Government of New Brunswick
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    A Peat Lease is a legal agreement authorizing the extraction of peat from Crown Land.


    Applicants must hold a Peat Exploration Licence.


    "Value-added peat" means peat used in a product that is made in the Province, where that product is sold, on an equal volume basis, for a plant f.o.b. price of at least twice the ordinary price of peat.

    A standard bale means a volume of 0.170 cubic metre of peat at approximately 50% moisture and compressed by a factor of two to one.

    The term of a Peat Lease cannot exceed ten years. A lease may be renewed.

    Changes To Fees

    This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
    2010 NR Crown Land Rent.pdf,
    2010 NR Royalties.pdf


    Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

    Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
    Peat Lease  
      Written Authorization10.002012-02-20
      Reduction, Subdivision, Amalgamation, or Enlargement of Land covered by a Peat Lease50.002012-02-20
      Rental (per hectare)5.002012-02-20
      Site Reclamation Security (per hectare of disturbed peatland) 750.002012-11-29
      Royalties (per standard bale) Royalties/Redevances2012-11-19
      Ordinary peat0.102012-02-20
      Value-added peat0.062012-02-20
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