222. To determine the annual volume of timber allocated to the person contemplated in section 219 or 221 under his agreement, the Minister shall take into consideration, in addition to the criteria set forth in section 43, the average volume of round timber from the forests in the domain of the State used each year by the plant for which the timber is intended during the last five years or from the beginning of its operations if the plant has been in operation for less than five years.
Moreover, to determine the average volume, the Minister shall take into consideration cases or irresistible force, where such is the case, which have affected the consumption of timber at the agreement holder’s plant during the particular period. He shall not take into consideration, however, the use of salvaged timber.
1986, c. 108, s. 222; 1999, c. 40, s. 140.