232.10. The Minister may release any person from his obligations under sections 232.1 to 232.7 and issue to him a certificate to that effect,
(1) if the Minister is satisfied that the rehabilitation and restoration work has been completed in accordance with the rehabilitation and restoration plan approved by the Minister, and if no sum of money is due to the Minister with respect to the performance of the work; and
(2) if the Minister is satisfied that the condition of the land affected by the mining activities no longer poses a risk for the environment or for human health and safety and, in particular, poses no risk of acid mine drainage.
The Minister may also release a person from the obligations set out in sections 232.1 to 232.7 and issue a certificate to that effect if the Minister agrees to let a third person assume the obligations.
The Minister shall issue the certificate after obtaining a favourable opinion from the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks.
1991, c. 23, s. 6; 2013, c. 32, s. 92.