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U.S. EPA Delays Controversial Hard Rock Mining Rule

Wednesday, March 1, 2017  
U.S. EPA Delays Controversial Hard Rock Mining Rule 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) extended by four months the comment period on its proposed rules to establish financial responsibility requirements for hard rock mining operations for metals and non-metallic fuel minerals to implement §108(b) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Surety bonds would be accepted to meet the requirement. The EPA also is considering limiting or eliminating the option for coal companies to self-bond. SFAA will be developing comments on the proposed rules.

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