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Frequently Asked Questions have been developed to provide explorers with a useful reference tool when developing, submitting and monitoring EPEPR applications.

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The frequently asked questions are intended to provide general information and are not intended to be exhaustive or a substitute for legal advice. If you have further questions in relation to the EPEPR online form you should contact the Government of South Australia's Mineral Resources Division, Mineral Tenements and Exploration Branch on +61 8 8463 3000.

More information on how to use the online EPEPR form, refer to the Online EPEPR user guide

Secure Login

Complete the “EPEPR login application form” and send to DPC.exploration@sa.gov.au.

A notification email will be sent with your username and password.

Contact the Resource Information Centre, Customer Services:

Phone: +61 8 8463 3000
Email: DPC.exploration@sa.gov.au

My Applications - EPEPR forms

Submission of a PEPR for a 12 month approval period is suited to explorers that have not worked in an area before and are more likely to conduct short-term, or intermittent exploration programs.
Submitting a PEPR for an ongoing period of time is suited to explorers that are committed to long term projects and have a sound understanding of the environment they are working in. Proponents are strongly advised to discuss the likelihood of obtaining approval for a PEPR for an ongoing period of time with DSD prior to developing and submitting the proposal.

Tenement details may not appear for the following reasons:

* The tenement may have expired or been surrendered (PEPRs cannot be approved on tenements that have expired or been surrendered)

* Your tenement application may not have been granted (PEPRs can only be approved on granted tenements)

* The “Tenement number” field is a numerical field only; ensure that the correct tenement number is entered.

Your company name may not appear for the following reasons:

* You are not the tenement holder

* You may be waiting for a transfer of ownership of the tenement to be finalised

* You may have entered the incorrect tenement number.
There are two possible reasons for this occurring; you may have incorrectly spelt your company name, or your company is not registered with DSD as an operating company.
To Register your company as an operating company against a mining tenement, contact DSD, Mineral Tenements and Exploration Branch on (08) 8463 3103.

This information is sourced from DSDs database and is read only (i.e. cannot be changed within the form).

To update your contact details contact DSD, Mineral Tenements and Exploration Branch on (08) 8463 3103.

Yes, information such as company policies and procedures, scientific studies etc. can be included within the “Attachments section".

The validate buttons will check the form to determine if all the required information has been provided. Once validated, the application can then be submitted.

This functionality is currently unavailable. The Department will investigation if an off-line version of the form can be used.

This functionality is not available; however this is being developed and should be available shortly.

Submitting, resubmitting or withdrawing forms

Before submitting an application you must first validate the form by pressing the “Validate” button located at the top right-hand corner of the EPEPR application page.

You must also ensure that all sections of the PEPR have been completed. This will be displayed by a green tick appearing next to each section of the form. Where a section of the form is not complete, a circle with a red cross will appear.

A pop-up box will appear saying that you have successfully submitted the application. An email will also be sent to the address provided in the “Key Contact” section of the application. A copy of your application (.pdf version) will also be attached to the email.

For further information refer to the Online EPEPR User Guide

If the assessment officer requests additional information needed to complete the assessment, the applicant will be able to amend and resubmit the application. Where an information request from the assessment officer has not been received, the applicant will need to contact the Exploration Regulation Team so that an information request can be initiated.
Contact the Exploration Regulation Team on (08) 8463 3000 or email DSD.exploration@sa.gov.au.
If the assessment officer requests additional information needed to complete the assessment, the applicant has the option to amend and resubmit the PEPR, or to withdraw the application. As with the previous question, where an information request has not been received, the applicant will need to contact the Exploration Regulation Team to provide them with permission to withdraw the application.
Contact the Exploration Regulation Team on (08) 8463 3000 or email DSD.exploration@sa.gov.au.

The online process has been designed so that an application cannot be amended and resubmitted during the assessment process.

Each time you submit or resubmit (following an information request) your application, a copy of the PEPR will be attached to the email confirming the application has been successfully submitted.

At this stage the online process does not include the functionality to request a time extension. If a time extension is required, the applicant can use the previously approved PEPR to create a new application. Once the application is modified accordingly, it can then be resubmitted.

Refer to the Online EPEPR User Guide for further information on how to use a previously approved PEPR to create a new application.

Refer to the previous question.

The “My forms” section in the “My EPEPR forms” page will indicate when the PEPR is approved.

For further information refer to the Online EPEPR User Guide

Note: that the program cannot commence until the applicant receives a copy of the approval letter from the assessment officer.

For more information, contact:

Resource Information Centre
Customer Services

+61 8 8463 3100
resources.customerservices@sa.gov.au
Mineral Tenements and Exploration Branch

+61 8 8463 3703
DSD.exploration@sa.gov.au