Q-2, r. 46 - Regulation respecting contaminated soil storage and contaminated soil transfer stations

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chapter Q-2, r. 46
Regulation respecting contaminated soil storage and contaminated soil transfer stations
ENVIRONMENT QUALITY — STORAGE AND TRANSFER STATIONS — CONTAMINATED SOIL
Environment Quality Act
(chapter Q-2, ss. 31, 31.69, 86, 115.27, 115.34 and 124.1).
Q-2
December 30 1899
CHAPTER I
GENERAL
1. The purpose of this Regulation is to protect the environment against pollution related to the handling of contaminated soils.
It establishes rules for contaminated soil storage and the establishment, operation and closure of contaminated soil transfer stations.
Subject to section 4, the contaminated soils to which this Regulation applies are soils that contain contaminants in a concentration greater than the limit values in Schedule I. In addition, for the purposes of Chapter III, soils containing contaminants listed in Schedule III are also covered by this Regulation.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 1; 796-2019O.C. 796-2019, s. 1.
2. The following definitions apply to this Regulation.
“Contaminated soil transfer station” means any facility that receives contaminated soils to be stored temporarily before being transferred to a treatment site authorized under the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2) where they are to be totally or partially decontaminated. (centre de transfert de sols contaminés)
“100-year flood line” means the line that corresponds to the limit line of a flood likely to occur once every 100 years. (ligne d’inondation de récurrence de 100 ans)
In addition, for the purposes of this Regulation,
(1)  watercourse or body of water includes marshes and swamps but excludes intermittent watercourses;
(2)  soil includes sediments extracted from a watercourse or body of water; and
(3)  an increase in storage capacity is included in the enlargement of a storage site or a transfer station.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 2.
3. The provisions of this Regulation relating to the storage of contaminated soils do not operate to replace the provisions governing
(1)  the treatment of contaminated soils;
(2)  the landfilling of contaminated soils;
(3)  the landfilling of residual materials;
(4)  the final disposal of hazardous materials; or
(5)  tailings areas.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 3.
4. The disposal of or permission to dispose of soils containing contaminants in a concentration equal to or less than the limit values in Schedule I, on or in soils having a contaminant concentration lower than the contaminant concentration in the soils disposed of is prohibited.
The disposal of or permission to dispose of such soils on or in land to be used for housing is also prohibited.
The prohibition referred to in the first paragraph does not apply where soils are disposed of
(1)  on or in the site of origin;
(2)  on or in the site of the source contamination activity; or
(3)  on or in sites other than those referred to in subparagraph 1 or 2 and that are used
(a)  for the redevelopment and restoration of a quarry in accordance with the Regulation respecting sand pits and quarries (chapter Q-2, r. 7.1);
(b)  for reclamation purposes in connection with a project where the disposal is authorized by the Minister under subdivision 1 of Division II of Chapter IV of Title I of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2).
The prohibition provided for in the second paragraph does not apply where soils are disposed of
(1)  on or in the sites referred to in subparagraph 1 or 2 of the third paragraph; or
(2)  on or in sites other than those referred to in subparagraph 1 of the third paragraph and that are used as backfill in connection with land rehabilitation work in accordance with the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2), and if their contaminant concentration is equal to or lower than the contaminant concentration in the host soils.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 4; 237-2019O.C. 237-2019, s. 1; 796-2019O.C. 796-2019, s. 2.
4.1. Where a disposal of soils is made in contravention of section 4, the owner, the lessee or any other person in charge of the site where soils were disposed of is required to take the necessary measures so that they are disposed of on or in a site covered
(1)  by the third or fourth paragraph of that section, to the extent where the requirements provided for therein are complied with; or
(2)  by an authorization, a declaration of compliance, an exemption or by the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2) or the regulations made thereunder.
796-2019O.C. 796-2019, s. 2.
5. Unless required for an authorized treatment, at no time may contaminated soils be mixed with clean soils or with soils or materials having a different contaminant concentration so that the overall contamination level would change and permit disposal of the soils in a less restrictive manner or, because of the mixing of soils having different contamination levels or different structures, decontamination would be made more difficult.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 5.
CHAPTER II
CONTAMINATED SOIL STORAGE
DIVISION I
GENERAL
6. Subject to section 11, a person who carries out or has soil excavation carried out may not store contaminated soils elsewhere than on the site of origin or of contamination.
In addition, no contaminated soils may be shipped by the person to a location in Québec other than a site legally authorized to receive such soils, namely
(1)  a contaminated soil transfer station;
(2)  a contaminated soil storage site;
(3)  a contaminated soil treatment site;
(4)  a contaminated soil landfill;
(5)  a residual materials landfill;
(6)  a site for the final disposal of hazardous materials; or
(7)  tailings areas, but only if the soils are soils whose metal and metalloid contamination results from the activities of the enterprise responsible for the tailings area.
The operator or any other person responsible for a site listed in the second paragraph must issue a document to the person who had the soil excavation carried out certifying the receipt and quantity in weight of the contaminated soils. That latter person must keep the document for a minimum of 2 years and make it available to the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks.
If the person who had the soil excavation carried out ships contaminated soils to a site listed in the second paragraph and the person is also the operator of the site, the person must, in lieu of the document referred to in the third paragraph, keep a logbook in which the soil excavation site and the quantity in weight of the contaminated soils shipped to the soil disposal site are entered. The person must keep the logbook for a minimum of 2 years and make it available to the Minister.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 6; 796-2019O.C. 796-2019, s. 3.
7. Soils containing volatile organic compounds in a concentration equal to or greater than the concentrations in Part III of Schedule II must not be handled without the necessary precautions having been taken to prevent a release of soil contaminants into the atmosphere.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 7.
8. A contractor who, within the same field of activities and in the normal course of the activities, is likely to contaminate small volumes of soil in various locations may recover, ship and store the soil on one of the contractor’s sites or similar sites on the following conditions:
(1)  the contractor must inform the Minister in writing of the situation referred to in this section and indicate the sites on which the soils are stored;
(2)  the contractor must enter in a logbook the locations where soils were contaminated because of the operation of the contractor’s enterprise, and the subsequent destination of the soils; the logbook must be kept and made available to the Minister for 5 years;
(3)  the volume of soils excavated or stored must not exceed 50 m3 per site;
(4)  the soils must be placed in closed and leak-proof containers that must be placed on an impermeable surface protected from bad weather; and
(5)  the maximum storage time is 180 days.
For the purposes of the first paragraph, “similar site” means any site the contractor goes to in the normal course of activities and for which the contractor has obtained a written authorization from the owner of the site to store contaminated soils on the conditions set out in subparagraphs 3 to 5 of the first paragraph.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 8.
9. Any person who, following an accidental spill, recovers contaminated soils for which the contamination level is unknown must inform the Minister and subparagraphs 3 to 5 of the first paragraph of section 8 then apply.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 9.
10. If, because of linear projects or area of the site, it is impossible to store contaminated soils on the site of origin, the authorization issued under the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2) must indicate the sites where the soils may be stored and the storage conditions.
If contaminated soils are discovered unexpectedly and the authorization mentioned in the first paragraph does not cover the sites and storage conditions, or an authorization was not required under the Act, and it is impossible because of the linear projects or area of the site to store the soils on the sites of origin, the soils may be stored on another site on the following conditions:
(1)  a notice must be given to the Minister not later than 10 days after excavation of the soils; and
(2)  the notice must contain the identity of the person who has the excavation carried out and the date of excavation, an estimate of the volume of soils stored, the sites where the soils are stored and the storage conditions.
The storage conditions must be such that the contaminated soils cannot contaminate the water, air or subjacent soils. In addition, the storage time may not exceed 180 days.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 10.
DIVISION II
STORAGE OF CONTAMINATED SOILS TO BE RECLAIMED
11. The storage, elsewhere than on the site of origin, of contaminated soils to be reclaimed is permitted only if all the concentrations of the substances contained in the soils are equal to or lower than the limit values in Schedule II and there is compliance with the requirements of this Division.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 11.
12. No person may establish, enlarge or operate a contaminated soil storage site without holding a certificate of authorization issued under section 22 of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2).
The certificate is valid for 5 years and may be renewed on application to the Minister made not later than 180 days before the end of the 5-year period.
Information or documents previously filed with the Minister in connection with an application need not be re-filed if the applicant attests to their current accuracy.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 12.
