Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog
RECORD NUMBER: 591 OF 1815
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||EPA and hard rock mining : a source book for industry in the Northwest and Alaska /|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Region X. ;Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA.|
|Publisher||[U.S. EPA, Region 10, Office of Water],|
|Report Number||EPA 910-R-03-001|
|Subjects||Mining engineering--Alaska. ; Mining engineering--Northwest. ; Environmental permits--Alaska. ; Environmental permits--Northwest.|
|Additional Subjects||Water pollution control ; Mining ; Permitting ; Dredged materials ; Mining impact assessments ; Water quality impacts ; Tables(Data) ; Authorities ; Fill materials ; Clean Water Act ; Environmental Protection Agency ; National Environmental Policy Act ; National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)|
|Collation||1 volume (various pagings) ; 28 cm; Also issued in CD-ROM (PDF) which includes appendices.|
This 'Source Book' was prepared by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 to provide guidance on the Clean Water Act (CWA) permitting processes and associated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental review requirements for new metal mining operations in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. This guidance has three specific purposes. First, it is intended to explain the specific requirements of the CWA as they may pertain to new mines. It is hoped that a better understanding of EPA's mandates and authorities will provide a basis for understanding why certain information is often requested as part of the CWA permitting processes. Second, this document describes the types of information that EPA Region 10 generally needs to process permit applications and perform environmental reviews in an efficient and timely manner. By articulating these information needs, EPA hopes that the mining industry will realize time and cost savings during the permitting process by avoiding surprises, false starts, and the need for additional gathering and/or analysis of technical data. Finally, the guidance is intended to promote predictability and consistency within Region 10 to ensure mine development, operation, and closure occur in an environmentally sound manner.
"Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington." "January 2003." "EPA 910-R-03-001." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references. Also issued on CD-ROM, which includes appendices.