Legislative and Regulatory Update
July 2018 by Scott Harn
• Critical minerals obtain national security status
• Idaho to take over EPA permitting
The verbage is SB 838 is vague and ambiguous to say the least. As a result, there is quite a bit of misinformation floating around the rumor mills.
- Budd-Falen in line to become next director at BLM
- Ten national monuments slated for changes or reductions
- California adds another fee
Oregon Senate passes Senate Bill 3
On July 4, we are reminded of the sacrifices our Founding Fathers made to establish this great country of ours, and in that spirit, the Minerals and Mining Advisory Council (MMAC) has created a draft Declaration of Miners.And MMAC has been hard at work writing a bill, with the unwavering support of several members of Congress, to reaffirm the rights of miners operating in traditional mining districts.
You have made your presence known with the BLM or Forest Service, placed Mining District signs along the entrance points to your district, and found support with other local miners. But how do you gain popular support?
• Idaho challenges EPA regulations
• California suction gold dredging
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts - How were those gold concentrate bricks made? • Ask The Experts - What should I know about prospecting for titanium? • Mining Pegmatite Deposits • SS Central America Gives Up Millions in Gold Rush Era Gold • Falcon Fanatic: Journey of a Novice Detectorist • Las Médulas—The Gem of the Roman Gold Mines • Critical Minerals: Titanium • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices