (b + j + k) fluoranthene 1
(combination or each)
________________________________________________

Benzo (c) phenanthrene 1
________________________________________________

Benzo (g,h,i) perylene 1
________________________________________________

Chrysene 1
________________________________________________

Dibenzo (a,h) anthracene 1
________________________________________________

Dibenzo (a,i) pyrene 1
________________________________________________

Dibenzo (a,h) pyrene 1
________________________________________________

Dibenzo (a,l) pyrene 1
________________________________________________

7,12-Dimethylbenzo (a) anthracene 1
________________________________________________

Fluoranthene 10
________________________________________________

Fluorene 10
________________________________________________

Indeno (1,2,3-cd) pyrene 1
________________________________________________

3-Methylcholanthrene 1
________________________________________________

Naphtalene 5
________________________________________________

1-Methylnaphtalene 1
________________________________________________

2-Methylnaphtalene 1
________________________________________________

1,3-Dimethylnaphtalene 1
________________________________________________

2,3,5-Trimethylnaphtalene 1
________________________________________________

Phenanthrene 5
________________________________________________

Pyrene 10
________________________________________________

VI- NON-CHLORINATED BENZENE COMPOUNDS
________________________________________________

2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene (TNT) 0.04
________________________________________________

VII- CHLOROBENZENES
________________________________________________

Hexachlorobenzene 2
________________________________________________

Pentachlorobenzene 2
________________________________________________

1,2,3,4-Tetrachlorobenzene 2
________________________________________________

1,2,3,5-Tetrachlorobenzene 2
________________________________________________

1,2,4,5-Tetrachlorobenzene 2
________________________________________________

1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene 2
________________________________________________

1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene 2
________________________________________________

1,3,5-Trichlorobenzene 2
________________________________________________

VIII- POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCB)
________________________________________________

Summation of the congeners 1
________________________________________________

IX- PESTICIDES
________________________________________________

Tebuthiuron 50
________________________________________________

X- OTHER ORGANIC SUBSTANCES
________________________________________________

Acrylonitrile 1
________________________________________________

Ethylene glycol 97
________________________________________________

Formaldehyde 100
________________________________________________

Dibutyl phtalate 6
________________________________________________

XI- INTEGRATING PARAMETERS
________________________________________________

Petroleum hydrocarbons C to C 700
10 50
________________________________________________

XII- DIOXINS AND FURANS
________________________________________________

Summation of chlorodibenzodioxins 1.5 x 10-5
and chlorodibenzofurans expressed
in toxic equivalents 2,3,7,8-TCDD
(NATO, 1988)
________________________________________________
O.C. 216-2003. Sch. I.
________________________________________________

Contaminants Limit values
mg/kg of soil
(dry matter)

________________________________________________

I- METALS AND METALLOIDS
________________________________________________

Silver (Ag) 40
________________________________________________

Arsenic (As) 50
________________________________________________

Barium (Ba) 2,000
________________________________________________

Cadmium (Cd) 20
________________________________________________

Cobalt (Co) 300
________________________________________________

Chromium (Cr) 800
________________________________________________

Copper (Cu) 500
________________________________________________

Tin (Sn) 300
________________________________________________

Manganese (Mn) 2,200
________________________________________________

Mercury (Hg) 10
________________________________________________

Molybdenum (Mo) 40
________________________________________________

Nickel (Ni) 500
________________________________________________

Lead (Pb) 1,000
________________________________________________

Selenium (Se) 10
________________________________________________

Zinc (Zn) 1,500
________________________________________________

II- OTHER INORGANIC COMPOUNDS
________________________________________________

Available bromide (Br-) 300
________________________________________________

Available cyanide (CN-) 100
________________________________________________

Total cyanide (CN-) 500
________________________________________________

Available fluoride (F-) 2,000
________________________________________________

III- VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
________________________________________________

Monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
________________________________________________

Benzene 5
________________________________________________

Chlorobenzene (mono) 10
________________________________________________

1,2-Dichlorobenzene 10
________________________________________________

1,3-Dichlorobenzene 10
________________________________________________

1,4-Dichlorobenzene 10
________________________________________________

Ethylbenzene 50
________________________________________________

Styrene 50
________________________________________________

Toluene 30
________________________________________________

Xylenes 50
________________________________________________

Chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons
________________________________________________

