The French version prevails
The Québec Residual Materials Management Policy
replaces the Québec Action Plan for Waste Management, 1998-2002, made
public in 1998. This Policy is in accordance with the Act to amend the
Environment Quality Act and other legislation as regards the
management of residual materials, adopted in 1999.
The expressions residual materials or
residues used in the Policy designate any residue resulting from a
production, treatment or utilization process and any substance,
material or product or, more generally, any object that is discarded
or that the holder intends to discard.
The present Policy does not apply to the following residues:
gaseous substances, mine tailings or soils containing contaminants in
quantities or concentrations exceeding those fixed by regulation under
paragraph a of section 31.52 of the Environment Quality Act,
biomedical waste, hazardous materials, except those of domestic origin
and agricultural fertilizers (manure, liquid manure, manure liquid).
Part 1: Background
Part 2: Principles
Part 3: Purpose
Part 4: Goals
Summary of the Policy (French)