Table of Contents
12.1.2 Other Important Definitions
12.2 Waste Identification and Management
12.2.1 Source Reduction and Waste Minimization
184.108.40.206 Specific Examples
12.2.2 General Waste
12.2.3 Special Management Waste
220.127.116.11 Domestic Sewage and Wastewater
18.104.22.168 Drill Rig Waste
22.214.171.124 Other Wastewater
12.2.4 Hazardous Waste
126.96.36.199 Hazardous Waste Identification
188.8.131.52 Storage and Handling
184.108.40.206 Used Petroleum Products
220.127.116.11 Used Antifreeze
18.104.22.168 Off-Site Management
22.214.171.124 On-site Waste Management Facilities
Waste includes those materials that are discarded, or are intended to be discarded.
This section addresses the issue of waste management with the goal of leaving as light a footprint as possible in an exploration program. It describes the various categories of waste and gives guidance in assessing the management and disposal options that are available.
All waste disposal activities require a permit from the local authorities, whether on-site or off-site. This may be issued by the Mines Department, the Environment Department or the local municipal government, and will vary from country to country (or even within countries).