Legislative and Regulatory Update
April 2015 by Scott Harn
- require agencies to choose the least costly option when considering regulations.
- restrict agencies’ use of interim regulations without public comment and provide for a quick judicial review if used.
- require hearings to review the accuracy of data for the most costly regulations.
We have learned over the years, of course, that “previous development,” “roadless,” and “local support,” are in the mind of the beholder.
• IBLA rules against miner for "late" filing
• Wyoming appeals roadless decision
• Mercury reduction program slated for California
• Oregon wilderness
• Oregon miner prevails in lawsuit against Forest Service and District Ranger
• Canada pulls out of Kyoto Climate Treaty
• Idaho miners will challenge new EPA permit at rally
• California proposes to amend definition of a suction dredge
• Proposed rule redefines "navigable waters"
- Comments needed regarding proposed NEPA improvements
- Efforts underway to fix the ESA
• Obama’s parting shots
• California suction dredging
• Oregon follows California’s lead
• Lawsuit coming; bill introduced to stop mining in Washington State
• President Trump halts new federal regulations
• Sheriff withdraws Forest Service law enforcement authority
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!
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