13. A contaminated soil storage site may not be established in the flood plain of a watercourse or a body of water within the 100-year flood line.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 13.
14. The quality of the soils that may be altered because of the storage site must be determined before the site commences operations, in reference to the contaminants likely to be present in the soils to be stored.
The concentration values determined before the site commences operations are to be used as intervention threshold values in the case of an accidental release into the environment and during final restoration of the site.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 14.
15. The quality of the groundwater that may be altered because of the storage site must be determined before the site commences operations, in reference to the contaminants likely to be present in the soils to be stored, and thereafter on an annual basis.
The concentration values determined before the site commences operations are to be used as intervention threshold values should concentration values be exceeded at the time of the annual analysis. For that purpose, section 58 applies, with the necessary modifications. During sampling, the groundwater piezometric level must also be measured. If the values are exceeded, section 60 applies.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 15.
16. Contaminated soils may be stored only on an impermeable floor capable of supporting the soils. The storage area must be laid out so that any run-off liquid is contained.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 16.
17. At least one observation well must be installed in the vicinity of the storage site, downstream of the storage site, so that groundwater quality can be monitored. If the volume of soils stored is to be greater than 1,000 m3, the minimum number of wells is 3, 1 upstream and 2 downstream.
The location of the wells on the land and in the ground must take hydrogeological conditions into account.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 17.
18. Dust dispersal control measures must be taken to limit the impacts from the transport and handling of soils in the vicinity of the storage site.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 18.
19. Every contaminated soil storage site must have, at the entrance,
(1)  a conspicuous sign indicating that the site is a contaminated soil storage site, the name, address and telephone number of the operator and any other person responsible for the site, and, where applicable, the site’s business hours; and
(2)  a barrier or other device preventing access to the site outside business hours or in the absence of an authorized person.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 19.
20. The operator of a contaminated soil storage site must verify the acceptability of soils before they are received. For that purpose, the operator must, on the arrival of every incoming shipment of soil, request from the owner of the soil and enter in an operations logbook the site of origin of the soil, the date and quantity accepted and the concentration of the contaminants it contains.
The operator must also, for each batch of soil and for at least every 100 m3 of contaminated soils accepted, take a single sample with a mass sufficient to make an analysis of all the contaminants among those listed in Schedule II likely to be present in the soils. The results of the analysis must also be entered in the logbook.
The logbook must make it possible at all times to locate the batches of soils received to allow sampling to be performed to verify their acceptability.
For outgoing soils, the operator must enter in the logbook the destination and quantity of the soils and the date on which they are shipped to the site or sites authorized to receive them.
The operator must keep the logbook and make it available to the Minister for 5 years after closure of the storage site.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 20.
21. The maximum volume of contaminated soils in storage at any time cannot exceed 20,000 m3.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 21.
22. The maximum storage time for a specific batch of soils is 12 months.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 22.
23. Contaminated soils must be protected at all times from bad weather.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 23.
24. All run-off liquid from the contaminated soils must be recovered, analyzed and decontaminated if need be. For that purpose, the run-off liquid must be recovered in a leakproof tank protected from rainwater so as to enable determination of the contamination concentration before treatment or discharge.
No run-off liquid may be discharged into the environment unless it conforms to the values determined in the certificate of authorization.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 24.
25. The operator of a contaminated soil storage site must prepare an annual operations report containing a summary of the monitoring program, the results of the analyses under this Division, the data on the quantity of soil accepted, the nature and extent of contamination, the date of acceptance, the origin and destination of the soil and the quantity of outgoing contaminated soil and the date of shipping. The report must be sent to the Minister in January of each year.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 25.
26. The operation of a contaminated soil storage site is subject to a financial guarantee being furnished as provided in Division VIII of Chapter III.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 26.
27. The operator of a contaminated soil storage site must, 60 days before the site is to cease operations, send a notice to the Minister confirming the date of closure.
All contaminated soils must have been transferred by the operator to an authorized site listed in section 6 by the day of closure.
The operator must have a characterization study of the land performed within 6 months after operations have permanently ceased. The study must be sent to the Minister as soon as it is completed.
If the characterization study reveals the presence of contaminants in a concentration exceeding the values determined pursuant to section 14, the operator must take the necessary measures so that the contaminant concentration returns to values equal to or lower than those values. If, however, the values determined pursuant to section 14 were equal to or greater than the limit values in Schedule II, the operator must take the necessary measures to reduce the contaminant concentration to values lower than the values in that Schedule.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 27.
CHAPTER III
CONTAMINATED SOIL TRANSFER STATIONS
DIVISION I
GENERAL
28. A contaminated soil transfer station may accept only soils that are to undergo authorized treatment in Québec or elsewhere to partially or totally decontaminate them.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 28.
29. No contaminated soil transfer station may accept
(1)  soils that contain one or more substances in a concentration equal to or greater than the limit values in Schedule III;
(2)  soils that have a residual materials content exceeding 50%, on a volumetric basis, after segregation;
(3)  soils that contain explosive or radioactive materials within the meaning of section 3 of the Regulation respecting hazardous materials (chapter Q-2, r. 32);
(4)  soils that contain a free liquid, according to a standard test carried out by a laboratory accredited by the Minister under section 118.6 of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2); or
(5)  residual materials or hazardous materials.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 29.
30. No soils containing one or more volatile organic compounds listed in Part III of Schedule III may be accepted by a contaminated soil transfer station unless they are confined in a closed and leakproof container so as to limit their handling and the dispersal of contaminants into the ambient air. The concentration of the compounds must be lower than the limit values in that Schedule.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 30.
31. The maximum volume of contaminated soils in storage at any given time cannot exceed 1,000 m3.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 31.
32. The maximum storage time for any batch of soil is 30 days, except soils containing compounds listed in Part III of Schedule III whose containers must be shipped to a treatment centre authorized to receive them within 7 days after being accepted by the contaminated soil transfer station.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 32.
DIVISION II
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORIZATION
33. No person may establish, enlarge or operate a contaminated soil transfer station without holding a certificate of authorization issued under section 22 of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2).
O.C. 15-2007, s. 33.
34. Every application for a certificate of authorization must include the following information and documents, in addition to those required under section 22 of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2) and the Regulation respecting the application of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2, r. 3):
(1)  identification of the contaminants present in the soils to be received at the transfer station and the maximum storage capacity;
(2)  identification of the locations where gas is to be sampled for analysis, and the sampling frequency;
(3)  an overall plan, to scale, indicating
(a)  the operations site, including the siting of the building, equipment and surface water drainage system;
(b)  the area occupied by the buffer zone required pursuant to section 41 and the area zoning; and
(c)  the names and location of public thoroughfares, access roads both existing and proposed, watercourses and bodies of water within a radius of 1 km and the location of the observation wells on the land and in the ground;
(4)  a description of the observation wells and the surface water drainage system;
(5)  a plan of the building including the location and description of the ventilation, gas treatment, recovery, water decontamination and floor waterproofing systems;
(6)  the location of the soils in the building and identification of the batches of soils stored;
(7)  the manner in which the soils are to be handled on being received and shipped to their treatment destination;
(8)  the measures to be taken to prevent dust dispersal inside and in the vicinity of the site;
(9)  the monitoring, maintenance and cleaning program for the equipment including the frequency of the work to be performed;
(10)  the quality of the groundwater before the establishment of the transfer station as required by section 43;
(11)  the monitoring and control elements required under Division V;
(12)  the report of the observations made at the public meeting and a copy of the public notice published as required by section 36;
(13)  the fees payable pursuant to the Environment Quality Act; and