Chloroform 50
________________________________________________

1,1-Dichloroethane 50
________________________________________________

1,2-Dichloroethane 50
________________________________________________

1,1-Dichloroethylene 50
________________________________________________

1,2-Dichloroethylene (cis and trans) 50
________________________________________________

Dichloromethane 50
________________________________________________

1,2-Dichloropropane 50
________________________________________________

1,3-Dichloropropylene (cis and trans) 50
________________________________________________

1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane 50
________________________________________________

Tetrachloroethylene 50
________________________________________________

Carbon tetrachloride 50
________________________________________________

1,1,1-Trichloroethane 50
________________________________________________

1,1,2-Trichloroethane 50
________________________________________________

Trichloroethylene 50
________________________________________________

IV- PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS
________________________________________________

Non-chlorinated
________________________________________________

Cresol (ortho, meta, para) 10
________________________________________________

2,4-Dimethylphenol 10
________________________________________________

2-Nitrophenol 10
________________________________________________

4-Nitrophenol 10
________________________________________________

Phenol 10
________________________________________________

Chlorinated
________________________________________________

Chlorophenol (2-, 3-, or 4-) 5
________________________________________________

2,3-Dichlorophenol 5
________________________________________________

2,4-Dichlorophenol 5
________________________________________________

2,5-Dichlorophenol 5
________________________________________________

2,6-Dichlorophenol 5
________________________________________________

3,4-Dichlorophenol 5
________________________________________________

3,5-Dichlorophenol 5
________________________________________________

Pentachlorophenol (PCP) 5
________________________________________________

2,3,4,5-Tetrachlorophenol 5
________________________________________________

2,3,4,6-Tetrachlorophenol 5
________________________________________________

2,3,5,6-Tetrachlorophenol 5
________________________________________________

2,3,4-Trichlorophenol 5
________________________________________________

2,3,5-Trichlorophenol 5
________________________________________________

2,3,6-Trichlorophenol 5
________________________________________________

2,4,5-Trichlorophenol 5
________________________________________________

2,4,6-Trichlorophenol 5
________________________________________________

3,4,5-Trichlorophenol 5
________________________________________________

V- POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS
________________________________________________

Acenaphtene 100
________________________________________________

Acenaphtylene 100
________________________________________________

Anthracene 100
________________________________________________

Benzo (a) anthracene 10
________________________________________________

Benzo (a) pyrene 10
________________________________________________

Benzo (b + j + k) fluoranthene 10
(combination or each)
________________________________________________

Benzo (c) phenanthrene 10
________________________________________________

Benzo (g,h,i) perylene 10
________________________________________________

Chrysene 10
________________________________________________

Dibenzo (a,h) anthracene 10
________________________________________________

Dibenzo (a,i) pyrene 10
________________________________________________

Dibenzo (a,h) pyrene 10
________________________________________________

Dibenzo (a,l) pyrene 10
________________________________________________

7,12-Dimethylbenzo (a) anthracene 10
________________________________________________

Fluoranthene 100
________________________________________________

Fluorene 100
________________________________________________

Indeno (1,2,3-cd) pyrene 10
________________________________________________

3-Methylcholanthrene 10
________________________________________________

Naphtalene 50
________________________________________________

1-Methylnaphtalene 10
________________________________________________

2-Methylnaphtalene 10
________________________________________________

1,3-Dimethylnaphtalene 10
________________________________________________

2,3,5-Trimethylnaphtalene 10
________________________________________________

Phenanthrene 50
________________________________________________

Pyrene 100
________________________________________________

VI- NON-CHLORINATED BENZENE COMPOUNDS
________________________________________________

2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene (TNT) 1.7
________________________________________________

VII- CHLOROBENZENES
________________________________________________

Hexachlorobenzene 10
________________________________________________

Pentachlorobenzene 10
________________________________________________

1,2,3,4-Tetrachlorobenzene 10
________________________________________________

1,2,3,5-Tetrachlorobenzene 10
________________________________________________

1,2,4,5-Tetrachlorobenzene 10
________________________________________________

1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene 10
________________________________________________

1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene 10
________________________________________________

1,3,5-Trichlorobenzene 10
________________________________________________

VIII- POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCB)
________________________________________________

Summation of the congeners 10
________________________________________________

IX- PESTICIDES
________________________________________________

Tebuthiuron 3,600
________________________________________________

X- OTHER ORGANIC SUBSTANCES
________________________________________________

Acrylonitrile 5
________________________________________________

Ethylene glycol 411
________________________________________________

Formaldehyde 125
________________________________________________

Dibutyl phtalate 70,000
________________________________________________

XI- INTEGRATING PARAMETERS
________________________________________________

Petroleum hydrocarbons C to C 3,500
10 50
________________________________________________

