The Regulation on Mining Waste
("Regulation") was published in Official
Gazette numbered 29417 on 15 July 2015. The Regulation's
effective date is set as 15 July 2016. The scope of the Regulation
is the necessary process to manage the mining waste arising from
exploration, extraction, enrichment or mine storage activities. The
striking development along with the new Regulation may be deemed as
authorisation of non-hazardous and inert waste to be disposed at
sea under explicit conditions:
Non-hazardous or inert waste may only
be disposed merely to the oxygen-free layers of Black-Sea that does
not contain living.
There should be no suitable
geographical, topographical and geological zone available within
the 30 km from the centre where mine is operated.
For disposing mining waste at sea, mine operators shall pursue a
license procedure regulated under the Regulation:
A scientific report shall be prepared
and submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation by
Faculty of Marine Sciences which shall include the consequences of
such disposing to the sea-water quality and marine ecology. In
order to issue such scientific report a detail fieldwork shall be
concluded with regard to hydrodynamic conditions such as the
sea-water density calculation and stream.
Specialization Commission consisted
of member of Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation, Scientific
and Technological Research Institution, Faculty of Marine Sciences
assesses the scientific report.
Evaluation Commission consisted of
experts from various ministries assesses the Specialization
Commission assessment, and issues the final decision with regard to
disposal at sea.
Mining operator shall apply for an
environmental license with the final decision.
The new Regulation allows mining operators to dispose the mining
waste at Black-sea alongside lands under certain conditions as
below-mentioned. This Regulation determines the general principles
of waste management in line with Mining Waste Directive No.
Originally published September 2015
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