A proposal to amend regulations under the Mining Act (the "Act") regarding the closure plan amendment 45-day service standard.
O. Reg 308/12
O. Reg 242/08
O. Reg 681/94
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Summary of Decision:
We amended regulations under the Mining Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Environmental Bill of Rights that came into force on April 1, 2021. The amended regulations include updating section references to align with the legislative amendments to the Mining Act, which received Royal Assent on December 10, 2019, under Bill 132
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
The Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) does not identify any anticipated costs, or cost-savings, to proponents or to ENDM to implement these regulatory amendments. In addition, there are no anticipated costs, or cost-savings, to proponents to comply with these amendments; however, the changes will improve mineral development proponents' ability to plan by creating more business certainty. The proposed amendments are not expected to impact small businesses fiscally and is not expected to result in a change of annual costs.
September 22, 2020
Summary of Proposal:
Legislative amendments to the Mining Act that establish a service standard for Closure Plan Amendments received Royal Assent on December 10, 2019, under Bill 132, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019. These changes provide greater certainty and a more predictable approval process by requiring Closure Plan Amendments to be processed in 45 days.
We are proposing to change the following regulations to update cross-referencing and to change language to maintain consistency with the legislative amendments to the Mining Act that received Royal Assent under Bill 132. These changes will allow for the amendments to the Act to be proclaimed.
• O. Reg 240/00 (under the Mining Act)
• O. Reg 308/12 (under the Mining Act)
• O. Reg 681/94 (under the Environmental Bill of Rights)
• O. Reg 242/08 (under the Endangered Species Act)
April 1, 2021