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Laws and Regulations

Updating: January 23, 2014

The following are the laws, regulations and normative acts vested in the ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques.

The regulations adopted under the various acts are listed in numerical order.

Environment Quality Act
(R.S.Q., c. Q-2)
Official Reference
(R.R.Q.)

Former
Numbering

Title

Q-2, r.1 Q-2, r.1.0001 Regulation respecting wood-burning appliances

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.2 Q-2, r.1.001.1 Regulation respecting the application of section 32 of the Environment Quality Act

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.3 Q-2, r.1.001

Regulation respecting the application of the Environment Quality Act

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.4 Q-2, r.1.002 Order in Council respecting the application of subdivision 1 of Division IV.2 of Chapter I of the Environment Quality Act to the mineral industry and primary metal manufacturing sector
Q-2, r.4.1   Clean Air Regulation

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.5 Q-2, r.1.01 Regulation respecting industrial depollution attestations

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.5.1   Regulation respecting the framework for authorization of certain projects to transfer water out of the St. Lawrence River Basin
Q-2, r.6

Q-2, r.1.3

Groundwater Catchment Regulation

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.7 Q-2, r.2 Regulation respecting pits and quarries

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.8 Q-2, r.2.1 Order respecting a class of industrial establishments to which subdivision 1 of Division IV.2 of Chapter I of the Environment Quality Act applies
Q-2, r.9

Q-2, r.2.2

Regulation respecting motor vehicle traffic in certain fragile environments

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.10 Q-2, r.2.3 Regulation respecting compensation for municipal services provided to recover and reclaim residual materials
Q-2, r.11

Q-2, r.3

Regulation respecting sanitary conditions in industrial or other camps
Q-2, r.12 Q-2, r.3.001 Regulation respecting biomedical waste

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.13 Q-2, r. 3.2 Regulation respecting solid waste - See Regulation respecting the landfilling and incineration of residual materials

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.14

Q-2, r. 3.2.1

Regulation respecting the declaration of water withdrawals

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.15 Q-2, r.3.3

Regulation respecting mandatory reporting of certain emissions of contaminants into the atmosphere 

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r. 15.1   Regulation respecting the delegation of management of certain parts of a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances
Q-2, r. 15.2   Determination of annual caps on greenhouse gas emission units relating to the cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances for the 2013-2020 period
Q-2, r.16

Q-2, r.6

Regulation respecting the liquid effluents of petroleum refineries

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.17 Q-2, r.6.001 Regulation respecting greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.18 Q-2, r.6.01 Regulation respecting the burial of contaminated soils

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.19

Q-2, r.6.02

Regulation respecting the landfilling and incineration of residual materials
In force since January 19, 2006, this regulation gradually supersedes the Regulation respecting solid waste

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.20 Q-2, r.6.1 Regulation respecting used tire storage

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.21 Q-2, r.7 Regulation respecting waterworks and sewer services

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.22

Q-2, r.8

Regulation respecting waste water disposal systems for isolated dwellings

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.23 Q-2, r.9 Regulation respecting environmental impact assessment and review
Q-2, r.24 Q-2, r.10 Regulation respecting the environmental impact assessment and review applicable to a part of the northeastern Québec region
Q-2, r.25 Q-2, r.11 Regulation respecting the environmental and social impact assessment and review procedure applicable to the territory of James Bay and Northern Québec
Q-2, r.26

Q-2, r.11.1

Agricultural Operations Regulation

Regulation amending the Agricultural Operations Regulation

Q-2, r.27 Q-2, r.12.2 Regulation respecting pulp and paper mills

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.28

Q-2, r.12.3

Ministerial Order concerning the fees payable under the Environment Quality Act
Q-2, r.29 Q-2, r.15.01 Regulation respecting halocarbons

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.30 Q-2, r.15.02 Regulation to prohibit the sale of certain dishwashing detergents

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.31 Q-2, r.15.1 Regulation respecting snow elimination sites

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.32 Q-2, r.15.2 Regulation respecting hazardous materials

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.33

Q-2, r.15.3

Regulation respecting environmental standards for heavy vehicles

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.34 Q-2, r.16 Regulation respecting certain bodies for the protection of the environment and social milieu of the territory of James Bay and Northern Québec
Q-2, r.35 Q-2, r.17.3 Policy for the protection of lakeshores, riverbanks, littoral zones and floodplains
Q-2, r.35.1   Québec residual materials management policy

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.35.2   Water Withdrawal and Protection Regulation
Q-2, r.37

Q-2, r.18.1.01

Land Protection and Rehabilitation Regulation
Q-2, r.38 Q-2, r.20 Regulation respecting the quality of the atmosphere

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.39 Q-2, r.18.1.02 Regulation respecting the water quality of pools and other artificial reservoirs

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.40 Q-2, r.18.1.1 Regulation respecting the quality of drinking water

