Following the directive of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to all government agencies to reduce the number of requirements in applying for permits, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has proposed to rationalize the requirements for the different types of mining applications.

The streamlining applies to applications for Exploration Permit (EP), Mineral Production Sharing Agreement (MPSA), Declaration of Mining Project Feasibility (DMPF), Mineral Processing Permit (MPP), Industrial Sand and Gravel Permit (ISGP), Operating Agreement (OA), and Deed of Assignment for MPSA (DOA).

From 19 and 10 documentary requirements for new and renewal of EP, respectively, the requirements will be reduced to 15 and 8, respectively.

For MPSA renewal, the 16 documentary requirements will be lessened to six.

The 16 and nine documentary requirements for DMPF for integrated MPSA and EP, respectively, will be cut down to 15 and eight, respectively.

For MPP renewal, the 13 documentary requirements will be reduced to 10.

For new and renewal of ISGP, the 20 and 13 documentary requirements, respectively, will be cut down to 16 and four, respectively.

Finally, for Operating Agreement, the seven documentary requirements will be reduced to five; while the 13 documentary requirements for DOA will be lessened to 10.

The streamlining proposal is currently undergoing review by the MGB Regional Offices until September 15, 2017 before it is finalized for publication.

The decision to rationalize the requirements was arrived at during the MGB Management Conference held at the Waterfront Insular Hotel in Davao City last August 30 - September 2, 2017.

By: Mining Tenements Management Division 


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