TRADING SYMBOL: TSX: R
TORONTO, July 22, 2013 /CNW/ - ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSX: R) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that the US Army Corps of
Engineers ("Corps") has issued the public notice for an upcoming
community meeting on the Environmental Impact Statement ("EIS") on
August 20, 2013 in Kershaw, SC. Participants will have the opportunity
to see a presentation of the proposed mine plan, the EIS schedule and
other project milestones; discuss the alternatives evaluation for the
project and the proposed mitigation plan; and, receive an update on
groundwater modeling efforts. The Corps has indicated that the draft
Alternatives Development and Evaluation Report will be published on
August 5, 2013 in advance of the community meeting. The alternatives
evaluation is a key milestone in the Haile Gold Mine EIS process.
The Company recently submitted a revised wetlands and stream mitigation
plan that supersedes the previously submitted conceptual mitigation
plan. The mitigation plan is built on protection of outstanding
aquatic, cultural and historic resources on three key parcels of
property that the Company currently has under its control. The
mitigation plan can be viewed in its entirety at www.hailegoldmineeis.com.
Diane Garrett, President & CEO commented: "We are extremely pleased with
the progress that is being made on both the Federal and State
permitting tracks and are especially pleased that the alternatives
evaluation, which is the heart of the EIS according to the National
Environmental Policy Act, will be published in early August - well in
advance of the Draft EIS which is scheduled to be published in March
The Federal 404 Wetlands permit is the only Federal permit Romarco
requires for the Haile project. The Corps is the federal agency
regulating 404 permits.
The Company has filed applications for several of the required state
regulated permits including its State Mine Operating permit, National
Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit, 401 Water Quality
Certification, Air Quality permit, and Dam Safety permit for the
proposed tailing storage facility. The South Carolina Department of
Health and Environmental Control ("SCDHEC") is the regulatory agency
responsible for processing and issuing state permits.
About Romarco Minerals Inc.
Romarco Minerals Inc. is a gold development company focused on
production primarily in the US. The Company has completed a positive
Feasibility study and is continuing permitting for its flagship
project, the Haile Gold Mine in South Carolina.
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Dan Symons, Vice President, Investor Relations