109. The decision to implement, in respect of a specific risk or event, a general program described in section 100 established before the discovery of the risk or the occurrence of the event is incumbent upon the minister responsible for the administration of the program or a person empowered to act under subparagraph 14 of the first paragraph of section 93. The decision shall specify the nature of the risk or event, the territory concerned and the implementation period.
Any program described in section 101 established after the discovery of the risk or the occurrence of the event that is the specific subject of the program must specify the same information, and shall be implemented upon its publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec or on any later date indicated therein.
The minister responsible for the administration of a program may, as appropriate, extend the territory to which it applies, prolong the implementation period or, if it has not expired, shorten the implementation period, but in the latter case, the expiry date may not be earlier than the date of publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec of the decision to shorten the implementation period.
Any decision under this section shall be published in the Gazette officielle du Québec, and shall be published and disseminated by the most efficient means available to ensure that the persons concerned are rapidly informed.