Mines Inspectorate & Environment

MINES INSPECTORATE AND ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT

Objective

To carry out inspections, investigations, audit and monitoring of health, safety and environmental issues related to mining operations for safe working environment and environmental protection.

Functions

  • To monitor and audit environmental performance of mining entities to ensure compliance as per existing legislations;
  • To verify environmental budgets and expenditures, rehabilitation and mine closure costs incurred by mining entities;
  • To inspect mining operations;
  • To conduct investigations and enquiries of mining accidents and incidences;
  • To scrutinize and approve designs for mines, processing plant and related structures; and
  • To ensure safety in manufacturing, handling, transportation, storage, usage, export and import of explosives in relation of mining activities.

This Department will be led by a Director who will also be Chief Inspector of Mines and will comprise of three Sections as follows:

 

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