A-18.1 - Sustainable Forest Development Act

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71. The Minister may, for the purposes of this Act, authorize a person to verify the application of the scaling standards for timber harvested in the forests in the domain of the State.
In carrying out the functions of office, the person may intercept, on a road in the forest, a road vehicle used to transport timber and require the driver to stop the vehicle so that the documents relating to timber transportation that the driver must have in his or her possession may be verified. For that purpose, the person may
(1)  establish checkpoints in a forest;
(2)  require that the driver submit the documents and all related information for examination; and
(3)  require that the driver or any person accompanying the driver provide reasonable assistance during the verification.
The driver of the vehicle and any person accompanying the driver must comply immediately with what is required of them.
On request, the person authorized by the Minister must introduce himself or herself and produce a certificate of authority signed by the Minister.
2010, c. 3, s. 71.