18. Despite section 12, an application is deemed validly received even in the absence of the agreement provided for in section 11.
In such a case, the Bureau gives notice to the other related association of employees of the application and, if it has not already received an application to that effect from that association, of its right to apply for a licence and of the consequences of a renunciation. The notice indicates that the related association has a maximum of 10 days and a maximum of 30 days, respectively, to make its intention known and, if applicable, to make an application in accordance with Subdivision 1. A copy of the notice is sent to the applicant association.
Failure to respond or to make an application within the allocated time is equal to a renunciation. The Bureau renders its decision within 30 days of the renunciation, if applicable. Sections 13 to 17 then apply, with the necessary modifications.