Proposed Federal Coal Mining Regulations

In January 2017, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) provided the Proposed Regulatory Framework on Coal Mining. Over the period of February 21st through March 8th, 2017, ECCC held a series of consultation sessions in four locations across the country to provide participants with contextual information.

The ECCC is sharing the National Consultation Report which presents a summary of feedback received.

Download the summary here: National Consultation Report_Proposed Regulatory Framework for Coal Mining_2017-09-01

The ECCC are considering all the feedback received. Additional consultation is being targeted for later this Autumn 2017.

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