Division IV.2.1 of the Environment Quality Act establishes rules that promote the protection of lands and their rehabilitation in the event of contamination. Indeed, notices of contamination and of land use restrictions must be registered in the Land register of Québec when the land contains contaminants in a concentration exceeding the regulatory limit values.

In addition, municipalities have the obligation to prepare and maintain a list of contaminated lands situated in its territory, by virtue of article 31.68 of the Environment Quality Act.

Click here to consult the list (PDF available in French only)

Please find below the hyperlink that leads to the Inventory of Contaminated Sites created by the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change:

http://www.mddep.gouv.qc.ca/sol/terrains/terrains-contamines/recherche.asp

For additional information, please contact the Department of Registry and Public Affairs: 514 428-4420