The Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) (Mineral Industries) Interim Regulations 2018 (the current Regulations) sunset on 30 June 2019 and need to be remade. The Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) (Mineral Industries) Regulations 2019 will replace the current Regulations.
To ensure the proposed regulations are well-targeted, effective and appropriate, and impose the lowest possible burden on Victorian businesses and the community, we are seeking your feedback.
The Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) process involves an assessment of regulatory proposals and allows members of the community to comment on proposed regulations before they are finalised. Such public input provides valuable information and perspectives and improves the overall quality of regulations.
The proposed Regulations will largely remake the current Regulations, with a number of improvements to streamline and modernise the regulations, and set clearer work plan and rehabilitation plan requirements to better manage risks associated with mining and minerals exploration.
The RIS examines the costs and benefits of the proposed Regulations and possible alternatives and concludes that the proposed Regulations are the most efficient method of achieving the above objectives.
The feedback period for the proposed Mineral Industries Regulations has closed. Submissions are being considered.