The following are the laws, regulations and normative acts vested in the Minister and Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques. The full texts are available on the LégisQuébec website. The texts are updated monthly and have official status. To find out about changes that are not yet online, consult the Gazette officielle du Québec.

The regulations enacted under various laws are listed in numerical order.

Environment Quality Act This hyperlink will open in a new window.

Act to increase the number of zero-emission motor vehicles in Québec in order to reduce greenhouse gas and other pollutant emissions This hyperlink will open in a new window.

Act to affirm the collective nature of water resources and to promote better governance of water and associated environments This hyperlink will open in a new window.

Natural Heritage Conservation Act This hyperlink will open in a new window.

Several protected areas have been established under this act and a specific regime of activities is applicable within their boundaries. Some of these protected areas have been established on a provisional basis and others on a permanent basis. In all instances, the applicable regime of activities is provided for by the act, by regulation and, depending on the individual case, by a conservation plan published in the Gazette officielle du Québec.
The ecological reserves This hyperlink will open in a new window. are listed on the Ministère’s website. They are governed by regulations available on the LégisQuébec website, under the official references C-61.01, r.2 to C-61.01, r.71. The aquatic reserves This hyperlink will open in a new window. and biodiversity reserves This hyperlink will open in a new window. are likewise listed on the Ministère’s website. Some are governed by regulations available on the LégisQuébec website, under the official references C-61.01, r.72 to C-61.01, r.76. Others are governed instead by the conservation plans associated with them. These plans are also available on the Ministère’s website.
The document entitled “Régime d’activités dans les réserves de biodiversité et les réserves aquatiques” (Regulations Governing Activities in Biodiversity and Aquatic Reserves This hyperlink will open in a new window.) provides a summary of the regime of activities that is generally applicable on reserve lands.

Sustainable Development Act This hyperlink will open in a new window.
For the implementation of sustainable development within the Administration, consult the Government Sustainable Development Strategy This hyperlink will open in a new window. (French).

An Act respecting threatened or vulnerable species This hyperlink will open in a new window.

An Act respecting compensation measures for the carrying out of projects affecting wetlands or bodies of water This hyperlink will open in a new window.
Section 2 of this act is no longer in force as of June 16, 2017, pursuant to section 5 of this act as amended by chapter 6 of the Statutes of Québec 2017.

An Act respecting the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et des Parcs This hyperlink will open in a new window.

Pesticides Act This hyperlink will open in a new window.

Water Resources Preservation Act This hyperlink will open in a new window.
Repealed by the Act to affirm the collective nature of water resources and to promote better governance of water and associated environments This hyperlink will open in a new window..

An Act respecting the artificial inducement of rain This hyperlink will open in a new window.

Watercourses Act This hyperlink will open in a new window.
Except for Section 3 and Division VIII, which are currently under the responsibility of the MERN

Dam Safety Act This hyperlink will open in a new window.
Paragraph 4 of section 19 is not in force.

An Act respecting the Société québécoise de récupération et de recyclage This hyperlink will open in a new window.

An Act respecting the sale and distribution of beer and soft drinks in non-returnable containers This hyperlink will open in a new window.

The Cree Villages and the Naskapi Village Act This hyperlink will open in a new window.
(section 21 only)

An Act to delimit the high water mark of the St. Lawrence River in the territory of Municipalité régionale de comté de La Côte-de-Beaupré This hyperlink will open in a new window.

An Act to impose restrictions on pig farming This hyperlink will open in a new window.
This act is no longer in force as of June 16, 2002, except with regard to processing applications that were pending on June 15, 2002, for certificates of authorization for projects subject to this act.

An Act to secure the supply of hogs to a slaughterhouse enterprise in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region This hyperlink will open in a new window.

An Act respecting the boundaries of the waters in the domain of the State and the protection of wetlands along part of the Richelieu River This hyperlink will open in a new window.

Act confirming that cement plant and maritime terminal projects on the territory of the municipality of Port-Daniel-Gascons are subject solely to the authorization regime of section 22 of the Environment Quality Act This hyperlink will open in a new window.

Act respecting the conservation of wetlands and bodies of water This hyperlink will open in a new window. (French)

An Act to amend the Environment Quality Act to modernize the environmental authorization scheme and to amend other legislative provisions, in particular to reform the governance of the Green Fund This hyperlink will open in a new window.
The new section 118.5 of the Environment Quality Act This hyperlink will open in a new window., replaced by section 188 of chapter 4 of the statues of 2017 This hyperlink will open in a new window., is not in force and will only come into force on the date set by government decree. Until then, sections 297 and 298 of chapter 4 of the statutes of 2017 specify the terms and conditions since March 23, 2017 for having access to documents and information contained in the future register.

Minister of Environment and the Fight against Climate Change and Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques This hyperlink will open in a new window. (French)
Order-in-Council appointing the new minister and amending the name of the Ministère. This Order-in-Council replaces Order-in-Council 1280-2018 of October 18, 2018.