53.4. To further the achievement of the objects mentioned in section 53.3, the Minister shall propose a residual materials management policy to the Government. In addition to stating the principles upon which it is based, the policy may establish short, medium and long-term objectives for recovery and reclamation and for reduced levels of residual materials elimination, and establish strategies and measures to facilitate the attainment of the objectives within the stated times.
Before proposing a policy to the Government pursuant to this section, the Minister shall publish the policy in the Gazette officielle du Québec, together with a notice inviting all interested persons to make their point of view known within the stated time.
Every policy adopted by the Government pursuant to this section shall be published in the Gazette officielle du Québec. The Minister is responsible for the application of the policy.
The Société québécoise de récupération et de recyclage shall prepare any plans and programs pursuant to the policy; such plans and programs require the Minister’s prior approval.
1999, c. 75, s. 13; 2017, c. 4, s. 851.