It is proposed to allow mining of reserves of technogenic mineral formations (TMF) located on the territory of populated areas and within 1 thousand m from them, as reported in the regulatory policy advisory document of the draft law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On introducing amendments and additions to certain legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on issues subsoil use in order to improve the investment climate.”
“The ban established by Article 25 (of the Subsoil Code, which prohibits subsoil use operations on the lands of populated areas and up to 1 thousand meters from them – “Italics”), does not allow obtaining the right to subsoil use for solid waste located in populated areas. At the same time, the extraction of solid waste by the underground method is impossible, since the objects are located on the surface of the earth. In turn, granting the right to extract solid minerals (solid minerals – “Italics”) from solid waste within a populated area will free up occupied land, improve the environmental situation (by removing ore or tailings), and create jobs,” says the text of the published document. .