31.44. At least 15 days before issuing either order, the Minister shall, as prescribed by section 5 of the Act respecting administrative justice (chapter J-3), notify whoever has emitted, deposited, released or discharged the contaminant and, where applicable, the owner of the soil concerned, stating the reasons on which the order is based, the time within which the documents required under section 31.42 must be furnished to him or the work he may order under section 31.43 and the timetable for its execution, the date on which the order, if issued, is to take effect and the fact that observations may be presented by whoever has been notified and, where applicable, by the owner of the soil concerned within the period of time specified in the prior notice as well as the fact that whoever has been notified may, for the purposes of section 31.43, propose work and a timetable for its execution.
The prior notice shall be accompanied with a copy of every analysis, study or other technical report taken into consideration by the Minister.
For the purposes of section 31.43, the Minister may approve, with or without amendment, the work and the timetable for its execution proposed, where that is the case, by whoever is responsible for the source of contamination, upon presenting observations.
Upon notifying the prior notice, the Minister shall transmit a copy to the secretary-treasurer or clerk of the municipality where the contaminant has been found.
1990, c. 26, s. 4; 1997, c. 43, s. 520.