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California suction dredging update: Scoping meetings scheduled; Notice of Preparation/Initial Study released

November 3, 2009

The California Department of Fish & Game announced that three public scoping meetings will provide an opportunity for miners and other interested parties to provide comments on the suction dredge permitting program, and the Notice of Preparation/Intitial Study has been released for review.

Three meetings have been scheduled:
  • Fresno: Monday, November 16, 5pm, at the California Retired Teachers Association Building, 3930 E. Saginaw Way, Fresno, CA 93726
  • Sacramento: Tuesday, November 17, 5pm, at the City of West Sacramento Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Ave., West Sacramento, CA 95691
  • Redding: Wednesday, November 18, 5pm, at the Shasta Senior Nutrition Program Center, 100 Mercy Oaks Dr., Redding, CA 96003
Written comments must be postmarked by December 3, 2009, and may be submitted by email: dfgsuctiondredge@dfg.ca.gov

Or by regular mail:
Mark Stopher
California Department of Fish and Game
601 Locust Street
Redding, CA 96001

The Notice of Preparation/Intitial Study is available here: Notice of Preparation/Initial Study (2Mb pdf file, 115 pages)
(If the above link does not work, go to www.icmj.com and look in the Recent News section.)

PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO INTERESTED MINERS, PROSPECTORS, CLUBS, ASSOCIATIONS AND MINING-RELATED BUSINESSES.

Sincerely,

Scott Harn
Editor/Publisher
ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal
PO Box 2260
Aptos, CA 95001
831 479-1500
www.icmj.com

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