Multi-Disciplinary Regulatory Expertise
Mine closure planning is a multi-disciplinary and complex undertaking that requires a diversified set of expertise. Our team offers extensive experience in the development of closure plans for facilities both domestically and internationally, across a wide number of ecosystems, and regulatory environments.
Working with you to build robust closure solutions, we design to comply with local, provincial, and federal legislation and meet sustainability expectations. We also design operational sites with closure in mind and can help optimize progressive rehabilitation during the life of mine to facilitate closure at the end of operations.
Mine Closure Regulatory Applications
To secure mine closure bonds, you will need to assess your infrastructure status, environmental compliance, future climate risks, and societal risks, to develop a probabilistic future scenario and sustainable closure plan.
Our aim is to return mine sites to a state in keeping with the historical ecosystem, supporting appropriate vegetation, and traditional uses, and cognizant of future climate variability.
To do so, we secure the integrity of the permanent landforms that were developed during mining, such as tailings impoundment, waste rock storage, and other geotechnical features; and assess the downstream watershed to ensure surface runoff and seepage is of safe and sufficient quality.
- Waste Storage Areas
- Tailings Management Facilities
- Open Pits & Underground Workings
- Mine Water Discharge Locations
- Reservoirs & Lined Containment
- Drainage Ditches
- Operations pad & trafficable surfaces
- Siting assessments
- Hydrogeological evaluations
- Environmental assessments
- Geotechnical engineering
- Water chemistry analysis
- Dam failure consequence classification
- Regulatory application management
Additional Regulatory Support
Regulatory applications and permitting is often one of the greatest risks to project schedule. By engaging us in the early stages of your project, we help you anticipate and address application challenges.
Successful regulatory applications are often intertwined with feasibility and environmental assessments, stakeholder management, and proactive engagement with regulators. The services listed below can help develop a holistic view of your application. Follow the links to discover more.
Automated Regulatory Monitoring
Cut costs and increase efficiency by eliminating the repeated manual meter and sensor readings from remote sites. With cloud-based FieldTracker.io, you’ll have 24/7 access to your telemetry readings and an agile water management platform for ever-evolving logistics, contractual, and regulatory business needs.
- Flow Rate, temperature, pressure
- Ultrasonic level meters
- Magnetic flowmeters
- Water quality measurement (Dissolved Oxygen, pH, etc.)
- Communication via Cell with Satellite backup
- Battery or DC Powered
- Small, compact unit casing with virtually no infrastructure required
- 3 – 11 Digital ports
- 5 – 13 Analogue ports
- MODBUS connectivity
- SCADA, SDI12, I2C, HART, Pulse & UART compatible
ESG Support Services
Now more than ever, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities must be considered at an early stage in project development. Several jurisdictions have already mandated climate disclosure, and it is anticipated to come into effect in Canada and the United States as early as 2023.
There also continues to be momentum in standardized global sustainability reporting that will have an impact on all industries. We are proactively monitoring the regulatory and reporting landscape so that your company provides ESG reporting that is comprehensive and accurate while ensuring it meets the most current regulations and standards.
We offer a comprehensive range of ESG services in support of your regulatory journey.
- ESG materiality assessments & benchmarking
- Climate change consulting
- ESG reporting & compliance
- Insurance, financing, and carbon credits
- Social inclusivity studies
- Opportunities in the energy transition
- Corporate governance advisory