A company wanting to close a pollutant control facility must inform the Minister 60 days prior to closure and be prepared to implement their decommissioning and reclamation plan.
Providing notice to permanently close a pollutant control facility allows an owner or operator to reduce potential harm from environmental contamination when operating a mine.
A person who wishes to close a pollutant control facility, mine or mill permanently shall:
Advise the Minister in writing at least 60 days before commencing the permanent closure; and implement any decommissioning and reclamation plan approved by the minister according to the time frames set out in the plan.
How to Apply
All information should be submitted through Environment Business Services document submission process or through the assigned Environmental Protection Officer.
The notice must include:
- A statement of the reasons for the proposed closure of the facility.
Environment Business Services