A-18.1 - Sustainable Forest Development Act

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64. (Replaced).
2010, c. 3, s. 64; 2013, c. 2, s. 8.
64. In forest operations zones where the timber is not primarily intended for sale on the open market, the Minister entrusts, by agreement, the harvesting of all or part of the guaranteed volumes of timber to a holder of a timber supply guarantee who, within the time periods determined by the Minister, expresses to the Minister an interest in harvesting those volumes. If two or more guarantee holders express an interest in harvesting the guaranteed volumes of timber in the forest operations zones concerned, they must decide amongst themselves which of them will carry out the harvest and sign the agreement.
However, the Minister may refuse to enter into an agreement if the guarantee holder has failed to comply with the conditions of a forest development plan, a prior harvest agreement, the standards applicable to forest development activities or any other obligation imposed under this Act and the regulations.
In addition to the harvest proper, the agreement may cover related activities. The agreement defines the forest operations zones, sets the conditions the guarantee holder must comply with in carrying out forest development activities and other commitments, and determines the penalties applicable if the guarantee holder fails to meet those commitments. The agreement also sets out, if applicable, mechanisms ensuring harvest integration and timber transportation and the manner in which decisions are to be made and disputes settled on harvest integration and timber transportation, and on the allocation of their costs.
The information in the agreement must be available to the public.
2010, c. 3, s. 64.