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r. 40.1   Regulation respecting the recovery and reclamation of products by enterprises

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.41 Q-2, r.20.01 Regulation respecting the recovery and reclamation of discarded paint containers and paints
This regulation has been abrogated, but continues to apply per Section 57 of the Regulation respecting the recovery and reclamation of products by enterprises, R.R.Q., c. Q-2, r. 40.1.
Q-2, r.42

Q-2, r.18.1.2

Regulation respecting the recovery and reclamation of used oils, oil or fluid containers and used filters
This regulation has been abrogated, but continues to apply per Section 57 of the Regulation respecting the recovery and reclamation of products by enterprises, R.R.Q., c. Q-2, r. 40.1.
Q-2, r.42.1   Regulation respecting the charges payable for the use of water

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.43 Q-2, r.18.1.3 Regulation respecting the charges payable for the disposal of residual materials

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.44 Q-2, r.20.02 Regulation respecting the reuse of water containers with a capacity exceeding 8 litres

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.45 Q-2, r.19 Rules of procedure relating to the conduct of public hearings
Q-2, r.46

Q-2, r.23.01

Regulation respecting contamined soil storage and contaminated soil transfer stations

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.46.1  

Regulation respecting a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances

Regulation amending the Regulation

Q-2, r.47 Q-2, r.23.2 Regulation respecting the rate to determine the costs of sampling, analysis, inspection or investigation included in the costs of civil or penal proceedings instituted for the purposes of the Environment Quality Act
Q-2, r. 47.1 M.O. (2011) 143 G.O. II, 2063B Regulation respecting the filing of information on certain drilling and fracturing work on gas or petroleum wells
Q-2, r.48 Q-2, r.25 Regulation respecting hot mix asphalt plants

Regulation amending the Regulation

 
An Act to affirm the collective nature of water resources and provide for increased water resource protection
(R.S.Q., c. C-6.2)
 
Natural Heritage Conservation Act
(R.S.Q., c. C-61.01)
Official Reference
(R.R.Q.)

Former
Numbering

Title

C-61.01, r.1 C-61.01, r.1 Rules of procedure governing public consultation on protected areas
*Several other regulations that designate ecological reserves have been prescribed under this Act.
 
An Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife
(R.S.Q., c. C-61.1)
(Except for Sections 42 and 43 in regard to certain captive exotic wildlife species and their slaughter)
 
Sustainable Development Act
(R.S.Q., c. D-8.1.1)
 
An Act respecting threatened or vulnerable species
(R.S.Q., c. E-12.01)
Official Reference
(R.R.Q.)

Former
Numbering

Title

E‑12.01, r. 1

E-12.01, r.0.2.1 Regulation respecting the disposal of things seized
E‑12.01, r. 2   Regulation respecting threatened or vulnerable wildlife species and their habitats
E‑12.01, r. 3 E-12.01, r.0.4 Regulation respecting threstened or vulnerable plant species and their habitats
E‑12.01, r. 4 E-12.01, r.1 Ministerial Order respecting the publication of a list of threatened or vulnerable plant species likely to be so designated and publication of a list of threatened or vulnerable vertebrate fauna likely to be so designated
 
An Act respecting compensation measures for the carrying out of projects affecting wetlands or bodies of water
(R.S.Q., chapter M-11.4 )
 

An Act respecting the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune
(R.S.Q., c. M-25-2)
(Only as applicable to wildlife)

Official Reference
(R.R.Q.)

Former
Numbering

Titre

M-25.2, r. 1   Regulation respecting the signing of certain deeds, documents and writings of the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune
 
An Act respecting the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et des Parcs
(R.S.Q., c. M-30.001)
Official Reference
(R.R.Q.)

Former
Numbering

Title

M-30.001, r.1 M-30.001, r.1 Order in council respecting the Rules for the signing of certain documents of the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et des Parcs
 
An Act respecting Mauricie Park and its surroundings
(R.S.Q., c. P-7)
 
An Act respecting Forillon Park and its surroundings
(R.S.Q., c. P-8)
 
AAn Act respecting the Saguenay ― St. Lawrence Marine Park
(R.S.Q., c. P-8.1)
 
Parks Act
(R.S.Q., c. P-9)
Official Reference
(R.R.Q.)

Former
Numbering

Title

P-9, r.25 P-9, r.25

Parks Regulation

Regulation amending the Regulation

*Several other regulations that designate national parks have been prescribed under this Act.
 
Pesticides Act
(R.S.Q., chapter P-9.3)
Official Reference
(R.R.Q.)

