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THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

MINISTRY OF MINERALS

 THE MINING COMMISSION

Approval for Mine Closure Plan


Every Mining License and Special Mining License should have an approved Mine Closure Plan. The mine closure plan should be prepared in accordance with the Mining ACT CAP 123. The closure plan shall be reviewed and updated every three years (3) as the project develops at various stages. The following details should be included in the mine closure plan: –

    1. Closure objectives and performance criteria;
    2. Monitoring information, data collection, analysis and management for each closure domain;
    3. Final landforms and drainage structures (e.g. surface drainage works, covers, encapsulation cells, etc.);
    4. Implementation of management and closure stages;
    5. Monitoring and maintenance program until relinquishment;
    6. Progressive rehabilitation including materials handling, placement (e.g. topsoil and vegetative material);
    7. Implementation of social closure project (s)
    8. Involvement of respective district mine closure committee;
    9. Inclusion of total mine closure cost which include (Rehabilitation cost, Social Closure Cost, Retrenchment Cost and 10% of Contingency); and
    10. Post rehabilitation bond as per approved mine closure plan.

Refer to the Mine Closure Guideline

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