53.31.14. The contributions payable shall be established on the basis of a schedule of contributions that has been the subject of a special consultation of the persons concerned and, in the case in which a body is designated under a regulation made under section 53.30.3, of that body also. The schedule may cover a maximum of three years.
If there is more than one certified body, a single schedule shall be established by all of the certified bodies not later than the date fixed by a government regulation. If the bodies do not come to an agreement before that date, the schedule shall be established by the Société québécoise de récupération et de recyclage, which shall have, as of that date, a deadline set by that regulation to establish the schedule.
The criteria taken into account to determine the schedule must evolve over the years in such manner as to foster the accountability of the various classes of persons concerned as regards the environmental consequences of the products they manufacture, market, distribute or commercialize or the materials they otherwise generate, having regard in particular to the content of recycled materials, the nature of the materials used, the volume of residual materials produced and their potential for recovery, recycling or other forms of reclamation.
The schedule of contributions may also provide for exemptions or exclusions in addition to those resulting from decisions made under section 53.31.2. The schedule of contributions may also specify the terms according to which the contributions are to be paid to the certified body.
Subject to the applicable regulatory prescriptions and following consultations with the Union des municipalités du Québec, the Fédération québécoise des municipalités locales et régionales (FQM) and any other body the Société québécoise de récupération et de recyclage considers appropriate, the schedule of contributions must also state how payment may be made through contributions in goods or services.
The schedule of contributions must be submitted to the Minister, which may approve it with or without modification.
2002, c. 59, s. 4; 2011, c. 14, s. 10; 2021, c. 5, s. 1514a2021, c. 5, s. 1514b2021, c. 5, s. 1514c.