Permitting the kinross way
Each permitting effort is unique, and many are complex, with specific challenges and opportunities.
Permitting teams must be constantly vigilant of potential changes that may affect project design, permitting strategy, stakeholders, schedule or costs. Successful permitting efforts have the following characteristics and embody the Kinross Way for project permitting:
- An integrated multidisciplinary team must be organized to direct and execute the permitting strategy.
- A permitting strategy must be developed early, periodically revised and executed in a timely manner.
The strategy should include the key functional discipline elements:
- A conceptual project scope and description is essential to developing the permitting strategy, identifying potential critical resources and issues, and commencing baseline studies necessary to support the permitting effort.
- Where allowed, the formation of a working team with key regulatory authorities who have or will have a role, influence or strong interest in the project and approval decision on the permit can have a significant positive impact on the timing and success of the permitting effort.
Kinross Permitting: implement the LAWS:
Land and Legal
Ensure land tenure is in place and land planning is advanced to accommodate potential project growth and alternatives.
Commence atmospheric and environmental baselines. Critical environmental resources (water, geochemistry, biodiversity and protected areas) should receive early focus and emphasis concerning baseline studies, impact avoidance or minimization planning.
Secure supply and develop risk, impact and mitigation plans. Review and implement responsible water conservation initiatives for the project.
Early identification, mapping, engagement and consultation. Indigenous peoples and potential resettlement are key areas that must receive early focus and critical planning.