Environment Quality Act In Checklist


In Force

Document Description

This act is the main environmental statute in Quebec. RSQ

Industry Sector

Document Type


Air Emissions and Ambient Air Quality
  • General Air Emissions and Ambient Air Quality
    • Air Emissions Permit
  • Specific Air Pollutants
    • PM
    • Odor
  • Greenhouse Gases
Water Use and Wastewater Management
  • Water Use
  • Wastewater Management
  • Water Conservation
    • Water Withdrawals
  • Drinking Water Treatment and Supply
Waste Management
  • Non-Hazardous Waste Generation
    • Waste Reporting and Monitoring
    • Waste Disposal
  • Waste Collecting, Processing, Disposal
Hazardous Materials Management
  • General Requirements
    • Packaging
  • Radiological Substances
Safety Management
  • Explosives
Occupational Health
  • Workplace Requirements
    • Workplace Stress
  • Personal Protective Equipment
    • High-Visibility Clothing
  • Exposure Limits and Protection
    • Noise
  • Medical Surveillance
Land Use
  • Land Use Planning and Land Management
Privacy and Access to Information
  • Access to Information
Security and Public Safety
  • Radiological Substances and Nuclear Power
  • Marine Operations
Environment Management
  • General Environmental Management
    • Reports
    • Inspections and Enforcement
  • Permits, Approvals, and Assessments
    • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Releases, Emergencies, Disasters
  • Management of Land and Soil
    • Land Contamination and Contaminated Sites
  • Waste
  • Drainage
  • Heat
  • Reservoirs
  • Conduits
  • Emissions
  • Wood
  • Motors
  • Motor vehicle
  • Transformer station
  • Transformer
  • Tags
  • Exploration
  • Wastewater
  • Pipe
  • Pressure
  • Tank
  • Tailings
  • Explosive
  • Toilets
  • Flammable
  • Ballasts
  • Aircraft
  • Lubricants
  • Railroad
  • Sampling

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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 fosters the reduction of greenhouse gases, and makes it possible to take into consideration the evolution of knowledge and technologies, climate change issues and human health protection issues, as well as the realities of the territories and the communities living in them.
The Act affirms the collective and public interest character of ...

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