Supervision of mineral exploration following report
A supervisory procedure concerning mineral exploration may involve the following elements
- A new supervisory matter is initiated if the Chief Mining Inspector considers that a report gives cause for investigation.
- The investigation begins by written communication with the holder of the exploration permit, and further communication with the party who made the report and possible also other parties concerned, such as landowners or stakeholders.
- If the Chief Mining Inspector considers it warranted, an inspection is made of the area for which a permit has been granted to which the report relates.
- When the investigation of the matter has been completed, the Chief Mining Inspector may decide to take no further action. Alternatively, the permit holder may be ordered to take action, or further work in the area may be prohibited.
Last reviewed 2021-03-03