Environment Quality Act In Checklist


In Force


This act is the main environmental statute in Quebec. RSQ

Industrial Sector(s)

Document Type


Air Emissions and Ambient Air Quality
  • General Air Emissions and Ambient Air Quality
  • Specific Air Pollutants
  • Greenhouse Gases
Water Use and Wastewater Management
  • Water Use
  • Wastewater Management
  • Water Conservation
  • Drinking Water Treatment and Supply
Waste Management
  • Non-Hazardous Waste Generation
  • Hazardous Waste Generation
  • Waste Collecting, Processing, Disposal
Hazardous Materials Management
  • General Requirements
  • Use, Manufacture, and Marketing Restrictions
  • Storage and Handling
  • Management of Restricted Hazardous Substances
  • Radiological Substances
Safety Management
  • Explosives
Occupational Health
  • Workplace Requirements
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Exposure Limits and Protection
  • Medical Surveillance
Land Use
  • Land Claims, Land Rights, Treaties
  • Land Use Planning and Land Management
Privacy and Access to Information
  • Privacy
  • Access to Information
Security and Public Safety
  • Radiological Substances and Nuclear Power
  • Marine Operations
Financial Administration, Accounting, Charges
  • Charges and Tolls
Environment Management
  • General Environmental Management
  • Permits, Approvals, and Assessments
  • Releases, Emergencies, Disasters
  • Management of Land and Soil
  • Waste
  • Drainage
  • Heat
  • Emissions
  • Transformer station
  • Exploration
  • Pipe
  • Pressure
  • Tailings
  • Cap
  • Flammable
  • Aircraft
  • Railroad
  • Power
  • Pass
  • Raise
  • Refuse
  • Development
  • Communication

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The purpose of this Act is to protect the environment and the living species inhabiting it, to the extent provided for by law. The Act makes it possible to take into consideration issues related to the protection of human health and safety as well as the realities of the territories and the communities living in them.
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