The State Council: Revise five mining related laws and regulations including the abolition of mining rights


Recently, marked by Premier Li Keqiang's signing of State Council Decree No. 676 and the promulgation of the Decision of the State Council on Amending and Abolishing Some Administrative Regulations, various state departments have successively promoted relevant activities of "streamlining administration and delegating power, combining decentralization with management, and optimizing service reform" in accordance with the law, and revised and abolished laws and regulations in various fields. Today, let's take an inventory of the recently revised mining related laws and regulations.
1、 Cancellation of registration of change in production scale of mining right
On March 14, the Ministry of Land and Resources issued a notice amending Article 25 of the Notice on Further Improving the Registration and Administration of Mining Rights as follows:
In case of application for change of main mining minerals, relevant reserve review and filing documents shall be submitted, and the reviewed and approved mineral resources development and utilization plan and environmental impact assessment report shall be submitted as required.
Among them, if the high-risk minerals are changed to low-risk minerals, the price of mining rights shall also be paid; If it is changed to a mineral type (gold, tungsten, tin, antimony, ionic rare earth ore) subject to the national total mining volume control, it shall also comply with the relevant national macro-control regulations and the requirements for total mining volume control, and shall be demonstrated and approved by experts without objection.
Where an application for changing the name of a mine is made, relevant supporting documents shall be submitted.
The mining right holder shall apply to the registration administration organ for change registration within the validity period of the mining license.
Interpretation
This amendment cancels the administrative examination and approval items for the registration of changes in the production scale of mining rights. In the past three years, the State Council has approved the cancellation of nine mining rights approval items, including the cancellation of the threshold restrictions on the registered capital of the applicant's enterprises in the approval and registration of mining rights, the relaxation of market access conditions, and the further stimulation of market vitality and development momentum.
2、 Total amount control of rare earth ore and tungsten ore mining
Recently, in order to protect and reasonably develop superior mineral resources, the Ministry of Land and Resources issued a notice that in 2017, the total mining volume of rare earth mines and tungsten mines will be controlled. According to the actual needs, the total amount control indicators for rare earth and tungsten mining in 2017 were issued in two batches.
In 2017, the total mining volume control index of the first batch of rare earth ores (rare earth oxide REO, the same below) in China was 52500 tons, including 8950 tons of ionic type (mainly medium and heavy rare earth) rare earth ores and 43550 tons of rock type (light) rare earth ores.
In 2017, the total mining volume control index of the first batch of tungsten concentrate (tungsten trioxide content 65%, the same below) in China was 45650 tons, including 36550 tons of main mining index and 9100 tons of comprehensive utilization index.
The control index of the annual total mining volume will be issued in the second quarter in due time according to the relevant national policies and market changes.

 

 

 

 

  三、矿产确权登记与不动产登记融合

  国土资源部近日公布《探明储量的矿产资源纳入自然资源统一确权登记试点工作方案》(下称《方案》),积极稳妥推进探明储量的矿产资源所有权统一确权登记(下称“矿产资源确权登记”)工作。

  此项工作要坚持矿产资源国家所有,以“清家底、立账户、建平台”为首要任务。

  主要内容:

  开展矿产资源确权登记,划清不同种类矿产资源边界,划清中央及地方不同层级政府行使所有权的边界;

  按照法律规定,确定探明储量的矿产资源的物权种类和内容,开展统一确权登记;

  坚持以不动产登记为基础,构建矿产资源确权登记制度,实现矿产资源确权登记与不动产登记的有机融合,与其他自然资源管理信息实现互通互享。

  四、煤矿安全生产许可

  将《煤矿企业安全生产许可证实施办法》(2016年2月16日国家安全生产监督管理总局令第86号公布)第六条第七项修改为:“制定应急救援预案,并按照规定设立矿山救护队,配备救护装备;不具备单独设立矿山救护队条件的煤矿企业,所属煤矿应当设立兼职救护队,并与邻近的救护队签订救护协议”。

  同时,废止《煤矿矿长保护矿工生命安全七条规定》等13个文件。

 

 

  五、地质资料管理

  3月22日,《国务院关于修改和废止部分行政法规的决定》公布,其中将《地质资料管理条例》第十五条第二款修改为:“前款规定以外的地质资料,自汇交之日起90日内,由地质资料馆或者地质资料保管单位予以公开。需要保护的,由接收地质资料的单位按照国务院地质矿产主管部门的规定予以保护。”

  解读

  这一修改取消了地质资料保护登记事项,地质资料保护可由负责地质资料管理的相关事业单位承担。