E-12.01, r. 3 - Regulation respecting threatened or vulnerable plant species and their habitats

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8. The prohibitions from mutilating or destroying any specimen of a threatened or vulnerable species set out in section 16 of the Act respecting threatened or vulnerable species (chapter E-12.01) and the prohibitions set out in section 17 of the Act do not apply to Hydro-Québec’s ordinary overhead electric power line servicing and upgrading activities carried on in the plant habitats of Baie-du-Havre-aux-Basques, Barachois-de-Bonaventure, Dune-du-Nord, Les Sillons and Tourbière-de-Mont-Albert, on the condition that access to the equipment is by existing roads, where they exist, and the servicing and upgrading activities are carried out without jeopardizing the viability of the threatened or vulnerable species and the components of the surroundings that ensure their survival.
The prohibitions also do not apply to major servicing and upgrading work such as land decontamination or the reconstruction, renovation or construction of all or any portion of a power line in the same habitats and under the same conditions as those described in the first paragraph. Hydro-Québec must, however, before undertaking the work, obtain authorization pursuant to subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph of section 18 of that Act from the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks.
O.C. 757-2005, s. 8.