Lecture Unit 5

Lecture Unit 5 - Introduction to Mining Lecture Unit 5 –...

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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Mining Lecture Unit 5 – Environmental Law Colorado School of Mines Mining Engineering Department Spring 2007 Environmental Law and Surface Management Major Environmental Acts National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) Legislatively Mandated Widespread Consideration of Environmental Factors Purpose: NEPA Requires “Full Environmental Disclosure” and the Examination of Possible Project Alternatives, Not Necessarily “Least Harmful” Regulatory Agencies May Approve Plan which is Not the Least Damaging Regulatory Requirements Established in Case Law Environmental Law and Surface Management Major Environmental Acts National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or Environmental Assessments (EA) are Required for “All Major Federal Actions Significantly Affecting the Quality of the Human Environment” Major Federal (Government) Action: approval of operating plans (federal lands), permits, federal monies, and/or infrastructure (roads & waterways) Environmental Law and Surface Management Major Environmental Acts National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) Basic EIS Process: Select Lead Agency Arrange for Agency Coordination (MOU) Select Consultants & Required Environmental Studies Arrange for Public Involvement Pay Cost of EIS Outline of Typical Environmental Impact Statement Project Description Geography Property Ownership Mining & Processing Plan Reclamation Plan Regional & Local Environmental Description Physical Biological Social Environment Outline of Typical Environmental Impact Statement Environmental Impacts of Proposed Project Physical Biological Social Environment Proposed Mitigating Measures Land Water Air Social Other Outline of Typical Environmental Impact Statement Adverse Impacts & Irreversible and Irretrievable Commitments Alternatives Approval of Plan Modification of Plan Alternatives of Plan No Action Plan Environmental Law and Surface Management Major Environmental Acts Federal Land Policy and Management Act (BLM Organic Act, FLPMA) Claim registration Filing of assessment affidavits Notification of transfer Access, Environmental, & Reclamation Regulations Wilderness review mandate Typical Process for Exploration & Development...
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