Legislative and Regulatory Update
November 2010 by Scott Harn• PLP continues the fight for miners' rights
• Oregon miners fight back
• Bills address strategic minerals
NOI or POO for small backhoe
- Interior Department reigns in “sue and settle”
- Comments needed on Forest Service Part 228 regulations
• Battle continues in the "Golden State"
• California Water Board needs your comments
In the meantime, we will continue our multi-pronged approach to seek regulatory relief at the federal level while supporting those court cases that are built on a strong legal foundation.
As a plaintiff in one of the lawsuits, I’m not allowed to talk about specifics in the court-ordered negotiations currently underway in San Bernardino. However, I do want to let you know we are making progress…
Many of you are aware that we have been engaged in litigation with anti-mining activists that have been attacking us through the Karuk Tribe of California since 2003. It all started with their lawsuit against the US Forest Service (USFS), challenging that District Rangers do not have the authority to allow small-scale mining activities under a Notice of Intent (NOI) when the Ranger concludes that the mining activity is not likely to create a substantial surface disturbance.
Modoc County, California, is the latest county to use emergency powers to declare a state of emergency in order to take control of roads and trails away from federal agencies.
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