(14)  the financial guarantee required pursuant to section 63.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 34.
35. No person may establish, enlarge or operate a contaminated soil transfer station without being the owner of the land on which the transfer station and the systems necessary to operate the transfer station must be or are situated.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 35.
36. Every applicant for a certificate of authorization to establish or operate a contaminated soil transfer station must first inform the public of the proposed establishment or operation by means of a notice published in a newspaper circulated in the municipality where the transfer station is to be situated containing
(1)  the designation of the land and the applicant’s name and address;
(2)  a summary of the project stating at a minimum the information required under paragraphs 1, 7, 8, 10 and 11 of section 34;
(3)  the date, time and place in the municipality where the public information meeting will be held, which may not take place earlier than 10 days after publication of the notice; and
(4)  a statement that the full text of the document introducing the project referred to in subparagraph 2 may be examined at the office of the municipality.
A report of the observations made at the public meeting and a copy of the public notice published in the newspaper must be filed with the application for the certificate of authorization. The report must be made available for examination at the office of the municipality.
This section does not apply to a renewal of a certificate of authorization unless the renewal application involves an enlargement of or alteration to the transfer station.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 36.
37. A certificate of authorization issued under section 22 of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2) is valid for 5 years. To renew the certificate, an application must be filed with the Minister not later than 180 days before the end of the 5-year period.
Information or documents previously filed with the Minister in connection with an application need not be re-filed if the applicant attests to their current accuracy.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 37.
DIVISION III
ESTABLISHMENT
38. The siting of a contaminated soil transfer station in the flood plain of a watercourse or body of water within the 100-year flood line is prohibited.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 38.
39. A contaminated soil transfer station must be sited at a minimum distance of 1 kilometre upstream of any surface water or groundwater withdrawal facility if the facility is used for the production of spring water or mineral water within the meaning of the Regulation respecting bottled water (chapter P-29, r. 2), or for the supply of a waterworks system authorized under the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2).
The siting of a contaminated soil transfer station in the remote protection area of a spring water, mineral water or groundwater withdrawal site established in accordance with the Water Withdrawal and Protection Regulation (chapter Q-2, r. 35.2) is prohibited.
The distance prescribed by the first paragraph is measured from the inside limit of the buffer zone required under section 41 to be present on the perimeter of every contaminated soil transfer station.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 39; O.C. 701-2014, s. 1.
40. A contaminated soil transfer station may not be sited in a zone susceptible to ground movement.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 40.
41. In order to preserve the isolation of the site, mitigate nuisances and allow for the implementation of necessary remedial measures, a buffer zone at least 50 m wide must be present on the perimeter of the contaminated soil transfer station. No watercourse or body of water may lie within the buffer zone.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 41.
42. The quality of the soils that may be altered by the transfer station must be determined before the site commences operations, in reference to the contaminants likely to be present in the soils to be accepted.
The concentration values determined before the site commences operations are to be used as intervention threshold values in the case of an accidental release into the environment and during closure of the site.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 42.
43. The quality of the site’s groundwater and surface water must be determined before the establishment of the contaminated soil transfer station. For that purpose, the parameters to be measured and the substances to be analyzed are those determined before the transfer station is established, in reference to the contaminants likely to be present in the soils to be accepted at the transfer station. The values so obtained are to be used as intervention threshold values for the purposes of section 60.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 43.
44. In order to protect the air, water and soil from contamination, contaminated soils cannot be stored in a transfer station elsewhere than inside a building constructed in such manner as to protect its contents from alteration by water, snow, freezing or heat. The floor of the building must be of impermeable material not likely to be damaged by the nature of the contaminants present in the soils and be capable of supporting the soils. In addition, the storage area must be laid out so that any run-off liquid is contained.
The building must be ventilated so that it is maintained at all times under negative air pressure. The ventilation system must enable all the substances present in the gases and dust likely to be released from the building to be collected and sampled, and a gas treatment system must be installed so that all the substances discharged into the atmosphere comply with the ambient air standards at all times, at the limits of the property.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 44.
45. All run-off liquid from the soils must be recovered, analyzed and decontaminated if need be. No run-off liquid may be discharged into the environment unless it meets the values determined at the time the certificate of authorization is issued. For that purpose, the run-off liquid must be recovered in a leakproof tank protected from rainwater so that a determination of the contaminant concentration may be made before treatment or discharge.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 45.
46. The land on which the contaminated soil transfer station is sited must have a surface water drainage system capable of allowing the quality of the surface water to be monitored and preventing the surface water from coming into contact with the contaminated soils.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 46.
47. An observation well network must be installed on the perimeter of the site to monitor the quality of groundwater upstream and downstream of the contaminated soil transfer station. The minimum number of wells is 3, 1 upstream and 2 downstream. The location of the wells on the land and in the ground must take hydrogeological conditions into account.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 47.
48. Every contaminated soil transfer station must have, at the entrance,
(1)  a conspicuous sign indicating that the site is a contaminated soil transfer station, the name, address and telephone number of the operator and any other person responsible for the transfer station, and the transfer station’s business hours; and
(2)  a barrier or other device preventing access to the transfer station outside business hours or in the absence of an authorized person.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 48.
DIVISION IV
OPERATION
49. The operator of a contaminated soil transfer station must verify the acceptability of the soils before they are received. For that purpose, for every incoming shipment of soil, the operator must request from the owner of the soil and enter in an operations logbook
(1)  the name and address of the owner of the soil and the name of the carrier;
(2)  the quantity of soil expressed in metric tons;
(3)  the nature of the contaminants present in the soil and their concentration value with the name of the laboratory that prepared the analysis reports;
(4)  the origin of the soil; and
(5)  the date on which the soil was accepted by the station.
The logbook must make it possible at all times to locate the batches of soils received to allow sampling to verify their acceptability.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 49.
50. The operations logbook and annexed documents referred to in the first paragraph of section 51 must be kept on the premises of the transfer station while the transfer station is in operation and be made available to the Minister. Following closure of the station, they must also be kept by the operator for 5 years and be made available to the Minister.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 50.
51. The operator must, before accepting contaminated soils, ascertain the nature and concentration values of the substances present in the soils, among those in Schedule III, by means of an analysis report comprising a number of representative samples making it possible to confirm whether the soils may be accepted. The analyses must be annexed to the operations logbook.
The data must be obtained from the owner of the soil and entered in the logbook. The sampling and analysis methodology, including the sampling method, must also be specified, as well as the number of samples required per unit of volume to ensure that the soils to be shipped to the transfer station arrive with the appropriate analysis reports attesting to their acceptability.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 51.
52. The operator must, for each batch of soil and for at least every 100 m3 of contaminated soils accepted, take a single sample with a mass sufficient to make an analysis of all the contaminants among those listed in Schedule III likely to be present in the soils. The results of the analysis must be entered in the operations logbook referred to in section 49 and in the report prepared under section 61.
The logbook must make it possible at all times to locate the batches of soils received to allow sampling to verify their acceptability.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 52.
53. The operator of a contaminated soil transfer station must take the necessary measures to prevent dust dispersal inside the station and in the vicinity of the site.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 53.
54. The operator of a contaminated soil transfer station must, for every shipment of outgoing soils, enter the following in the operations logbook referred to in section 49:
(1)  the quantity of outgoing soils;
(2)  the destination of the soils; and
(3)  the date of transfer.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 54.