XII- DIOXINS AND FURANS
________________________________________________

Summation of chlorodibenzodioxins 7.5 x 10-4
and chlorodibenzofurans expressed
in toxic equivalents 2,3,7,8-TCDD
(NATO, 1988)
________________________________________________
O.C. 216-2003, Sch. II.
_________________________________________________________________________________

NAICS* Categories of industrial
Code and commercial activities

_________________________________________________________________________________

21111 Oil and Gas Extraction
_________________________________________________________________________________

21221 Iron Ore Mining or Processing
_________________________________________________________________________________

21222 Gold and Silver Ore Mining or Processing
_________________________________________________________________________________

21223 Copper, Nickel, Lead and Zinc Ore Mining or Processing
_________________________________________________________________________________

21229 Other Metal Ore Mining or Processing
_________________________________________________________________________________

212394 Asbestos Ore Mining or Processing
_________________________________________________________________________________

221112 Electric Power Generation (from Fuel Oil or Diesel)
_________________________________________________________________________________

221122 Electric Power Distribution (Transformer Stations Only)
_________________________________________________________________________________

22133 Steam Supply (from Fuel Oil or Diesel)
_________________________________________________________________________________

31323 Nonwoven Fabric Mills
_________________________________________________________________________________

3133 Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating
_________________________________________________________________________________

31411 Carpet and Rug Mills
_________________________________________________________________________________

31611 Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing
_________________________________________________________________________________

321111 Sawmills (except Shingle and Shake Mills)
_________________________________________________________________________________

321114 Wood Preservation
_________________________________________________________________________________

321211 Hardwood Veneer and Plywood Mills
_________________________________________________________________________________

321212 Softwood Veneer and Plywood Mills
_________________________________________________________________________________

321216 Particle Board and Fibreboard Mills
_________________________________________________________________________________

321217 Waferboard Mills
_________________________________________________________________________________

32211 Pulp Mills
_________________________________________________________________________________

322121 Paper (except Newsprint) Mills
_________________________________________________________________________________

322122 Newsprint Mills
_________________________________________________________________________________

32213 Paperboard Mills
_________________________________________________________________________________

32411 Petroleum Refineries
_________________________________________________________________________________

324122 Asphalt Shingle and Coating Material Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32419 Other Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing (except Asphaltic
Concrete Manufacturers)
_________________________________________________________________________________

32511 Petrochemical Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32512 Industrial Gas Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32513 Synthetic Dye and Pigment Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32518 Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32519 Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32521 Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32551 Paint and Coating Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32552 Adhesive Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32591 Printing Ink Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32592 Explosives Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

325999 All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

326111 Unsupported Plastic Bag Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

326114 Unsupported Plastic Film and Sheet Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32612 Plastic Pipe, Pipe Fitting and Unsupported Profile Shape Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32613 Laminated Plastic Plate, Sheet and Shape Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32614 Polystyrene Foam Product Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32615 Urethane and Other Foam Product (except Polystyrene) Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32616 Plastic Bottle Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

326193 Motor Vehicle Plastic Parts Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32621 Tire Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32622 Rubber and Plastic Hose and Belting Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32629 Other Rubber Product Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32731 Cement Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

33111 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferro-Alloy Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

33121 Iron and Steel Pipes and Tubes Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
_________________________________________________________________________________

331221 Cold-Rolled Steel Shape Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

331222 Steel Wire Drawing
_________________________________________________________________________________

331313 Primary Production of Alumina and Aluminum
_________________________________________________________________________________

331317 Aluminum Rolling, Drawing, Extruding and Alloying
_________________________________________________________________________________

33141 Non-Ferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Smelting and Refining
_________________________________________________________________________________

33142 Copper Rolling, Drawing, Extruding and Alloying
_________________________________________________________________________________

33149 Non-Ferrous Metal (except Copper and Aluminum) Rolling, Drawing,
Extruding and Alloying
_________________________________________________________________________________

331511 Iron Foundries
_________________________________________________________________________________

331514 Steel Foundries
_________________________________________________________________________________

33152 Non-Ferrous Metal Foundries
_________________________________________________________________________________

33211 Forging and Stamping
_________________________________________________________________________________

332314 Concrete Reinforcing Bar Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

332319 Other Plate Work and Fabricated Structural Product Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

332321 Metal Window and Door Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

332329 Other Ornamental and Architectural Metal Products Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

33241 Power Boiler and Heat Exchanger Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

33243 Metal Can, Box and Other Metal Container Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

332611 Spring (Heavy Gauge) Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

332619 Other Fabricated Wire Product Manufacturing (Gas Welding Rods only)
_________________________________________________________________________________

33271 Machine Shops
_________________________________________________________________________________

33281 Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating and Allied Activities
_________________________________________________________________________________

33291 Metal Valve Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

332999 All Other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

333611 Turbine and Turbine Generator Set Unit Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

335311 Power, Distribution and Specialty Transformers Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

335312 Motor and Generator Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

335315 Switchgear and Switchboard, and Relay and Industrial Control Apparatus
Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

33591 Battery Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

33592 Communication and Energy Wire and Cable Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

33599 All Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

3361 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

33641 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

33651 Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

336611 Ship Building and Repairing
_________________________________________________________________________________

41211 Petroleum Product Wholesaler-Distributors
(Bulk plant or Terminal governed within the meaning of
section 8.01 of the Construction Code)
_________________________________________________________________________________

41531 Used Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Wholesaler-Distributors
_________________________________________________________________________________

41811 Recyclable Metal Wholesaler-Distributors
_________________________________________________________________________________

41839 Agricultural Chemical and Other Farm Supplies Wholesaler-Distributors
_________________________________________________________________________________

41841 Chemical (except Agricultural) and Allied Product Wholesaler-
Distributors
_________________________________________________________________________________

48611 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
_________________________________________________________________________________

48691 Pipeline Transportation of Refined Petroleum Products (except Natural
Gas)
_________________________________________________________________________________

48699 All Other Pipeline Transportation (except Natural Gas)
_________________________________________________________________________________

488119 Other Airport Operations (except Air Traffic Control)
_________________________________________________________________________________

48819 Other Air Transport Support Activities
_________________________________________________________________________________

48821 Support Activities for Rail Transportation
_________________________________________________________________________________

48831 Port and Harbour Operations (Lighthouses, Wharves and Ports)
_________________________________________________________________________________

48832 Marine Cargo Handling
_________________________________________________________________________________

811199 All Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance (only Bus, Truck and
Heavy Vehicle Fleets and Motor Vehicle Dealers)
_________________________________________________________________________________

Motor Fuel Dispensing Outlets Using High-Risk Petroleum Equipment,
as defined by section 8.01 of the Construction Code
_________________________________________________________________________________

Contaminated Soil or Dangerous
Substance or Hazardous Material Treatment Centres
_________________________________________________________________________________

Contaminated Soil or Dangerous
Substance or Hazardous Material Transfer Stations
_________________________________________________________________________________

Contaminated Soil or Dangerous
Substance or Hazardous Material Disposal Sites
_________________________________________________________________________________

Snow Elimination Sites
(governed by the Regulation respecting
snow elimination sites (chapter Q-2, r. 31))
_________________________________________________________________________________
___________
* The numbers entered for each category of industrial and commercial activity referred to in this Schedule correspond to the codes assigned by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The description of those categories of activities contained in the document entitled “North American Industry Classification System 1997” published by Statistics Canada (Catalogue no. 12-501-XPF, 1998, 953 pages, ISBN 0-660-95794-9) applies for the purposes of this Regulation.
O.C. 216-2003, Sch. III; O.C. 797-2019, s. 15.
SCHEDULE IV
(ss. 4 and 10)
_________________________________________________________________________________

NAICS* Categories of industrial and
Code commercial activities

_________________________________________________________________________________

21111 Oil and Gas Extraction
_________________________________________________________________________________

21221 Iron Ore Mining
(50,000 Tons or More of Ore Per Year)
_________________________________________________________________________________

21222 Gold and Silver Ore Mining
(50,000 Tons or More of Ore Per Year)
_________________________________________________________________________________

21223 Copper, Nickel, Lead and Zinc Ore Mining
(50,000 Tons or More of Ore Per Year)
_________________________________________________________________________________

21229 Other Metal Ore Mining
(50,000 Tons or More of Ore Per Year)
_________________________________________________________________________________

212394 Asbestos Ore Mining
(50,000 Tons or More of Ore Per Year)
_________________________________________________________________________________

221112 Electric Power Generation
(from Fuel Oil or Diesel)
_________________________________________________________________________________

