ICMI to Participate in Code Workshop and Conduct Auditor Training Perth, Western Australia, May 2-4, 2006

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) will participate in a Code workshop on May 2nd and 3rd, and on May 4th will conduct Code Auditor Training, in Perth, Western Australia.

Interpreting and Conforming with the Cyanide Code – An International Workshop on May 2nd and 3rd, will be the first workshop held since companies have become signatories to the Cyanide Code. It will provide an opportunity for current and prospective cyanide users, producers and transporters to (1) become informed of recent developments especially in relation to interpretation of Code Principles and Standards of Practice and conformation to the Code requirements, (2) focus on key issues related to cyanide manufacture and transportation, (3) discuss recent initiatives relating to environmental protection, and (4) share recent developments in plant operation to minimize cyanide use and provide protection for human health and the environment. Amongst the presenters will be Paul Bateman and Norm Greenwald, the President and Vice President respectively of ICMI. The workshop is being sponsored by the Australian Gold Council and the Australian Centre for Minerals Extension and Research (ACMER).

On May 4th, ICMI will be holding a one-day Auditor’s Training Workshop. The workshop is for auditors and prospective auditors, personnel of companies that have signed or intend to sign up to the Code, and other parties that may have an interest in learning more about how the Code can be implemented and how it will be audited. The prime focus will be on auditing of gold mines, but auditing of cyanide producers and transporters will also be addressed. Norm Greenwald, Vice President of ICMI, will update and expand the guidance on interpreting the Code’s Verification Protocol that was provided last October during ICMI’s Internet-based Auditor Training sessions.

Information and registration materials for the workshop and training are available on the ACMER web site at www.acmer.com.au/training/calendar.html.

Wednesday, March 8, 2006