M-13.1 - Mining Act

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194. (Repealed).
1987, c. 64, s. 194; 1998, c. 24, s. 94; 2013, c. 16, s. 15; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 23.
194. The Minister shall grant a lease to any person who holds a licence to explore for petroleum, natural gas and underground reservoirs and who establishes the presence of an economically workable deposit or an economically operable underground reservoir, as the case may be, meets the requirements and pays the fee prescribed by regulation.
However, only one lease may be granted in respect of a given parcel of land.
1987, c. 64, s. 194; 1998, c. 24, s. 94; 2013, c. 16, s. 15.
194. The Minister shall grant a lease in respect of a given parcel of land or underground reservoir to any person who establishes the presence of an economically workable deposit or operable underground reservoir, as the case may be, and meets the requirements and pays the annual rental fixed in accordance with section 202.
However, the Minister shall refuse to grant a lease to produce petroleum and natural gas or a lease to operate an underground reservoir where the parcel of land concerned
(1)  is subject to a time limit or call for tenders under the fifth paragraph of section 207 or section 289;
(2)  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;
(3)  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. 194; 1998, c. 24, s. 94.
194. The Minister shall grant a lease in respect of a given parcel of land or underground reservoir to any person who establishes the presence of an economically workable deposit or operable underground reservoir, as the case may be, and meets the requirements and pays the annual rental fixed in accordance with section 202.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Minister shall refuse to grant
(1)  a lease to produce petroleum and natural gas or a lease to produce brine where the land 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, natural gas or brine;
(2)  a lease to operate an underground reservoir where the underground reservoir is subject to a time limit or a call for tenders pursuant to section 289 for the granting of such rights.
The Minister shall also refuse to grant, unless the third person agrees,
(1)  a lease to produce petroleum and natural gas or a lease to produce brine where the territory is subject to an exploration licence for any of those substances, a lease to produce any of those substances or to an application for such a lease, held or made by a third person;
(2)  a lease to operate an underground reservoir, where the underground reservoir is subject to such a lease or to an application for such a lease held or made by a third person or where the territory containing the underground reservoir is subject to a licence to explore for underground reservoirs.
1987, c. 64, s. 194.