22133 Steam Supply (from Fuel Oil or Diesel)
_________________________________________________________________________________

31611 Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing
_________________________________________________________________________________

321114 Wood Preservation
_________________________________________________________________________________

321216 Particle Board and Fibreboard Mills
_________________________________________________________________________________

321217 Waferboard Mills
_________________________________________________________________________________

32211 Pulp Mills
_________________________________________________________________________________

322121 Paper (except Newsprint) Mills
_________________________________________________________________________________

322122 Newsprint Mills
_________________________________________________________________________________

32213 Paperboard Mills
_________________________________________________________________________________

32411 Petroleum Refineries
_________________________________________________________________________________

324122 Asphalt Shingle and Coating Material Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32419 Other Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing (except Asphaltic
Concrete Manufacturers)
_________________________________________________________________________________

32511 Petrochemical Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32512 Industrial Gas Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32513 Synthetic Dye and Pigment Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32518 Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32519 Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32521 Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32551 Paint and Coating Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32552 Adhesive Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32591 Printing Ink Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32592 Explosives Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

325999 All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

32621 Tire Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

33111 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferro-Alloy Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

33121 Iron and Steel Pipes and Tubes
Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
_________________________________________________________________________________

331221 Cold-Rolled Steel Shape Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

331313 Primary Production of Alumina and Aluminum
_________________________________________________________________________________

33141 Non-Ferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Smelting and Refining
_________________________________________________________________________________

331511 Iron Foundries
_________________________________________________________________________________

331514 Steel Foundries
_________________________________________________________________________________

33152 Non-Ferrous Metal Foundries
_________________________________________________________________________________

332619 Other Fabricated Wire Product Manufacturing (Gas Welding Rods only)
_________________________________________________________________________________

33281 Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating and Allied Activities
_________________________________________________________________________________

33591 Battery Manufacturing
_________________________________________________________________________________

41211 Petroleum Product Wholesaler-Distributors
(Bulk plant or Terminal governed within the meaning of
section 8.01 of the Construction Code)
_________________________________________________________________________________

488119 Other Airport Operations (except Air Traffic Control)
_________________________________________________________________________________

Contaminated Soil or Dangerous Substance or Hazardous Material
Treatment Centres
_________________________________________________________________________________
___________
* The numbers entered for each category of industrial and commercial activity referred to in this Schedule correspond to the codes assigned by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The description of those categories of activities contained in the document entitled “North American Industry Classification System 1997” published by Statistics Canada (Catalogue no. 12-501-XPF, 1998, 953 pages, ISBN 0-660-95794-9) applies for the purposes of this Regulation.
O.C. 216-2003, Sch. IV.
SCHEDULE V
(ss. 4, 5 and 8)
________________________________________________________________________

Contaminants Limit values
µg/L

________________________________________________________________________

METALS AND METALLOIDS
________________________________________________________________________

Antimony* (Sb) 6
________________________________________________________________________

Arsenic* (As) 25
________________________________________________________________________

Silver (Ag) 100
________________________________________________________________________

Barium* (Ba) 1,000
________________________________________________________________________

Boron* (B) 5,000
________________________________________________________________________

Cadmium* (Cd) 5
________________________________________________________________________

Total Chromium* (Cr) 50
________________________________________________________________________

Copper (Cu) 1,000
________________________________________________________________________

Manganese (Mn) 50
________________________________________________________________________

Mercury* (Hg) 1
________________________________________________________________________

Molybdenum (Mo) 70
________________________________________________________________________

Nickel (Ni) 20
________________________________________________________________________

Lead* (Pb) 10
________________________________________________________________________

Selenium* (Se) 10
________________________________________________________________________

Uranium* (U) 20
________________________________________________________________________

Zinc (Zn) 5,000
________________________________________________________________________

OTHER INORGANIC COMPOUNDS
________________________________________________________________________

Bromates* 10
________________________________________________________________________

Chloramines* 3,000
________________________________________________________________________

Cyanides* 200
________________________________________________________________________

Fluorides* 1,500
________________________________________________________________________

Nitrates + Nitrites 10,000
(expressed in N)*
________________________________________________________________________

Nitrites* (NO2-) 1,000
________________________________________________________________________

Sulfides (H2S) 50
________________________________________________________________________

VOLATILE MONOCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS
________________________________________________________________________

Benzene* 5
________________________________________________________________________

1,2-Dichlorobenzene* 200
________________________________________________________________________

