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Consultation on Opencast Coal Restoration and Effective Regulation

DescriptionThis consultation seeks views on more effective regulation to secure restoration at existing and future (opencast) coal mines where coaling is incomplete and for future sites including extensions.
ISBN9781784121297
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateDecember 05, 2013

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ISBN 978 1 78412 129 7 (web only publication)
DPPAS 20642

This document is also available in pdf format (1.6MB)
The Partial Equality Impact Assessment is also available in pdf format (59KB)
The Partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment is also available in pdf format (119KB)
The Annex A of the Partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment is also available in pdf format (79KB)
The respondent information form and consultation questionnaire are available in Word format (76KB)

Contents

Responding to the Consultation

Section Subject

1. Summary and Introduction

2. Historical background

Consultation

3. Policy

4. Governance and Regulation

5. Towards Effective Regulation

6. Flexibility in Operations and Planning

7. Mine progress plans - a Baseline for Monitoring Compliance

8. Delivering Monitoring & Compliance Expertise

9. Compliance Monitoring - Consideration of an Independent

Compliance Unit

10. Forms of Restoration Bonds

11. Coal Industry Restoration Bonds - Notes on Preferred Head of Terms

12. Site Surveys - Contributing to Better Information

13. Landowners' Liability (See also Legal Agreements)

14. Assessment of Compliance with Planning Conditions

15. Enforcement of Planning Conditions

16. Standard Planning Conditions

17. Legal Agreements

18. Processing Agreements

19. Monitoring Fees

20. Community Involvement

21. The Coal Authority

22. Mining Waste Regulations

23. Review of Old Mineral Planning Permissions

24. Capacity Building and Skills

25. Equalities

26. Business and Regulatory Impact

27. Other

Definitions and Annex - Scottish Opencast Sites

Annex

Partial Equality Impact Assessment

Partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment