Regulations respecting Hazardous Materials

Every country, state , province, and county has it's own regulation. The following information is provided as a typical example.

Paragraph 8 of the regulation states:

8. No new, no, no, may or may not be harmful to the environment, or allow the emission, deposit, release or release, unless the operation is made in accordance with the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2).

Environment Quality Act

20. No one may emit, deposit, issue or discharge or emission, deposit, issuance or discharge into the environment of a contaminant in a greater quantity or that provided for by regulation of the Government.

Because it is important to consider concentrations or amounts, it should be considered that any amount of oil or grease, regardless of quantity, is against the law.

Paragraph 22 of the same Act states:

22. No 1 may de l'ifrect or alter a structure, undertake to operate an industry, carry on an activity or use an industrial process or increase the production of any of these services. or discharge of contaminants into the environment or a change in the quality of the environment.

However, the following may or may not be allowed to use any of the following methods, carry out any or all of the following: lake, pond, marsh, swamp or bog, unless he first obtains a certificate of authorization from the Minister.

The application for authorization must include a description of the device or the definition of a device or a device. with the regulations of the Government of the United States of America

The Minister may also require additional information on the subject of the application of the law under section 31.5, 31.6, 134 or 189, of an authorization issued under section 167 or 203 or of a certificate of exemption from assessment and review procedure issued under section 154 or 189.

In brief, any release of contaminants above the levels of the Regulation (or, 0 mg / L oils and greases) requires government authorization.

Bill 89

The purpose of this bill is to reinforce compliance with the Environment Quality Act, in particular by introducing administrative sanctions and increasing penalties.

More specifically, the bill provides for administrative penalties to be imposed on persons and municipalities under the Act or the regulations, subject to the right of those parties to the Administrative Tribunal of Quebec.

The penalties that have been imposed by the courts on the subject of an offense have been increased, and certain aggravating factors have been determined in the courts. The judge may also issue various types of orders to be carried out by the offender.

Certain other penal provisions are reinforced, in particular by the directors and officers of the legal persons, partnerships and associations more accountable, and by increasing prescription periods.

The Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks is one of the most important causes of serious environmental damage. In addition, the Government or the Minister is given power, under certain conditions, to deny, suspend or revoke any authorization, or permit.

The bill provides for public accountability and accountability. It also specifies the powers of inspection and investigation provided for in the Act.