S.I. No. 214/1995 - Minerals Development (Application Fees For Certain State Mining Facilities) Regulations, 1995.


S.I. No. 214 of 1995.

MINERALS DEVELOPMENT (APPLICATION FEES FOR CERTAIN STATE MINING FACILITIES) REGULATIONS, 1995.

I, MICHAEL LOWRY, Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 5 (2) of the Minerals Development Act, 1995 (No. 15 of 1995) and with the consent of the Minister for Finance, hereby make the following Regulations:

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Minerals Development (Application Fees for Certain State Mining Facilities) Regulations, 1995.

2. These Regulations shall come into operation on the 1st day of August, 1995.

3. In these Regulations—

( a ) "the Act of 1940" means the Minerals Development Act, 1940 (No. 31 of 1940);

"the Act of 1979" means the Minerals Development Act, 1979 (No. 12 of 1979);

"metalliferous minerals" includes any of the following substances specified in the Schedule to the Act of 1940:

Antimony, Ores of

Laterite

Radioactive Minerals

Bauxite

Lead, Ores of

Silver, Ores of

Bismuth, Ores of

Magnesium, Ores of

Strontium, Ores of

Chromite

Manganese, Ores of

Tin, Ores of

Cobalt, Ores of

Mercury, Ores of

Titanium, Ores of

Copper, Ores of

Molybdenite

Tungsten, Ores of

Gold, Ores of

Nickel, Ores of

Zinc, Ores of;

Iron, Ores of

Platinum, Ores of

( b ) a reference to any enactment is a reference to that enactment as amended, adapted or extended by or under any subsequent enactment.

4. The fee specified in column (2) of the Schedule to these Regulations in respect of the application specified in column (1) thereof shall be payable in the manner specified in column (3) of the said Schedule.

SCHEDULE

Application fees for certain State mining facilities

(1)

(2)

(3)

Category of application

Amount of fee

When fee is payable

£

1. ( a ) Application for a State mining lease under section 26 of the Act of 1940, or

metalliferous minerals

£15,000 plus £0.10 per annual tonne of the design capacity

The greater of £15,000 or 50% of the total fee on application; the balance within 6 months of application

( b ) Application for a licence under section 17 of the Act of 1979, or

other minerals

£5,000 if the design capacity is less than 100,000 tonnes per annum; otherwise £10,000

On application

( c ) Application for the carrying out of an undertaking to grant a State mining lease under section 13 of the Act of 1940

2. Application for an undertaking to grant a State mining lease under section 13 of the Act of 1940

£200

On application

GIVEN under my Official Seal, this 31st day of July, 1995.

MICHAEL LOWRY,

Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications.

The Minister for Finance hereby consents to the foregoing Regulations.

GIVEN under my Official Seal, this 31st day of July, 1995.

RUAIR? QUINN,

Minister for Finance.

EXPLANATORY NOTE.

These Regulations specify the application fees for State mining leases and licences and when those fees must be paid.