Government of New Brunswick
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    A Peat Exploration Licence grants exclusive right to explore a specific Crown peatland area for the purpose of determining its commercial potential.


    No person shall hold more than one Peat Exploration at any time.


    For a Crown peatland of less than 40 ha in surface area, applications may be initiated by completing a Quarry Permit Application Form and indicating "peat" as the "other" material of interest.

    The granting of a Peat Exploration Licence for Crown peatlands greater than 40 ha in surface area is subject to a public bidding process.

    A Peat Exploration Licence is valid for one year. A single one-year extension may be granted.


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

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