Mining Proposal

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Mining Proposals in Western Australian
Originally Released February 2006

MINING PROPOSALS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
FOREWORD
The Guidelines for Mining Proposals in Western Australia are issued by the Department of Industry and Resources (DoIR) Western Australia to assist the mining industry in producing mining proposals. A mining proposal is submitted to DoIR and other government departments for assessment of the environmental impacts of a proposed mining operation. If approved, the mining proposal is used to determine the environmental conditions for approval. The environmental management commitments within the mining proposal also become conditions of approval. The mining proposal is also submitted to DoIR as part of the requirements when applying for a mining lease or general purpose lease. The Director General of Mines (DoIR) has approved the guidelines in accordance with Section 70 O of the Mining Amendment Act 2004 proclaimed on 10 February 2006. Before proclamation of the Mining Amendment Act 2004, the mining proposal was known as a notice of intent (NOI). The Guidelines for Mining Proposals supersede the Department of Minerals and Energy Guidelines to help you get Environmental Approvals for Mining Projects in Western Australia (March 1998). The Guidelines for Mining Proposals will be issued periodically in response to new legislative requirements and to improve, or streamline, the approval process. To ensure that you are using the latest edition of the guidelines, please refer to the DoIR website at: http://www.doir.wa.gov.au/environment/D3EDAEF4AF5444B387556F666CCF00A4.asp

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ENVIRONMENT DIVISION • MINERALS BRANCH • DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY AND RESOURCES • 100 PLAIN STREET EAST PERTH WA 6004 • PH 9222 3333

TABLE OF CONTENTS FOREWORD ............................................................................................................................................................................ 1 1 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................................................... 4 1.1 Aim of Guidelines ............................................................................................................................................................. 4 1.2 Guiding Principles of Responsible Development ........................................................................................................ 4 2 MINING PROPOSALS .......................................................................................................................................................... 5 2.1 Definition of a Mining Proposal....................................................................................................................................... 5 2.2 Requirements for Submitting Mining Proposals ........................................................................................................... 5 2.3 Mining Proposals for Low Impact Mining Operations ................................................................................................. 5 2.4 Public Access to Mining Proposal documentation ....................................................................................................... 6 3 THE ENVIRONMENTAL APPROVAL PROCESS FOR MINING PROPOSALS ................................................................. 8 3.1 Overview ............................................................................................................................................................................ 8 3.2 Consultation and Project Scoping ................................................................................................................................. 8 3.3 Preparing a Mining Proposal ........................................................................................................................................... 9 3.4 Lodging a Mining...
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