Serbia: Proposal for adoption of a new by-law of the Law on Mining and Geological Research

1. November 2013. / News Serbia Energy

In Serbia, the outdated and obsolete “Rulebook on the classification and categorization of solid mineral resources reserves” is currently in force. It is required to adopt some solutions from the United Nations Framework Classification.

At the VI International Conference “Coal  2013”, held in early October, at Zlatibor, the experts with the Mining and Geology Faculty, University of Belgrade, professor. Dr. Miloja Ilić, Professor Rada Jelenković, prof. Dr. Čedomir Beljić and Radoslav Vukas from the Ministry of Natural Resources, Mining and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Serbia, presented a paper which specifies the relation of resources and mineral resources reserves that are codified within the United Nations Framework Classification and also within the Serbian legal regulations.

Two classification of resources and mineral reserves are widely used: the United Nations Framework Classification and the Classification  from the International form for public reporting on research results, mineral resources and mineral reserves of the Joint Committee for International standards for reporting on mineral reserves. Since Serbia does not apply these recognized classification, but those from the Rulebook on the classification and categorization of solid mineral resources and their record keeping  (issued in 1979), which is in many respects outdated and obsolete, the authors are inclined to think that it is necessary enact a new by-law to the existing Law on Mining and Geological Research – Rulebook on Reporting on the results of geological research , resources and mineral reserves and their classification , which must comply with the current international regulations and standards.

Based on this correlation, the authors provide the conversion map of resources and solid mineral resources reserves, codified in the United Nations Framework Classification,  in the current Rulebook (1979) and the proposed new Rulebook (2012). The newly proposed Rulebook (2012 ) recognized several good solutions from the United Nations Framework Classification, as follows: progressive performing of mineral deposits geological exploration, the possibility of simultaneous consideration of the obtained results and their evaluation based on three fundamental criteria. Also, the proposed new Rulebook shall keep all the good solutions from the running Rulebook of 1979.

Source Serbia Energy

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