Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Mineral Resources and Energy.
Department of Environmental Affairs
Regulations instructing mine owners to make financial provision for the rehabilitation and remediation of the environment following prospecting and mining operations are now in place.
The Financial Provisioning Regulations, published in Government Gazette 39425, apply to applicants or holders of rights or permits.
Department of Energy
The National Energy Regulator (NERSA) has called for comment on Eskom’s Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) application.
The application, published in Government Gazette 39416, applies for the first year of the third Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD) period (2013/14).
National treasury has published the Draft Carbon Tax Bill for comment.
The finance minister, Nhlanhla Nene, indicated during the Budget in February that the draft bill would be released for comment before the end of 2015.