In force: 2019-04-18
33. A financial guarantee is required of any operator of a quarry or sand pit to ensure the performance of the operator’s redevelopment and restoration obligations.
The operator must provide the financial guarantee to the Minister before the beginning of the operation of the quarry or sand pit and indicate to the Minister the area of land that will be excavated for the entire duration of the guarantee.
The guarantee must be held throughout the duration of the mining of surface mineral substances and redevelopment and restoration activities and for a period of 18 months following the closure of the quarry or sand pit.
This Chapter does not apply to the State and its mandataries. It does not apply either to an operator who has furnished security under section 74 of the Act respecting the preservation of agricultural land and agricultural activities (chapter P-41.1) to restore the land to its former condition as agricultural land.