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Interim Control By-Laws

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  • What is the interim control regulation?

    The interim control by-law allows the MRC to restrict or regulate new land uses during the modification or revision of its Land Use Plan. Interim control has an effect on part or all of the territory of the MRC immediately and does not require the adoption of matching laws by local municipalities.

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R. 178-2004 ODOR MANAGEMENT AND HOUSEHOLD USE IN AGRICULTURAL TERRITORY, AND RELATING TO SHORELINES, COAST AND FLOOD PLAINS PROTECTION in the MRC DU HAUT-SAINT-LAURENT

In the spring of 2001, legislation protecting the territory and agricultural activities was again amended throughout Québec, making the provisions of the development plan, in this matter, obsolete. 

It was urgent to manage the odors inherent in animal production activities and the council of the MRC agreed on the need to adopt an interim control by-law for the entire agricultural territory. The regulation came into force on March 19, 2004.

Since then, other provisions have been added, such as the management of dwellings on agricultural land, the exclusion of certain commercial establishments from the definition of protected immovables and, finally, the introduction of the provisions relating to the banks, coastal and flood plains protection, as per the 2005 Government Policy.

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R. 223-2006 IMPLANTATION OF WIND TURBINES IN THE MRC DU HAUT-SAINT-LAURENT

With the quick emergence of wind farm projects in Quebec, it was imperative to consider the possible arrival of a wind farm project on the territory of the Haut-Saint-Laurent. A regulation on the installation of wind turbines was adopted by the council of mayors on November 22, 2006 and it received the approval of the Government of Quebec on January 30, 2007, the date on which the by-law came into effect. The purpose of this by-law is to regulate the location of wind turbines by ensuring cohabitation that takes into account inhabited places, natural and heritage areas and cultivated lands.

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R. 249-2011 USE OF FERTILIZING RESIDUAL MATERIALS (FRMs)

The adoption of this by-law is part of an exercise to control the use of certain fertilizing residual materials (FRMs) in relation to the spreading and storage activities on the territory of the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent, and the obligation to assess the information provided the users of FRMs. Prior to the adoption of the by-law, working sessions with mayors, farmers and citizens made it possible to establish acceptable rules for the management and use of FRMs on the territory of the MRC. This regulation came into effect on June 22, 2015.

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