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LIMA, Hernani Mota de; FLORES, José Cruz do Carmo  and  DIAS, Jardel Carvalho. An assessment of NRM-20 as a guideline and as an enforcement tool to mine closure in Brazil. Rem: Rev. Esc. Minas [online]. 2014, vol.67, n.4, pp.367-372. ISSN 0370-4467.

This paper assesses the effectiveness of the NRM-20 as a guideline and a enforcement tool to mine closure in Brazil; assesses the analysis criteria and approval procedures adopted by DNPM to base their decisions on mine closure issues, and looks for gaps in the NRM-20 regarding technical, legal, environmental and socio-economic issues. The study was based on administrative mining proceedings deposed DNPM of Minas Gerais. Were assessed 32 mining proceedings. The study shows clear evidence that DNPM does not have specific criteria to guide the technical analysis of the closure plans required for, which makes the analysis subject to a personal interpretation. This study supports the conclusion that after twelve years of its publication, the NRM-20 lacks in proper regulating and guiding mine closure in Brazil.

Keywords : mine closure; NRM-20; DNPM.

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