O. Reg. 301/16: EXPLORATION LICENCES, PRODUCTION AND STORAGE LEASES FOR OIL AND GAS IN ONTARIO
filed August 30, 2016 under Mining Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.14Skip to content
ontario regulation 301/16
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Made: August 4, 2016
Filed: August 30, 2016
Published on e-Laws: August 31, 2016
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: September 17, 2016
Amending O. Reg. 263/02
(EXPLORATION LICENCES, PRODUCTION AND STORAGE LEASES FOR OIL AND GAS IN ONTARIO)
1. Sections 2, 3 and 4 of Ontario Regulation 263/02 are revoked and the following substituted:
Application for exploration licence
2. (1) A person who wishes to explore for oil or gas, or both, on Crown lands may submit an application for an exploration licence to the Minister.
(2) An application under this section shall be in the form provided by the Minister and shall include a description of the Crown lands that are subject to the licence.
(3) An applicant for an exploration licence shall pay an application fee.
(4) The Minister may consider applications received during the following quarterly periods of each year at the end of each quarter:
1. January 1 to March 31.
2. April 1 to June 30.
3. July 1 to September 30.
4. October 1 to December 31.
Tendering process for exploration licences
3. (1) The Minister may, at any time, offer for sale by tender an exploration licence authorizing the licensee to explore for oil or gas, or both, on the Crown lands that are specified by the Minister in the offer.
(2) Upon offering an exploration licence for sale by tender, the Minister may, if an application for an exploration licence is or has been submitted under section 2 in respect of all or a portion of the Crown lands specified in the Minister’s offer,
(a) return the application to the applicant; and
(b) advise the applicant in writing that the applicant may submit a tender in response to the Minister’s offer in accordance with the procedures and requirements specified in the offer.
2. This Regulation comes into force on the day it is filed.
Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry
Date made: August 4, 2016