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Environmental compliance in the mine permitting process: case studies from Alaska, Colorado, Montana and Nevada.

Authors
Martin-WE; McDonald-LA
Source
Juneau, AK: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 51-95, 1994 Jul; :1-74
NIOSHTIC No.
20039519
Abstract
Case studies from Alaska, Colorado, Montana and Nevada are used to illustrate the impact of the environmental compliance process on the mining industry. Each case study was chosen because some aspect of their environmental compliance process helped to illustrate an interesting point in the regulatory process. The criteria used to select the case studies were: mines located in different jurisdictional areas; mines located in varying geological areas; mines located in areas having different historical relationships with mining; and operations that are in production as well as those seeking an operating permit. Focus is on the regulatory compliance structure in obtaining the necessary operating and discharge permits and not in complying with the requirements of these permits once operation begins. Each of the ten case studies addresses the impacts of the environmental compliance or permitting process in two areas: design modifications and timeline impacts.
Keywords
Alaska; Colorado; Ecosystems; Environment-management; Habitats; Mining-industry; Mining-laws; Montana; Natural-resources-management; Nevada; Permits
Publication Date
19940726
Document Type
Other
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
PB95-263281
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
OFR-51-95
NIOSH Division
AFOC
Source Name
Juneau, AK: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 51-95
State
AK; CO; MT; NV
Performing Organization
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado
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