GUIDE TO THE APPLICATION OF THE REGULATION RESPECTING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF FORESTS IN THE DOMAIN OF THE STATE

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Chapter V – Roads, sandpits and forest infrastructures Division V – Sandpits §2. Sandpit operating area and organic matter storage area

Section 120

The holder of a lease to mine surface mineral substances referred to in section 140 of the Mining Act This link opens a new window (chapter M-13.1) must, before the expiry of the lease, restore the site to allow its integration into the environment and, for that purpose, clear the surface of the site of machine parts, waste, debris and other litter, reduce the slopes to a ratio of 1 (V) in 1 (H) or to a lesser ratio and respread the organic matter that has been piled up since its opening. The site must be left in conditions conducive to the rapid establishment of the natural regeneration. 

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Objectives

  • To avoid contaminating the forest
  • To ensure that the site is restored to its former condition

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The site must be left in a condition conducive to the rapid establishment of natural regeneration. Consequently, in some cases, the soil must be refurbished by the addition of organic matter and topsoil. Restoration of a sandpit before expiry of the lease to mine surface mineral substances Figure 120 Restoration of a sandpit before expiry of the lease to mine surface mineral substances