147. In order to be certified by the Minister, the organization must transmit to him, for his approval, its by-laws on the assessment of its members and the financing of its operations and an organization plan for the preparation and implementation of the plans for the protection of the forest against destructive insects and cryptogamic diseases.
The by-laws may also provide for the payment of a special assessment by any organization member who acquires timber from an agreement holder who has been authorized to send it to the organization member in accordance with the first paragraph of section 92.0.2, or who has been accredited by the Minister under subparagraph 3 of the first paragraph of section 92.0.3 for the purpose of obtaining, for a forest management unit, a forest management permit for the supply of the member’s wood processing plant.
The organization plan must define the protected territory and contain information, in particular, on the number of members in the organization, the equipment at its disposal and the means it intends to use to implement the protection plans. The organization plan must be kept up to date until the Minister requires a new plan.
If the organization fails to comply with this section, the Minister shall establish the method of protection of the forest he considers appropriate at the expense of the organization or of each of its members.
1986, c. 108, s. 147; 1990, c. 17, s. 19; 2003, c. 16, s. 38; 2004, c. 6, s. 8.