Uranium mine permits – info, hearing dates, and locations

ChiefJosephPassPanorama

Our water, land, and way of life are threatened by the proposed uranium mine in the southern Black Hills. It is imperative that everyone possible attend these hearings. Whether you come for an hour, a day, or an entire week, we need you there. We need the boards to know we are watching, and we oppose this mine. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources needs to know they cannot simply approve every mine proposal thrown their way, especially after giving up their regulatory responsibilities. And we need the world to know the Black Hills are not for sale.

Large Scale Mining Permit (LSMP) Application:

Department of Environment and Natural Resources LSMP page:

http://denr.sd.gov/des/mm/powertechminepermitapp.aspx
This website has general information about the permit, the permit itself, all additions and changes, as well as all information relating to the contested case.

Hearing Information:

Monday, September 23, 2013
8:30am
Best Western Ramkota Hotel
2111 N. Lacrosse Street
Rapid City, SD (MAP)

The hearing will go throughout the week, starting with sworn testimony by “B” intervenors, then moving to testimony by the DENR, Powertech, and “A” intervenors. The hearing will likely continue through a second week in November. The date has not yet been set.

Water Use Permit and Ground Water Discharge Permit (GWP) Application:

Department of Environment and Natural Resources GWP page:

http://denr.sd.gov/powertech_wmb.aspx
This website has information for both permit applications. Though they are two separate permit applications and two separate issues, the Water Management Board decided to consolidate the cases and hear arguments for and against both permits at the same hearing.

Hearing Information:

Monday, October 7, 2013
8:30am
Best Western Ramkota Hotel
2111 N. Lacrosse Street
Rapid City, SD (MAP)

The hearing will last the entire week. The week of October 28-November 1 has also been set aside by the board for a continued hearing as needed. The schedule will follow the same format as the LSMP hearing, with “B” intervenors going first, then the DENR, Powertech, and “A” intervenors.

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