8. A person who applies for a certificate of authorization shall also submit to the Minister a certificate attesting that the project does not contravene any municipal by-law. The certificate shall be issued by the clerk or the secretary-treasurer of a local municipality or, in the case of an unorganized territory, of a regional county municipality.
In addition, if the project concerns the territory of a regional park or watercourse under the jurisdiction of a regional county municipality, the applicant must submit to the Minister a certificate from the secretary-treasurer of the regional county municipality concerned attesting to the project’s compliance with the applicable regional municipal by-laws.
The first paragraph does not apply to a person who, under the Mining Act (chapter M-13.1), is authorized to do work involved in the exploration, development, mining or production of mineral substances or underground reservoirs, except work involved in extracting sand, gravel or building stone on private land for which, under section 5 of the Mining Act, rights in or over such mineral substances have been surrendered to the owner of the soil.
This section does not apply where the application for a certificate of authorization concerns a project to reconstruct an interchange in an urban area, consisting of a set of lanes to connect an autoroute to another autoroute or a road, authorized under section 31.5 or 31.6 of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2), including all the components of the project, in particular the associated infrastructures as well as the works and installations needed for their development and management.
O.C. 1529-93, s. 8; O.C. 320-2006, s. 1; O.C. 1303-2013, s. 1.