118. The requirement to hold a permit for carrying on activities referred to in paragraphs 1 to 4 of section 70.9 of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2) is not applicable in respect of the following activities:
(1) the incineration of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products by a holder of a certificate of authorization issued under the Environment Quality Act;
(2) the operation, for commercial purposes, of a treatment process for recycling or reusing residual hazardous materials referred to in paragraphs 3, 4 and 8 of section 4 of this Regulation;
(3) the operation, for commercial purposes, of a treatment process that consists in grinding, sifting or sorting solid residual hazardous materials other than material and objects containing PCBs or contaminated by PCBs, where the following conditions are met:
(a) the quantity of materials stored in less than 100,000 kg;
(b) the materials are to be treated within 90 days after being received; and
(c) the hazardous materials thus treated are not earmarked for disposal or for use in energy generation; or
(4) the storage of residual hazardous materials, where the following conditions are met:
(a) the quantity stored is less than 40,000 kg;
(b) the materials are not materials from a step in the manufacturing processes or purification processes of air emissions, effluents and residues located in a place at which an activity in a sector listed in Schedule 3 is carried on, and they are not materials from the maintenance of those processes; and
(c) the hazardous materials are not materials or objects containing PCBs or contaminated by PCBs.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, where the quantity in storage is between 1,000 kg and 40,000 kg, the person storing the materials shall send a notice to the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks as soon as possible.
The notice shall contain the following information:
(1) the name and address of the person storing the hazardous materials;
(2) the identification for each category of hazardous materials, determined according to the indications in Schedule 4; and
(3) an estimate of the maximum capacity of hazardous materials that can be stored.
O.C. 1310-97, s. 118; O.C. 492-2000, s. 8.