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The Mine Safety, Environment and Social Development Division (MSESDD) shall conduct the evaluation and monitoring of implementations of programs and investigate incidents/complaints on mine safety and health, environmental management and social development.

It shall have the following sections:

Mine Environmental Management Section

  • Conducts initial evaluation/validation of environmental management programs;
  • Evaluates annual environmental management programs and small-scale mining environmental management plan;
  • Conducts monitoring of implementation of environmental management programs and compliance with other environmental requirements; and
  • Investigates incidents/complaints relating to environmental management and abandoned mines.

Mines Safety and Health Section

  • Evaluates mine safety and health programs and related permit applications;
  • Conducts monitoring of implementation of mine safety and health requirements; and
  • Investigates incidents/complaints relating to mine safety and health.

Social Development Section

  • Evaluates social development programs;
  • Conducts monitoring of implementation of social development programs and compliance with other social development requirements; and
  • Investigates incidents/complaints relating to the implementation of social develoment Programs.