140. No person may extract or mine surface mineral substances unless he has obtained a lease to mine surface mineral substances from the Minister.
Notwithstanding the first paragraph, the Minister may authorize a person who is not a lessee to extract in a year a fixed quantity of surface mineral substances, subject to certain conditions. Every person receiving such authorization must pay the duties and royalty fixed by regulation.
1987, c. 64, s. 140; 1998, c. 24, s. 62.