GUIDE TO THE APPLICATION OF THE REGULATION RESPECTING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF FORESTS IN THE DOMAIN OF THE STATE

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Chapter III – Protection of aquatic environments, riparian areas, wetlands and soils
Division IV – Sylvicultural drainage, washing water, contaminants, earth and tree debris
§2. Discharge, recovery and treatment of washing water

Section 38

Washing logging machines is prohibited in a forest if it takes place at 60 m or less from an open peat bog, a swamp, a riparian marsh, a lake or a watercourse. The 60-m distance is measured from the perimeter of the peat bog, marsh or swamp or from the upper limit of the shore of a lake or bank of a watercourse or, in the presence of a riparian ecotone, from the limit of the ecotone farthest from the environment to be protected.

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Objectives

  • To preserve the integrity of an aquatic, wetland or riparian environment
  • To avoid contaminating the forest

Rules governing the washing of logging machines
Figure 38 Rules governing the washing of logging machines