Mining; application for approval of the operating plan

For the exploration, extraction and processing of mineral resources subject to the Federal Mining Act, the mining company requires an operating plan approved by the competent mining authority.



The main operating plan must include

  • a general overview of the operation and the planned project
  • full description of the site situation
  • information on the development of operations
  • technical concept for exploration and extraction
  • description and assessment of possible impacts on the environment and planned measures to avoid and reduce them
  • Precautionary measures for the reutilization of the surface
  • Responsible persons

A certificate of guarantee must be deposited as security for obligations under public law arising from the approval of an operating plan under mining law.

Required documents

  • geological and hydrogeological surveys

  • conservation input

  • technical descriptions

  • Deed of suretyship

    (Form see under "Forms")


Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.


  • Please ask the responsible office about the possible costs.


Administrative court proceedings; information

Administrative court action


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