Contributed By GENI & KEBE
Prospection authorisation is required, which is issued by the mining administration.
An exploration permit or production-sharing agreement in certain cases is required to conduct exploration. Exploration rights are issued by the Ministry of Mines and Geology.
The following permits are required to conduct mining, depending on the activity performed:
Exploration and mining require a prior environmental impact assessment, which will be approved by the Directorate of the Environment and Classified Establishments.
In addition, the exploration and mining of radioactive mineral substances are subject to a favourable opinion given by the Senegalese Authority for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (ARSN) concerning the plans and programmes for monitoring and radiological protection related thereto.