2001 Independent Review of the VALMIN Code (1998) Review: Panel Discussion Issues Paper
JJ Kelly, BE, FAusIMM, FIEAust(CPEng), Principal, J Kelly Services Pty Limited, Victoria Deputy Chair, VALMIN Committee
MJ Lawrence, BSc (Hons1), GDPSM, FAusIMM(CPGeo), FAIG, FIMM, AIAMA, MMICA, Managing Director, Minval Associates Pty Limited, Croydon, New South Wales Chair, VALMIN Committee & Convenor VALMIN ’01
Peter Stitt, BEng Grad Dip FAusIMM MMICA CPGeo MAIG FIQ, Principal, Peter Stitt & Associates Pty Ltd, Sydney, NSW MICA Representative, VALMIN Committee & Organising Committee VALMIN ‘01
A presentation is to be made to the VALMIN ’01 Conference by the 2001 Independent VALMIN Code (1998) Review Task Force (Code Review Task Force), outlining its work as a precursor to this Panel Discussion. This Task Force was set up by AusIMM in early 2001 to essentially review the operation and current applicability of the present Code. A brief paper summarising its genesis, terms of reference and work to date, by Ian Goddard, Peter Onley and Warren Staude, appears in the VALMIN ’01 Volume.
This paper has been prepared to augment and complement that document. It attempts to set the scene for the Panel Discussion of the VALMIN Code (1998) by providing some background on some areas of concern with the Code known to the authors.
In particular, the general views of MICA are summarised in this paper as a further basis of discussion by Conference attendees. MICA has made a formal submission to the Code Review Task Force, but as the main organiser and sponsor of VALMIN ’01, it wishes its views to be on the record so they can be aired and debated openly.