hardrock mining regulation

Hardrock Mining: State Regulation - Congressional

Mining for hardrock minerals on federal public lands is governed primarily by the General Mining Act of 1872. The General Mining Act authorizes a prospector to locate and claim an area believed to contain a

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HARDROCK MINE RECLAMATION REGULATION

2018-7-16  The federal and state regulation of hardrock mining and milling facilities (collectively, “hardrock mines”)1 is a success story of environmental protection that is well-illustrated by the fact that of the none of the Western hardrock mines that were designed, built and/or approved in the last 26 years are on the United States Environmental Protection

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Revising Hardrock Mining Regulations - Earthworks

2021-3-24  REVISING FEDERAL HARDROCK MINING REGULATIONS. To protect communities, water, and natural and cultural resources. earthworks.org/revising-hardrock-regulations. The federal Mining Act of 1872, signed into law by. President Ulysses S. Grant, is a glaring example of explicitly settler-colonial public land policy.

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Hardrock Statute and Regulations - Mining and Minerals

Hardrock Statute and Regulations - Mining and Minerals.

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U.S. EPA's Hardrock Mining Framework

2015-10-14  1.1 Purpose of the Hardrock Mining Framework This Framework has been developed to help the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA ) implement a multi-media, multi-statute approach to dealing with the environmental concerns posed by hardrock mining. Although the Framework focuses on understanding and improving the use of

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U.S. EPA's Hardrock Mining Framework

2012-9-26  HARDROCK MINING FRAMEWORK September 1997 4 States and Tribes have often been leaders in mining regulation. While no federal legislation spec ifically addressing the environmental impacts of mining has been passed, many States have

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S.1833 - Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of

(1) I N GENERAL.—The Secretary may, without fiscal year limitation and without further appropriation, use amounts in the Fund for the reclamation and restoration of land and water resources adversely affected by past hardrock minerals and mining

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State Regulation of Large Scale Hardrock Metal

For California to effectively regulate hardrock metal mining, there must be co-ordination between the lead agencies, the SMGB, the RWQCB, and BLM or USFS. Furthermore, individuals in these agencies must be aware of state and local regulations, have an understanding of the regulations, and recognize potential interactions of the various ordinances.

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S.1386 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): Hardrock

2019-5-9  This bill modifies requirements related to the mining of hardrock minerals on federal land. Among other things, the bill . prohibits the United States from issuing a patent for any mining claim, millsite, or tunnel site unless a patent application was filed with the Department of the Interior by September 30, 1994;

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EPA’s National Hardrock Mining Framework

2021-7-7  1.1 Purpose of the Hardrock Mining Framework This Framework has been developed to help the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implement a multi-media, multi-statute approach to dealing with the environmental concerns posed by hardrock mining . Although the Fr amework focuse s on understanding and improving the use of

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U.S. EPA's Hardrock Mining Framework

2012-9-26  HARDROCK MINING FRAMEWORK September 1997 4 States and Tribes have often been leaders in mining regulation. While no federal legislation spec ifically addressing the environmental impacts of mining has been passed, many States have

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Federal regulation of hardrock mining in the national ...

1989-9-22  Federal Regulation of Hardrock Mining in the National Forests The U.S. National Forest System consists of approximately 198 million acres of land. Much of this is concentrated in the western United States. These lands contain much of the nation's remaining deposits of hardrock minerals such as gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc.

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S.1833 - Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of

Text for S.1833 - 115th Congress (2017-2018): Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2017

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CRS: Hardrock Mining: State Regulation, March 14,

2016-11-4  Title: Hardrock Mining: State Regulation. CRS report number: RL32813 Author(s): Aaron M. Flynn, American Law Division Date: March 14, 2005 Abstract This report provides a survey of state laws governing hardrock mining. It is provides an overview of the regulation of several specific activities associated with hardrock mineral development. This ...

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Hard rock mining regulation, Reclamation Division ...

