Legislative and Regulatory Update
March 2012 by Scott Harn• California suction dredging regulations
• Draft Coho recovery plan for Southern Oregon, Northern California
- Interior Department reigns in “sue and settle”
- Comments needed on Forest Service Part 228 regulations
Casperson said he is not worried about businesses subverting the language in the bill because the DEQ would still have the authority to halt the new construction if it is deemed environmentally unsound.
- WOTUS rule finalized
- Reminder on new claim fees
This ruling comes at an opportune time, just as suction dredge miners are dealing with new proposed regulations in several western states. Be sure to cite this case when you provide comments on the regulations!
• Idaho challenges EPA regulations
• California suction gold dredging
Republican legislators say the funding is necessary to protect state interests...
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