In force: 2018-04-01
92. The construction, improvement or repair of a bridge or a culvert between the banks of a watercourse containing any of the species of fish referred to in Schedule 5 is allowed only during the periods of work provided for in that Schedule, which vary depending on the regions and the species of fish present. The work may be carried out outside the periods if all the work is carried out outside the upper limits of the banks or if all the work carried out on the bed of the watercourse is done in less than 72 hours.
Excavation, installation of the conduit, backfilling, stabilization of embankments located between the banks of the watercourse and work on the piers of a bridge are covered by this section.
This section does not apply to a person who, in accordance with section 41 of the Sustainable Forest Development Act (chapter A-18.1), was authorized by the Minister to build or improve a bridge or a culvert outside the periods of work provided for in Schedule 5 or to a person who obtained such an authorization under a forestry permit or a contract or agreement entered into under the Act.