Former
Numbering

Title

P-9.3, r.1 P-9.3, r.0.01 Pesticides Management Code
P-9.3, r.2 P-9.3, r.0.1 Regulation respecting permits and certificates for the sale and use of pesticides
 
Water Resources Preservation Act
(R.S.Q., c. P-18.1)
 
An Act respecting the support program for Inuit beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Québec agreement for their hunting, fishing and trapping activities
(R.S.Q., c. P-30.2)
 
Tree Protection Act
(R.S.Q., c. P-37)
 
An Act respecting the artificial inducement of rain
(R.S.Q., chapter P-43)
Official Reference
(R.R.Q.)

Former
Numbering

Title

P-43, r.1 P-43, r.1 Regulation respecting the artificial inducement of rain
 
Watercourses Act
(R.S.Q., c. R-13)
Official Reference
(R.R.Q.)

Former
Numbering

Title

R-13, r.1 R-13, r.1.1 Regulation respecting the water property in the domain of the State
 
Dam Safety Act
(R.S.Q., c. S-3.1.01)
(Except for section 19, par. 4)

Reg. No.

Former
Numbering

Title

S-3.1.01, r.1 S-3.1.01, r.1 Dam Safety Regulation
 
An Act respecting the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec
(R.S.Q., c. S-13.01)
Official Reference
(R.R.Q.)

Former
Numbering

Title

S-13.01, r.1 S-13.01, r.4 By-law respecting the signing of certain documents of the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec
 
An Act respecting the Société québécoise de récupération et de recyclage
(R.S.Q., c. S-22.01)
 
An Act respecting the sale and distribution of beer and soft drinks in non-returnable containers
(R.S.Q., chapter V-5.001)

Reg. No.

Former
Numbering

Title

V-5.001, r.1 V-5.001, r.1 Beer and Soft Drinks Distributors' Permits Regulation
 
The Cree Villages and the Naskapi Village Act
(R.S.Q., c. V-5.1)
(section 21 only)
 
An Act to delimit the high water mark of the St. Lawrence River in the territory of Municipalité régionale de comté de La  Côte-de-Beaupré
(S.Q., 1999, c. 84)
 
An Act to impose restrictions on pig farming
(S.Q., 2002, c. 18)
 
An Act to secure the supply of hogs to a slaughterhouse enterprise in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region
(S.Q. 2002, c. 56)
 
An Act to ensure the enlargement of Parc national du Mont-Orford, the preservation of the biodiversity of adjacent lands and the maintenance of recreational tourism activities
(S.Q. 2006, c. 14)

An Act to Amend the Act to ensure the enlargement of Parc national du Mont-Orford, the preservation of the biodiversity of adjacent lands and the maintenance of recreational tourism activities (L.Q. 2007, c. 9)

as abrogated by the Act concerning Parc national du Mont-Orford (S.Q. 2010, c. 9), with the exception of the provisions of Chapter 8 in respect of the enlargement of Parc national du Mont-Orford, which will expire on May 26, 2015.

 
An Act respecting the boundaries of the waters in the domain of the State and the protection of wetlands along part of the Richelieu River
(S.Q. 2009, c. 31)
 
An Act concerning Parc national du Mont-Orford
(S.Q. 2010, c. 9)


Draft regulations published in the Gazette officielle du Québec

Gazette officielle du Québec

Name of draft regulation

   
2013, G.O. 2, 1890
(July 3, 2013)
Draft regulation to amend the Clean Air Regulation
2013, G.O. 2, 1885
(July 3, 2013)
Draft regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the application of the Environment Quality Act
2013, G.O. 2, 1895
(July 3, 2013)
Draft regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the landfi lling and incineration of residual materials
2013, G.O. 2, 1896
(July 3, 2013)
Draft Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting pulp and paper mills
2013, G.O. 2,
(March 27, 2013)
Harmonization of regulations under the Act to amend the Environment Quality Act in order to reinforce compliance
2013, G.O. 2, 61
(January 9, 2013)
Draft regulation to amend the Regulation respecting compensation for municipal services provided to recover and reclaim residual materials
2012, G.O. 2, 3113A
(October 15, 2012)
Draft regulation to amend the Regulation respecting mandatory reporting of certain emissions of contaminants into the atmosphere
2012, G.O. 2, 2344
(July 11, 2012)

Draft regulation to amend the Parks Regulation

2012, G.O. 2, 1757A
(June 8, 2012)
Draft regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances
2011, G.O. 2, 2969B
(October 21, 2011)
Draft Regulation to Amend the Agricultural Operations Regulation

2009, G.O. 2, 3885
(November 25, 2009)

Draft Regulation - Regulation respecting financial guarantees payable for the operation of an organic matter reclamation facility

2009, G.O. 2, 3241
(September 2, 2009)
Draft Regulation - Regulation respecting threatened or vulnerable plant species and their habitats
2008, G.O. 2, 663
(February 20, 2008)

Draft Regulation – Regulation respecting hazardous materials and the Land Protection and Rehabilitation Regulation

2002, G.O. 2, 4668
(September 4, 2002)

Draft Regulation respecting hazardous materials and amending various regulatory provisions

 


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