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March 2014 by Chris RalphGold in Minnesota?
There are a few questions you will need to ask yourself before you apply for a suction dredge permit from the State Water Resources Control Board.
“When dealing with federal agencies...”
- Interior Department reigns in “sue and settle”
- Comments needed on Forest Service Part 228 regulations
• Oregon passes SB 838
• Meanwhile, in California
Federal and state regulatory agencies often cite mercury and methyl mercury in our waterways as a major factor for further restrictions on placer mining, and on suction gold dredge mining, in particular. However, these regulatory agencies are minimizing selenium and its neutralizing effects.
Federal safety inspectors have ordered one of the nation’s deepest underground mines closed in northern Idaho following an investigation prompted by a series of accidents that killed two miners over the last year.
• Idaho continues toward elimination of EPA suction dredging regulations
• EPA makes preemptive strike against Alaska mine
• Proposed Mines Act permit fees
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