Quarries & Sandpits

In June 2014, the MRC signed an agreement with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife (MRNF) entrusting quarrie and sandpit management on public lands.

Sand and Gravel

In terms of land management, the powers and responsibilities delegated to the MRC include the following:

Sand and Gravel

In terms of land management, the powers and responsibilities delegated to the MRC include the following:

  • Management of sand and gravel leases, which allows operators to extract the materials after obtaining a permit or lease from the MRC;
  • The grant, renewal, revocation and recording in the mining and real property registry of extraction permits and operating leases of sand pits and quarries, as well as obtaining authorization certificates in accordance with Article 22 of the Environment Quality Act;
  • Inspection and control of sand and gravel extraction on public land;
  • Collection of rent and royalties;
  • Restoration of sand and gravel pits after extraction.

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