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EPA Releases New Plan to Restrict Mining

EPA today released a new plan (comprehensive guidance) regarding the review and approval of mining related permitting applications under Section 404 and 402 of the federal clean water act.  Attached below is the press release and link to relevant guidance documents from EPA.  The Association is working feverishly to understand the parameters and application ramifications of the new guidance documents.  We are also fully examining all possible legal and regulatory actions to address this new action from EPA.  Further information will be provided to the membership as it is developed.