Legislative and Regulatory Update
April 2017 by Scott Harn• Bills introduced to stop federal management of greater sage grouse
• WOTUS under review
• Congressional Review Act
• Congress heading into summer recess
• Maintenance fees due!
• Salazar pushes wilderness
• California Governor signs AB 120
Unfortunately, mining is politically unpopular and support of the mining industry, no matter how many jobs it brings to a state, even in times of difficult financial need, is never popular among politicians of any stripe.
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.
There are some miners who are under the impression that an organized Mining District will immediately get the regulatory agencies off their backs so they can start digging or dredging again.
• California suction dredging regulations
• Draft Coho recovery plan for Southern Oregon, Northern California
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