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

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265. Composting and the reclamation of the compost produced in closed thermophilic equipment are eligible for a declaration of compliance on the following conditions:
(1)  the equipment has a volume equal to or less than 50 m3;
(2)  the declarant does not operate other similar equipment on the same lot, or within a radius of 500 m;
(3)  the composting activity is not carried on in a body of water;
(4)  the thermophilic equipment is operated
(a)  by the person who generates the input, other than structuring materials;
(b)  by a municipality, for waste produced by its citizens;
(c)  by the owner, for waste produced on the property;
(5)  the input placed in the thermophilic equipment is organic and does not contain
(a)  materials in a liquid state at 20 °C;
(b)  human faeces or urine, bathroom tissue or livestock waste;
(c)  uncomposted manure;
(d)  slaughterhouse waste;
(e)  animal carcasses or inedible meat within the meaning of the Regulation respecting food (chapter P-29, r. 1), and any other materials that may have been contaminated by them;
(f)  varnished, painted, stained, treated or engineered wood, or wood contained in oriented strand board, plywood or particle board, and any wood from a sorting station for construction or demolition materials;
(g)  invasive exotic terrestrial plant species;
(6)  the thermophilic equipment must be designed to meet the following conditions:
(a)  it does not generate leachate that must be managed outside the equipment;
(b)  it allows the aerobic conditions to be monitored and maintained at all times;
(c)  it is equipped with a dispersion, confinement or filtration device to limit odours;
(d)  it is equipped with a covered system for unloading compost;
(e)  it allows the temperature of the composting process to be maintained at or above 55 °C for 3 days;
(7)  when the thermophilic equipment is set up outdoors, the activities are carried on
(a)  if no inputs are stored on-site, at least 10 m from any dwelling or public institution, other than a dwelling owned by or rented to the owner or operator of the equipment;
(b)  if inputs are stored on-site, at least 50 m from any dwelling or public institution, other than a dwelling owned by or rented to the owner or operator of the equipment;
(8)  the containers used to store the inputs are
(a)  collection bins for organic waste; or
(b)  any other type of closed container that does not allow leachate to escape;
(9)  the compost produced is used exclusively for purposes other than human consumption.
871-2020O.C. 871-2020, s. 265.
In force: 2020-12-31
265. Composting and the reclamation of the compost produced in closed thermophilic equipment are eligible for a declaration of compliance on the following conditions:
(1)  the equipment has a volume equal to or less than 50 m3;
(2)  the declarant does not operate other similar equipment on the same lot, or within a radius of 500 m;
(3)  the composting activity is not carried on in a body of water;
(4)  the thermophilic equipment is operated
(a)  by the person who generates the input, other than structuring materials;
(b)  by a municipality, for waste produced by its citizens;
(c)  by the owner, for waste produced on the property;
(5)  the input placed in the thermophilic equipment is organic and does not contain
(a)  materials in a liquid state at 20 °C;
(b)  human faeces or urine, bathroom tissue or livestock waste;
(c)  uncomposted manure;
(d)  slaughterhouse waste;
(e)  animal carcasses or inedible meat within the meaning of the Regulation respecting food (chapter P-29, r. 1), and any other materials that may have been contaminated by them;
(f)  varnished, painted, stained, treated or engineered wood, or wood contained in oriented strand board, plywood or particle board, and any wood from a sorting station for construction or demolition materials;
(g)  invasive exotic terrestrial plant species;
(6)  the thermophilic equipment must be designed to meet the following conditions:
(a)  it does not generate leachate that must be managed outside the equipment;
(b)  it allows the aerobic conditions to be monitored and maintained at all times;
(c)  it is equipped with a dispersion, confinement or filtration device to limit odours;
(d)  it is equipped with a covered system for unloading compost;
(e)  it allows the temperature of the composting process to be maintained at or above 55 °C for 3 days;
(7)  when the thermophilic equipment is set up outdoors, the activities are carried on
(a)  if no inputs are stored on-site, at least 10 m from any dwelling or public institution, other than a dwelling owned by or rented to the owner or operator of the equipment;
(b)  if inputs are stored on-site, at least 50 m from any dwelling or public institution, other than a dwelling owned by or rented to the owner or operator of the equipment;
(8)  the containers used to store the inputs are
(a)  collection bins for organic waste; or
(b)  any other type of closed container that does not allow leachate to escape;
(9)  the compost produced is used exclusively for purposes other than human consumption.
871-2020O.C. 871-2020, s. 265.