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Mining Laws
Here is a summary of the key laws and regulations related to mining in the Philippines.

These laws and regulations play a crucial role in governing the mining industry in the Philippines and ensuring that mining activities are conducted in a sustainable and responsible manner.

PH Mining Act of 1995
(R.A. 7942)

This law governs the exploration, development, and utilization of mineral resources in the Philippines.

It provides for the equitable sharing of benefits between the government and the private sector, as well as the protection of the environment and the rights of affected communities.

People's Small-Scale Mining Act of 1991 (R.A. 7076)

This law promotes and regulates the development of the small-scale mining industry in the Philippines, with the aim of providing livelihood opportunities to small-scale miners while ensuring their safety and protecting the environment.

PH Clean Water Act of 2004
(R.A. 9275)

This law regulates the discharge of wastewater from mining operations and other sources, in order to protect the country's water resources from pollution and degradation.

PH Environmental Impact Statement System
(Presidential Decree 1586 amended by R.A. 8749)

This law requires all mining projects and other environmentally critical projects to undergo an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) before they can be approved and implemented.

The EIA process involves the identification, prediction, and evaluation of the potential environmental impacts of a project, as well as the formulation of measures to mitigate or prevent these impacts.


National Environmental Awareness and Education Act of 2008
(R.A. 9512)

This law mandates the integration of environmental education and awareness into the curriculum of all schools and universities in the Philippines, with the aim of promoting sustainable development and environmental protection.


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