30. In the following cases, the holder of an authorization may not make a change in the activities authorized by the Minister without first obtaining from the latter an amendment of the authorization:
(1) the change is likely to result in a new release of contaminants into the environment, an increase in previously authorized releases or an alteration in the quality of the environment;
(2) the change is intended to increase the production of property or services beyond the authorized quantity;
(3) the change is incompatible with the authorization issued, in particular with one of its conditions, restrictions or prohibitions;
(4) the change concerns the alteration of a residual materials elimination facility or a hazardous materials management activity; or
(5) any other case prescribed by government regulation.
The Minister may, in the case of an application to amend an authorization for an activity referred to in section 22, modify any condition, restriction or prohibition prescribed for an activity previously authorized in the context of the project, or impose further conditions, restrictions or prohibitions if this is necessary to take into account the impact of the change being sought and to protect the environment.
Before making a decision under the second paragraph, the Minister must notify the prior notice prescribed by section 5 of the Act respecting administrative justice (chapter J‑3) to the person concerned and grant the latter at least 15 days to submit observations.
1972, c. 49, s. 30; 1979, c. 49, s. 33; 1988, c. 49, s. 38; 1990, c. 26, s. 2; 2017, c. 4, s. 161.