Mineral Act and Mining Act Review


The Department of Industry, Energy, and Technology (IET) is seeking input on ways to improve and modernize the Mineral Act and the Mining Act to provide a clear pathway for regulatory approval and to ensure exploration for, and development of, the province’s mineral resources is responsible, timely, sustainable, competitive and supportive of private-sector investments and job growth.

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To provide all stakeholders an opportunity to:

  • make suggestions and recommendations that would aid in the review of the Mineral Act and Mining Act, and
  • guide the amendments of existing or the development of new legislation and regulations regarding mineral tenure, mineral exploration, and mining.

The engagement process intends to obtain specific input with respect to issues that stakeholders perceive or have experienced with respect to the Acts and corresponding regulations. The process will consider definitions, mineral tenure, resource management initiatives, enforcement, development, rehabilitation and closure requirements, and financial assurance.

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Get Involved

The Department of Industry, Energy and Technology is hosting a series of sessions over the coming months to gather information to obtain specific input with respect to issues that stakeholders perceive or have experienced with respect to the Mineral Act and Mining Act and corresponding regulations. A discussion guide has been prepared to guide the conversation.  A list of scheduled sessions can be found below. Additional details on the St. John's session will be added as the date and location is confirmed.

Mineral and Mining Act Review Discussion Guide 

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In-person Sessions

September 21, 2022WabushWabush Hotel6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
September 22, 2022Goose BayCollege of the North Atlantic, Room 1066:30 - 9:00 p.m.
October 4, 2022
Cancelled due to lack of registrants
Corner BrookCivic Centre9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
October 5, 2022
Cancelled due to lack of registrants
SpringdaleRiverwood Inn9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
October 6, 2022
Cancelled due to lack of registrants
MarystownMarystown Hotel, Salon B1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
October 19th, 2022Virtual

Participants must pre-register. Session link will be shared with those who register via the email below.

Virtual9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
November 1st, 2022St. John'sDelta Hotel, Harbourview Ballroom7:00 - 10:00 p.m.


Thank you in advance for your participation. It is requested that participants pre-register. To register for any of the in-person sessions please email EngageMines@gov.nl.ca.

If you require any disability-related accommodations to participate in a session, please contact EngageMines@gov.nl.ca.

If fewer than five participants are registered for a session, the session may be rescheduled or alternate arrangements may be used for consultaton. 

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Written Submissions

If you prefer to participate with a written contribution answering the questions posed in the discussion guide or providing input on other aspects of the legislation, identifying potential issues and solutions, please submit your input in writing. 

The deadline for written submissions is October 14, 2022.

Written submissions can be sent by:

Mail: Mining and Mineral Development Branch
Department of Industry, Energy and Technology
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL A1B 4J6
Fax: 709-729-2871

How will your input be used?

The information received will be reviewed by the Department of Industry, Energy and Technology.  All feedback will be considered in review and modernization of the Acts.

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Privacy Statement

Any personal information that may be received will be governed in accordance with the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 and will only be used for the purpose of informing participants of public engagement results at the end of the process.

If you have any questions about how this information will be collected, used and disclosed, please contact the department’s ATIPP coordinator at ATIPP-IET@gov.nl.ca.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions or additional comments regarding this consultation process regarding the Mineral Act and Mining Act Review, please contact: EngageMines@gov.nl.ca.

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