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QNJAC Guidance – Information sheet - 6 December 2014

Abandonment” means stopping the use of the quarry (for the extraction or preparation for sale of minerals) with no intention of re-opening the quarry at some time in the future.

Ceasing operations” means suspending the use of the quarry (for the extraction or preparation for sale of minerals) for a significant period of time with the intention of re-opening the quarry at some time in the future.

The guidance is intended to advise on good practice associated with either of the above events and applies to quarries coming under the provisions of the Quarries Regulations 1999 (QR99).