MMSA responds to the Interagency Working Group in response to the RFI: Request for Information to Inform Interagency Working Group on Mining Regulations, Laws, and Permitting. (FR Vol 87, No.62, pp. 18811-18812.)
MMSA offers a brief summary of the main issues related to potential changes to the U.S. Mining Law.
The MMSA response includes sections on:
- The Importance of Mining
- Mining Claims vs Leases
- Royalties on Mining on Public Lands
- Financial Assurance
- Environmental Protection and Best Practices
- Streamlining Permitting
- Community Engagement
The letter can also be downloaded from https://www.regulations.gov/comment/DOI-2022-0003-19260.
Submissions from other mining organizations can be downloaded from the site.
Members of Congress sent a letter to the Dept. of Interior Secretary about the Interagency Working Group
The letter proposes a series of principles to be followed when proposing new policies.