Industry feedback due this week

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety is reminding industry that the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed amendments to the Mining Act 1978 closes this Friday.

The Streamlining (Mining Amendment) Bill 2021 aims to make legislative changes to improve efficiencies for the application and assessment of environmental approvals and support economic recovery following COVID-19.

DMIRS Executive Director Resource and Environmental Compliance Karen Caple said: “Through the introduction of a low impact notification for the automated authorisation of low impact activities and the introduction of a single approvals statement for mining operations, the department hopes to modernise the regulatory framework and further reinforce a risk and outcomes based approach to regulation.

“This approach will also allow the department to redirect its focus to higher risk matters.”

The Streamlining (Mining Amendment) Bill 2021 is only available for public comment until Friday 25 June 2021 and all details on the proposed amendments are available online.

To provide submission on the Bill, a feedback form is available here

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