Notifying abandonment of a mining operation

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On 31 March 2022, the Work Health and Safety laws replaced the health and safety elements of the Mines Safety and Inspection laws. For information visit www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/whs

Transitional arrangements may be in place for the compliance requirements on this page.

All health and safety notifications, forms and guidance for mining and petroleum has moved to the WorkSafe website

The information below has been left for historical compliance reference purposes

 

 

Notification of abandonment of mining operation - template - 33 Kb

This template is regarding the notification of abandonment of mining operation.

Who is responsible for the notification?

The principal employer or registered manager is responsible for informing the district inspector of mines for the region is a mining operation is to be abandoned.

Refer to s. 42 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994.

Required information

The completed and signed notification form must be accompanied by details of precautions taken to:

  • ensure that access to underground workings has been permanently secured against unauthorised access
  • prevent inadvertent access to the open pit workings
  • prevent, so far as is practicable, any post mining subsidence into underground workings
  • ensure all plant and equipment have been removed, secured or have been left in a safe condition
  • remove or dispose of all hazardous substances at the mine
  • plans as required by section 88 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994.

 

Refer to rr. 3.12 and 3.16 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 for information regarding requirements for abandonment.

Refer to s. 88 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 for the requirement to furnish plans when a mining operation is suspended or abandoned.

Refer to r. 3.51 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 for detailed requirements for plans to be submitted when a mining operation is suspended or abandoned.

Notification of appointments must be submitted online using the Notifications sub-system in the Safety Regulation System (SRS)

The principal employer or registered manager can notify the department of a statutory appointment, or a person acting on their behalf.

A Company Administrator (CA) or a Company Representative can enter information into SRS. The CA can assign the role of Company Representative to any person required to notify appointments.

The completed and signed appointment letter needs to be attached to the notification of appointment in SRS.

Contact

For SRS related enquiries, please contact the SRS Manager
Phone: 1300 307 877
Email: SRSManager@dmirs.wa.gov.au

To contact an inspector of mines
Phone: 1300 307 877
Email: Safety@dmirs.wa.gov.au