mining and reclamation in british columbia

Reclamation Closure - Province of British Columbia

British Columbia's world-class reclamation laws ensure that upon mine closure, land, watercourses and cultural heritage resources are returned to a safe and environmentally sound state. Before starting work at a mine site, companies are required to obtain a permit approving the mine plan, a program for protection of the land and watercourses ...

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Reclamation - British Columbia Mine Information

The Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Low Carbon Innovation (EMLI) enforces the reclamation provisions of the Mines Act and the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia (the Code), as well as permit conditions through site inspections. MEM also conducts detailed technical reviews related to site-specific reclamation plans ...

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Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British ...

The Mines Act and the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia (the Code) protect workers and the public through provisions for minimizing the health, safety and environmental risks related to mining activities.

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Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British ...

This revised Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia 2017 (Code) reflects the culmination of almost two years of work undertaken by a Code Review Committee and its two technical sub-committees on tailings storage facilities and

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Mineral Exploration Mining - Province of British Columbia

Mining is one of British Columbia's safest heavy industries, and the Province is committed to ensuring that B.C. remains a world leader in mine health and safety

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Securities - Province of British Columbia

For more information on reclamation securities held by the Province, please read the Mine Reclamation Security in British Columbia Factsheet (PDF, 80KB). Reclamation Security Policy Review Following the May 2016 release of the Auditor General’s report on compliance and enforcement of the mining sector , the Province committed to reviewing its ...

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Closure, Reclamation Abandoned Mines - BC Mining

British Columbia Mining Law Reform Closure, Reclamation Abandoned Mines 5 As a condition of the Mines Act a financial security is required for all or part of the outstanding costs associated with the mine reclamation and the protection of land, watercourses and cultural resources.

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British Columbia Mine Information

About BC Mine Information. The Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Low Carbon Innovation (EMLI), Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (ENV) and Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) have collaborated to make information on the Province’s oversight of major mines in British Columbia more accessible than ever before.

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MINING AND THE PUBLIC - University of British Columbia

In British Columbia all mining activity is regulated by the Mines Act which is administered by the Resource Management Branch of the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (MEMPR). Compliance with the provisions of the Mines Act, the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code, and permits issued pursuant to the Act are monitored by inspections.

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British Columbia Mine Information

Most mining dams in British Columbia are regulated under Part 10 of the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia (the Code), as established under the Mines Act. Under Part 10.5.3 of the Code, mines with TSFs are required to submit annual Dam Safety Inspections (DSIs) to the Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Low Carbon ...

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Mining Law 2021 Laws and Regulations Canada ICLG

Oct 09, 2020  For example, British Columbia has the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia (Code), which applies to both exploration and production mine sites in British Columbia. The Code sets out obligations for owners to develop a health and safety programme, and to establish a joint management worker health and safety committee.

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Addressing the Challenges of Major Mine Reclamation in ...

Major Mine Reclamation in British Columbia Mine Reclamation and Closure Workshop Yellowknife, February 1-3, 2005 Bill Price Environment Group, Mining

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List of mines in British Columbia - Wikipedia

This is an incomplete list of mines in British Columbia, Canada and includes operating and closed mines, as well as proposed mines at an advanced stage of development (e.g. mining permits applied for). Mines that are in operation are in bold.Past producers which are under re-exploitation, re-development and/or re-promotion are in italics.Also in italics are major projects under development or ...

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Mine reclamation - Wikipedia

Reclamation processes. As part of the life cycle of a surface coal mine, completed mine areas must undergo rehabilitation.When mining ends, operators must restore the land to its approximate original contour (AOC) or leave the land graded and suitable for a “higher and better” post-mining land use (PMLU) that has been approved as part of the original mining permit application.

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Mines Act - British Columbia

Audits. 2.5 (1) For the purpose of conducting an audit, the chief auditor may do any of the following: (a) at any reasonable time, enter and inspect the following places: (i) land covered by a mineral title; (ii) a mine; (b) inspect records or things; (c) require a person to produce a record or thing in the person's possession or control. (2) The chief auditor, on entering a place under ...

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Land use objectives for mine land reclamation in British ...

The Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation Land Use Objectives for Mine Land Reclamation in British Columbia J.C. Errington, P.Ag. Senior Reclamation Inspector Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources March 13, 1986 th Proceedings of the 10 Annual British Columbia Mine Reclamation Symposium in Vernon, BC, 1986.

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BC Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation - TRCR

Mar 30, 2021  The British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation originated in the early 1970's, in response to a demonstrated need in BC for greater government-industry communications in the area of environmental protection and reclamation associated with mining.

