226. Where mining operations are suspended for six months or more, the holder of a mining right who performs underground exploration work and the operator shall, at least 10 days before the beginning of the suspension, transmit to the Minister and the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks a written notice informing them of the suspension of operations and, within four months from the beginning of the suspension, a copy, certified by an engineer or a geologist, of the plans of the underground works, surface mines, ground facilities, and tailing dumps existing on the date of cessation of the work.
They shall also transmit the plans, records and reports prescribed by regulation.
In the event of a strike or lock-out, the notice required under the first paragraph must be sent within four months after the beginning of the strike or lock-out.
1987, c. 64, s. 226; 1998, c. 24, s. 105; 2001, c. 12, s. 16; 2013, c. 32, s. 82.