Act

Amendment of the Mining Act to enable a more streamlined approach to authorizing the sale of end product from bulk samples

Regulation Number(s):
N/A
Instrument Type:
Act
Bill or Act:
Mining Act
Summary of Decision:
Legislative amendments to the Mining Act were made to enable regulations that would establish a "permit by rule" model, allowing claim holders to sell the end product of a bulk sample, and retain proceeds, provided that certain conditions are met. The relevant amendments to the Mining Act will be proclaimed once the related regulations have been developed and filed.

This will provide proponents with clarity and certainty regarding the retention of proceeds from bulk samples and will facilitate early exploration and advanced exploration projects.

There are no anticipated costs, or cost-savings, to proponents to comply with these amendments. The amendments are not expected to impact small businesses and are not expected to result in a change of annual costs. However, greater clarity regarding the permission to sell the end product of a bulk sample, and any retention of proceeds, may help proponents offset a portion of the costs of early or advanced exploration on their mining claim.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
The proposed amendments will streamline the approvals processes and provide clarity regarding the requirements for the retention of proceeds. This will ultimately reduce red tape.

There are no anticipated costs, or cost-savings to proponents or the ministry to implement these amendments.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
21-ENDM010
Posting Date:
April 20, 2021
Summary of Proposal:
What is Section 52 of the Mining Act

Subsection 52(1) of the Mining Act requires mining claim holders to obtain the Minister's permission before they extract a 'bulk sample' for testing. A further permission, under subsection 52(4), is required for the end product of that bulk sample to be sold (unless the claim is taken to lease).

What change are proposed?

Legislative amendments to the Mining Act would enable regulations to establish a "permit by rule" model, allowing claim holders to sell the end product of a bulk sample, and retain proceeds, provided that certain conditions are met.

This will provide proponents with clarity and certainty regarding the retention of proceeds from bulk samples and will facilitate early exploration and advanced exploration projects.

There are no anticipated costs, or cost-savings, to proponents to comply with these proposed amendments. The proposed amendments are not expected to impact small businesses and are not expected to result in a change of annual costs. However, greater clarity regarding the permission to sell the end product of a bulk sample, and any retention of proceeds, may help proponents offset a portion of the costs of early or advanced exploration on their mining claim.
Contact Address:
Genevieve Sulatycky
Senior Strategic Initiatives Lead
Genevieve.sulatycky@ontario.ca
705-465-0859
Effective Date:
June 3, 2021
Decision:
Approved