In force: 2020-12-31
50. The following activities are exempted from authorization or the amendment of authorization pursuant to sections 22 and 30 of the Act and this Regulation: (1) activities subject to the Regulation respecting the sustainable development of forests in the domain of the State (chapter A-18.1, r. 0.01) with the exception, for the portion carried on in a wetland or body of water, of (a) the construction, widening or straightening of a road managed by the minister responsible for the Act respecting roads (chapter V-9) and that is classified as an autoroute or a national, regional or collector road;
(b) the construction, improvement or repair of a road or a route that skirts a lake or a watercourse by encroaching on its bed or a “riparian ecotone” within the meaning of section 2 of that Regulation;
(2) the construction and operation of a storage site for petroleum products referred to in section 7 of the Building Act (chapter B-1.1) and any other liquid mixture of hydrocarbons referred to in the Petroleum Products Regulation (chapter P-30.01, r. 2) when the construction of the site complies with Chapter VIII of the Construction Code (chapter B-1.1, r. 2) and its operation complies with Chapter VI of the Safety Code (chapter B-1.1, r.3). (3) activities carried on in an aquatic reserve, biodiversity reserve or ecological reserve or on land reserved for such purposes pursuant to the Natural Heritage Conservation Act (chapter C-61.01) when the activities are authorized pursuant to that Act; (4) activities carried on in the habitat of a threatened or vulnerable species of flora identified pursuant to paragraph 2 of section 10 of the Act respecting threatened or vulnerable species (chapter E-12.01) when the activities are authorized pursuant to that Act; (5) the application of pesticides in accordance with the Pesticides Management Code (chapter P-9.3, r. 1) other than work involving the use of pesticides requiring authorization pursuant to section 298 of this Regulation; (6) the burial of inedible meat in accordance with the provisions of section 7.3.1 of the Regulation respecting food (chapter P-29, r. 1); (7) work to recover and reclaim halocarbons from a fire extinguisher, fire extinguishing system or refrigeration or air conditioning unit performed in accordance with the Regulation respecting halocarbons (chapter Q-2, r. 29).
Despite subparagraphs 1 to 5 of the first paragraph and unless covered by a decision to the contrary made under section 31.6 of the Act, sections 22 and 30 of the Act and this Regulation apply to the activities referred to in those subparagraphs when they result from a project subject to an impact assessment and review procedure.