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Guidelines

This webpage provides the public with a series of technical and regulatory guidelines to assist operators or mine operator applicants in preparing applications and/or understanding the Mining Act Rules.

REGULATORY GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS

Part 3 General Permits, Minimal Impact Exploration and Mining

Part 4 Regular Exploration

Part 6 New Mining Operations

Environmental Evaluation for Part 6 New Mining Operations

Guideline for Radiation Cleanup Criteria - Part 6 New Mining Operations

Joint Guideline for Radiation Cleanup Criteria - Part 5 Existing Mining Operations

EXPLORATION DRILLING PERMIT CONDITIONS COMPLIANCE CHECKLIST

PDF format

Excel format

NET PRESENT VALUE

Guidance for Calculating Net Present Value of Reclamation Costs

(Updated November 2020)

FINANCIAL ASSURANCE GUIDANCE

Estimating 3rd Party Reclamation Costs for Minimal Impact Mining and Exploration Permit Applications

INDIRECT COSTS

Guidance for Calculating Capital and O&M Indirect Costs

SELF-SUSTAINING ECOSYSTEM GUIDELINES

DRAFT Self-Sustaining Ecosystem

(Updated April 2021)

CLOSEOUT PLAN GUIDELINES

Closeout Plan Guidelines

Attachment 1 - Soil and Topsoil Suitability

Attachment 2 - Revegetation Standards and Sampling Methods

Attachment 3 - Sample Revegetation Plan

Attachment 4 - Financial Assurance Calculation Handbook

Appendix 1 - Guidance for NMED Determination

Appendix 2 - NMED Discharge Plan Closure Guidance