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The Mines Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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6.—(1) At least 28 days before a mine is worked, the mine operator shall notify the information specified in paragraph (2) to the Executive in writing.

(2) The information to be notified under paragraph (1) is—

(a)the name and address of the mine;

(b)the name and address of the owner; and

(c)the name and address of the mine operator and whether the mine operator is an individual, a corporation or a partnership.

(3) Where an event specified in paragraph (4) occurs, the mine operator shall notify the Executive in writing of the event within 28 days of that event occurring.

(4) The events to be notified to the Executive under paragraph (3) are—

(a)any change in the name, address or location of the mine;

(b)any change in the name, address or location of the mine operator;

(c)the use of a mine for a purpose other than the extraction of mineral;

(d)the abandonment of the mine or a seam or vein system, shaft or outlet.

(5) In the case of a mine which is in existence or under construction at the date these Regulations come into operation, subject to regulation 71 (transitional provisions: general), notification that has been made under section 118 of the 1969 Act(1)is deemed to be notification under paragraph (1).

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Section 118 was amended by S.R. 1999 No. 150

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