55. The gas collection and treatment systems referred to in section 44, the water drainage system referred to in section 46 and the groundwater observation well network referred to in section 47 must be maintained in working order at all times.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 55.
DIVISION V
MONITORING AND CONTROL
56. The concentration of the substances present in the gases and the gas flow must be measured at the outlet of the building’s gas collection and treatment system referred to in section 44. The substances that may be present in the gases must be determined at the time the transfer station is established, in reference to the contaminants present in the soils to be accepted by the station and the sampling frequency.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 56.
57. At least twice a year, in the spring and fall, the operator of a contaminated soil transfer station must take at least 3 grab samples from the water in the surface water drainage system. The samples must be analyzed for the parameters and substances determined pursuant to section 43 to determine their concentration.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 57.
58. At least twice a year, in the spring and fall, the operator of a contaminated soil transfer station must take one groundwater sample from each of the observation wells located on the perimeter of the site to quantify each of the parameters and substances determined pursuant to section 43 and have them analyzed to determine their concentration.
During sampling, the groundwater piezometric level must also be measured.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 58.
59. The surface water and groundwater samples taken pursuant to sections 57 and 58 must be analyzed within the required time and the analysis report must be annexed to the operations logbook and kept as provided in section 50.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 59.
60. Within 15 days after the day on which the operator becomes aware that the values determined as provided in section 43 have been exceeded, the operator must so inform the Minister in writing, indicating the measures the operator has taken or intends to take to remedy the situation and, where necessary, implement the measures.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 60.
DIVISION VI
REPORT
61. The operator of a contaminated soil transfer station must prepare an annual operations report containing a compilation of the data collected pursuant to subparagraphs 2 to 5 of the first paragraph of section 49 and section 54 as regards the quantity of soil accepted, the nature and extent of contamination, the date of acceptance, the origin and destination of the soils and the quantity of contaminated soils transferred and the date of transfer.
The report must be be sent to the Minister in January of each year.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 61.
DIVISION VII
CLOSURE
62. The operator of a contaminated soil transfer station must, 60 days before the transfer station is to cease operations, send a notice to the Minister confirming the date of closure.
On the day of closure of the station, all contaminated soils must have been transferred by the operator to an authorized treatment centre so that no such soil is present in the building or on the surrounding land.
The operator of the transfer station must have a characterization study of the land performed within 6 months after operations have permanently ceased. The study must be sent to the Minister as soon as it is completed.
If the characterization study reveals the presence of contaminants in a concentration exceeding the values determined pursuant to section 42, the operator must take the necessary measures so that the contaminant concentration returns to values equal to or lower than those values. If, however, the values determined pursuant to section 42 were equal to or greater than the limit values in Schedule II, the operator must take the necessary measures to reduce the contaminant concentration to values lower than the values in that Schedule.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 62.
DIVISION VIII
FINANCIAL GUARANTEE
63. The operation of a contaminated soil transfer station is subject to the operator, or a third party on the operator’s behalf, providing a financial guarantee to ensure the performance of the operator’s obligations under the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2), regulations, an order or authorization during the period of operation and on closure.
The amount of the guarantee is fixed on the basis of $75 per metric ton according to the maximum capacity of soils that may be stored at any given time.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 63.
64. The guarantee must be provided to the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks in lawful money of Canada before the transfer station commences operations, in one of the following forms:
(1)  cash, a bank draft or money order, postal money order or certified cheque made out to the Minister of Finance;
(2)  bonds issued or guaranteed by Québec, Canada or a Canadian province, the United States of America or one of its member States, the International Bank for Reconstruction or Development, a municipality or a school board in Canada, or a fabrique in Québec;
(3)  a security or guarantee policy issued to the Minister of Finance with a stipulation of solidarity and renunciation of the benefits of discussion and division by a legal person authorized to stand security under the Bank Act (S.C. 1991, c. 46), the Trust Companies and Savings Companies Act (chapter S-29.02), the Insurers Act (chapter A-32.1) or the Act respecting financial services cooperatives (chapter C-67.3); or
(4)  a letter of credit issued to the Minister of Finance by a bank or a financial services cooperative.
Subject to the term specified and section 66, the wording of a guarantee in the form of a security or guarantee policy or letter of credit must be to the effect that the guarantee is unconditional and irrevocable.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 64; 488-2017O.C. 488-2017, s. 24.
65. All sums of money, drafts, cheques, orders or bonds provided as a guarantee must be deposited with the Bureau général de dépôts pour le Québec for the duration of the operations until the date of closure confirmed pursuant to section 62 or the date of revocation or transfer of the certificate of authorization, whichever occurs first.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 65; 488-2017O.C. 488-2017, s. 25.
66. A guarantee provided in the form of a security or a guarantee policy or a letter of credit must have a term of not less than 12 months. At least 60 days before the expiry of the guarantee, the proponent must send a renewal of the guarantee or any other guarantee that meets the requirements of sections 63 and 64 to the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks.
The guarantee must also contain a clause setting the time period for filing a claim that alleges failure by the operator to perform obligations at not less than 12 months after the expiry of the guarantee or, as the case may be, its revocation, rescission or cancellation, whichever occurs first.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 66.
67. If the operator fails to perform an obligation and the default persists after a notice from the Minister to remedy the failure, the Minister may use the financial guarantee provided pursuant to this Chapter to pay expenses necessary for performance of the obligation. In such a case, the sums required to fulfil a financial guarantee provided under this Division become payable.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 67.
68. The guarantee is returned to the operator after the closure of the transfer station only if the Minister is satisfied that the operator has complied with all applicable provisions of this Regulation.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 68.
CHAPTER III.1
MONETARY ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES
O.C. 685-2013, s. 1.
68.1. 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
(1)  to issue the document prescribed by the third paragraph of section 6 or, for the person who received the document, to keep it or make it available to the Minister for the period provided for in that section;
(2)  to keep the logbook prescribed by the fourth paragraph of section 6 or to keep the logbook or make it available to the Minister for the period provided for in that section;
(3)  to prepare the report prescribed by section 25;
(4)  to keep or make available to the Minister the operations logbook and annexed documents referred to in section 50 for the period provided for in that section;
(5)  to prepare the annual report prescribed by the first paragraph of section 61.
O.C. 685-2013, s. 1.
68.2. 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 provide a storage site with a sign that complies with the requirements of paragraph 1 of section 19;
(2)  to enter in a logbook the information prescribed by section 20, to keep the logbook or to make it available to the Minister for the period provided for in the fifth paragraph of that section;
(3)  to provide a transfer station with a sign that complies with the requirements of paragraph 1 of section 48;
(4)  to enter in a logbook the information prescribed by section 49, the second paragraph of section 51 or section 52 or 54 or to annex to the logbook the analysis reports prescribed by the first paragraph of section 51 or section 59;
(5)  to enter in a report referred to in the first paragraph of section 52 the results of the analyses prescribed in that section.
The penalty provided for in the first paragraph may also be imposed on any person who, in contravention of a provision of this Regulation, fails to communicate or to send to the Minister any report or study, within the time prescribed in cases where no other monetary administrative penalties are provided for such failure.
O.C. 685-2013, s. 1.
68.3. 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
(1)  to determine, in accordance with section 14, 15, 42 or 43, the quality of the soils or water that may be altered by a storage site or transfer station;
(2)  to take the necessary measures to prevent dust dispersal in accordance with section 18 or 53;
(3)  to take a sample or measure, in accordance with the second paragraph of section 20, the first paragraph of section 52 or any of sections 56 to 58, by respecting, where applicable, the frequencies provided for in those sections;
(4)  to protect contaminated soils at all times from bad weather in accordance with section 23;
(5)  to provide land with a surface water drainage system in accordance with section 46;
(6)  to ascertain, by means of an analysis report, the nature and concentration values of the substances present in the soils as prescribed by section 51;
(7)  to analyze the samples referred to in section 59 in accordance with that section;
(8)  to provide financial guarantee or to maintain or renew such a guarantee in accordance with this Regulation.
O.C. 685-2013, s. 1.
68.4. 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 lay out a storage area that complies with the requirements of section 16;
