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DOI:10.5593/SGEM2013/BE5.V2/S23.015

STATE POLICY AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK AS PROMOTING AND LIMITING FACTORS OF MINING WASTE MANAGEMENT IN POLAND

I. Kotarska
Tuesday 6 August 2013 by Libadmin2013

References: 13th SGEM GeoConference on Ecology, Economics, Education And Legislation, www.sgem.org, SGEM2013 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-05-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 16-22, 2013, Vol. 2, 735 - 742 pp

ABSTRACT

The situation of management of waste from extractive industry in Poland was characterized together with analysis of existing legal framework and state policy regulations determining the mining waste management activity, especially in small and medium enterprises. On that basis, there were outlined the incentives and disincentives to mining waste management activities which are associated with the laws and state policy regulations. The incentives include: the statutory hierarchy of mining waste management, which encourage waste recovery and other forms of waste reduction; the ability to recover waste rock without processing, outside the plants and certain provisions in national and provincial state policy documents, which promote secondary resources usage. The disincentives concern the classification of waste rock from mining activity as a waste; the large number of permits that operators need to obtain to engage in waste recovery; free of charge deposition of mine waste and constantly changing legal framework.

Keywords: extractive waste, waste rock, flotation tailings, legal framework, waste recovery, waste management, Min-Novation Project