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The Regulatory Operations Division overall function is to implement and administer regulatory functions to the mining industry by ensuring compliance to the Mining Act 1992 and the Mine Safety Act and relevant legislations as required by law.

The division is headed by an Executive Manager whose role is to ensure the division provides efficient and effective services to its clients.

The Regulatory Operations Division consists of four arms:

Divisional Goals and Objectives

  • Regular auditing of individual outputs in line with KPI.
  • Consistent supervision, coaching and professional interaction between staff.
  • Maintaining a high degree of professionalism and ethics.
  • Provide the best technical and legal advice to MAC.
  • Establish a team approach in addressing project related issues.
  • Establish and maintain good working relation with line state agencies.
  • Conduct reviews of existing policy, Acts and agreements.
  • Conduct audits of exploration and mining projects and establish mechanisms to ensure compliance.
  • Maintain an effective and functioning tenements database.
  • Ensure collection of license fees and charges;
  • Review existing rates with a view to increasing the rates according to the market and value of services.
  • Establish compliance section, follow up and prosecute defaulters and if necessary amend Act regarding penalties and rates.
  • Minimize excessive and unnecessary expenditure.
  • Develop appropriate mechanisms to release confidential data with client consent
  • Enforce compliance by exploration/mining companies on statutory reporting requirements.
  • Identify areas requiring new policies and formulation of them in close consultation with Department of Mineral Policy and Geo-hazards Management (DMPGM).
  • Contribute to the development of policies relating to offshore mining, sustainable development, small scale mining, and mine closure
  • Provide technical advice to DMPGM in the formulation of policies.
  • Establish a wide consultation network with relevant stakeholders to seek their contribution on the various policies.
  • Maintain and strengthen existing cooperation with State Team members.
  • Create avenues to interact with line agencies through both formal and informal occasions.

For Additional Information Contact:
The Executive Manager
Regulatory Operations Division
Mineral Resources Authority
PO Box 1906
Port Moresby 121, NCD
Papua New Guinea
Tel: +(675) 321 3511
Fax: +(675) 321 5711
Email: rgunson@mra.gov.pg