DMIRS calls for comment on mine closure completion guideline

The draft guideline will be available for 12 weeks
Date: Monday, 15 February 2021

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety is seeking comment from industry on a new Mine Closure Completion Guideline.

The draft guideline is intended to provide clarity on the evidence tenement holders should provide to show they have met all the agreed closure obligations and environmental conditions as outlined in their Mine Closure Plan.

“The draft Mine Closure Completion Guideline aims to provide industry with guidance on how to demonstrate all rehabilitation and closure obligations under the Mining Act 1978, and those outlined within their closure plan, have been met.” DMIRS Resource and Environmental Compliance Executive Director Karen Caple said.

The guideline will be available for public consultation for 12 weeks and will close on 3 May 2021. Once all submissions are considered, the department will finalise content and advise stakeholders.

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