31.29. The Minister may suspend or revoke all or part of a depollution attestation issued by him or on his behalf in the cases described in subparagraphs 1 and 2 of the first paragraph of section 31.26 and in cases where the holder of the attestation
(1) does not comply with the contaminant discharge standards referred to in paragraph 3 of section 31.12;
(1.1) does not comply with the contaminant discharge standards and the requirements and dates of application referred to in paragraph 1 of section 31.13;
(1.2) does not comply with the corrective programme referred to in paragraph 2 of section 31.13;
(1.3) does not comply with the waste management plan referred to in paragraph 2.1 of section 31.13;
(2) does not take the preventive measures referred to in paragraph 3 of section 31.13;
(3) does not take every measure necessary to minimize the effects of the accidental occurrence in the environment of a contaminant and to eliminate and prevent the causes thereof;
(3.1) does not submit to him a reapplication for a depollution attestation within the time prescribed by regulation;
(4) hinders the Minister, a functionary or a person referred to in sections 119, 120 and 120.1 in the performance of his duties.
The Minister may, furthermore, revoke all or part of a depollution attestation issued by him or on his behalf in cases where the holder of a depollution attestation does not take the necessary emergency measures when a contaminant occurs accidentally in the environment.
Before rendering his decision, the Minister shall, as prescribed by section 5 of the Act respecting administrative justice (chapter J-3), transmit to the holder of the depollution attestation a written notice informing him of his decision to suspend or revoke the attestation for the reasons he indicates, and give him the opportunity to present observations within 30 days after the date of transmission of the notice.
1988, c. 49, s. 8; 1991, c. 30, s. 19; 1997, c. 43, s. 516.