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

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255. Activities to spread the following materials in the forest are eligible for a declaration of compliance on the conditions set out in the second paragraph:
(1)  waste freshwater from the cleaning of outdoor raising units or the cleaning of outdoor sedimentation units at an aquaculture site with an annual production of less than 50 tons of fish or a fishing pond site;
(2)  sludge from a freshwater aquaculture site with an annual production of less than 50 tons of fish or a fishing pond site.
The following conditions apply to the activities referred to in the first paragraph:
(1)  the sludge may contain
(a)  natural limestone certified compliant with the BNQ 0419-070 standard;
(b)  a calcium or magnesium amendment certified compliant with the BNQ 0419-090 standard that may be used for that purpose;
(2)  the spreading is carried out on land with a slope of less than 5%;
(3)  the spreading is carried out on soil that is not frozen and is not snow-covered, between 1 May and 1 October;
(4)  the spreading is carried out at a distance of
(a)  1 m or more from a ditch including, if there is an embankment, a distance of at least 1 m from the top of the embankment;
(b)  3 m or more from a wetland, 15 m or more from the littoral zone and a minimum distance from a riverbank or lakeshore that is more than the distance determined by a municipal by-law, if applicable;
(c)  75 m or more from a dwelling or public institution that is not owned by the owner of the aquaculture site, fishing pond site or spreading site;
(5)  the spreading is carried out in a way that ensures that the sludge and wastewater does not come into contact with surface water or groundwater;
(6)  with the exception of sludge and water from a non-commercial fishing pond site, the spreading is described in a forest spreading plan, signed by a forest engineer and including the following information:
(a)  the source and recovery method for sludge and wastewater from aquaculture and, where applicable, the amendments added;
(b)  the contact information for the fishing pond site or aquaculture site covered by the application;
(c)  the cadastral designation for the lots and the boundaries of the spreading site where the activity will be carried on and its geographical coordinates;
(d)  the silvicultural prescriptions for the spreading of the fertilizing elements contained in the sludge or wastewater from aquaculture, the spreading method, the spreading period and the type of forest environment;
(e)  the interannual plan for the rotation of spreading areas, if applicable;
(f)  a scale plan of the site showing a radius of 100 m around the spreading activity, and in particular the distances from the elements mentioned in paragraph 4, where applicable.
871-2020O.C. 871-2020, s. 255.
In force: 2020-12-31
255. Activities to spread the following materials in the forest are eligible for a declaration of compliance on the conditions set out in the second paragraph:
(1)  waste freshwater from the cleaning of outdoor raising units or the cleaning of outdoor sedimentation units at an aquaculture site with an annual production of less than 50 tons of fish or a fishing pond site;
(2)  sludge from a freshwater aquaculture site with an annual production of less than 50 tons of fish or a fishing pond site.
The following conditions apply to the activities referred to in the first paragraph:
(1)  the sludge may contain
(a)  natural limestone certified compliant with the BNQ 0419-070 standard;
(b)  a calcium or magnesium amendment certified compliant with the BNQ 0419-090 standard that may be used for that purpose;
(2)  the spreading is carried out on land with a slope of less than 5%;
(3)  the spreading is carried out on soil that is not frozen and is not snow-covered, between 1 May and 1 October;
(4)  the spreading is carried out at a distance of
(a)  1 m or more from a ditch including, if there is an embankment, a distance of at least 1 m from the top of the embankment;
(b)  3 m or more from a wetland, 15 m or more from the littoral zone and a minimum distance from a riverbank or lakeshore that is more than the distance determined by a municipal by-law, if applicable;
(c)  75 m or more from a dwelling or public institution that is not owned by the owner of the aquaculture site, fishing pond site or spreading site;
(5)  the spreading is carried out in a way that ensures that the sludge and wastewater does not come into contact with surface water or groundwater;
(6)  with the exception of sludge and water from a non-commercial fishing pond site, the spreading is described in a forest spreading plan, signed by a forest engineer and including the following information:
(a)  the source and recovery method for sludge and wastewater from aquaculture and, where applicable, the amendments added;
(b)  the contact information for the fishing pond site or aquaculture site covered by the application;
(c)  the cadastral designation for the lots and the boundaries of the spreading site where the activity will be carried on and its geographical coordinates;
(d)  the silvicultural prescriptions for the spreading of the fertilizing elements contained in the sludge or wastewater from aquaculture, the spreading method, the spreading period and the type of forest environment;
(e)  the interannual plan for the rotation of spreading areas, if applicable;
(f)  a scale plan of the site showing a radius of 100 m around the spreading activity, and in particular the distances from the elements mentioned in paragraph 4, where applicable.
871-2020O.C. 871-2020, s. 255.