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DENR Administrative Order No. 96-40 on Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 7942 known as the Philippine Mining Act of 1995.

Document type
Environment gen., Mineral resources, Water
Pollution control Sustainable development PIC-prior informed consent Minerals Mining Access right Concession Exploration Environmental planning Soil pollution/quality Soil rehabilitation Authorization/permit Freshwater resources management Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution
Geographical area
Asia, ASIA AND THE PACIFIC, East Asian Seas, North Pacific, South-Eastern Asia
Entry into force notes
These implementing rules and regulations shall enter into force 15 days after its publication.

These rules and regulations, consisting of 276 sections divided into thirty Chapters, are promulgated toward the attainment of the following objectives: a) promote the rational exploration, development, use and conservation of mineral resources; b) enhance the contribution of mineral resources to economic recovery and national development, with regard to the protection of the environment and the affected communities; c) encourage investments in exploration and commercial mining activities to assure a steady supply of minerals and metals for material needs to generate wealth, employment, foreign exchange earnings and regional development; d) promote equitable access to economically efficient development and fair sharing of benefits and costs derived from the exploration, development and utilization of mineral resources; and e) enable the Government and the investor to recover their share in the production, utilization and processing of minerals to attain sustainable development with due regard to the environment, social equity and fair return of investment.

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References - Legislation


Philippine Mining Act of 1995 (Republic Act No. 7942).

Legislation | Philippines | 1995

Keyword: Mining, Basic legislation, Minerals, Access right, Concession, Exploration, EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone, EIA, Environmental planning, Pollution control, Royalties/fees, Soil pollution/quality, Soil rehabilitation, Tax/levy, Use restrictions, Zoning, Authorization/permit, Indigenous peoples, Sustainable use


Repealed by

DENR Administrative Order No. 2010-21 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of R.A. 7942, otherwise known as the Philippine Mining Act of 1995.

Legislation | Philippines | 2010

Keyword: Pollution control, Sustainable development, PIC-prior informed consent, Minerals, Mining, Access right, Concession, Exploration, Environmental planning, Soil pollution/quality, Soil rehabilitation, Authorization/permit, Institution, Freshwater resources management, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution