25. For the purposes of section 24, the operator of a quarry or sand pit must evaluate, with an interval of not more than 3 years between each evaluation, the noise emitted in the course of the activities where a dwelling or public institution is situated within
(1) 600 m from a quarry; and
(2) 150 m from a sand pit.
The operator must have the sound level evaluations required under this section taken by a professional having the required qualifications in the field. The professional must submit to the operator a report stating the measurements taken and also including the following information:
(1) the professional’s name, contact information and profession;
(2) the geographical coordinates of the points of measurement and of the dwellings and public institutions present in the distances provided for in the first paragraph;
(3) a description of the measurement device used, its accuracy and date of its last calibration;
(4) the weather conditions and any other data or observation that may influence the measurements or propagation of the noise;
(5) the date and time of the beginning and end of the measurement period;
(6) a description of all the activities of the quarry or sand pit carried out during the measurement period;
(7) a declaration in which the professional attests that the information provided is accurate and that the measurements were carried out in keeping with good practice and generally accepted standards.
The operator of the quarry or sand pit must keep every report referred to in the second paragraph until the closure of the quarry or sand pit or for a period of 12 years following its production, whichever occurs first. The operator must provide a report to the Minister on request.