Coal, Hardrock, and Uranium committee update

January 21, 2020

Ginny Brannon, Jim Stark and Russ Means provided a report of DRMS regulatory activities including reminding the Committee of the upcoming scoping meeting covering the hardrock rule making. Two topics will be the subject of the rulemaking are adopting regulatory language implementing House Bill 1113 enacted last year requiring an end date to water quality treatment and modify provisions relating to temporary cessation.

The Division discussed the troubling tv shows on cable tv profiling the exploration of abandoned mines and caves.

Dianna Orf described several legislative bills introduced early in the session.

Dianna Orf also described several regulatory and policy workgroups promoting aggressive policy initiatives such as reducing vehicle miles travelled and tax increases.