Licenses and Permits

Main documents and permits for operations of the “Kumtor” project

Kumtor Gold Company continues to obtain its permits, approvals and agreements according with applicable Kyrgyz legislation and regulations. The key permits and documents are listed below.

Documents title Valid to*
Revised Concession Agreement 2042
Action plan in emergency situations (APES) Until amendments to APES
License for the right to obtain, form, store, use and destroy Highly Toxic Substances at mining facilities 31 of December 2022
Permit for storing wastes in the environment
Extended until the completion of development and approval of draft waste generation standards and waste disposal limits
Permit for emission to atmosphere by stationary sources of pollution Extended until the completion of development and approval of draft maximum allowable emission standards (MAE)
License for construction works Without terms limitations
Permit for right to conduct exploration operations on the concession area 18 of November 2023
Permit for blasting operations in the Central and South West pits 26 of March 2023
License for import, production and sale of explosive substances 26 of August 2023
Conditions of safe shipment of cyanide to Kumtor minesite by motor transportation Without terms limitations or until changes made
Permit of cyanide shipment from Balykchi to Kumtor minesite 25 of May 2023
Permit for cyanide storage at Kumtor minesite 25 of May 2023
License in the field of telecommunications and data communications Without terms limitations
Permit for discharge of treated industrial effluents Every year, draft maximum allowable discharge standards (MAD) are developed and a permit to discharge is issued by the authorized body before the discharge begins
Permit for discharge of treated domestic effluents Every year, draft maximum allowable discharge standards (MAD) are developed and a permit to discharge is issued by the authorized body before the discharge begins

* Permission documents are subject to renew upon expiration of validity

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