43. The redevelopment and restoration of a quarry or sand pit may also be carried out according to one of the following options:
(1) the development of a residual materials landfill;
(2) the development of a space or the construction of a structure or works.
In order for the options to be implemented, the operator must, in the year preceding the year of permanent cessation of the mining of surface mineral substances in the quarry or sand pit, first obtain, as the case may be, an authorization in accordance with subparagraphs iii and iv of subparagraph b of paragraph 3 of section 3 or an amendment of the authorization in accordance with paragraph 2 of section 4.
A third person may also apply to the Minister for the issue of an authorization to carry out one of the options provided for in the first paragraph, in the stead and place of the operator, within the time set in the second paragraph and in accordance with section 3.