Q-2 - Environment Quality Act

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31.8.1. If a project referred to in section 31.1 or 31.1.1 is also subject to an environmental assessment procedure prescribed under an Act of a legislative authority other than the Parliament of Québec, the Minister may make an agreement with any competent authority to coordinate the environmental assessment procedures, including by establishing a unified procedure.
Such an agreement must, in keeping with the objectives of this division,
(1)  set out the conditions applicable to carrying out the study on the project’s environmental impact;
(2)  provide that a public information period as well as targeted consultations or public hearings, as applicable, must be held.
The agreement may also provide for the establishment and operation of a body responsible for the implementation of all or part of the environmental assessment procedure.
The provisions of the agreement pertaining to the matters mentioned in the second and third paragraphs are substituted for the corresponding provisions of this Act and its statutory instruments.
The agreement shall be tabled in the National Assembly within 10 days of its making or, if the National Assembly is not sitting, within 10 days of resumption.
1999, c. 76, s. 1; 2017, c. 42017, c. 4, s. 24.
31.8.1. Where a project referred to in section 31.1 is to be carried out in part outside Québec and, as a consequence, the project is also subject to an environmental assessment procedure prescribed under an Act of a legislative authority other than the Parliament of Québec, the Minister may make, as provided by law, an agreement with any competent authority to coordinate the environmental assessment procedures, which may include the establishment of a unified procedure.
The agreement may, in keeping with the objectives of this division, provide for
(1)  the constitution and operation of a body responsible for the implementation of all or part of the environmental assessment procedure;
(2)  the conditions applicable to the carrying out of the study on the project’s environmental impact; and
(3)  the holding of information sessions and public consultations as well as public hearings on the project.
The provisions of the agreement pertaining to the matters mentioned in the second paragraph apply in lieu of the corresponding provisions of this Act and its statutory instruments.
The agreement shall be tabled in the National Assembly within 10 days of its making or, if the National Assembly is not sitting, within 10 days of resumption.
1999, c. 76, s. 1.