Starting on August 1st, 2018, in accordance to a change in the Minerals Act (1991: 45), uranium will be removed from the list of concession minerals in Chapter 1. 1 § 1 Minerals Act. This means that uranium will not be included in applications for exploration permits or exploitation concessions that come in from that date. Older regulations will still apply to applications granted before August 1st as stated by the transitional provisions. Cases of exploration permits and cases of renewal of exploration permits initiated by the Chief Mining Inspector before August 1st will also be subject to older regulations in accordance to the transitional provisions.

Thus, it will not be possible to grant either an application for an exploration permit or an exploitation concession for uranium if the application has been submitted to the Mining Inspectorate after the 31st of July 2018.