Q-2 - Environment Quality Act

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2.2. In order to ensure ongoing supervision of the quality of the environment or to ensure, in the area of environmental protection, compliance with an international commitment made in accordance with the applicable legislative provisions or implementation of a Canadian intergovernmental agreement made in accordance with the applicable legislative provisions, the Minister may make regulations determining what information, other than personal information, a person or a municipality is required to provide regarding an enterprise, a facility or an establishment that the person or municipality operates, as well as how, when and how often this information must be provided.
A regulation made under the first paragraph may apply to all or part of Québec and may, in particular, relate to any information concerning the presence or release into the environment of contaminants, including their origin, nature, composition, characteristics, quantity, concentration and location or receiving environment, as well as to the parameters to be used to evaluate or measure the quantity or concentration of contaminants.
This information may vary with the category of the enterprise, facility or establishment, the nature of the contaminants, the quantity of contaminants released, and the technical characteristics of the apparatus or processes involved.
The only information that a person or municipality referred to in a regulation made under the first paragraph is required to provide is the information the person or municipality has, may reasonably be expected to have or may obtain by means of appropriate data processing.
2004, c. 24, s. 3; 2017, c. 42017, c. 4, s. 5.
2.2. In order to ensure ongoing supervision of the quality of the environment or to ensure, in the area of environmental protection, compliance with an international commitment made in accordance with the applicable legislative provisions or implementation of a Canadian intergovernmental agreement made in accordance with the applicable legislative provisions, the Minister may make regulations determining what information, other than personal information, a person or a municipality is required to provide regarding an enterprise, a facility or an establishment that the person or municipality operates, as well as how, when and how often this information must be provided.
A regulation made under the first paragraph may apply to all or part of Québec and may, in particular, relate to any information concerning the presence, emission, deposit, issuance or discharge into the environment of contaminants, including their origin, nature, composition, characteristics, quantity, concentration and location or receiving environment, as well as to the parameters to be used to evaluate or measure the quantity or concentration of contaminants.
This information may vary with the category of the enterprise, facility or establishment, the nature of the contaminants, the quantity of contaminants emitted, deposited, issued or discharged, and the technical characteristics of the apparatus or processes involved.
The only information that a person or municipality referred to in a regulation made under the first paragraph is required to provide is the information the person or municipality has, may reasonably be expected to have or may obtain by means of appropriate data processing.
A regulation made under this section is preceded by the publication of a draft regulation in the Gazette officielle du Québec for the purposes of a 60-day consultation.
2004, c. 24, s. 3.