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Mining Environmental Law Regulations

2 Day Accredited Training

Dates: Available on Request

Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa

Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on request

Accredited Course with Unit standards: 110023, NQF Level 4, 6 Credits

Course Introduction

The seminar will cover in depth, the environmental legislative framework and regulatory requirements for mineral rights, their compliance requirements for licenses to operate for the duration of the respective rights, closure together with the “cradle to grave” principle.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Assess the adequacy and quality of all documents culminating in review of the EIA report.

  • The attendee should be able to perform an internal audit of the processes of their company with respect to legal compliance and to manage the liabilities of their company with respect to environmental legislature.

  • Attendees of this training will be able to interact with the authorities during and after environmental inspections.

Who should attend?

  • Practicing engineers

  • Managers

  • Managing Directors

  • Environmentalists

  • Investors

  • Project Managers

  • Researchers

  • Decision Makers

  • Town Planners

  • Designers

  • Maintenance Staff

  • Health practitioners

  • Scientists in the Environmental Field

Training methodology

Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Training Outline

1.Environmental Management principles including that of Sustainable Development in the context of mining.

2.Regulatory framework

  • Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 28 of 2002

  • National Environmental Management Act, 100 of 1998

  • Air Emissions Act

  • Waste Management Act 59 of 22008

  • Water Act, 36 of 1998

3.Public participation

4.Financial Provisioning

5.Environmental Compliance in prospecting operations

  • Basic Assessment

  • Prospecting Work Programmes

  • Environmental Management Plans

  • Environmental Authorizations

  • Compliance Reporting

  • Case law

6.Environmental Compliance in mining operations

  • Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment

  • Environmental Management Programme

  • Environmental Authorization

  • Water Use License

  • Air emissions license

  • Compliance Reporting

  • Mine Closure and Closure Certificates

  • Transfer of mining rights and environmental obligations

  • Case law

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