Programs & Services
Mining and Mineral Exploration
There are many types of mines found throughout the province. To protect the environment and human health, mining activities are regulated under The Mineral Industry Environmental Protection Regulations, 1996.
The following are permit application descriptions for any mining initiative or project. Contact the Ministry of Environment or the Client Service Office for more information.
Application to Construct, Install, Alter, or Extend a Pollutant Control Facility
Application for Approval of Decommissioning Plan and Fund
Application to Operate a Pollutant Control Facility
Application to Decommission and Reclaim a Pollutant Control Facility
Application to Temporarily Close a Pollutant Control Facility
Application for Release from Decommissioning and Reclamation Requirements
The Saskatchewan Mineral Exploration and Government Advisory Committee (SMEGAC) has developed the Mineral Exploration Guidelines for Saskatchewan to assist government and industry in the application and approval process for activities on land administered by the Ministry of Environment.
This guide provides information to assist in the planning, initiation and completion of a mineral exploration program in a fashion that will help minimize environmental impacts and meet relevant legislative requirements.