13. A natural setting that is remarkable because of the rarity or exceptional interest of one of its biophysical features may be designated by the Minister, who shall prepare a plan of it.
Any proposed human intervention in a designated natural setting, or if the human intervention has commenced, any furtherance or continuance of it, is subject to the authorization of the Minister.
The Minister may, however, exempt any person or any category of human intervention determined by the Minister from the requirement to obtain authorization. Any human intervention already subject to an authorization of the Minister under the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q‐2) or any other provision for which the Minister is responsible is also exempted from that requirement.
In this chapter, human intervention includes any type of undertaking, works, construction, industry or activity, including the production of goods or services.