(2)  to install observation wells according to the conditions prescribed by section 17 or 47;
(3)  to place a barrier or other device preventing access to a contaminated soil storage site or a contaminated soil transfer station at the entrance of such sites in accordance with paragraph 2 of section 19 or section 48;
(4)  to respect the maximum contaminated soil storage time provided for in section 22 or 32;
(5)  to provide a buffer zone that complies with the requirements of section 41;
(6)  to comply with the conditions to store contaminated soils prescribed by section 44, in particular as regards the building or storage area;
(7)  to maintain in working order at all times the systems or network referred to in section 55.
O.C. 685-2013, s. 1.
68.5. A monetary administrative penalty of $1,000 in the case of a natural person or $5,000 in other cases may be imposed on any person who
(1)  fails to comply with section 8 or 10;
(2)  establishes, enlarges or operates a contaminated soil storage site or a contaminated soil transfer station without holding a certificate of authorization referred to in section 12 or 33;
(3)  fails to treat all runoff liquid from the contaminated soils in accordance with the first paragraph of section 24 or section 45;
(4)  fails to have a characterization study of the land performed within 6 months after operations of a contaminated soil storage site or a contaminated soil transfer station have permanently ceased in accordance with the third paragraph of section 27 or 62.
The penalty provided for in the first paragraph may also be imposed on any person who fails, on the conditions provided for in that paragraph, to inform the Minister
(1)  of the recovery of the soils referred to in section 9 following an accidental spill;
(2)  of the date on which a contaminated soil storage site or a contaminated soil transfer station ceases its operations in accordance with the first paragraph of section 27 or 62;
(3)  of the excess of the values referred to in section 60 and to indicate to the Minister the remedial measures taken or to be taken.
O.C. 685-2013, s. 1.
68.6. 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
(1)  stores contaminated soils elsewhere than on the site of origin or ships them to a location other than a site legally authorized to receive such soils, in contravention of the first or second paragraph of section 6;
(2)  handles soils referred to in section 7 without complying with the conditions provided for in that section;
(3)  establishes a contaminated soil storage site in a flood plain referred to in section 13 or sites a contaminated soil transfer station in a flood plain referred to in section 38;
(4)  stores contaminated soils on a floor that is not impermeable or capable of supporting the soils in contravention of section 16;
(5)  fails to transfer all contaminated soils to an authorized site in accordance with the second paragraph of section 27 or 62;
(6)  accepts, in a contaminated soil transfer station, soils other than those referred to in section 28 or accepts in that transfer station soils that do not comply with the standards prescribed by section 29 or 30;
(7)  sites a contaminated soil transfer station in contravention of section 39 or 40.
The penalty provided for in the first paragraph may also be imposed on any person who introduces, into a contaminated soil transfer station, materials that, under this Regulation, cannot be accepted by the transfer station.
O.C. 685-2013, s. 1.
68.7. A monetary administrative penalty of $2,000 in the case of a natural person or $10,000 in other cases may be imposed on any person who
(1)  disposes of contaminated soils referred to in section 4 or permits the disposal of soils on or in soils having a contaminant concentration lower than the contaminant concentration in the soils disposed of on or in land to be used for housing;
(1.1)  does not take the measures referred to in section  4.1;
(2)  mixes contaminated soils in contravention of the requirements of section 5;
(3)  stores contaminated soils to be reclaimed without complying with the conditions provided for in section 11;
(4)  stores contaminated soils without complying with the maximum volume provided for in section 21 or 31;
(5)  discharges into the environment liquid that does not conform to the values referred to in the second paragraph of section 24;
(6)  fails to take the measures prescribed by the fourth paragraph of section 27;
(7)  accepts, in a contaminated soil transfer station, soils containing one or more volatile organic compounds in concentrations greater than the limit values referred to in section 30;
(8)  discharges into the environment liquid recovered from contaminated soils that does not comply with the values referred to in section 45;
(9)  fails to implement the remedial measures referred to in section 60;
(10)  fails to take the measures prescribed by the fourth paragraph of section 62 in the case provided for in that section.
O.C. 685-2013, s. 1; 796-2019O.C. 796-2019, s. 4.
CHAPTER IV
PENAL SANCTIONS
O.C. 15-2007, c. IV; O.C. 685-2013, s. 2.
69. Every person who
(1)  contravenes the third or fourth paragraph of section 6, section 50 or the first paragraph of section 61,
(2)  fails to prepare the report prescribed by section 25,
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. 15-2007, s. 69; O.C. 685-2013, s. 3.
70. Every person who
(1)  contravenes paragraph 1 of section 19, section 20, paragraph 1 of section 48 or section 49 or 54,
(2)  fails to enter in a logbook the information prescribed by the second paragraph of section 51 or section 52, or to annex to the logbook the analysis reports prescribed by the first paragraph of section 51 or section 59;
(3)  fails to enter in the report referred to in the first paragraph of section 52 the results of the analysis prescribed in that section;
(4)  fails to send to the Minister a report or study in accordance with section 25, the third paragraph of section 27, the second paragraph of section 61 or the third paragraph of section 62, within the time prescribed in those sections,
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. 15-2007, s. 70; O.C. 685-2013, s. 3.
71. Every person who
(1)  contravenes section 14, 15, 18, 23, 26, 42, 43, 46, 53, any of sections 56 to 58, or section 63 or 66,
(2)  fails to take the samples referred to in the second paragraph of section 20 or in the first paragraph of section 52, in accordance with what is provided for therein, or to analyze, within the required time, the samples referred to in section 59,
(3)  fails to ascertain the nature and concentration values of the substances present in the soils, as prescribed by section 51,
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. 15-2007, s. 71; O.C. 685-2013, s. 3.
72. Every person who
(1)  fails to lay out a storage area that complies with the requirements of section 16,
(2)  contravenes section 17, paragraph 2 of section 19, section 22, 32, 41, 44 or 47, paragraph 2 of section 48 or section 55,
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. 15-2007, s. 72; O.C. 685-2013, s. 3.
73. Every person who
(1)  contravenes section 8, 9, 10 or 12, the first paragraph of section 24, the first or third paragraph of section 27, section 33 or 45 or the first or third paragraph of section 62,
(2)  fails to inform the Minister in accordance with section 60,
(3)  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. 15-2007, s. 73; O.C. 685-2013, s. 3.
73.1. Every person who
(1)  contravenes the first or second paragraph of section 6, section 7 or 13, the second paragraph of section 27, section 28, 29, 38, 39 or 40 or the second paragraph of section 62,
(2)  stores contaminated soils on a floor or in a storage area that does not comply with the conditions provided for in section 16,
(3)  accepts, in a contaminated soil transfer station, soils that do not meet the confinement conditions prescribed by section 30,
(4)  introduces, in a contaminated soil transfer station, any other material that, under this Regulation, cannot be accepted by the contaminated soil transfer station,
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. 685-2013, s. 3.
73.2. Every person who
(1)  contravenes section 4, 5, 11 or 21, the second paragraph of section 24, the fourth paragraph of section 27, section 31 or the fourth paragraph of section 62,
(2)  accepts, in a contaminated soil transfer station, soils containing one or more volatile organic compounds in concentrations greater than the limit values referred to in section 30,
(3)  discharges into the environment liquid recovered from contaminated soils that does not comply with the values referred to in section 45,
(4)  fails to implement the remedial measures referred to in section 60,
commits an offence and is liable, in the case of a natural person, to a fine of $10,000 to $1,000,000 or, despite article 231 of the Code of Penal Procedure (chapter C-25.1), to a maximum term of imprisonment of 3 years, or to both the fine and imprisonment, or, in other cases, to a fine of $30,000 to $6,000,000.
O.C. 685-2013, s. 3.
73.3. 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 Chapter 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. 685-2013, s. 3.
CHAPTER V
MISCELLANEOUS
74. The analyses required pursuant to this Regulation must be carried out by a laboratory accredited by the Minister under section 118.6 of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2).
O.C. 15-2007, s. 74.
75. (Revoked).
O.C. 15-2007, s. 75; O.C. 441-2008, s. 14.
76. The operator of a storage site for contaminated soils to be reclaimed that is referred to in section 11 or of a contaminated soil transfer station in operation on 15 February 2007 in compliance with authorizations granted before that date must, not later than 15 August 2007,
(1)  determine, for the purposes of sections 14, 15, 42 and 43, the quality of the water and soils; and
(2)  have, for the purposes of sections 24, 45, 55 and 56, the authorizations amended.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 76.
77. Certificates of authorization to operate a contaminated soil storage site or transfer station issued under section 22 of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2) 4 years or more before 15 February 2007 cease to have effect on 15 February 2008. An operator of such a site or transfer station wishing to continue the operation of the site or transfer station after that date must file a renewal application with the Minister in accordance with section 12 or 37, not later than 15 August 2007.
O.C. 15-2007, s. 77.
78. The provisions of this Regulation apply 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. 15-2007, s. 78.
79. (Amendment integrated into Schedule II of the Regulation respecting the landfilling and incineration of residual materials (chapter Q-2, r. 19)).
O.C. 15-2007, s. 79.
80. (Omitted).
O.C. 15-2007, s. 80.
SCHEDULE I
(ss. 1 and 4)
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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) 1,000
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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

