Q-2, r. 23.1 - Regulation respecting the environmental impact assessment and review of certain projects

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5. In addition to any other element that the Minister’s directive may require, an environmental impact assessment statement must contain at least
(1)  the information referred to in subparagraphs 1 to 4 of the first paragraph of section 3, with the necessary modifications;
(2)  a description of the project and its location including
(a)  the objectives pursued by the project and its justification;
(b)  its location, including a site plan;
(c)  the variants for the carrying out of the project, including those related to the location, processes and methods for the carrying out and operation of the project;
(d)  a detailed description of the variant selected and the reasons for choosing that variant;
(e)  a timetable for the carrying out of the various stages of the project;
(f)  the proposed related activities, if applicable;
(g)  the alternative solutions for the project;
(h)  the contemplated sources of energy;
(i)  the policies on land use provided for in any land use and development metropolitan plan, land use planning and development plan or planning program applicable on the territory affected by the project, as well as a description of the uses allowed under the applicable urban planning by-laws;
(j)  if applicable, identification of the reserved areas and agricultural zones established under the Act respecting the preservation of agricultural land and agricultural activities (chapter P-41.1) and located within the territory of the project;
(3)  identification of the main environmental, social and economic issues raised by the project, in particular those raised by the public and the Native communities concerned, if applicable, and sent to the project proponent in accordance with section 8, as well as a description of the manner in which those issues have been considered in the development of the project;
(4)  a description of the receiving environment and anticipated impact of the project on that environment including, where the project affects wetlands and bodies of water within the meaning of section 46.0.2 of the Act, the information and documents provided for in section 46.0.3 of the Act;
(5)  an estimate of the greenhouse gas emissions that would be attributable to the project, for each phase;
(6)  an analysis of the expected climate change impacts on and risks to the project and on the environment in which it will be carried out;
(7)  a description of the contemplated measures to limit the impact of the project on the receiving environment;
(8)  where applicable, a description of the work required for the restoration or repair of an existing establishment, structure, equipment or work and for the replacement or modification of technical equipment incidental to one of them;
(9)  the terms governing the activities to inform and consult the public held by the project proponent in the course of the carrying out of the environmental impact assessment statement and those carried out specifically with the Native communities concerned by the project, and the manner in which the results of the consultations were considered in the preparation of the project;
(10)  a preliminary plan of emergency measures; and
(11)  a preliminary program for environmental monitoring and follow-up on the project’s anticipated impact.
The environmental impact assessment statement must also contain a description of the activities for the operation and maintenance of any proposed establishment, construction, work, installation or equipment including, if applicable, a description and an assessment of the anticipated impact of their operation, and the proposed restoration and post-closure management measures.
An environmental impact assessment statement must also include a summary of the main measures that the project proponent proposes to implement to minimize the impact of the project on the environment.
287-2018O.C. 287-2018, s. 5.
In force: 2018-03-23
5. In addition to any other element that the Minister’s directive may require, an environmental impact assessment statement must contain at least
(1)  the information referred to in subparagraphs 1 to 4 of the first paragraph of section 3, with the necessary modifications;
(2)  a description of the project and its location including
(a)  the objectives pursued by the project and its justification;
(b)  its location, including a site plan;
(c)  the variants for the carrying out of the project, including those related to the location, processes and methods for the carrying out and operation of the project;
(d)  a detailed description of the variant selected and the reasons for choosing that variant;
(e)  a timetable for the carrying out of the various stages of the project;
(f)  the proposed related activities, if applicable;
(g)  the alternative solutions for the project;
(h)  the contemplated sources of energy;
(i)  the policies on land use provided for in any land use and development metropolitan plan, land use planning and development plan or planning program applicable on the territory affected by the project, as well as a description of the uses allowed under the applicable urban planning by-laws;
(j)  if applicable, identification of the reserved areas and agricultural zones established under the Act respecting the preservation of agricultural land and agricultural activities (chapter P-41.1) and located within the territory of the project;
(3)  identification of the main environmental, social and economic issues raised by the project, in particular those raised by the public and the Native communities concerned, if applicable, and sent to the project proponent in accordance with section 8, as well as a description of the manner in which those issues have been considered in the development of the project;
(4)  a description of the receiving environment and anticipated impact of the project on that environment including, where the project affects wetlands and bodies of water within the meaning of section 46.0.2 of the Act, the information and documents provided for in section 46.0.3 of the Act;
(5)  an estimate of the greenhouse gas emissions that would be attributable to the project, for each phase;
(6)  an analysis of the expected climate change impacts on and risks to the project and on the environment in which it will be carried out;
(7)  a description of the contemplated measures to limit the impact of the project on the receiving environment;
(8)  where applicable, a description of the work required for the restoration or repair of an existing establishment, structure, equipment or work and for the replacement or modification of technical equipment incidental to one of them;
(9)  the terms governing the activities to inform and consult the public held by the project proponent in the course of the carrying out of the environmental impact assessment statement and those carried out specifically with the Native communities concerned by the project, and the manner in which the results of the consultations were considered in the preparation of the project;
(10)  a preliminary plan of emergency measures; and
(11)  a preliminary program for environmental monitoring and follow-up on the project’s anticipated impact.
The environmental impact assessment statement must also contain a description of the activities for the operation and maintenance of any proposed establishment, construction, work, installation or equipment including, if applicable, a description and an assessment of the anticipated impact of their operation, and the proposed restoration and post-closure management measures.
An environmental impact assessment statement must also include a summary of the main measures that the project proponent proposes to implement to minimize the impact of the project on the environment.
287-2018O.C. 287-2018, s. 5.