1. Snow that is removed and transported for elimination purposes may be placed for final deposit only at an elimination site for which a certificate of authorization has been issued under section 22 of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2) or, in the case of an elimination site established before 18 September 1997, for which a depollution program has been approved by the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks under sections 116.2 to 116.4 of that Act.
The operator of a snow elimination site established before 18 September 1997 shall, notwithstanding the foregoing, have 2 years from that date to have a depollution program for the site approved by the Minister; in the meantime, the operator may continue to receive the snow brought to the site. The depollution program shall be such that not later than the expiry of the period agreed upon in the program, which period may not extend beyond 1 November 2002, all the corrective measures provided for by the program have been applied.
The provisions of the second paragraph do not apply to the operator of a snow elimination site established in whole or in part on the shore of a body of water or the bank of a watercourse: the deposit of snow at such a site is, for the purposes of this Regulation, considered to be a discharging of snow into the body of water or the watercourse, and therefore the deposit is allowed only under the conditions provided for in section 2 which applies, with the necessary modifications.
For the purposes of this Regulation, the words “shore and “bank” have the meaning assigned by the Protection Policy for Lakeshores, Riverbanks, Littoral Zones and Floodplains (chapter Q-2, r. 35).
O.C. 1063-97, s. 1; O.C. 320-2006, s. 5.