The Mining Code: Relevant Official Documents


You will find below official documents that are relevant to the development of the Mining Code.
These documents are also available under the sessions they relate to.

2020

  • Decision of the Council concerning working methods to advance discussions on the Draft Regulations on Exploitation of Mineral Resources in the Area [ISBA/26/C/11]
  • Draft regulation 30 and draft annex VI to the Draft Regulations on Exploitation of Mineral Resources in the Area [ISBA/26/C/17]

2019

  • Consideration of a mechanism and process for the independent review of environmental plans and performance assessments under the Regulations on Exploitation of Mineral Resources in the Area [ISBA/25/C/10]
  • Key terms: distinguishing between good industry practice and best practices under the Draft Regulations on Exploitation of Mineral Resources in the Area [ISBA/25/C/11]

2018

  • Content and development of standards and guidelines for activities in the Area under the Authority’s regulatory framework [ISBA/25/C/3]
  • Relationship between the Draft Regulations on Exploitation of Mineral Resources in the Area and regional environmental management plans [ISBA/25/C/4]
  • Implementing an inspection mechanism for activities in the Area [ISBA/25/C/5]
  • Delegation of functions by the Council and regulatory efficiency [ISBA/25/C/6]
  • Implementing the precautionary approach to activities in the Area [ISBA/25/C/8]
  • Functions of the organs of the Authority in relation to the preparation of rules, regulations and procedures on exploitation of mineral resources in the Area and in relation to the system of compensation envisaged under article 151 (10) of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea [ISBA/24/C/10]
  • Draft Regulations on Exploitation of Mineral Resources in the Area. Note by the Legal and Technical Commission. 24th session [ISBA/24/C/20]
  • Draft Regulations on Exploitation of Mineral Resources in the Area. Note by the Legal and Technical Commission. 25th session [ISBA/25/C/18]

2017

  • Draft Regulations on Exploitation of Mineral Resources in the Area. Note by the Secretariat. 23rd session [ISBA/23/C/12]