M-13.1 - Mining Act

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166. (Repealed).
1987, c. 64, s. 166; 1998, c. 24, s. 78; 2013, c. 16, s. 12; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 23.
166. The Minister shall award a licence in respect of the territory at the time and under the conditions determined by the Minister.
No licence may be awarded in respect of a territory that is subject to a lease to produce petroleum and natural gas or a lease to operate an underground reservoir.
No licence may be awarded to a person who held a right relating to petroleum, natural gas or an underground reservoir that was subject to a revocation during the two years prior to the beginning of the awarding process.
1987, c. 64, s. 166; 1998, c. 24, s. 78; 2013, c. 16, s. 12.
166. Except in the cases provided for in section 166.1, the fifth paragraph of section 207 and section 289, the Minister shall issue a licence in respect of a given territory to any person who meets the requirements and pays the annual fee fixed by regulation.
However, the Minister shall refuse to issue a licence where the territory concerned
(1)  is subject to a time limit under section 289;
(2)  was subject, less than 60 days previously, to a licence to explore for petroleum, natural gas and underground reservoirs that expired or was abandoned, or to such a licence in respect of which a final decision has been made to refuse renewal;
(3)  is subject to a licence to explore for petroleum, natural gas or underground reservoirs or to a lease to produce petroleum and natural gas held by a third person, or to an application for such a licence or lease;
(4)  contains an underground reservoir that is subject to a lease to operate an underground reservoir held by a third person, or to an application for such a lease.
1987, c. 64, s. 166; 1998, c. 24, s. 78.
166. The licence shall be issued, in respect of a given territory, to any person who meets the requirements and pays the annual fee prescribed by regulation.
The fee shall be reduced to one-third where the applicant is, with respect to the same territory, a licensee under another licence issued pursuant to this division for which no fee reduction has ever been granted.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Minister shall refuse to issue
(1)  an exploration licence for petroleum and natural gas or an exploration licence for brine where the territory concerned is subject to a time limit or a call for tenders pursuant to section 289 for the granting of any mining right relating to petroleum and natural gas or brine;
(2)  an exploration licence for underground reservoirs where the territory is subject to a time limit or a call for tenders under section 289 for the granting of such a right.
The Minister shall also refuse to issue, unless the third person agrees to it, an exploration licence for petroleum and natural gas or an exploration licence for brine where the territory concerned is subject to a lease to mine any of those substances or to an application for such a lease held or made by a third person.
1987, c. 64, s. 166.