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
§3. Discharge of contaminants and earth and removal of trees or tree debris

Section 43

During a forest development activity, the discharge of earth is prohibited in an open peat bog, a swamp, a marsh, a lake or a watercourse.

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Objectives

  • To preserve the integrity of an aquatic, wetland or riparian environment
  • To avoid carrying sediment into an aquatic, wetland or riparian environment

This section does not apply to the discharge of earth during the construction, improvement or repair of a road where those activities are carried out in accordance with this Regulation, except the portion of a snowmobile trail crossing a lake or its ecotone.

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Objectives

  • To allow certain forest development activities in or near a particular place
  • To preserve the integrity of an aquatic, wetland or riparian environment
  • To avoid carrying sediment into an aquatic, wetland or riparian environment

Explanations

In cases where a road is constructed, improved or repaired in compliance with this Regulation, earth may be discharged into an open peat bog, a marsh, a swamp, a lake or a watercourse, except for the portion of a snowmobile trail crossing a lake or its ecotone. In this portion of the trail, an ice bridge – in other words, a work composed solely of frozen water – must be built.