Lodge a geotechnical report

When significant engineered structures, such as tailings storage facilities (TSFs) are approved by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS), they are generally subject to a range of additional geotechnical tenement conditions.

Tenement holders must submit geotechnical reports to the department in accordance with the timeframe specified by their tenement conditions. These reports could be a once-off submission (such as a TSF construction report), or may be required to be submitted on a regular schedule (such as an annual TSF operational review report).

Submitting your report

Geotechnical reports submitted to comply with a tenement condition are to be lodged electronically via DMIRS Submissions. Please provide the tenement condition number/s that relate to the geotechnical report in the ‘Reference’ field. Read our guide on how to submit via DMIRS Submissions.

Geotechnical reports submitted to comply with a tenement condition should not be attached to site Annual Environmental Report/s.

Geotechnical reports in support of the approval of a new significant engineered structure (such as a TSF design report) must be submitted with the associated Mining Proposal/Mine Closure Plan and should not be submitted through the DMIRS Submissions system.

Tenement holders will receive a response letter from the department when the report has been reviewed.

Guidance Material

Code of practice - Tailings storage facilities in Western Australia - September 2013 - 2491 Kb

These guidelines are intended to help industry meet legislative obligations of tailings storage facilities.

Guide to the preparation of a design report for tailings storage facilities (TSFs) - 473 Kb

This is the guide to the preparation of a design report for tailings storage facilities (TSFs).

Guide to departmental requirements for the management and closure of tailings storage facilities (TSFs) - August 2015 - 337 Kb

This guide has been provided to assist tailings storage facilities (TSFs) designers and operators with preparing the required reports for managing a TSF.

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