Hard rock mining regulation, Reclamation Division, Department of State Lands : performance audit report by Montana. Legislature. Office of the Legislative Auditor. Publication date 1994 Topics Montana. Hard Rock Bureau, Legislative auditing, Mines and mineral resources Publisher Helena, Mont. : The Office

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AThe Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2009

2009-4-2  1 AThe Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2009". Eliminates Patenting. B Eliminates the practice of patenting Federal land (i.e., transferring title) while grandfathering patent applications filed and meeting all requirements by September 30,

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EPA’s National Hardrock Mining Framework

2021-7-7  by hardrock mining . Although the Fr amework focuse s on understanding and improving the use of existing EPA authorities it does so with a clear recognition of the role of other parties. Building effective working relationships with other mining stakeholders is a key element of EPA's efforts to improve the effectiveness of its own programs.

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Application of Takings Law to the Regulation of

Regulation of Unpatented Mining Claims Michael Graf* CONTENTS Introduction 58 I. Background and Structure of the 1872 Mining Act 59 A. Limitations on Hardrock Mining 61 1. Government Regulation of Mining Operations on Public Lands 62 2. The Nature of the Unpatented Mining Claim as a Property Interest 65 A. The Present Discovery Requirement 66 B.

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Hardrock Mining National Wildlife Federation

2021-7-15  The hardrock mining industry is the single largest source of toxic waste and one of the most destructive industries in the country. Today's industrial-strength mining involves the blasting, excavating, and crushing of many thousands of acres of land

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Superfund Financial Responsibility Rules -

2020-11-3  EPA issued a final rule on Dec. 1, 2017, declining to issue financial responsibility requirements for hardrock mining facilities. EPA also issued proposed rules on July 2, 2019, Dec. 4, 2019, and Feb. 10, 2020 to not impose financial responsibility

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H.R.2262 - Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of

2007-5-10  (1) The Hardrock Reclamation Account, which shall consist of two-thirds of the amounts credited to the Fund under section 402 and which shall be administered by the Secretary acting through the Director of the Office of Surface Mining and Enforcement. (2) The Hardrock Community Impact Assistance Account, which shall consist of one-third of the ...

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U.S. EPA's Hardrock Mining Framework

2012-9-26  HARDROCK MINING FRAMEWORK September 1997 4 States and Tribes have often been leaders in mining regulation. While no federal legislation spec ifically addressing the environmental impacts of mining has been passed, many States have

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CRS Report for Congress - PolicyArchive

2013-8-25  Hardrock Mining: State Regulation Overview Both federal and state laws play important roles in the regulation of the mining activities. Mineral development rights on federal public lands are governed by several statutes applicable to specific resources. The 1872 General Mining Act1 governs access to hardrock minerals2 on federal public lands ...

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State Regulation of Large Scale Hardrock Metal

Discussion Regulation of Cyanide UseAs noted previously, cyanide is an extraordinarily toxic compound that is used by hardrock mining companies to extract gold or other metals from low-grade ore using heap or vat leaching.With such a high toxicity to living organisms, one would expect strict state regulations on cyanide leaching practices.

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Federal regulation of hardrock mining in the national ...

1989-9-22  Federal Regulation of Hardrock Mining in the National Forests The U.S. National Forest System consists of approximately 198 million acres of land. Much of this is concentrated in the western United States. These lands contain much of the nation's remaining deposits of hardrock minerals such as gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc.

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CRS: Hardrock Mining: State Regulation, March 14,

2016-11-4  Title: Hardrock Mining: State Regulation. CRS report number: RL32813 Author(s): Aaron M. Flynn, American Law Division Date: March 14, 2005 Abstract This report provides a survey of state laws governing hardrock mining. It is provides an overview of the regulation of several specific activities associated with hardrock mineral development. This ...

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Hard rock mining regulation, Reclamation Division ...

Hard rock mining regulation, Reclamation Division, Department of State Lands : performance audit report by Montana. Legislature. Office of the Legislative Auditor. Publication date 1994 Topics Montana. Hard Rock Bureau, Legislative auditing, Mines and mineral resources Publisher Helena, Mont. : The Office

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Hardrock Mining: BLM and Forest Service Have Taken

2016-1-21  The Mining Law of 1872 encouraged development of the West by opening up federal land to exploration, extraction, and development of hardrock minerals such as gold, silver, and copper. Because mining creates the potential for serious health, safety, and environmental hazards, BLM and the Forest Service have processes for reviewing mine plans ...

