Ministerio de Energía y Minas

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Category of Small Mining Producers (PPM) and Artisanal Mining Producer (PMA)

Once you have a mining concession, benefit concession or exploitation agreement, you can take the next step in formalization, which means that you can obtain a certificate that qualifies you as a Small Mining Producer (PPM, for its acronym in Spanish) or Artisanal Mining Producer (PMA, for its acronym in Spanish). Thus, you can obtain the benefits granted by the Law of Formalization and Promotion of the PPM and PMA to those qualified as such.

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WHAT IS THE CERTIFICATE OF PPM AND PMA?

It is the legal document issued by the General Directorate of Mining Formalization (DGFM, for its acronym in Spanish) of the Ministry of Energy and Mines, to qualify a miner as a Small Mining Producer (PPM) or as an Artisanal Mining Producer (PMA).

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF PPM OR PMA?

Only with this certificate, you can access the benefits granted by the Law of Formalization and Promotion of Small Mining and Artisanal Mining. Among such benefits are, for example:

WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS TO BE QUALIFIED AS PPM?

To be qualified as PPM, the following conditions must be met:

In the case of placer-type metallic deposits, the maximum limit of the installed capacity of production and/or benefit shall be two hundred (200) cubic meters per day.

According to the provisions of Article 9, numeral 9.5) of Legislative Decree No. 1100: “to be qualified as a small mining producer or artisanal mining producer, the mining holder shall have an authorization resolution to start exploration or exploitation activities, issued by the competent authority, following a favorable technical report from the Ministry of Energy and Mines”.

WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS TO BE QUALIFIED AS PMA?

To qualify as PMA, the following conditions must be met:

In the case of producers of non-metallic minerals and construction materials, the maximum limit of installed production capacity and/or benefit shall be up to one hundred (100) metric tons per day.
In the case of placer-type metallic deposits, the maximum limit of installed production capacity and/or benefit shall be two hundred (200) cubic meters per day.

According to the provisions of Article 9, numeral 9.5) of Legislative Decree No. 1100: “to be qualified as a small mining producer or artisanal mining producer, the mining holder shall have an authorization resolution to start exploration or exploitation activities, issued by the competent authority, following a favorable technical report from the Ministry of Energy and Mines”.

I MEET THE LEGAL CONDITIONS, HOW DO I OBTAIN THE CERTIFICATE?

If you meet the legal conditions to be considered a small mining producer or artisanal mining producer, you may request your accreditation online as follows:

Application Procedure for Accreditation or
Renewal of the Condition of Small Mining Producer
and Artisanal Mining Producer

For the submission of applications for Accreditation or Renewal of the Condition of Small Mining Producer and Artisanal Mining Producer, mining holders must access the website http://extranet.minem.gob.pe. To do this, they will have access with a username and password, which shall be used in all future procedures of online Accreditation or Renewal of the Condition of Small Mining Producer and Artisanal Mining Producer.

The username and password are those used by the mining holders, as the case may be, for the purposes of the Consolidated Annual Declaration (DAC, for its acronym in Spanish) and Monthly Declaration of Mining Statistics, forms found online since 2005 and 2006, respectively.

Procedure to obtain user and password

Mining holders who do not have a username and password can obtain them by one of the following manners:

1. Go to the offices of the General Directorate of Mining (DGM) of the Ministry of Energy and Mines with their National Identity Card (DNI) and legalized power of attorney that proves to be the legal representative of the mining holder. The opening hours for this procedure, which will be free of charge for the holder, will be from Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. at 4.30 p.m.

2. Register in the Regional Directorate of Energy and Mines (DREM) of your Region with your National Identity Card (DNI) and legalized power of attorney that proves to be the legal representative of the mining holder. Within a period of 3 (three) business days, the mining holder must go back to the DREM, which will provide the corresponding information.

Both the username and password may be obtained free of charge from the General Directorate of Mining of the Ministry of Energy and Mines or from the Regional Directorate of Energy and Mines (DREM) of your region.

If you have forgotten your password, you can recover it by clicking on the following link; you must enter your username, and then press Send my password, and your password will be sent to the e-mail address that you registered (provided it is a valid address). If you have not registered an e-mail address or have another problem accessing the system (for example, if you forgot your username), contact the Ministry of Energy and Mines through one of the following channels: E-mail: consultas_dgm@minem.gob.pe Telephone: 411-1100 Annex: 2273.

Remember: If you meet the legal conditions to be accredited as an Artisanal Mining Producer (PMA), you can directly request your petition and qualification in your corresponding DREM, where your mining petition is.

WHAT IS THE PERIOD OF VALIDITY OF THE CERTIFICATE?

The certificate of PPM or PMA is valid for 2 years. The start date and end of the validity period appears in the certificate.

ARE THE CERTIFICATES RENEWABLE?

One month before the expiration of the term, you can enter the extranet of the Ministry of Energy and Mines and request its renewal. For this, as when you requested your initial certificate, you must fill out the “PMA Biennial Sworn Statement” or “PPM Biennial Sworn Statement” form, and make the payment corresponding to the processing right in the Payment Module of the Ministry of Energy and Mines or the respective DREM or in the Banco de la Nación. The DGFM has a period of 30 calendar days to decide on your statement and issue the new requested certificate.

ONCE THE CERTIFICATE IS ISSUED CAN THE PPM CONDITION BE LOST?

You automatically lose your condition of PPM, if:

CAN THE PMA CONDITION BE LOST?

You will automatically lose your PMA condition, if:

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