Q-2 - Environment Quality Act

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24. When assessing a project’s impacts on the quality of the environment, the Minister shall take the following elements into consideration:
(1)  the nature of the project and how it is to be carried out;
(2)  the characteristics of the milieu affected;
(3)  the nature, quantity, concentration and location of any and all contaminants that are likely to be released into the environment;
(4)  if the project results from a program that has undergone a strategic environmental assessment under Chapter V, the findings of the assessment; and
(5)  in the cases provided for by government regulation, the greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the project and the reduction measures the project may entail.
The Minister may also take into account the expected climate change risks to and impacts on the project and the milieu in which it will be carried out, the adaptation measures the project may entail and Québec’s commitments with regard to the reduction of greenhouse gases.
The Minister may, within the time and in the manner and form the Minister determines, require a residual materials management plan specifying the nature and estimated quantity of residual materials that will be generated by the activity over a given period and their mode of management, as well as any other information, document or study the Minister deems necessary in order to know the impacts of the project on the quality of the environment before making a decision.
1972, c. 49, s. 24; 1979, c. 49, s. 33; 1988, c. 49, s. 5; 2017, c. 42017, c. 4, s. 16.
24. The Minister shall, before giving his approval to an application made under section 22, ascertain that the emission, deposit, issuance or discharge of contaminants into the environment will be in accordance with the Act and regulations. He may, for that purpose, require any alteration in the plan or project submitted.
A certificate of authorization issued under section 22 is non-transferable, except where the Minister authorizes the transfer on such conditions as he shall determine.
1972, c. 49, s. 24; 1979, c. 49, s. 33; 1988, c. 49, s. 5.
24. The Deputy Minister shall, before giving his approval to an application made under section 22, ascertain that the emission, deposit, issuance or discharge of contaminants into the environment will be in accordance with the act and regulations. He may, for that purpose, require any alteration in the plan or project submitted.
1972, c. 49, s. 24; 1979, c. 49, s. 33.
24. The Director shall, before giving his approval to an application made under section 22, ascertain that the emission, deposit, issuance or discharge of contaminants into the environment will be in accordance with the act and regulations. He may, for that purpose, require any alteration in the plan or project submitted.
1972, c. 49, s. 24.