145. The parcel of land subject to an exclusive lease must be comprised within a single perimeter and its area, as determined by the Minister, must not exceed 100 hectares. However, in the case of an exclusive lease to produce peat, the area must not exceed 300 hectares.
Notwithstanding the first paragraph, the Minister, taking the projected rate of production and the capacity of the operation into account, may grant an exclusive lease to produce peat on a parcel of land of an area in excess of 300 hectares to guarantee a supply of peat for a period of approximately 50 years.
1987, c. 64, s. 145; 1990, c. 36, s. 5.