128.7. The Minister may authorize the carrying on of an activity that alters a wildlife habitat.
The Minister may attach such conditions to the authorization as the Minister determines, in particular the requirement that the applicant furnish security or pay financial compensation that corresponds to the sums necessary for the conservation, management and development of a replacement habitat in accordance with the regulations.
Before issuing an authorization, the Minister shall take into account, in particular but not exclusively, the physical features of the area, the nature of the proposed activities, the economic and social consequences of the proposed activities, the impact of the activity on the conservation of the wildlife and its habitat, the use of the habitat by a threatened or vulnerable species of animal, fish or invertebrate and the possibility of substituting another habitat. Before issuing the authorization, the Minister shall also inform the applicant of the amount of financial compensation he will be required to pay.
1988, c. 24, s. 5; 1999, c. 36, s. 105; 2004, c. 11, s. 37, s. 38; 2021, c. 24, s. 7211.