New Regulatory Provisions under the General Regulation 113/91 of the Mining Act - Streamlining the Mining Land Tax
Bill or Act:
Summary of Proposal:
A. Proposal for new exemption from the Mining Land Tax under S. 189 (1.1) of the Mining Act:
The legislation sets out the criteria for the Minister to consider in assessing a request for an exemption from the Mining Land Tax such as the mineral potential of the land, the presence and extent of mine hazards or rehabilitation concerns, the area of land, and other prescribed criteria set out in regulation.
• The Ministry is proposing to prescribe additional criteria for the Minister to consider with respect to these exemptions such as the current and past use of the land.
B. Proposal for rescinding exemptions from the Mining Land Tax if lands are subsequently used for mining purposes:
- a landowner would notify the Minister of the intent to use his land for mining purposes through the submission of a notice in writing or by submitting an approved application form.
- a landowner would submit an application to the Minister no later than 30 to 90 days prior to the first date that the land would be used for mining purposes and subsequently subject to the Mining Land Tax.
October 1, 2010
Comments Due Date:
November 15, 2010
Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry
Room 5630 Whitney Block