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Part B: Mineral Rights - Part B-5: Development Minerals | 33. General Provisions for Development Minerals

The provisions contained in this part will cover miscellaneous or general issues that are common to mineral rights for development minerals, including health and safety, environment, fiscal issues, appeals, and gender issues.

33. Example:

Article [_] Mine health and safety

The rules applicable to health, safety and environmental practices to be observed in an artisanal, small scale or large scale mine for development minerals shall be as prescribed in regulations.

Article [_] Fiscal provisions

The fees, taxes, royalties and other imposts payable in respect of an artisanal small scale or large scale mining licence for development minerals shall be as prescribed in regulations.

Article [_] Appeals

An appeal against the rejection of an application for an artisanal, small scale or large scale development minerals exploitation licence shall be made to the appropriate authority as prescribed in regulations.

Article [_] Gender mainstreaming

In granting mineral rights for exploitation of development minerals by auction, [the regulating entity] shall ensure that applicants who are women or include women are entitled to at least [28] points/marks to be reckoned in the evaluation of bids.

Annotation

This example provides for certain matters concerning development minerals to be prescribed in regulations since they are to be determined distinctly from what is generally applicable to other minerals. A novel provision is included for promoting equality and empowerment of women and girls as advocated by the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5.