1,4-Dichlorobenzene* 5
________________________________________________________________________

Ethylbenzene 2.4
________________________________________________________________________

Monochlorobenzene* 80
________________________________________________________________________

Styrene 20
________________________________________________________________________

Toluene 24
________________________________________________________________________

Xylenes 300
________________________________________________________________________

VOLATILE CHLORINATED ALIPHATIC HYDROCARBONS
________________________________________________________________________

Vinyl chloride* 2
________________________________________________________________________

1,2-Dichloroethane* 5
________________________________________________________________________

1,1-Dichloroethylene* 14
________________________________________________________________________

1,2-Dichloroethylene (cis and trans) 50
________________________________________________________________________

1,2-Dichloropropane 5
________________________________________________________________________

1,3-Dichloropropylene (cis and trans) 2
________________________________________________________________________

Dichloromethane* 50
________________________________________________________________________

Tetrachloroethylene* 30
________________________________________________________________________

Carbon tetrachloride* 5
________________________________________________________________________

1,1,1-Trichloroethane 200
________________________________________________________________________

1,1,2-Trichloroethane 5
________________________________________________________________________

Trichloroethylene* 50
________________________________________________________________________

CHLOROBENZENES
________________________________________________________________________

Hexachlorobenzene 0.1
________________________________________________________________________

Trichlorobenzenes (total) 20
________________________________________________________________________

NON-CHLORINATED PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS
________________________________________________________________________

Phenol index 2
________________________________________________________________________

CHLORINATED PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS
________________________________________________________________________

2,4-Dichlorophenol* 900
________________________________________________________________________

Pentachlorophenol* (PCP) 60
________________________________________________________________________

2,3,4,6-Tetrachlorophenol* 100
________________________________________________________________________

2,4,6-Trichlorophenol* 5
________________________________________________________________________

POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS
________________________________________________________________________

Benzo (a) pyrene* 0.01
________________________________________________________________________

POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCB)
________________________________________________________________________

Summation of the congeners 0.5
________________________________________________________________________

PESTICIDES
________________________________________________________________________

Aldicarb and its metabolites* 9
________________________________________________________________________

Aldrin and dieldrin* 0.7
________________________________________________________________________

Atrazine and its metabolites* 5
________________________________________________________________________

Azinphos-methyl* 20
________________________________________________________________________

Bendiocarb* 40
________________________________________________________________________

Bromoxynil* 5
________________________________________________________________________

Carbaryl* 90
________________________________________________________________________

Carbofuran* 90
________________________________________________________________________

Chlorpyrifos* 90
________________________________________________________________________

Cyanazine* 10
________________________________________________________________________

Diazinon* 20
________________________________________________________________________

Dicamba* 120
________________________________________________________________________

2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic 100
acid (2,4-D)*
________________________________________________________________________

Diclofop-methyl* 9
________________________________________________________________________

Dimethoate* 20
________________________________________________________________________

Dinoseb* 10
________________________________________________________________________

Diquat* 70
________________________________________________________________________

Diuron* 150
________________________________________________________________________

Glyphosate* 280
________________________________________________________________________

Malathion* 190
________________________________________________________________________

Methoxychlor* 900
________________________________________________________________________

Metolachlor* 50
________________________________________________________________________

Metribuzin* 80
________________________________________________________________________

Paraquat (in dichlorides)* 10
________________________________________________________________________

Parathion* 50
________________________________________________________________________

Phorate* 2
________________________________________________________________________

Picloram* 190
________________________________________________________________________

Simazine* 10
________________________________________________________________________

Terbufos* 1
________________________________________________________________________

Trifluralin* 45
________________________________________________________________________

OTHER ORGANIC SUBSTANCES
________________________________________________________________________

Nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA)* 400
________________________________________________________________________

Formaldehyde 900
________________________________________________________________________

Total trihalomethanes* 80
(chloroform, bromodichloromethane,
chlorodibromomethane and bromoform)
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* Those substances correspond to the substances taken into account for the purposes of the Regulation respecting the quality of drinking water (chapter Q-2, r. 40).
O.C. 216-2003, Sch. V.
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O.C. 216-2003, 2003 G.O. 2, 1153
O.C. 1294-2011, 2011 G.O. 2, 3739
O.C. 679-2013, 2013 G.O. 2, 1803
797-2019, 2019 G.O. 2, 1727O.C. 797-2019, 2019 G.O. 2, 1727