The processing of ministerial environmental authorizations This hyperlink will open in a new window. and declarations of compliance is being maintained. However, some conditions apply.

Ministerial environmental authorization applications

Applications submitted in paper format are processed as soon as possible. Environmental authorization applications filed in electronic format cannot be accepted at this time.

However, submitting applications for the spring use of certain fertilizing residual materials (FRMs) electronically will speed up the assessment process, but filing a paper version with the MELCC is required in order for the authorization to be issued.

Payment can still be made by cheque or money order.

Bank transfers are now possible for businesses and municipalities. An invoice number will be sent to you when you file your application, declaration, or notice to enable you to make your payment.

Steps are being taken to provide this option to individuals, in addition to payment by cheque or money order.

Environmental surveys

Carrying out field inventories prior to filing an environmental authorization application for a project identified on the list of priority services and activities This hyperlink will open in a new window. is maintained. The production of inputs and raw materials needed for priority services and activities can therefore continue. 

Filing a declaration of compliance

Paper format is still the preferred filing method for declarations of compliance This hyperlink will open in a new window. at least 30 days before the work begins.

However, if that is not possible, the declaration may be submitted electronically in addition to paying the required fees, if applicable.

For declarations concerning waterworks, sewer projects, wastewater treatment, or drinking water production, send your file to the following address:

Pôle d’expertise municipal
 Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques
 5199 Sherbrooke St. East, Office 3860
 Montréal, Québec  H1T 3X9

or by email to:
declaration.municipale@environnement.gouv.qc.ca

For declarations of compliance under sections 39 and 40 of the Agricultural Operations Regulation, send your file to:

Pôle d’expertise agricole
 Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques
 675 Cameron Road, Office 200
 Sainte-Marie, Qc  G6E 3V7

or by email to:
declaration.agricole@environnement.gouv.qc.ca

For declarations concerning the rehabilitation of contaminated land, the reception on or in land, for reclamation purposes, of contaminated soils in a concentration equal to or less than the limit values in Schedule I of the Land Protection and Rehabilitation Regulation, the establishment or relocation of a hot mix asphalt plant, the establishment of a sandpit, or the treatment of surface mineral substances in a quarry or sandpit, send your file to the following address:

Pôle d’expertise industriel
 Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques
 201 place Charles-Le Moyne, 2nd floor
 Longueuil, Québec J4K 2T5

or by email to:
declaration.industrielle@environnement.gouv.qc.ca

Payment can still be made by cheque or money order.

Bank transfers are now possible for businesses and municipalities. An invoice number will be sent to you when you file your application, declaration, or notice to enable you to make your payment.

Steps are being taken to provide this option to individuals, in addition to payment by cheque or money order.

Applications for permits and/or certificates for the sale and use of pesticides

It is preferable to file new applications for a permit or certificate for the sale and use of pesticides electronically. The form This hyperlink will open in a new window. is available on our website.

Send the completed permit or certificate application form and the required documents by email to the office responsible for your region This hyperlink will open in a new window. and pay the required fees. To facilitate the electronic filing of applications, clear and readable scanned copies of the examination attestation are acceptable.

Bank transfers are now possible for businesses and municipalities. An invoice number will be sent to you when you file your application to enable you to make your payment. Payment can still be made by cheque or money order.

Instructions will be available soon for individuals wishing to pay online.

Financial compensations for damage to wetlands or water environments

Bank transfer of this compensation is now possible for businesses and municipalities. An invoice number will be sent to you when you file your application to enable you to make your payment. Payment can still be made by cheque or money order.

Steps are being taken to provide this option to individuals, in addition to payment by cheque or money order.

Filing project notices for certain fertilizing residual materials (FRMs)

Electronic filing is preferred. Get the form by writing to: declaration.agricole@environnement.gouv.qc.ca. The completed form must be returned by email to the same address.

If it is not possible to email the project notice, send it in paper format to:

Pôle d’expertise agricole
 Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques
 675 Cameron Road, Office 200
 Sainte-Marie, Qc  G6E 3V7