Directive 019 pertaining to the Mining Industry - Proposed Modifications

Symposium Rouyn-Noranda 2002
Abstract Directive 019 pertaining to the mining industry was enacted in 1989; it is used by the ministère de l'Environnement du Québec for the environmental control and evaluation of mining projects tabled before the Ministère in order to obtain a certificate of authorization.

This document presents the environmental requirements that must be respected by the mining establishments during mining and after closure. Directive 019 also states the information required by the ministère de l'Environnement du Québec to adequately analyse the potential environmental impacts caused by mining.

The revised version of Directive 019 covers several new subjects such as: reuse of mine water, protection of ground water, management of tailings and environmental control following restoration.
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