The B.C. government is asking the public for input on amendments to the Mining Act that they say will improve regulation and oversight.
The proposed amendments include:
- Formally separate specific authorities and decision-making powers under the Mines Act to ensure authorizations and permitting are separate from enforcement and auditing powers.
- Formally establish an independent oversight unit with an auditing function.
- Enhance compliance and enforcement provisions.
“The feedback that we receive from British Columbians will be critical for informing how we improve our mining laws and ensure that mining in B.C. is done right,” said Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.
Those wishing to offer feedback and input can do so in the following ways:
- fill out a short survey at: www.engage.gov.bc.ca
- email feedback to: [email protected] (mailto:minesactproposal@gov.
- or mail feedback to:
Attn: Citizen Engagement
PO BOX 9484 Stn Prov Govt
The B.C. government says that public engagement will be open until Oct. 25, 2019.