Q-2, r. 0.1 - Regulation respecting activities in wetlands, bodies of water and sensitive areas

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5. Unless otherwise provided for, for the purposes of this Regulation,
(1)  a reference to a littoral zone, riverbank or lakeshore includes any wetlands present;
(2)  a reference to body of water includes any wetlands present in the littoral zone or on the riverbank or lakeshore, excluding any wetlands present in a floodplain;
(3)  a reference to a floodplain excludes the littoral zone, riverbanks and lakeshores, and any wetlands present;
(4)  a reference to a pond, marsh, swamp, peat bog or wetland in general is a reference to the environment concerned if it is not situated in the littoral zone or on a riverbank or lakeshore;
(5)  a reference to an area is a reference to the cumulative area for the environment for the activity;
(6)  distances in relation to a watercourse or lake are calculated from the high-water mark; distances in relation to a wetland are calculated from its boundary;
(7)  the construction of an infrastructure, works, building or equipment includes its siting, replacement, substantial modification, and dismantling, and any prior activity to clear trees;
(8)  the maintenance of an infrastructure, works, building or equipment includes its inspection, refurbishment and repair; it is carried on in the immediate vicinity of the infrastructure, works, building or equipment and includes the necessary vegetation control;
(9)  a substantial modification includes a refurbishment or repair of the infrastructure, works building or equipment; it includes an enlargement, extension or prolongation;
(10)  a stabilization works is a works to increase the mechanical resistance of the soil or an infrastructure and protect it against erosion and landslides, excluding the approaches and protection works for bridges and culverts which form an integral part of those structures, and retaining walls;
(11)  a road is an infrastructure the right of way of which includes a roadway, shoulders and, where applicable, ditches and turning circles, but excludes a stabilization works, a railway, a bridge, a culvert, a temporary road or winter road; a road laid out by the minister responsible for the Act respecting roads (chapter V-9) is deemed to be a road and includes any related infrastructures for road traffic such as cycle paths and footbridges;
(12)  a temporary road is a road put in place for a maximum period of 3 years and which is dismantled after use;
(13)  a silvicultural treatment is a forest development activity that is intended, as part of a specific silvicultural regime and scenario, to direct the development of a stand, in particular as regards its renewal, or to improve its yield and quality;
(14)  the diameter of a tree is measured at a height of 1.3 m from the highest ground level;
(15)  the terms invasive exotic plant species and ditch defined in section 3 of the Regulation respecting the regulatory scheme applying to activities on the basis of their environmental impact (chapter Q-2, r. 17.1) apply.
871-2020O.C. 871-2020, s. 5.
In force: 2020-12-31
5. Unless otherwise provided for, for the purposes of this Regulation,
(1)  a reference to a littoral zone, riverbank or lakeshore includes any wetlands present;
(2)  a reference to body of water includes any wetlands present in the littoral zone or on the riverbank or lakeshore, excluding any wetlands present in a floodplain;
(3)  a reference to a floodplain excludes the littoral zone, riverbanks and lakeshores, and any wetlands present;
(4)  a reference to a pond, marsh, swamp, peat bog or wetland in general is a reference to the environment concerned if it is not situated in the littoral zone or on a riverbank or lakeshore;
(5)  a reference to an area is a reference to the cumulative area for the environment for the activity;
(6)  distances in relation to a watercourse or lake are calculated from the high-water mark; distances in relation to a wetland are calculated from its boundary;
(7)  the construction of an infrastructure, works, building or equipment includes its siting, replacement, substantial modification, and dismantling, and any prior activity to clear trees;
(8)  the maintenance of an infrastructure, works, building or equipment includes its inspection, refurbishment and repair; it is carried on in the immediate vicinity of the infrastructure, works, building or equipment and includes the necessary vegetation control;
(9)  a substantial modification includes a refurbishment or repair of the infrastructure, works building or equipment; it includes an enlargement, extension or prolongation;
(10)  a stabilization works is a works to increase the mechanical resistance of the soil or an infrastructure and protect it against erosion and landslides, excluding the approaches and protection works for bridges and culverts which form an integral part of those structures, and retaining walls;
(11)  a road is an infrastructure the right of way of which includes a roadway, shoulders and, where applicable, ditches and turning circles, but excludes a stabilization works, a railway, a bridge, a culvert, a temporary road or winter road; a road laid out by the minister responsible for the Act respecting roads (chapter V-9) is deemed to be a road and includes any related infrastructures for road traffic such as cycle paths and footbridges;
(12)  a temporary road is a road put in place for a maximum period of 3 years and which is dismantled after use;
(13)  a silvicultural treatment is a forest development activity that is intended, as part of a specific silvicultural regime and scenario, to direct the development of a stand, in particular as regards its renewal, or to improve its yield and quality;
(14)  the diameter of a tree is measured at a height of 1.3 m from the highest ground level;
(15)  the terms invasive exotic plant species and ditch defined in section 3 of the Regulation respecting the regulatory scheme applying to activities on the basis of their environmental impact (chapter Q-2, r. 17.1) apply.
871-2020O.C. 871-2020, s. 5.