The Quartz Mining Land Use Regulation 519 KB and the Placer Mining Land Use Regulation 477 KB consist of a classification system based on varying levels of specific activities. These threshold levels categorize exploration activities into four classes of operation. Classes 1 through 4 represent activities with increasing potential to cause adverse environmental impacts.
Class 1 programs:
Class 2 programs:
Class 3 and Class 4 programs:
Copies of Water Licenses are available at the Yukon Water Board.
More detailed information on the Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board (YESAB) process can be found on their website.
Guidelines and practices relating to Yukon water use can be obtained from the Resources section of Yukonwater.ca. A specific document of interest wil be Best Management Practices for Works Affecting Water in Yukon 4.03 MB.
A permit under the Environment Act is often required for small resource-based operations. Common activities requiring a permit include:
• burial, burning or incineration of solid waste; and/or
• generation, storage or transportation of special wastes (e.g., waste oil).
Information on the Environment Act can be obtained from the Department of Environment.
Proponent's Guide: Assessing and Mitigating the Risk of Human-Bear Encounters 2.41 MB. This guide will help you assess the level of risk for human-bear encounters at your proposed camp/work sites and adopt mitigation measures for minimizing potential encounters.
Mining Land Use Officers
Toll-free number for all districts: 1.800.661.0408.