Small scale mining project guidance package
The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) has prepared comprehensive guidance for small scale mining projects to assist operators in the small scale mining sector to meet their obligation to comply with the Environmental Protection Act 1994.
EHP recognises the importance that small scale mining plays in contributing to regional and remote communities across the state.
The guidance materials cover the regulatory requirements for the environmental management of small scale mining projects throughout the life of the project. They describe the process for obtaining, transferring or amending an environmental authority, and rehabilitating and surrendering mining tenements at the end of the life of a mine.
Application forms for an environmental authority for an environmentally relevant activity can be found using the form and fee finder available on www.business.qld.gov.au. The form and fee finder includes all forms relating to management of an environmental authority including amendment, surrendering and conversions.
- Eligibility criteria and standard conditions for exploration and mineral development projects—ESR/2016/1985 (formerly EM586)
- Eligibility criteria and standard conditions for mining claims—ESR/2016/2242 (formerly EM587)
- Eligibility criteria and standard conditions for mining lease activities—ESR/2016/2241 (formerly EM588)
- Code of environmental compliance for environmental authorities for high hazard dams containing hazardous waste - EM1698