Energy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006


Rehabilitation of Mines

Interpretation (Part 9).

23.— In this Part—

“ local authority ” means a county council or city council within the meaning of the Local Government Act 2001 ;

“mine” means any mine or quarry within the meaning of subsection (1) or (2), respectively, of section 3 of the Mines and Quarries Act 1965 and includes─

(a) any place to which subsection (3) of that section relates, and

(b) any place used for the deposit of spoil or other refuse taken from the mine or quarry,

and a reference to the site of a former mine shall be read accordingly;

“ mine rehabilitation plan ” has the meaning given in section 24 (1);

“ Minister ” means Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources;

“rehabilitation”, in relation to a mine, means the treatment of the land affected by a mine in such a way as to restore the land to a satisfactory state, with particular regard to soil quality, wildlife, natural habitats, freshwater systems, landscaping and appropriate beneficial uses.