18. The Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks may authorize the carrying on of
(1) an activity required for educational, scientific or management purposes;
(2) an activity that alters the habitat of a threatened or vulnerable plant species.
He may attach such conditions to the authorization as he determines, in particular the requirement that the applicant furnish security or pay financial compensation that corresponds to the sums necessary to offset any adverse effects on threatened or vulnerable plant species or on their habitats, in accordance with the regulations.
Before issuing an authorization, the Minister shall take into account, in particular but not exclusively, the objectives pursued by the applicant, the nature of the proposed activities and their impact on the threatened or vulnerable plant species and on their habitats, the competence and experience of the applicant, and the precautionary, mitigating and monitoring measures necessary to ensure favourable living conditions for the threatened or vulnerable plant species or for their habitats. Before issuing the authorization, the Minister shall also inform the applicant of the amount of financial compensation he will be required to pay.
Financial compensation received under the second paragraph is paid into the Fund for the Protection of the Environment and the Waters in the Domain of the State established under the Act respecting the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs (chapter M-30.001) and is used to finance programs developed under section 8.1.
1989, c. 37, s. 18; 1994, c. 17, s. 53; 1999, c. 36, s. 133; 2006, c. 3, s. 35; 2021, c. 242021, c. 24, s. 110112021, c. 242021, c. 24, s. 110122021, c. 242021, c. 24, s. 11013.