Restoration of Areas Affected by Mining Activities
Real Decreto Nº 975/2009 Gestión de los residuos de las industrias extractivas y de protección y rehabilitación del espacio afectado por actividades mineras.
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Royal Decree 2994 (1985), amended by 975 (2009); 777 (2012)
Policy type: 
Mineral Policy

Management of waste from the extractive industries and the protection and rehabilitation of areas affected by mining activities. This Royal Decree is to establish measures , procedures and guidance to prevent or reduce as far as possible adverse effects on the environment , in particular water , air , soil, fauna, flora and landscape , and the risks to human health can produce research and exploitation of mineral deposits and other geological resources , and, most importantly , the management of mining waste.

Value chain relevance

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Policy instrument type

Regulatory instruments

Design of policy

Ministry of Industry
Mining Law

Implementation of the policy

Ministry of Industry & Autonomous Communities

Overreaching policy

Mining Law