231. In addition to the protective measures necessary to prevent any damage and the safety measures prescribed by regulation, the Minister may, if mining activities are temporarily or permanently discontinued, order the holder of a mining right or the operator to take any measure imposed by the Minister.
The Minister may cause the work to be done at the expense of a holder of a mining right or operator who fails to comply with the Minister’s orders or the regulatory prescriptions.
The first paragraph does not apply in the case of a strike, lock-out, cessation of underground exploration or operation of a mine for a period of less than six months.
1987, c. 64, s. 231; 2013, c. 32, s. 84.