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What is a Progressive Rehabilitation Closure (PRC) Plan?

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What is a Progressive Rehabilitation Closure (PRC) Plan?

Organisations carrying out mining activities in Queensland (QLD) are legally obligated to rehabilitate the land.

A progressive rehabilitation and closure plan (PRC plan) is a critical element of the QLD Government’s Mined Land Rehabilitation Policy. When submitting a site-specific application for an Environmental Authority (EA) for a new mining activity relating to a mining lease, applicants are required to develop and submit a proposed PRC plan as part of their application.

 

The main purposes of the PRC plan are to:

  • Require the holder of an EA to plan for how and where activities will be carried out on the land in a way that maximises the progressive rehabilitation of the land to a stable condition
  • Provide for the condition to which the holder must rehabilitate the land before the EA may be surrendered

 

A PRC plan consists of two parts:

  1. Rehabilitation planning
  2. PRCP schedule

 

 


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What is a progressive rehabilitation closure plan?

Organisations carrying out mining activities in Queensland (QLD) are legally obligated to rehabilitate the land. A progressive rehabilitation and closure plan (PRC plan) is a critical element of the QLD Government’s Mined Land Rehabilitation Policy.

What's included in a PRC plan?

A PRC plan consists of two parts: Rehabilitation planning, and a PRCP Schedule.

 

 

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