207.1. Where a situation referred to in the first paragraph of section 38, the second paragraph of section 123 or the first paragraph of section 267 or 288 occurs, or where the Minister intends to revoke the withdrawal of land from staking, map designation, mining exploration or mining operation under subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph of section 304, the Minister may decide that the notices of map designation that relate to the same parcel of land and that are received on the first day on which a notice may be filed will be admitted according to the order established by a drawing of lots. The Minister’s decision must be made before the time limits provided for in the first paragraph of sections 38 and 123 have expired, before the date on which a revocation of mining rights pursuant to section 261 or a revocation of mining rights referred to in the first paragraph of section 288 becomes executory, or before the withdrawal of land is revoked, as the case may be.
The Minister may also, where a situation occurs that prevents the order of receipt of notices of map designation from being established in accordance with the third paragraph of section 207, decide that the notices of map designation whose order of receipt cannot be determined will be admitted according to the order established by a drawing of lots.
Every person who intends to take part in the drawing of lots must, beforehand, pay the duties fixed by regulation and comply with the conditions for participation prescribed by regulation.