Global Trends in Mine Reclamation and Closure Regulation

  • James M. Otto


This chapter examines global trends in mine reclamation and closure regulation. It addresses the following main topics: identification of key issues; statutory requirements and voluntary guidelines; implementation during the various phases of mining; and financial assurance requirements, methods, and costs. Statutory examples are provided from a number of jurisdictions to illustrate different approaches. Best practice recommendations are offered.


Mining Company Trust Fund Reclamation Plan Financial Assurance Mine Reclamation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mineral Policy, Law and EconomicsBoulderUSA

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