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There is no commercial mining in Malta. The mining and minerals sector accounts for just 0.5% of GDP, all of which is related to quarrying.
Coralline and golden limestone is quarried. The United States Geological Survey estimated that Malta produced just over a million cubic meters of limestone in 2008. The stone is used by the domestic construction industry, little is exported.
The Transport and Infrastructure Ministry deals with licenses for oil drilling, while the Malta Resources Authority (MRA) is responsible for the regulation of the oil and quarrying industries.
Legislation governing quarrying includes Legal Notice 22 of 2009 Waste Management (Management of Waste from Extractive Waste and Backfill) Regulations, relating to Directive 2006/21/EC. This legal notice controls the waste that is generated from the extraction of rock from quarries and the backfill of this waste, requiring companies engaged in quarrying to obtain an environmental permit from the Malta Environmental and Planning Authority.
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