How can EPA best reach out to communities interested in proposed financial responsibility requirements for hardrock mining?
EPA is in the process of developing a proposed rule that would establish financial responsibility requirements for classes of facilities within the hardrock mining industry. Past releases of hazardous substances into the environment from hardrock mining facilities have required complicated and costly cleanup activities necessary to protect public health and the environment. Financial responsibility requirements help ensure that owners and operators of the facilities – and not the taxpayers – foot the bill for environmental cleanups.
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