Available cyanide (CN-) 10

Total cyanide (CN-) 50

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
_______________________________________________________
Styrene 5
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Toluene 3
_______________________________________________________
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
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Dichloromethane 5
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1,2-Dichloropropane 5
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1,3-Dichloropropylene (cis and trans) 5
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1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane 5
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Tetrachloroethylene 5
_______________________________________________________
Carbon tetrachloride 5
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1,1,1-Trichloroethane 5
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1,1,2-Trichloroethane 5
_______________________________________________________
Trichloroethylene 5
_______________________________________________________

IV- PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS
_______________________________________________________

Non-chlorinated
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Cresol (ortho, meta, para) 1
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2,4-Dimethylphenol 1
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2-Nitrophenol 1
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4-Nitrophenol 1
_______________________________________________________
Phenol 1
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Chlorinated
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Chlorophenol (-2, -3, or -4) 0.5
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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
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V- POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS
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Acenaphthene 10
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Acenaphthylene 10
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Anthracene 10
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Benzo(a)anthracene 1
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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
_______________________________________________________
Naphthalene 5
_______________________________________________________
1-Methylnaphthalene 1
_______________________________________________________
2-Methylnaphthalene 1
_______________________________________________________
1,3-Dimethylnaphthalene 1
_______________________________________________________
2,3,5-Trimethylnaphthalene 1
_______________________________________________________
Phenanthrene 5
_______________________________________________________
Pyrene 10
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VI- NON-CHLORINATED BENZENE COMPOUNDS
_______________________________________________________
2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene (TNT) 0.04
_______________________________________________________

VII- CHLOROBENZENES

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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
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VIII- POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs)
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Summation of the congeners 1
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IX- PESTICIDES
_______________________________________________________
Tebuthiuron 50
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X- OTHER ORGANIC SUBSTANCES

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Acrylonitrile 1
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Ethylene glycol 97
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Formaldehyde 100
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Dibutyl phthalate 6
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XI- INTEGRATING PARAMETERS
_______________________________________________________
Petroleum hydrocarbons C10 to C20 700
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XII- DIOXINS AND FURANS
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Summation of chlorodibenzodioxins 1.5 x 10-5
and chlorodibenzofurans expressed as
2,3,7,8-TCDD toxic equivalents
(NATO scale, 1988)
_______________________________________________________
O.C. 15-2007, Sch. I.
SCHEDULE II
(ss. 7, 11, 20, 27 and 62)

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

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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
_______________________________________________________
Acenaphthene 100
_______________________________________________________
Acenaphthylene 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
_______________________________________________________
Naphthalene 50
_______________________________________________________
1-Methylnaphthalene 10
_______________________________________________________
2-Methylnaphthalene 10
_______________________________________________________
1,3-Dimethylnaphthalene 10
_______________________________________________________
2,3,5-Trimethylnaphthalene 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(PCBs)
_______________________________________________________
Summation of the congeners 10
_______________________________________________________

IX- PESTICIDES

_______________________________________________________
Tebuthiuron 3,600

_______________________________________________________

X- OTHER ORGANIC SUBSTANCES
_______________________________________________________
Acrylonitrile 5
_______________________________________________________
Ethylene glycol 411
_______________________________________________________
Formaldehyde 125
_______________________________________________________
Dibutyl phthalate 70,000
_______________________________________________________

XI- INTEGRATING PARAMETERS
_______________________________________________________

Petroleum hydrocarbons C10 to C50 3,500
_______________________________________________________

XII- DIOXINS AND FURANS
_______________________________________________________

Summation of chlorodibenzodioxins 7.5 x 10-4
and chlorodibenzofurans expressed as
2,3,7,8-TCDD toxic equivalents
(NATO scale, 1988)
_______________________________________________________
O.C. 15-2007, Sch. II.
SCHEDULE III
(ss. 1, 29, 30, 32, 51 and 52)

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

_______________________________________________________

I- METALS AND METALLOIDS
_______________________________________________________
Silver (Ag) 200
_______________________________________________________
Arsenic (As) 250
_______________________________________________________
Barium (Ba) 10,000
_______________________________________________________
Cadmium (Cd) 100
_______________________________________________________
Chromium (Cr) 4,000
_______________________________________________________
Cobalt (Co) 1,500
_______________________________________________________
Copper (Cu) 2,500
_______________________________________________________
Tin (Sn) 1,500
_______________________________________________________
Manganese (Mn) 11,000
_______________________________________________________
Mercury (Hg) 50
_______________________________________________________
Molybdenum (Mo) 200
_______________________________________________________
Nickel (Ni) 2,500
_______________________________________________________
Lead (Pb) 5,000
_______________________________________________________
Selenium (Se) 50
_______________________________________________________
Zinc (Zn) 7,500
_______________________________________________________

II- OTHER INORGANIC COMPOUNDS
_______________________________________________________

Available bromide (Br-) 1,500
_______________________________________________________

Available cyanide (CN- ) 300
_______________________________________________________

Total cyanide (CN-) 5,900
_______________________________________________________

Available fluoride (F-) 10,000
_______________________________________________________

III- VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
_______________________________________________________

Monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

_______________________________________________________
Benzene 100
_______________________________________________________
Monochlorobenzene 60
_______________________________________________________
1,2-Dichlorobenzene 60
_______________________________________________________
1,3-Dichlorobenzene 60
_______________________________________________________
1,4-Dichlorobenzene 60
_______________________________________________________
Ethylbenzene 100
_______________________________________________________
Styrene 100
_______________________________________________________
Toluene 100
_______________________________________________________
Xylenes 300
_______________________________________________________

Chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons
_______________________________________________________
Bromodichloromethane 150
_______________________________________________________
2-Chloro-1,3-butadiene 2.8
_______________________________________________________
3-Chloropropylene 300
_______________________________________________________
Chlorodibromomethane 150
_______________________________________________________
Chloroethane 60
_______________________________________________________
Chloroform 60
_______________________________________________________
Chloromethane or methyl chloride 300
_______________________________________________________
Vinyl chloride 60
_______________________________________________________
1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane 150
_______________________________________________________
1,1-Dichloroethane 60
_______________________________________________________
1,2-Dichloroethane 60
_______________________________________________________
1,1-Dichloroethylene 60
_______________________________________________________
1,2-Dichloroethylene (cis and trans) 600
_______________________________________________________
Dichloromethane 300
_______________________________________________________
1,2-Dichloropropane 180
_______________________________________________________
1,3-Dichloropropylene (cis and trans) 360
_______________________________________________________
Dichlorodifluoromethane 72
_______________________________________________________
Hexachlorobutadiene 56
_______________________________________________________
Hexachloroethane 300
_______________________________________________________
Pentachloroethane 60
_______________________________________________________
1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane 60
_______________________________________________________
1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane 60
_______________________________________________________
Tetrachloroethylene 60
_______________________________________________________
Carbon tetrachloride 60
_______________________________________________________
1,1,1-Trichloroethane 60
_______________________________________________________
1,1,2-Trichloroethane 60
_______________________________________________________
1,2,3-Trichloropropane 300
_______________________________________________________
Trichloroethylene 60
_______________________________________________________
Trichlorofluoromethane 300
_______________________________________________________

IV- PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS
_______________________________________________________

Non-chlorinated
_______________________________________________________
Cresol (ortho, meta, para) 56
_______________________________________________________
2,4-Dimethylphenol 140
_______________________________________________________
2-Nitrophenol 130
_______________________________________________________
4-Nitrophenol 290
_______________________________________________________
Phenol 62
_______________________________________________________

Chlorinated
_______________________________________________________
Chlorophenol (-2, -3, or -4) 57
_______________________________________________________
2,3-Dichlorophenol 140
_______________________________________________________
2,4-Dichlorophenol 140
_______________________________________________________
2,5-Dichlorophenol 140
_______________________________________________________
2,6-Dichlorophenol 140
_______________________________________________________
3,4-Dichlorophenol 140
_______________________________________________________
3,5-Dichlorophenol 140
_______________________________________________________
p-Chloro-m-cresol 140
_______________________________________________________
Pentachlorophenol 74
_______________________________________________________
2,3,4,5-Tetrachlorophenol 74
_______________________________________________________
2,3,4,6-Tetrachlorophenol 74
_______________________________________________________
2,3,5,6-Tetrachlorophenol 74
_______________________________________________________
2,3,4-Trichlorophenol 74
_______________________________________________________
2,3,5-Trichlorophenol 74
_______________________________________________________
2,3,6-Trichlorophenol 74
_______________________________________________________
2,4,5-Trichlorophenol 74
_______________________________________________________
2,4,6-Trichlorophenol 74
_______________________________________________________
3,4,5-Trichlorophenol 74
_______________________________________________________

V- POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS
_______________________________________________________
Benzo(a)anthracene 34
_______________________________________________________
Benzo(a)pyrene 34
_______________________________________________________
Benzo(b+j+k)fluoranthene 136
_______________________________________________________
Benzo(c)phenanthrene 56
_______________________________________________________
Benzo(g,h,i)perylene 18
_______________________________________________________
2-Chloronaphthalene 56
_______________________________________________________
Chrysene 34
_______________________________________________________
Dibenzo(a,h)anthracene 82
_______________________________________________________
Dibenzo(a,h)pyrene 34
_______________________________________________________
Dibenzo(a,i)pyrene 34
_______________________________________________________
Dibenzo(a,l)pyrene 34
_______________________________________________________
7,12-Dimethylbenzo(a)anthracene 34
_______________________________________________________
Indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene 34
_______________________________________________________
1-Methylnaphthalene 56
_______________________________________________________
2-Methylnaphthalene 56
_______________________________________________________
1,3-Dimethylnaphthalene 56
_______________________________________________________
2,3,5-Trimethylnaphthalene 56
_______________________________________________________
3-Methylcholanthrene 150
_______________________________________________________
Naphthalene 56
_______________________________________________________
Phenanthrene 56
_______________________________________________________

VI- NON-CHLORINATED BENZENE COMPOUNDS
_______________________________________________________
2,6-Dinitrotoluene 280
_______________________________________________________
2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene (TNT) 280
_______________________________________________________

VII- CHLOROBENZENES
_______________________________________________________
Benzal chloride or dichloromethylbenzene 60
_______________________________________________________
Hexachlorobenzene 100
_______________________________________________________
4,4-Methylene bis(2-chloroaniline) 300
_______________________________________________________
p-Chloroaniline or chloroaminobenzene 160
_______________________________________________________
Pentachlorobenzene 100
_______________________________________________________
Pentachloronitrobenzene 48
_______________________________________________________
1,2,3,4-Tetrachlorobenzene 140
_______________________________________________________
1,2,3,5-Tetrachlorobenzene 140
_______________________________________________________
1,2,4,5-Tetrachlorobenzene 140
_______________________________________________________
1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene 190
_______________________________________________________
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene 190
_______________________________________________________
1,3,5-Trichlorobenzene 190
_______________________________________________________

VIII- POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs)
_______________________________________________________
Summation of the congeners 50
_______________________________________________________

IX- PESTICIDES
_______________________________________________________
Chlorinated
_______________________________________________________
2,4,5-T 79
_______________________________________________________
2,4-D 100
_______________________________________________________
Aldrin 0.66
_______________________________________________________
alpha-BHC or hexachlorocyclohexane 0.66
_______________________________________________________
beta-BHC or hexachlorocyclohexane 0.66
_______________________________________________________
delta-BHC or hexachlorocyclohexane 0.66
_______________________________________________________
gamma-BHC or lindane or 0.66
hexachlorocyclohexane
_______________________________________________________
Barban 14
_______________________________________________________
Chlordane (alpha and gamma) 2.6
_______________________________________________________
Dieldrin 1.3
_______________________________________________________
Endosulfan I 0.66
_______________________________________________________
Endosulfan II 1.3
_______________________________________________________
Endosulfan sulfate 1.3
_______________________________________________________
Endrin 1.3
_______________________________________________________
Endrin aldehyde 1.3
_______________________________________________________
Heptachlor epoxide 0.66
_______________________________________________________
Heptachlor 0.66
_______________________________________________________
Formetanate hydrochloride 14
_______________________________________________________
Isodrin 0.66
_______________________________________________________
Kepone 1.3
_______________________________________________________
Methoxychlor 1.8
_______________________________________________________
o,p’-DDD 0.87
_______________________________________________________
p,p’-DDD 0.87
_______________________________________________________
o,p’-DDE 0.87
_______________________________________________________
p,p’-DDE 0.87
_______________________________________________________
o,p’-DDT 0.87
_______________________________________________________
p,p’-DDT 0.87
_______________________________________________________
Pronamide 15
_______________________________________________________
Silvex or fenoprop 79
_______________________________________________________
Thiodicarb 14
_______________________________________________________
Toxaphene 26
_______________________________________________________
Triallate 14
_______________________________________________________

Non-chlorinated
_______________________________________________________
Aldicarb (summation of Aldicarb, 2.8
Aldicarb sulfone and Aldicarb sulfoxide)
_______________________________________________________
Bendiocarb 14
_______________________________________________________
Benomyl 14
_______________________________________________________
Butylate 14
_______________________________________________________
Carbaryl 1.4
_______________________________________________________
Carbendazim 14
_______________________________________________________
Carbofuran 1.4
_______________________________________________________
Carbofuran phenol 14
_______________________________________________________
Carbosulfan 14
_______________________________________________________
Dimetilan 14
_______________________________________________________
Dinoseb 25
_______________________________________________________
Disulfoton 62
_______________________________________________________
EPTC 14
_______________________________________________________
Famphur 150
_______________________________________________________
Methiocarb 14
_______________________________________________________
Methomyl 1.4
_______________________________________________________
Metolcarb 14
_______________________________________________________
Mexacarbate 14
_______________________________________________________
Molinate 14
_______________________________________________________
Oxamyl 2.8
_______________________________________________________
Parathion 46
_______________________________________________________
Methyl parathion 46
_______________________________________________________
Pebulate 14
_______________________________________________________
Phorate 46
_______________________________________________________
Promecarb 14
_______________________________________________________
Propham 14
_______________________________________________________
Propoxur 14
_______________________________________________________
Prosulfocarb 14
_______________________________________________________
Thiophanate-methyl 14
_______________________________________________________
Vernolate 14
_______________________________________________________
A2213 or oxamyl oxime 14
_______________________________________________________

X- OTHER ORGANIC SUBSTANCES
_______________________________________________________
Acrylonitrile 840
_______________________________________________________
Diethyl phthalate 280
_______________________________________________________
Dimethyl phthalate 280
_______________________________________________________
Di-n-octyl phthalate 280
_______________________________________________________
Hexachlorocyclopentadiene 24
_______________________________________________________
Hexachloropropylene 300
_______________________________________________________
1,1,2-Trichloro-1,2,2-trifluoroethane 300
_______________________________________________________
bis(2-chloroethyl)ether 60
_______________________________________________________
bis(2-chloroethoxy)methane 72
_______________________________________________________
bis(2-chloroisopropyl)ether 72
_______________________________________________________
Butyl benzyl phthalate 280
_______________________________________________________

XI- INTEGRATING PARAMETERS
_______________________________________________________
Petroleum hydrocarbons C10 to C50 10,000
_______________________________________________________

XII- DIOXINS AND FURANS
_______________________________________________________
Summation of chlorodibenzodioxins 0.005
and chlorodibenzofurans expressed as
2,3,7,8-TCDD toxic equivalents
(NATO scale, 1988)
_______________________________________________________
O.C. 15-2007, Sch. III.
REFERENCES
O.C. 15-2007, 2007 G.O. 2, 525
O.C. 441-2008, 2008 G.O. 2, 1331
O.C. 685-2013, 2013 G.O. 2, 1821
O.C. 701-2014, 2014 G.O. 2, 1625
S.Q. 2016, c. 7, s. 183
O.C. 488-2017, 2017 G.O. 2, 1429
O.C. 237-2019, 2019 G.O. 2, 520
S.Q. 2018, c. 23, s. 811
796-2019, 2019 G.O. 2, 1725O.C. 796-2019, 2019 G.O. 2, 1725