31.18. An authorization to operate an industrial establishment is issued for a period of five years.
Within the time and in the manner and form prescribed by government regulation, the authorization holder must submit an application to the Minister to renew the authorization for the same period.
Despite the expiry of the period prescribed under the first paragraph, an authorization remains valid until the Minister makes a decision with regard to its renewal.
Sections 23 to 27 apply, with the necessary modifications, to the renewal.
1988, c. 49, s. 8; 2017, c. 4, s. 261.