MON 2 - Notice of information about non-exploration mining operations

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Notice for commencing mining operations or additional mining operations at a mine. This notice does not apply if only exploration activities will be carried out at the mine. Please refer to Exploration operations commencement notice - r.675UJ (2).​

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Mining commencement notice

Who is responsible for the notification?

The mine operator of any mine is required to provide notice to the regulator no later than 45 days before the day on which mining operations commence at the mine.

Refer to rr. 675UC, 675UE of the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022.

Required information

Information required to be provided as part of this notice includes:

  • Information requested via SRS submission portal and the applicable pro forma,
  • Details and description of the mining operations that will commence at the mine,
  • A copy of the mine safety management system. 

Depending on the nature of the mining operation, only the relevant part(s) of the application need to be completed. However, the items must be addressed in sufficient detail for the application to be properly assessed.

Additional information may be requested after the application is lodged under WHS (Mines) Regulations r.675UE.

Lodging the application

All applications must be submitted through the SRS Submissions module.

After successful lodgement via SRS, the notice will be reviewed, the mine operator is not to commence mining prior to 45 days from the submission of the notice. The regulator must acknowledge receipt of the notice.

An SRS Company Administrator (CA) or a Company Representative (CR) can enter information into SRS. The CA can assign the role of CR to any person(s) you nominate to liaise with the Department regarding the submission.

Further information

Further information is available at Safety Regulation System (SRS) 

Additional operations notice

Who is responsible for the notification?

The mine operator of any mine is required to provide notice to the regulator no later than 30 days before the day on which additional mining operations commence at the mine.

Additional mining operations do not include:

  • Any exploration operation at the mine;
  • Any mining operation that is significantly different from mining operations being carried out at the mine, e.g. commencing an underground mine where only open cut mining is currently conducted; or
  • Any mining activity that will result in a significant expansion of the mining operations at the mine compared with its current state; or
  • Introduces new or increased risks to health and safety associated with mining activities at the mine; or
  • Does not meet the description of an additional mining operation as defined by the regulator under rr.675UC(2)(c )(ii) or 675UD(3)(c )(ii).

Refer to rr. 675UD, 675UC, 675UE of the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022

Required information

Information required to be provided as part of this notice includes:

  • Information requested via SRS submission portal and the applicable pro forma,
  • Details and description of the additional mining operations that will commence at the mine,
  • A copy of the relevant changes to the mine safety management system. 

Depending on the nature of the mining operation, only the relevant part(s) of the application need to be completed. However, the items must be addressed in sufficient detail for the application to be properly assessed.

Additional information may be requested after the application is lodged under WHS (Mines) Regulations r.675UE

Lodging the application

All applications must be submitted through the SRS Submissions module. 

After successful lodgement via SRS, the notice will be reviewed, the mine operator is not to commence additional mining operations prior to 30 days from the submission of the notice. The regulator must acknowledge receipt of the notice.

An SRS Company Administrator (CA) or a Company Representative (CR) can enter information into SRS. The CA can assign the role of CR to any person(s) you nominate to liaise with the Department regarding the submission.

Further information

Further information is available at Safety Regulation System (SRS) 

Who can I contact?

For SRS queries:

SRS Manager
Email: SRSManager@dmirs.wa.gov.au
Phone: 1300 307 877

Contact an inspector:

Email: Safety@dmirs.wa.gov.au
Phone: 1300 307 877

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