EPM Mining Announces Positive Jurisdictional Determination From Environmental Protection Agency and US Army Corps of Engineers
EPM Mining Ventures Inc. (TSXV:EPK,OTCQX:EPKMF) announced that the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Army Corps of Engineers have determined that there are no Waters of the United States on the Sevier Playa, the site of the Company’s Sulfate of Potash Project in southwestern Utah.
As quoted in the press release:
The Corps determined that the Sevier Playa is not a regulated feature under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (“Act”) and as such is exempt from the USACE’s permitting requirements under the Act. Therefore, certain federal permits relating to water will not be required.
EPM Mining Ventures CEO Lance D’Ambrosio said:
We are very pleased with this jurisdictional determination. This extremely positive decision by the Corps will simplify our permitting process and result in significant savings of time and money.