A-18.1 - Sustainable Forest Development Act

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130. A certified forest producer is a person or body that
(1)  owns a parcel of land or a group of parcels of land that may constitute a unit of assessment within the meaning of section 34 of the Act respecting municipal taxation (chapter F-2.1) and whose total forest area is not less than four hectares;
(2)  has a forest development plan for that area that is certified by a forest engineer as being consistent with the by-laws of the regional agency for private forest development that has jurisdiction in the area; and
(3)  registers the total forest area of the unit of assessment, and any modification that affects it or changes its size, with the Minister or with any person or body designated for that purpose by the Minister.
The Minister or the person or body having effected the registration issues to the certified forest producer, upon payment of the dues payable and the administrative fees prescribed by government regulation, a certificate attesting to the forest area in question. The period covered by the certificate must correspond to that covered by the forest development plan, which cannot exceed 10 years.
However, a certificate may be refused the owner of a private forest consisting of a single block of 800 hectares or more if the owner fails to join a forest fire protection organization certified by the Minister or fails to pay the assessment set by the organization. The Minister may revoke a certificate for the same reasons.
2010, c. 3, s. 130.