Q-2, r. 29 - Regulation respecting halocarbons

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44. Persons who have taken and successfully completed an awareness training course approved by the Minister on the environmental impact of the operations referred to in section 43 have the qualifications required to carry out those operations and are issued a labour force environmental qualification attestation by the Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity or the Commission de la construction du Québec.
The training referred to in the first paragraph must enable the persons who receive it to
(1)  have an understanding of Québec and Canadian laws and regulations respecting halocarbons;
(2)  be aware of the environmental issues associated with emissions of halocarbons into the atmosphere; and
(3)  learn the appropriate practices to apply to prevent halocarbon emissions, including the use of the appropriate halocarbon recovery and treatment equipment.
O.C. 1091-2004, s. 44; 201-2020O.C. 201-2020, s. 35.
44. The following persons have the qualifications required to carry out the work referred to in section 43:
(1)  with respect to refrigeration or air conditioning units other than household units, refrigerated vending machines or air conditioning units in motor vehicles, tool vehicles or farm machinery, persons who
(a)  have taken and successfully completed, after 1 January 1995, the courses in a program of studies established and certified by the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports that contain with respect to that class of units all the mandatory educational objectives referred to in the second paragraph and who hold an apprentice competency certificate or a journeyman competency certificate issued by the Commission de la construction du Québec for the trade of refrigeration specialist or a certificate of qualification, an apprenticeship card or an apprenticeship booklet issued by the Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity for the trade of pipe fitter, refrigeration specialty;
(b)  have taken and successfully completed, after 1 September 2006, the courses in a program of studies established and certified by the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports that contain with respect to that class of units all the mandatory educational objectives referred to in the second paragraph and who hold a certificate of qualification, an apprenticeship card or an apprenticeship booklet issued by the Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity for the trade of stationary engineman for the “refrigerating apparatus” category;
(c)  have taken and successfully completed, after 1 January 1994, an awareness training course on the environmental impact of the installation, servicing, repair, modification or dismantling of refrigeration or air conditioning units in that class, given by the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada or by the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society and who hold a certificate, an apprenticeship card or an apprenticeship booklet referred to in subparagraph a or b; or
(d)  have taken and successfully completed, after 1 September 2005, an awareness training course on the environmental impact of the installation, servicing, repair, modification or dismantling of refrigeration or air conditioning units in that class, given under the authority of the Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity or the Commission de la construction du Québec and who hold a certificate, an apprenticeship card or an apprenticeship booklet referred to in subparagraph a or b;
(2)  with respect to household refrigeration and air conditioning units or refrigerated vending machines, persons who
(a)  have taken and successfully completed, after 1 September 2006, the courses in a program of studies established and certified by the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports that contain with respect to that class of units all the mandatory educational objectives referred to in the second paragraph; or
(b)  have taken and successfully completed, after 1 January 1994, an awareness training course on the environmental impact of the installation, servicing, repair, modification or dismantling of refrigeration or air conditioning units in that class, given by the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada or by the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society, or have taken and successfully completed, after 1 September 2005, such an awareness training course given under the authority of the Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity;
(3)  with respect to air conditioning units in motor vehicles, tool vehicles or farm machinery or transport refrigeration units, persons who
(a)  have taken and successfully completed, after 1 September 2006, the courses in a program of studies established and certified by the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports that contain with respect to that class of units all the mandatory educational objectives referred to in the second paragraph; or
(b)  have taken and successfully completed, after 1 January 1994, an awareness training course on the environmental impact of the installation, servicing, repair, modification or dismantling of air conditioning units in that class, given by the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada or by the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society, or have taken and successfully completed, after 1 September 2005, such an awareness training course given under the authority of the Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity; and
(4)  with respect to fire extinguishers, persons who
(a)  have taken and successfully completed, after 1 September 2006, the courses in a program of studies established and certified by the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports that contain with respect to that class of units all the mandatory educational objectives referred to in the second paragraph and who hold an apprentice competency certificate or a journeyman competency certificate issued by the Commission de la construction du Québec for the trade of fire-fighting mechanic or a certificate of qualification, an apprenticeship card or an apprenticeship booklet issued by the Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity for the trade of pipe fitter, specialty of sprinkler installer; or
(b)  have taken and successfully completed, after 1 September 2005, an awareness training course on the environmental impact of the installation, servicing, repair, modification or dismantling of fire extinguishers given under the authority of the Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity or the Commission de la construction du Québec and who hold a certificate, an apprenticeship card or an apprenticeship booklet referred to in subparagraph a.
Any training provided pursuant to this section must allow the persons who receive it to
(1)  have an understanding of Québec and Canadian laws and regulations respecting halocarbons;
(2)  be aware of the environmental problems associated with emissions of halocarbons into the atmosphere; and
(3)  learn the appropriate practices to apply to prevent halocarbon emissions, including the use of the appropriate halocarbon recovery and reclamation equipment.
In the case of training provided pursuant to subparagraph c or d of subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph or subparagraph b of subparagraphs 2, 3 and 4 of the first paragraph, the training must be of a duration of at least 7 hours.
O.C. 1091-2004, s. 44.