221. Every operator, every person engaged in exploration for or extraction or processing of mineral substances and every contractor engaged in mining operations shall forward to the Minister, before 31 October each year, a preliminary report for the current year and a forecast for the following year showing
(1) the expenses made or anticipated for exploration;
(2) the sums allocated or to be allocated for capital expenditures and repairs;
(3) the nature and cost of the rehabilitation and restoration work performed or to be performed.
The operator or the person who processes mineral substances and the contractor shall also indicate in his report the quantity and value of the production.
Despite the first paragraph of section 215, the information in the report is not made public and may only be used for statistical purposes.
1987, c. 64, s. 221; 1990, c. 36, s. 13; 2003, c. 15, s. 25; 2015, c. 8, s. 71.