MMAC & PLP Update
July 2016 by Scott Harn…what I’d like to focus on in this update is the assistance they provided to a suction gold dredger in Idaho being harassed by an environmental group.
• Forest Service to revisit 228 regulations
• WOTUS Executive Order suspended
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.
First, the US Forest Service does not have any authority to enforce or administer any “claim jumping” laws, period.
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.
- Bill to limit Antiquities Act
- PLF seeks relief from Endangered Species Act abuses
The Bureau of Land Management announced an increase in location filing fees and annual maintenance fees for unpatented mining claims, mill sites and tunnel sites.
The legislators soon came to the realization that Mining Districts and our proposed bill can solve many of the problems they currently face in their home states.
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