51. Remittance of guarantee: Where the operator chooses the restoration method provided for in paragraph a or b of section 37, 75% of the guarantee shall be remitted to him after the Minister has ascertained that he has complied with the provisions of this Division, except as to that which concerns sections 43 and 53. The balance of the guarantee is remitted when the requirements of sections 43 and 53 have been met.
Where the operator chooses other restoration options, the guarantee shall be remitted to him in its entirety after the Minister has ascertained that the operator has complied with all the provisions of this Division, insofar as they apply to the restoration plan which has been carried out.
The guarantee shall not be remitted to the operator if it has been used by the Minister according to section 50. However, if the amount of the guarantee is greater than the cost of the restoration work carried out on the Minister’s orders, the balance shall be remitted to the operator.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. Q-2, r. 2, s. 51.