Q-2 - Environment Quality Act

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31.23. In addition to the reasons set out in other provisions of this Act, the Minister may suspend or revoke all or part of an authorization to operate an industrial establishment if the holder fails to take all necessary measures to minimize the effects of the accidental occurrence of a contaminant in the environment attributable to the operation of the establishment or eliminate and prevent its causes.
Before making a decision under this section, 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.
1988, c. 49, s. 8; 1991, c. 30, s. 14; 2011, c. 20, s. 3; 2017, c. 42017, c. 4, s. 26.
31.23. The holder of a depollution attestation shall
(1)  comply with the contaminant discharge standards and the implementation requirements and schedule referred to in subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph of section 31.13;
(1.1)  comply with the corrective program referred to in subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph of section 31.13;
(2)  comply with elements set out in subparagraphs 2.1 to 6 of the first paragraph of section 31.13;
(3)  notify the Minister forthwith, or, in the cases provided for by regulation under subparagraph j of the first paragraph of section 31, within the time prescribed therein, of the accidental occurrence in the environment of any contaminant and take all necessary measures to minimize the effects and to eliminate and prevent the causes thereof;
(4)  keep up to date and preserve, in accordance with the regulations, the records indicated therein;
(5)  furnish the Minister, in accordance with the regulations, with the reports indicated therein;
(6)  furnish, at the request of the Minister, any information necessary to ascertain compliance of the contaminant discharge with the standards referred to in paragraph 3 of section 31.12 and in subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph of section 31.13;
(7)  (subparagraph repealed);
(8)  inform the Minister, in accordance with the regulations, of any event or incident entailing a contravention of the provisions of his attestation and of the measures he has taken in order to minimize or eliminate the effects of the event or incident.
Where the holder of a depollution attestation intends to proceed with the installation of devices for the treatment of waste water in the industrial establishment for which he was issued an attestation or intends to install or put in place, in that establishment, any apparatus or equipment intended to prevent, abate or eliminate the release of contaminants in the atmosphere, he shall, prior to installation, submit to the Minister a technical report on the solution selected, in accordance with the regulations.
1988, c. 49, s. 8; 1991, c. 30, s. 14; 2011, c. 20, s. 3.
31.23. The holder of a depollution attestation shall
(1)  comply with the contaminant discharge standards and the implementation requirements and schedule referred to in paragraph 1 of section 31.13;
(1.1)  comply with the corrective program referred to in paragraph 2 of section 31.13;
(2)  comply with elements set out in paragraphs 2.1 to 5 of section 31.13;
(3)  notify the Minister forthwith, or, in the cases provided for by regulation under paragraph j of section 31, within the time prescribed therein, of the accidental occurrence in the environment of any contaminant and take all necessary measures to minimize the effects and to eliminate and prevent the causes thereof;
(4)  keep up to date and preserve, in accordance with the regulations, the records indicated therein;
(5)  furnish the Minister, in accordance with the regulations, with the reports indicated therein;
(6)  furnish, at the request of the Minister, any information necessary to ascertain compliance of the contaminant discharge with the standards referred to in paragraph 3 of section 31.12 and in paragraph 1 of section 31.13;
(7)  (paragraph repealed);
(8)  inform the Minister, in accordance with the regulations, of any event or incident entailing a contravention of the provisions of his attestation and of the measures he has taken in order to minimize or eliminate the effects of the event or incident.
Where the holder of a depollution attestation intends to proceed with the installation of devices for the treatment of waste water in the industrial establishment for which he was issued an attestation or intends to install or put in place, in that establishment, any apparatus or equipment intended to prevent, abate or eliminate the release of contaminants in the atmosphere, he shall, prior to installation, submit to the Minister a technical report on the solution selected, in accordance with the regulations.
1988, c. 49, s. 8; 1991, c. 30, s. 14.