43.2. The Minister may, as an exceptional measure, allow that part of the round timber harvested by the agreement holder, in the course of a year, be intended for a processing plant other than the plant specified in the agreement, in particular where the Minister considers it necessary to avoid a deterioration or loss of timber or to ensure the optimal use of the timber.
The Minister may also, on the request of an agreement holder, authorize the agreement holder to send part of the round timber harvested in the course of a year to a wood processing plant not referred to in the agreement to make up for an inadequate supply for that processing plant resulting from the economic context, if the Minister considers that transferring the timber will prevent the temporary closure or reduce the duration of the closure of the processing plant. The Minister may also, on the request of agreement holders, authorize exchanges of timber between two wood processing plants to reduce timber transportation costs. In making a decision, the Minister must take into account the impact the decision will have on the local and regional economy and on the marketing of timber from private forests.
2001, c. 6, s. 35; 2006, c. 45, s. 6.