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Region 10 Mining Contacts

Ken Marcy (,
Regional Mining Coordinator,

Cindi Godsey (,
Alaska Mining Coordinator,

Dave Tomten (,
Idaho Mining Coordinator,

Mining is important to the economy of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. As new and existing mining operations expand, abandoned mines continue to have impacts on human health and the environment. EPA works with mining stakeholders, including other federal agencies, states, tribes, local groups, and industry, to achieve our environmental protection goals. Our mining team helps promote consistency and expedite our work on new and active mines and mine site cleanup.

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EPA's Mining Work in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska

Regional Mining Documents

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National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for Mining Operations

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Wastewater Discharge (NPDES) Permits for Mining Operations

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Underground Injection Control (UIC) Permits for Mining Operations

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Mining Cleanup

Cleanup Sites

Removal Sites

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EPA Tribal Mining Training

EPA Region 10 has developed a training course targeted toward Tribes. The training course describes the mining process, environmental impacts from mining, and regulations and permitting process for mining operations. For more information, please contact Tami Fordham ( at 907-271-1484.

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