Mineral Code (New)
Code minier (nouveau)
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France
Year: 
2018
Policy type: 
Mineral Policy

 

Edition: 3rd of March 2018

  • Legal mining code (L 100-1 Min.C & L 100-2 Min.C )
  • Mining substances deposits (L 111-1 Min.C & L 111-2 Min.C & R 122-2 Env.C, R 414-9 Env.C , L 511-1 Env.C )
  • Exploration (L 121-1 Min.C to L 121-5 Min.C )
  • Exploration exclusive permit (L 122.1 Min.C to L 122 3 Min.C )
  • Exploration at sea bottom of mining substances (L 123-1 Min.C to L 123-4 Min.C )
  • Exploration at sea bottom of quarrying materials (L 123-5 Min.C to L 123-7 Min.C )
  • Information and public involvement (L 123-8 Min.C to L 123-12 Min.C )
  • Authorisations of preliminary exploration works (L 123-13 Min.C to L 123-15 Min.C )
  • Common disposals to low and high temperature (L 124-1 Min.C)
  • Exploration of high temperature sites (L 124-2 Min.C + R 511-9 Env.C)
  • Low temperature sites; application fields (L 124-3 Min.C)
  • Low temperature sites (L 124-4 Min.C & L 124-5 Min.C + R 122-2 Env.C) L 124-6 Min.C to L 124-8 Min.C
  • Information and public involvement (L 124-6 Min.C to L 124-8 Min.C )
  • Low temperature sites, other dispositions (L 124-9 Min.C)
  • Extraction rights (L 131-1 Min.C to L 131-5 Min.C )
  • Concession grant (L 132-1 Min.C to L 132-7 Min.C + R 229-70 Env.C)
  • Concession effects (L 132-8 Min.C to L 132-13 Min.C)
  • Dismissal of concession demands (L 132-14 Min.C)
  • Mining royalties (L 132-15 Min.C to L 132-16 Min.C)
  • Diverse dispositions (L 132-17 Min.C to L 132-18 Min.C)
  • Substances extraction at sea bottom (L 133-1 Min.C to L 133-4 Min.C)
  • Extraction at sea bottom of quarrying substances (L 133-6 Min.C to L 133-10 Min.C)
  • Information and public involvement (L 133-11 Min.C to L 133-13 Min.C)
  • Public information & involvement (L 134-10 Min.C to L 134-11 Min.C)
  • Diverse dispositions (L 134-12 Min.C )
  • Fiscal and customs dispositions (L 134-14 Min.C + L 171 - 8 ( L171-8 is the environmental code - this article permit a letter of formal notice of any administrative santion in a water law installation or an installation classified)
  • Exploration of calorific energy storage sites (L 135-1 Min.C to L 135-3 Min.C )
  • Extraction of mines or sites owned by the State (L 136-1 Min.C to L 136-4 Min.C )
  • Extraction of mine dump and tip (L 137-1 Min.C + R 511-9 Env.C+ 512 - 11 Env.C)
  • Fusion of adjacent exclusive exploration permits (L 141-1 Min.C & L 141-2 Min.C)
  • Fusion of adjacent exclusive exploration permits (L 141-3 Min.C )
  • Fusion of adjacent exclusive exploration permits (L 141-4 Min.C )
  • Prolongation of exclusive exploration permits (L 142-1 Min.C to L 142-6 Min.C )
  • Prolongation & extension of mine concessions (L 142-7 Min.C to L 142-9 Min.C )
  • Mining title extension (L 142-12 Min.C to L 142-14 Min.C )
  • Diverse dispositions (L 142-16 Min.C )
  • Mining title mutation (L 143-1 Min.C to L 143-7 Min.C & L 322-8 Min.C )
  • Mining concession subleasing (L 143-9 Min.C to L 143-13 Min.C )
  • Geothermal title subleasing (L 143-14 Min.C )
  • Application dispositions (L143-15 Min.C )
  • Mining right renunciation (L 144- 1 Min.C to L 144-3 Min.C )
  • Concession ending (L 144-4 Min.C )
  • Specific dispositions for geothermal title termination (L 144-5 Min.C )
  • Application dispositions (L 144-6 Min.C )
  • Mining rights and obligations (L 151-1 Min.C )
  • Mutual rights and obligations of explorers & operators (extraction) (L 152-1 Min.C )
  • Rights & obligations with regards to third parties (L 153-1 Min.C to L 153-16 Min.C )
  • Rights & obligations of land surface owners (L 154-1 Min.C & L 154-2 Min.C )
  • Rights and obligations in front of damages (L 155-1 Min.C to L 155-7 Min.C )
  • Specific dispositions for underground calorific energy storage sites (L 157-1 Min.C )
  • General rules about extractive activities (L 161-1 Min.C & L 161-2 Min.C & decree 80-331)
  • Starting mining works (L 162-1 Min.C & L 162-2 Min.C & L 516 1 & 2 Env.C, decree 2016-635)
