In force: 2018-09-20
305. A permanent well closure authorization issued under the Mining Act (chapter M-13.1), in force on 20 September 2018 is deemed to be a permanent closure authorization issued under the Act.
If, on that date, the work for the permanent closure has not started, the authorization holder must provide to the Minister, in accordance with section 275 of the Act, the permanent well or reservoir closure and site restoration plan and the guarantee before starting the work.
If, on that date, the work for the permanent closure is started but not completed, the authorization holder is not required to provide to the Minister the permanent well or reservoir closure and site restoration plan and the guarantee provided for in section 275 of the Act. The holder must complete the work in accordance with the closure program submitted to the Minister under section 59 of the Regulation respecting petroleum, natural gas and underground reservoirs (chapter M-13.1, r. 1). The work must be completed not later than 1 year after 20 September 2018.