Legislative and Regulatory Update
July 2018 by Scott Harn
• Critical minerals obtain national security status
• Idaho to take over EPA permitting
State regulators imposed a record $11 million fine on the operators of a gold mine in the Sierra foothills east of Sacramento.
Amendment to Deny Funding of BLM Land-Grab
Minerals and Mining Advisory Council (MMAC) founder Joe Martori met with Jim Scrivner, the Bureau of Land Management Deputy State Director of Energy and Minerals in Sacramento, California...
SB 765...would tax suction gold dredgers by charging a $50 annual fee for in-state dredgers and a whopping $2,500 fee for out-of-state dredgers for each county where the miner intends to dredge.
...Judge Ochoa ordered the parties to participate in mandatory settlement hearings starting June 24, 2014.
• Hike in mining claim fees
• Hearing on suction gold dredging in California
• Interior wants mining reform
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