Q-2, r. 17.1 - Regulation respecting the regulatory scheme applying to activities on the basis of their environmental impact

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1. This Regulation sets out the regulatory scheme applying to activities on the basis of their environmental impact, in accordance with Division II of Chapter IV of Title I of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2), hereinafter referred to as “the Act”, to complement the activities governed by the environmental impact assessment and review procedure provided for in Subdivision 4 of Division II of Chapter IV of Title I of the Act and the Regulation respecting the environmental impact assessment and review of certain projects (chapter Q-2, r. 23.1), or by the environmental and social impact assessment and review procedure applicable in the territories referred to in sections 133 and 168 of the Act.
The regulatory scheme applies, on the basis of their level of impact, to
(1)  activities that require a prior authorization pursuant to section 22 of the Act, hereinafter referred to as an “authorization”, and those that require the prior amendment of an authorization pursuant to section 30 of the Act, hereinafter referred to as an “amendment”, specifying in particular the information and documents that must be provided in support of an application in order for it to be considered, the terms and conditions governing an application for the issue, amendment, renewal, suspension or revocation of an authorization, and the terms and conditions governing the transfer of an authorization or the cessation of an authorized activity;
(2)  activities eligible for a declaration of compliance pursuant to section 31.0.6 of the Act, hereinafter referred to as a “declaration of compliance”, specifying, in particular, the conditions, restrictions and prohibitions regarding eligibility, hereinafter referred to as the “eligibility conditions”, and those that apply to the carrying on of the activities, along with the information and documents that must be provided in support of a declaration of compliance and, where applicable, the declaration from a professional that must accompany the declaration of compliance or the attestation that must be provided once the activity has been completed;
(3)  activities exempted from authorization pursuant to section 31.0.11 of the Act, hereinafter referred to as “exempted activities”, specifying in particular the conditions, restrictions and prohibitions that apply to the carrying on of the activities and, where applicable, the attestation from a professional that must be provided once the activity has been completed.
The regulatory scheme is based on the type of impact the activity has on the environment, or on the type of environment in which the activity is carried on.
This Regulation also includes specific provisions for activities governed by other laws or regulations, including the Regulation respecting the environmental impact assessment and review of certain projects.
The provisions of this Regulation do not restrict the application of the provisions of other regulations made under the Act that also apply to the carrying on of activities covered by this Regulation.
871-2020O.C. 871-2020, s. 1.
In force: 2020-12-31
1. This Regulation sets out the regulatory scheme applying to activities on the basis of their environmental impact, in accordance with Division II of Chapter IV of Title I of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2), hereinafter referred to as “the Act”, to complement the activities governed by the environmental impact assessment and review procedure provided for in Subdivision 4 of Division II of Chapter IV of Title I of the Act and the Regulation respecting the environmental impact assessment and review of certain projects (chapter Q-2, r. 23.1), or by the environmental and social impact assessment and review procedure applicable in the territories referred to in sections 133 and 168 of the Act.
The regulatory scheme applies, on the basis of their level of impact, to
(1)  activities that require a prior authorization pursuant to section 22 of the Act, hereinafter referred to as an “authorization”, and those that require the prior amendment of an authorization pursuant to section 30 of the Act, hereinafter referred to as an “amendment”, specifying in particular the information and documents that must be provided in support of an application in order for it to be considered, the terms and conditions governing an application for the issue, amendment, renewal, suspension or revocation of an authorization, and the terms and conditions governing the transfer of an authorization or the cessation of an authorized activity;
(2)  activities eligible for a declaration of compliance pursuant to section 31.0.6 of the Act, hereinafter referred to as a “declaration of compliance”, specifying, in particular, the conditions, restrictions and prohibitions regarding eligibility, hereinafter referred to as the “eligibility conditions”, and those that apply to the carrying on of the activities, along with the information and documents that must be provided in support of a declaration of compliance and, where applicable, the declaration from a professional that must accompany the declaration of compliance or the attestation that must be provided once the activity has been completed;
(3)  activities exempted from authorization pursuant to section 31.0.11 of the Act, hereinafter referred to as “exempted activities”, specifying in particular the conditions, restrictions and prohibitions that apply to the carrying on of the activities and, where applicable, the attestation from a professional that must be provided once the activity has been completed.
The regulatory scheme is based on the type of impact the activity has on the environment, or on the type of environment in which the activity is carried on.
This Regulation also includes specific provisions for activities governed by other laws or regulations, including the Regulation respecting the environmental impact assessment and review of certain projects.
The provisions of this Regulation do not restrict the application of the provisions of other regulations made under the Act that also apply to the carrying on of activities covered by this Regulation.
871-2020O.C. 871-2020, s. 1.