Q-2 - Environment Quality Act

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31.3. On receiving the notice referred to in section 31.2, the Minister shall send to the project proponent, within a reasonable time prescribed by government regulation, a directive specifying the nature, scope and extent of the environmental impact assessment statement the proponent must prepare.
The directive may also specify the time limit for sending the impact assessment statement to the Minister. If the proponent fails to send the statement within that time, the Minister may update the directive.
Where applicable, the directive must take into account the findings of any strategic environmental assessment conducted under Chapter V within the scope of the program under which the project is to be carried out.
1978, c. 64, s. 10; 1999, c. 40, s. 239; 2017, c. 42017, c. 4, s. 20.
31.3. After receiving the environmental impact assessment statement, the Minister shall make it public and indicate to the proponent of the project to initiate the stage of public information and consultation provided for by regulation of the Government.
Any person, group or a municipality may, within the time prescribed by regulation of the Government, apply to the Minister for the holding of a public hearing in connection with such a project.
Unless he considers such application to be frivolous, the Minister shall direct the Bureau to hold a public hearing and report its findings and its analysis thereof to him.
1978, c. 64, s. 10; 1999, c. 40, s. 239.
31.3. After receiving the environmental impact assessment statement, the Minister shall make it public and indicate to the proponent of the project to initiate the stage of public information and consultation provided for by regulation of the Government.
Any person, group or a municipality may, within the delay prescribed by regulation of the Government, apply to the Minister for the holding of a public hearing in connection with such a project.
Unless he considers such application to be frivolous, the Minister shall direct the Bureau to hold a public hearing and report its findings and its analysis thereof to him.
1978, c. 64, s. 10.