104. The Minister may, after consultation with the Minister of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Parks, establish controlled zones on land in the domain of the State for the development, harvesting and conservation of wildlife or a species of wildlife and for the carrying on of recreational activities incidental thereto.
The Minister may also include in a controlled zone any private land subject to agreement between the owner, including a municipality or a metropolitan community, and the Minister.
The areas may be designated by the initials “Z.E.C.” (zone d’exploitation contrôlée) or by the acronym “ZEC” .
Where an agreement is entered into under the second paragraph, it binds the owner and his successors for the term indicated therein, including the renewal period, if any; a certified copy of the agreement, accompanied with a copy of the order establishing the controlled zone, must be filed at the registry office for registration of the prescribed particulars in the land register.
An order made by the Minister under this section shall be published in the Gazette officielle du Québec, together with a plan of the controlled zone delimited, and comes into force on the date of its publication or on any later date indicated therein.
1983, c. 39, s. 104; 1986, c. 109, s. 22; 1987, c. 23, s. 76; 1988, c. 39, s. 41; 1996, c. 62, s. 25; 1998, c. 29, s. 17; 1999, c. 40, s. 85; 2000, c. 48, s. 16; 2000, c. 56, s. 218; 2000, c. 42, s. 148; 2003, c. 8, s. 6.