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Out from Between a Rock and a Hard(rock) Place: EPA ...

EPA provided a general definition of “hardrock mining,” which encompassed all hardrock mining activities, including legacy activities conducted prior to modern regulation. 5 In an attempt to expedite rulemaking, environmental groups filed a new lawsuit in 2014 to compel issuance of financial assurance rules for four specific industrial ...

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Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulation 2014

Regulation under the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Act 2013. ANTHONY ROBERTS, MP Minister for Resources and Energy Explanatory note The object of this Regulation is to protect the health and safety of workers at mines and other persons whose health and safety may be affected by mining operations. In particular, this Regulation makes provision with

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U.S. EPA's Hardrock Mining Framework

2012-9-26  HARDROCK MINING FRAMEWORK September 1997 4 States and Tribes have often been leaders in mining regulation. While no federal legislation spec ifically addressing the environmental impacts of mining has been passed, many States have

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CRS Report for Congress - PolicyArchive

2013-8-25  Hardrock Mining: State Regulation Overview Both federal and state laws play important roles in the regulation of the mining activities. Mineral development rights on federal public lands are governed by several statutes applicable to specific resources. The 1872 General Mining Act1 governs access to hardrock minerals2 on federal public lands ...

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Federal regulation of hardrock mining in the national ...

1989-9-22  Federal Regulation of Hardrock Mining in the National Forests The U.S. National Forest System consists of approximately 198 million acres of land. Much of this is concentrated in the western United States. These lands contain much of the nation's remaining deposits of hardrock minerals such as gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc.

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Hard rock mining regulation, Reclamation Division ...

Hard rock mining regulation, Reclamation Division, Department of State Lands : performance audit report by Montana. Legislature. Office of the Legislative Auditor. Publication date 1994 Topics Montana. Hard Rock Bureau, Legislative auditing, Mines and mineral resources Publisher Helena, Mont. : The Office

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Hardrock Mining Rule: An Industry Win,

2017-12-7  The Environmental Protection Agency announced, in a 121-page prepublication decision on December 1, 2017, that it will not issue final regulations under Section 108(b) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act establishing financial responsibility requirements for certain hardrock mining facilities.. Under a court-ordered schedule to conduct

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Summary of H.R. 2262 (110th): Hardrock Mining and ...

2020-7-2  H.R. 2262 (110. ): Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2007. We don’t have a summary available yet. The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress. 11/1/2007--Passed House amended. Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2007 - (Sec. 3) States this Act applies ...

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Hardrock Mining: Information on State Royalties and

2008-7-21  Congress is now considering amending the General Mining Act to, among other things, assess a royalty to ensure that the public is compensated for hardrock minerals extracted from federal lands, as more recently enacted laws require for oil, gas, and other minerals. The vast majority of the federal lands where hardrock mining operations occur ...

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HARDROCK MINING: ISSUES RELATING TO ABANDONED

2016-8-23  hardrock minerals governed by the Mining Law. As with other types of hardrock mining there are several methods for extraction of uranium, such as underground uranium mining, open pit mining and in situ recovery. The type of mining undertaken depends on a number of factors including the nature of the deposit and grade of ore.

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Media Advisories Media The House Committee on

2019-5-6  Regulation of hardrock mineral extraction in the United States has remained virtually unchanged since President Ulysses S. Grant signed the General Mining Act of 1872. Communities across the country are feeling the impact of this antiquated law – both economically and environmentally – and are calling for it to be updated.

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Out from Between a Rock and a Hard(rock) Place: EPA ...

EPA provided a general definition of “hardrock mining,” which encompassed all hardrock mining activities, including legacy activities conducted prior to modern regulation. 5 In an attempt to expedite rulemaking, environmental groups filed a new lawsuit in 2014 to compel issuance of financial assurance rules for four specific industrial ...

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