The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) Announces Revisions to Code Document

The ICMI Board of Directors met in Johannesburg, South Africa on March 17, 2007, and approved a revision to the International Cyanide Management Code’s (Code) Corrective Action Plan requirements.

The Implementation Verification section of the September 2006 version of this document required that the auditor must verify full implementation of the Corrective Action Plan and report the results to the International Cyanide Management Institute by the established corrective action date to avoid revocation of the Conditional Code Certification for the mine. Under no circumstances can receipt of this notification by the Institute exceed ten (10) days beyond the one-year anniversary of the audit.

In order to clarify these requirements, a uniform 30-day period following the Corrective Action Plan completion date has been established for submission of the required report. The Board has approved the following language in place of that cited above: The auditor must verify full implementation of the Corrective Action Plan and report the results to the International Cyanide Management Institute no later than 30 days after the established corrective action date. The phrase to avoid revocation of the Conditional Code Certification for the mine is unnecessary and has been deleted because the Code already provides that an operation must fully implement its Corrective Action Plan in the agreed-upon time in order to maintain its certification.

A revised Corrective Action Plan Requirements document, dated April 2007, has been posted on the Code web site.
Date:
Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Date:
Wednesday, April 25, 2007