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Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations

Version of section 32 from 2006-03-22 to 2006-10-02:

  •  (1) An owner or operator who intends to close a mine shall

    • (a) provide written notice of that intention to the authorization officer;

    • (b) maintain the mine’s rate of production at less than 25% of its design rated capacity for a continuous period of three years starting on the day that the written notice is received by the authorization officer; and

    • (c) conduct a biological monitoring study during the three-year period referred to in paragraph (b) in accordance with Division 3 of Part 2 of Schedule 5.

  • (2) A mine becomes a recognized closed mine after the expiry of the three-year period referred to in subsection (1), and any deposit from that recognized closed mine is subject to the prohibitions in subsection 36(3) of the Act.

  • (3) The owner or operator shall notify the authorization officer in writing without delay if the recognized closed mine reopens.

  • (4) The owner or operator referred to in this section shall keep at any place in Canada all records, books of account or other documents required by these Regulations for a period of not less than five years beginning on the day they are made, and shall notify the authorization officer in writing of their location.

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