101.0.3. The lessee establishes a monitoring committee to foster the involvement of the local community in the project as a whole.
The committee must be established within 30 days after the lease is issued and must be maintained until all the work provided for in the rehabilitation and restoration plan has been completed.
The committee members are chosen in the manner determined by the lessee.
The lessee determines the number of representatives who are to sit on the committee. However, the committee must include at least one representative of the municipal sector, one representative of the economic sector, one member of the public and, if applicable, one representative of a Native community consulted by the Government with respect to the project. A majority of the committee members must be independent from the lessee. All must be from the region in which the mining lease is granted.