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

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252. The construction, laying out, modification and operation, on a raising site, of a composting facility for animals that die on-site with a maximum capacity equal to or less than 150 m3, and the storage and spreading of the compost produced on a raising site or spreading site, are eligible for a declaration of compliance on the following conditions:
(1)  the declarant holds a dismembering plant permit in the “composting” category referred to in the Regulation respecting food (chapter P-29, r. 1);
(2)  the construction, laying out or modification of the composting facility is completed in accordance with the plans and specifications;
(3)  the composting treatment is carried out in accordance with a technical report signed by an agronomist or engineer that includes the following information in particular:
(a)  a description of the composting process that ensures the maturity of the compost produced;
(b)  a plan for mitigation measures to deal with the expected environmental impacts;
(c)  a protocol for operations monitoring, compost quality control and environmental monitoring;
(4)  the materials admitted to the facility are
(a)  the carcasses or parts of dead animals that meet the following conditions:
i.  the animals are poultry, pigs, goats or sheep;
ii.  the animals come from a raising site operated by the declarant;
iii.  the animals die from natural causes or following an accident, or are slaughtered because of age or disease;
(b)  livestock waste from a raising site operated by the declarant;
(c)  plant waste and organic waste resulting from the cultivation of plants by the declarant;
(d)  bark, sawdust, and wood shavings and chips;
(5)  the materials admitted to the facility must not contain
(a)  invasive exotic plant species;
(b)  varnished, painted, stained, treated or engineered wood, or wood contained in oriented strand board, plywood or particle board;
(c)  wood from a sorting facility for construction and demolition materials;
(6)  the dryness of the materials being composted and of the compost produced is equal to or greater than 25%;
(7)  contaminated water from the materials to be or being composted and the compost produced does not come into contact with surface water or groundwater;
(8)  water runoff does not come into contact with the materials to be or being composted or the compost produced;
(9)  the composting area meets the following conditions:
(a)  it is laid out on a watertight surface;
(b)  its watertightness has been confirmed in a technical report by an engineer within the previous 5 years;
(10)  the composting facility is protected from the elements;
(11)  the compost produced is stored
(a)  on a watertight surface; or
(b)  in piles on parcels of land under cultivation, each pile being located 100 m or more from an existing pile or the site of a pile removed less than 12 months previously;
(12)  the compost produced is completely removed and reclaimed by being spread on parcels of land under cultivation within 12 months from the end of the treatment or within 12 months from being stored in piles on parcels of land under cultivation, whichever is sooner;
(13)  the composting and storage activities are carried on
(a)  60 m or more from a watercourse or lake and 30 m or more from a wetland;
(b)  outside the floodplain;
(c)  for compost stored on a watertight surface, 100 m or more from a category 1, 2 or 3 groundwater withdrawal site, except in the case of a water withdrawal site connected to the activity.
For the purposes of this section, the maximum capacity of the facility includes the carcasses or parts of dead animals to be composted, the materials being composted and the compost produced.
871-2020O.C. 871-2020, s. 252.
In force: 2020-12-31
252. The construction, laying out, modification and operation, on a raising site, of a composting facility for animals that die on-site with a maximum capacity equal to or less than 150 m3, and the storage and spreading of the compost produced on a raising site or spreading site, are eligible for a declaration of compliance on the following conditions:
(1)  the declarant holds a dismembering plant permit in the “composting” category referred to in the Regulation respecting food (chapter P-29, r. 1);
(2)  the construction, laying out or modification of the composting facility is completed in accordance with the plans and specifications;
(3)  the composting treatment is carried out in accordance with a technical report signed by an agronomist or engineer that includes the following information in particular:
(a)  a description of the composting process that ensures the maturity of the compost produced;
(b)  a plan for mitigation measures to deal with the expected environmental impacts;
(c)  a protocol for operations monitoring, compost quality control and environmental monitoring;
(4)  the materials admitted to the facility are
(a)  the carcasses or parts of dead animals that meet the following conditions:
i.  the animals are poultry, pigs, goats or sheep;
ii.  the animals come from a raising site operated by the declarant;
iii.  the animals die from natural causes or following an accident, or are slaughtered because of age or disease;
(b)  livestock waste from a raising site operated by the declarant;
(c)  plant waste and organic waste resulting from the cultivation of plants by the declarant;
(d)  bark, sawdust, and wood shavings and chips;
(5)  the materials admitted to the facility must not contain
(a)  invasive exotic plant species;
(b)  varnished, painted, stained, treated or engineered wood, or wood contained in oriented strand board, plywood or particle board;
(c)  wood from a sorting facility for construction and demolition materials;
(6)  the dryness of the materials being composted and of the compost produced is equal to or greater than 25%;
(7)  contaminated water from the materials to be or being composted and the compost produced does not come into contact with surface water or groundwater;
(8)  water runoff does not come into contact with the materials to be or being composted or the compost produced;
(9)  the composting area meets the following conditions:
(a)  it is laid out on a watertight surface;
(b)  its watertightness has been confirmed in a technical report by an engineer within the previous 5 years;
(10)  the composting facility is protected from the elements;
(11)  the compost produced is stored
(a)  on a watertight surface; or
(b)  in piles on parcels of land under cultivation, each pile being located 100 m or more from an existing pile or the site of a pile removed less than 12 months previously;
(12)  the compost produced is completely removed and reclaimed by being spread on parcels of land under cultivation within 12 months from the end of the treatment or within 12 months from being stored in piles on parcels of land under cultivation, whichever is sooner;
(13)  the composting and storage activities are carried on
(a)  60 m or more from a watercourse or lake and 30 m or more from a wetland;
(b)  outside the floodplain;
(c)  for compost stored on a watertight surface, 100 m or more from a category 1, 2 or 3 groundwater withdrawal site, except in the case of a water withdrawal site connected to the activity.
For the purposes of this section, the maximum capacity of the facility includes the carcasses or parts of dead animals to be composted, the materials being composted and the compost produced.
871-2020O.C. 871-2020, s. 252.