Panel: Abandoned Hardrock Mine Remediation

Western States Water Council will host a panel of representatives from federal agencies on October 19, 2022 from 8:00am – 9:30am CT. This panel is intended to provide an opportunity for states to learn about opportunities to coordinate and participate in federal efforts to remediate Abandoned Hardrock Mine issues, especially those contributing to water quality problems in western states.

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Panel participants

  • Shahid Mahmud: EPA, Office of Mountains, Deserts, and Plains
  • Holly Fliniau: USDA, Environmental Management Division
  • Sarah Martinez: USDA, Forest Service,┬áMinerals and Geology Management
  • William (Bill) Lodder: Department of Interior, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance

Panel topics:

  • Status on funding for BLM and USFS from IIJA and funding from other sources more generally for remediation of abandoned hardrock mine clean-ups
  • Approach to state-federal partnerships in roll-out of new funds including alignment with state priorities
  • Federal agency vision for programming and funding to maximize impact of the funds especially for state priorities
  • Update on activities and staffing of the Office of Mountains, Deserts, and Plains

Date

Oct 19 2022

Time

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8:00 am - 9:30 am
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