4. The Government may establish, abolish or change the boundaries of a park, if the Minister has previously:
(a) given notice of his intention to establish, abolish or change the boundaries of the park in the Gazette officielle du Québec and in one or two newspapers published in the region concerned, or, if no newspaper is published in that region, in one or two newspapers published in the closest neighbouring region;
(b) granted 60 days from the publication of such notice to enable interested persons to submit their objections to him in writing;
(c) received in a public hearing the persons contemplated in paragraph b.
The public hearing provided for in paragraph c may be held by a person or body designated by the Minister, such as the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement, with the authorization of the minister responsible for the administration of the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2).
The person or body designated to hold the public hearing shall, within the time prescribed in the mandate, report his or its findings and analysis to the Minister.
The time limit for holding the public hearing and reporting to the Minister may not exceed 12 months.
The reports are made public by the Minister within 30 days after they are received.
If the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement is designated, sections 6.3 to 6.6 of the Environment Quality Act apply, with the necessary modifications.
1977, c. 56, s. 4; 1985, c. 30, s. 61; 1999, c. 40, s. 208; 2001, c. 63, s. 5; 2021, c. 1, s. 53112021, c. 1, s. 5312.