Through the issuance of DENR Administrative Order (DAO) No. 2021-29 on September 15, 2021, the application period for the disposition of residual stockpiles is extended until December 31, 2022. Previous holders with valid small-scale mining permits and temporary small-scale mining contracts may apply for the disposition of their residual stockpiles within the said period.

The extension of application was prescribed under DAO No. 2019-19, in re: “Guidelines on the Disposition of Residual Stockpiles Sourced From Small-Scale Mining Operation Previously Covered By Valid Mining Permits Issued Pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 1899 and Temporary Small-Scale Mining Contracts Under DAO No. 2012-07, the IRR of EO No. 79, series of 2012.”

This is also in view of the imposition of strict community quarantine and imposed travel restrictions beginning on March 15, 2020, due to the rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases throughout the country.

It must be noted that all residual stockpiles not applied for disposal after the said period shall be declared as abandoned and shall be turned over to the government.

The said DAO has been published last September 17, 2021, in Philippine Daily Inquirer and was registered to the Office of the National Administrative Register last September 20, 2021.

Attached below is the DAO 2021-29






By: Mineral Economics, Information, and Publication Division