The best way that we have found to learn and understand environmental legislation is to have an open discussion about applicable environmental laws in Mining, so we have created a monthly forum to discuss regulations and amendments, hot topics in the news, review a permit or two, or have a general discussion about the meaning of certain environmental regs.
Building a Value-Added Legal Registry
Imagine this: You are an environmental coordinator for a mining company. The site management team is discussing a problem with scale build-up in the polishing pond pumps and pipes. A suggestion to remedy the problem in the least expensive way is to open a valve and allow fresh water into the pond to bring the pH of the water down. The outlet of the polishing pond is to final treatment and final discharge.
The Mine Manager looks at you and says, “Can we do that?”
What do you do? Well, if you don’t know, you say: “Let me get back to you after I check out the regulations”.
Trouble is, you aren’t sure where to start or how to look. The smart way to relieve yourself of several hours of anxious online searching is to have a compiled list of legal requirements specific for your site, and know how to use it for when the above situation occurs. This is sometimes referred to as a “Legal Register”.
Not every company can afford to hire a service to create and maintain a formal and elaborate legal register. One of the toughest roles of Environmental Coordinator is to stay on top of the list of permit requirements and existing Regulations and Amendments specific to the operation or operations that they might be responsible for managing. Environmental legal requirements can be intimidating and complicated, making researching them unappealing.
Join us on October 20th where Linda Byron, Director of Blue Heron Environmental, will provide tricks and tolls to develop and maintain a simple Legal Register that will help you to understand and manage your legal requirements.
This forum is applicable to those who may be new to the field of Mining and Environment, those in the field but interested in brushing up on a few regulations, and those who may have a particular interest in environmental law as it applies to mining.
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