December 2010

01 December 2010

EPA Web resource explains Section 404(c)

When BBNC asked EPA to use its authority under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act in relation to  the proposed Pebble Mine, you may have wondered what that meant, or where to find out more about Section 404(c). What is it? What role, if any, might the public play in this process?

The PebbleWatch (PW) team has found a section of EPA's website with much more information on Section 404(c), including details of how it's been employed in the past.

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Permitting Matrix provides guide to Pebble permits

The Pebble Watch Permitting Matrix document, available as a PDF, offers an important resource for shareholders seeking information about the permits that are likely to be involved in any proposed Pebble project. Our PDF resource, now available for download, lists both major and minor permits by category (for example, air, water, and fill material are some of the categories). It also provides an all-in-one reference to which agency is involved in the listed permit, what that permit covers, and the comment period duration for that permit. Most also provide links to relevant agency websites, as available. This resource was created by the Pebble Watch science team.

If you need assistance accessing the Pebble Watch Permitting Matrix, or would like a copy mailed to you, please contact us at 1-800-426-3602.

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