Development of the regulatory framework to provide the stability of pitwalls and benches of quarries, opencast mines and spoil dumps

DOI: 10.30686/1609-9192-2018-3-139-95-98
УДК: 622.271:624.131.537

M.V. Rylnikova, O.V. Zoteev, I.L. Nikiforova

In the situation of continuous deterioration of geological, mining, natural, environmental and social conditions the enhancement of economic efficiency and safety of mineral deposit development by surface mining methods requires new philosophy of planning and design of mining engineering systems on the basis of novel surface geotechnologies and dictates the necessity of refinement of the regulatory framework governing safe and efficient mineral mining. By the Decision of the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia (Rostekhnadzor) the coordination of work on the elaboration of federal norms and rules in the area of industrial safety «Rules of providing the stability of pitwalls and benches of quarries, opencast mines and spoil dumps» was tasked to N.V. Melnikov Research Institute of Comprehensive Exploitation of Mineral Resources of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Key words: surface mining operations, quarry, spoil dump, industrial safety, stability of pitwalls and benches, geomechanical rationale, regulatory framework, federal norms and rules in the area of industrial safety «Rules of providing the stability of pitwalls and benches of quarries, opencast mines and spoil dumps», IPKON RAS.

Mining Industry Journal №3 (139) 2018, p.95