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B.C. Mine Reclamation Security Policy govTogetherBC

Oct 11, 2018  British Columbia is at the forefront of the mining industry in Canada and a major contributor to the Canadian economy, attracting mining investment from all over the world. As Canada’s largest producer of copper and steelmaking coal, B.C. is an essential component of Canada’s commitment to a lower carbon future.

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British Columbia Mine Information

Most mining dams in British Columbia are regulated under Part 10 of the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia (the Code), as established under the Mines Act. Under Part 10.5.3 of the Code, mines with TSFs are required to submit annual Dam Safety Inspections (DSIs) to the Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Low Carbon ...

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B.C. Mine Reclamation Security Policy govTogetherBC

Oct 11, 2018  British Columbia is at the forefront of the mining industry in Canada and a major contributor to the Canadian economy, attracting mining investment from all over the world. As Canada’s largest producer of copper and steelmaking coal, B.C. is an essential component of Canada’s commitment to a lower carbon future.

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MINING AND THE PUBLIC - University of British Columbia

In British Columbia all mining activity is regulated by the Mines Act which is administered by the Resource Management Branch of the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (MEMPR). Compliance with the provisions of the Mines Act, the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code, and permits issued pursuant to the Act are monitored by inspections.

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BC Mines Act: Proposed Changes 2020

Jul 20, 2020  The Mines Act regulates the life cycle of all mining activities in B.C., including the issuance of permits, inspections and investigations, and compliance and enforcement actions. The Mines Act and its regulatory regime are further supported by the requirements of the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in BC.

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Land use objectives for mine land reclamation in British ...

The Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation Land Use Objectives for Mine Land Reclamation in British Columbia J.C. Errington, P.Ag. Senior Reclamation Inspector Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources March 13, 1986 th Proceedings of the 10 Annual British Columbia Mine Reclamation Symposium in Vernon, BC, 1986.

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RECLAMATION OF GRAVEL PITS - University of British

Proceedings of the 7th Annual British Columbia Mine Reclamation Symposium in Victoria, BC, 1983. The Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation (d) revegetation Details of these requirements are enclosed in Appendix A. The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources is not the only

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Addressing the Challenges of Major Mine Reclamation in ...

Major Mine Reclamation in British Columbia Mine Reclamation and Closure Workshop Yellowknife, February 1-3, 2005 Bill Price Environment Group, Mining

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Mines Act - British Columbia

Audits. 2.5 (1) For the purpose of conducting an audit, the chief auditor may do any of the following: (a) at any reasonable time, enter and inspect the following places: (i) land covered by a mineral title; (ii) a mine; (b) inspect records or things; (c) require a person to produce a record or thing in the person's possession or control. (2) The chief auditor, on entering a place under ...

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Open School BC Mines Supervisor Online Certification

This course is designed to certify Mines Supervisors in the Mines Act, Regulations, and the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia. Successful completion of the exam will certify you as a Mines Supervisor. The exam assesses your knowledge in eight areas: Mining in BC; Worker Health and Safety; Worksite Safety

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Mine reclamation - Wikipedia

Reclamation processes. As part of the life cycle of a surface coal mine, completed mine areas must undergo rehabilitation.When mining ends, operators must restore the land to its approximate original contour (AOC) or leave the land graded and suitable for a “higher and better” post-mining land use (PMLU) that has been approved as part of the original mining permit application.

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Health Safety Mining Association of BC

Mining is one of British Columbia’s safest heavy industries, and the Province’s mining sector is recognized as a world leader in mine health and safety practices. All mine site operations are conducted under the strict safety regulations of British Columbia’s Mines Act and the accompanying Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia which protect workers

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British Columbia Mine Information

Legislation Learn about the key statutes and regulations that apply to mining activities in British Columbia. Authorizations Environmental assessment certificates and permits issued under the Mines Act and Environmental Management Act. Compliance Oversight Several provincial agencies work together to provide integrated oversight of British Columbia’s mines.

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Mine Closure Ministry of Energy, Northern Development ...

Jul 04, 2019  Any mining leases used during the lifecycle of the mine may be returned to the crown by submitting an application to the minister. Progressive Rehabilitation. Proponents must take all reasonable steps to progressively rehabilitate a site, whether or not actual closure has commenced.

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Risky Business: Improving the Mine Reclamation Regime in ...

Mining has a long history in British Columbia (BC) and continues to play a strong role in the economy. Today, the province is considered a leading mine jurisdiction and the third largest mineral producer in Canada. In 2019, the value of total productions at BC mines was $9.7 billion, with a growth rate of 7.3% over the past year (Natural

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