  • Works subject to authorisation (L 162-3 Min.C to L 162-5 Min.C )
  • Works at sea subject to authorisation (L 162-6 Min.C to L 162-9 Min.C )
  • Works subject to declaration (L 162-10 Min.C & L 214-1 Env.C to 3 Env.C)
  • Diverse dispositions (L 162-11 Min.C & L 162-12 Min.C )
  • Stopping works (L 163-1 Min.C to L 163-12 Min.C )
  • Specific dispositions for underground calorific energy storage sites (L 165-1 Min.C & L 165-2 Min.C & decree 2006-649)
  • Risk preventions (L 174-1 Min.C & L 174-2 Min.C )
  • Security and Safety at work (L 180-1 Min.C )
  • Financial charge supported by the applicant or holder of the underground storage concession (L 282-1 Min.C & L 282-2 Min.C )
  • Legal rules applying to quarry (L 311-1 to L 311-3 & L 512-2, 11 & 15, 28 to30, R 512-46-21 Env.C)
  • Admission to the category of mining substances (L 312-1 Min.C to L 312-11 Min.C )
  • Exploration within the special quarrying zones (“zones speciales de carrières”) (L 321-1 Min.C & 515-12 Env.C)
  • Exploration authorisation (L 322-1 Min.C to L 322-8 Min.C & L 512-2 Min.C , 11, 15 & L 515-1 Env.C)
  • Quarry extraction; rules (L 331-1 Min.C & R 122-2 Env.C)
  • Extraction right; Principle (L 332-1 to L 332-5 & R 414-19 Env.C)
  • Rights and obligations of owners with respect to quarrying operators (L 332-6 Min.C & 322 2 Min.C , L 331 -1 Min.C )
  • Specific quarrying extraction rules (L 333-1 Min.C to L 333-12 Min.C )
  • Schema of joint work (L 334-7 Min.C to L 334-9 Min.C )
  • Applying dispositions (L 334-10 Min.C )
  • Social regulation: health & security at work (L 351-1 Min.C )
  • Delegates in charge of worker security (L 352-1 Min.C to L 352-3 Min.C )
  • Excavation and geophysical measuring; preliminary statements (L 411-1 Min.C to L 411-3 Min.C )
  • Public person prerogatives (L 412-1 Min.C to L 412-6 Min.C )
  • Advertising and transfer of gathered information (L 413-1 Min.C to L 413-3 Min.C )
  • Applying conditions to underground storage (L 415-1 Min.C )
  • Dispositions applying to the prospection, exploration, and extraction of strategic raw materials (L 671-1 Min.C to L 671-3 Min.C )
  • Applying dispositions to substances needed to the nuclear energy (L 681-1 Min.C to L 681-5 Min.C )
  • Dispositions applying to the prospection, exploration, and extraction of mineral substances (L 691-1 Min.C to L 691-6 Min.C )
  • Underground storages, application field (L 211-1 Min.C to L 211-3 Min.C & R 229-66 Env.C & Directive 2009/ 31)
  • Underground storage; concession grant (L 231-3 Min.C to L 231-6 Min.C & L 229-29 Min.C & 30)
  • Storage site exploration (L 221-1 Min.C to L 221-3 Min.C )
  • Storage site extraction; extraction rights (L 231-1 Min.C & L 231-2 Min.C )
  • Royalties (L 231-9 Min.C )
  • Diverse dispositions (L 231-10 Min.C )
  • Prolongation of exploration permit for underground storage (L 241-1 Min.C )
  • Prolongation of concessions (L 241.2 Min.C )
  • Mutation and subleasing (L 241-3 Min.C )
  • Right renunciation (L 241-4 Min.C )
  • Diverse dispositions (L 241-5 Min.C )
  • Rights & obligations linked to the underground storage (L 251-1 Min.C )
  • Mutual rights and obligations of explorers & operators (extraction) (L 252-1 Min.C & L 252-2 Min.C )
  • Rights & obligations of land surface owners (L 254-1 Min.C & L 254-2 Min.C )
  • Rights and obligations in front of damages (L 255-1 Min.C & L 255-2 Min.C )
  • Opening work conditions (L 262-1 Min.C to L 262-3 Min.C )
  • Stopping works (L 263-1 Min.C & L 263-2 Min.C )
  • Security and technological risk prevention (L 264-1 Min.C )
  • Technological risk prevention (L 264-2 Min.C )
  • Diverse dispositions (L 264-3 Min.C )

 

 

 

 

Value chain relevance

  • EXPLORATION (incl. permitting)EXPLORATION (incl. permitting)
  • EXTRACTION (incl. Permitting)EXTRACTION (incl. Permitting)
  • MINE CLOSURE / WASTE management (incl. Permitting)MINE CLOSURE / WASTE management (incl. Permitting)
  • DEEP SEA MININGDEEP SEA MINING

Policy instrument type

Regulatory instruments