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MAM Update - July 6, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

New Proposed Regulatory Changes Posted on Provincial Registries

The second group of new or amending regulations being put forward as part of Ontario’s work to modernize the Mining Act is now posted for public comment on Ontario’s Environmental Registry and Regulatory Registry. Ontario is proposing a number of regulatory changes including the revocation of one existing regulation.

MAM Update - Special July 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Larder Lake Mining Division Spatial Data Now Available

New data more accurately showing the location of unpatented mining claims, leases and patents for the Larder Lake Mining Division is now available on CLAIMaps. Other divisions for which similar data can currently be viewed include the Kenora, Red Lake, Patricia, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and Southern Ontario mining divisions.

Publications Release Notice — July 11, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on July 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

MAM Update - May 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Building A System On Highly Accurate Spatial Data

Phase III of Modernizing the Mining Act will implement a new Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS), which will include the new provincial grid.  The grid will show the precise location of mining claims along with the location of newly updated spatial data. On occasion, other spatial data on our maps may not precisely correlate with actual survey evidence on the ground.

MAM Update - Ontario Legislature Passes Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Ontario Legislature Passes Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, 2017

Today at Queen’s Park, the Ontario Legislature passed the Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, 2017 (Bill 39) on a vote after the close of third reading debate.  This legislation amends and modernizes both the Mining Act under the auspices of the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Aggregate Resources Act. Bill 39 only requires royal assent before becoming law.

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