DENR releases new mining policy’s implementing rules

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Tuesday released the implementing rules of Executive Order 79, exactly two months after the new mining policy was signed by President Aquino on July 6.

The rules will take effect 15 days after their publication in a newspaper of general circulation and 15 days after they are registered in the Office of the National Administrative Register.

Copies were distributed to reporters during a news briefing held by Environment Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City on Tuesday.