FAQs

On this page, we have put together answers to questions you may have about Traces Québec and how it works. If you have any additional questions about the application of the regulation, we would invite you to contact your regional office of the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques directly.

The Traces Québec solution

Traces Québec is a governmental system that has been developed to manage traceability data on contaminated soil excavated in Quebec. Traces Québec is accessible through an Internet connection and is available as a web portal and mobile application. 

The Traces Québec solution was designed by Attestra, on behalf of the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, to provide a framework for the management of contaminated soil and to prevent their illegal disposal. This new tool meets the requirements of the Règlement concernant la traçabilité des sols contaminés excavés.

Equipped with a user-friendly and secure interface, the Traces Québec solution allows the various stakeholders involved in the management of contaminated soil to electronically record all the information concerning the management of contaminated soil moved away from the original site.

Traces Québec is intended for all stakeholders involved in the traceability of excavated contaminated soil, such as owners of contaminated soil, transporters, and receiving sites.

Registration

Registration with Traces Québec is mandatory for all stakeholders covered by the Règlement concernant la traçabilité des sols contaminés excavés.

Only the account administrator can add a user. Please contact the administrator.

Project

You need to know the name or number of the company account you wish to add. You can start entering the name or number in the dedicated field and a drop-down menu will suggest accounts that match the information entered. If you cannot find the participant you wish to add, we recommend that you contact the participant to obtain their account number or name. It is important to understand that you are inviting an account to the project, not a user.

Users registered with your company’s account already have access to your projects. You do not need to invite them to register.

Transporter

Transporters will only have to register with Traces Québec as of January 1, 2023.

Transporters will be able to register voluntarily for the system in 2022. Communications will be sent to clients when transporter access is operational.

There is no regulatory obligation before January 1, 2023.

General questions

To print a tracking slip, you must use your keyboard and press: Ctrl+P or Print Screen.

The electronic tracking slip does not replace the paper manifest or bill of lading provided or required by the receiving location.

The tracking slip number must be written on the paper manifest.

The receiving location must record the net weight (without the weight of the truck), i.e. the weight of the soil only.

You must indicate the weight in metric tonnes.

Example: 86.26 mt.

Invoicing

The owner, contractor and/or person responsible for the waste identified in the project will be invoiced. The sites referred to in section 3 of the Regulation respecting the traceability of excavated contaminated soil will also be invoiced.

A fee of $2.00 per metric tonne of soil is payable for any quantity of contaminated soil that is transported. For more information, see the Regulation respecting the fees payable for the traceability of excavated contaminated soil.