31. The associate deputy minister, Forêt Québec, the associate deputy minister for regional operations or the director of the Direction de la conservation des forêts is authorized to sign any deed, document or writing pertaining to
(1) approval of the protection plan provided for in section 147.3 of the Act;
(2) the reimbursement of expenses related to the implementation of protection plans, in accordance with section 147.4 of the Act; and
(3) claims for the cost of implementing a protection plan in a private woodlot, in accordance with section 147.5 of the Act.