6.3. The function of the Bureau is to inquire into any question relating to the quality of the environment submitted to it by the Minister and to make to him a report of its findings and of its analysis thereof.
The Bureau must hold public hearings or targeted consultations where the Minister so requires. At the Minister’s request, it must also hold mediation sessions.
However, the Bureau shall not inquire within the scope of the assessment and review procedure provided for in Chapters II and III of Title II.
Except for the purposes of section 31.3.5, the Minister shall publish a notice, on the Minister’s department’s website or by any other means he deems appropriate, of each mandate to inquire that he entrusts to the Bureau.
1978, c. 64, s. 1; 2017, c. 4, s. 911.