WASHINGTON, DC — The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) is seeking comments on a possible changes to the International Cyanide Management Code for Gold Mining.
The ICMI has proposed changing the code to require that certified mining operations buy cyanide that has been produced and transported by signatories to the Code. Currently, certified producers may procure cyanide from non-signatory companies that comply with Code standards. The requirement to be Code-compliant may also be expanded to cover cyanide brokers, distributors, and sales agents.
Stakeholders wishing to comment on these proposed changes are requested to provide written comments to ICMI. Please send your comments to ICMI VP Norm Greenwald at NGreenwald@CyanideCode.org by July 13, 2009. ICMI anticipates that its board will make a final decision regarding this issue at its next meeting, planned for July of this year.
ICMI has also initiated a study to determine if the Code in being implemented and audited consistently at mines around the globe. Input from stakeholders with information that may be useful in the study should visit www.CyanideCode.org.