(1) A licensee must in the prescribed form and at the prescribed times furnish to the Minister the prescribed information relating to work done under the licence.
Penalty: 20 penalty units.
(2) A document furnished under subsection (1) is the property of the Crown and may be made available by the Minister for inspection by the public at any time after the licence ceases to be in force.
S. 116(3) substituted by No. 82/2000 s. 68.
(3) The Minister may also make a document furnished under subsection (1) available for inspection by the public—
(a) if the licensee consents to the Minister doing so; or
(b) if the licensee refuses to consent to the Minister doing so, but the Minister is satisfied that the licensee is acting unreasonably in refusing to consent and that it is in the public interest that the information should be released while the licence is still in force.
S. 116(4) inserted by No. 82/2000 s. 68.
(4) Regulations made under subsection (1) may require the licensee to lodge a detailed current plan of any mine within the area covered by the licence.
S. 116A inserted by No. 57/2009 s. 30.