Zabezpieczenie środków finansowych na likwidację zakładu górniczego działającego na podstawie koncesji udzielonej przez starostę

Ryszard Uberman
Geological and Mining Law enforced in Poland does not provide adequate regulations assuring financial means for a mine closure and mined land rehabilitation. The gradual accumulation of funds within a framework of a mine rehabilitation fund may not provide the full coverage of costs of all the necessary works in the event the exploitation is terminated before lifting all minable resources. Regulations defining the duties of mining enterprises lack specific preclusions related to assurance of
more » ... to assurance of financial means for mine closures in the event a mining license is issued by a staroste (prefect). To address this problem a simplified estimation method for establishing closing costs is put forward in the first stage. This is based on unified indicators related to deposits' reserves or acreage used for mining activities. The equivalent of the closure costs established in this manner shall be paid to an escrow account on a similar basis as means of rehabilitation funds are put aside. However, paying the entire amount either in one (preferably) or two instalments is recommended. The introduction of this recommendation requires an amendment to the Geological and Mining Law as well as securing appropriate competences in staroste's offices along with a convincing communication campaign.
doi:10.24425/znigsme.2019.130171 fatcat:e4ainwsbrfehpds6qqxl7himiq