76. The holder may not position the activity site in a zone potentially exposed to ground movement particularly identified in accordance with government mapping available. If such mapping is not available, the holder may not position the activity site at less than a horizontal distance that corresponds to twice the height of a bank, measured in relation to the top and base of the bank.
Despite the foregoing, a licence holder may position an activity site in an area potentially exposed to ground movement if the holder provides the Minister, with the application, geotechnical expertise that
(1) assesses the stability of the activity site and confirms that the wellbore will not be threatened by a landslide;
(2) confirms that the expected activity does not act as a triggering factor by destabilizing the activity site and adjacent land; and
(3) confirms that the subsequent activities on the activity site do not constitute an aggravating factor by unduly reducing the safety coefficients.
Where applicable, the geotechnical expertise must include recommendations on the precautions to take and the protective measures necessary to maintain at all times the stability of the activity site and the security of the area being examined.
1252-2018O.C. 1252-2018, s. 76.