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Best Practice Guide on Restoration Liability Assessments for Surface Coal Mines

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This guide has been produced by the Coal Authority on behalf of Welsh Government to assist in the interpretation of policy and guidance contained in Planning Policy Wales and Minerals Technical Advice Note 2 - Coal.

It sets out our expectations for how the public purse and the environment of Wales should be safeguarded when Operators seek to work surface coal related mineral extraction. It also sets out the principles as to how restoration liability should be assessed and how security arrangements for surface mines will be calculated, assessed and agreed.

This guidance is available on-line only so that it can be reviewed on a regular basis.