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TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSX: R) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the South Carolina Department of
Health and Environmental Control ("SCDHEC") has issued three key State
permits required for the Company's Haile Gold Mine project in South
Carolina. All three permits are now effective and each appeal period
has closed with no appeals.
SCDHEC's Bureau of Air Quality has issued the State Construction Permit
("Air Permit"), which authorizes construction of the facility and
equipment, and describes all major equipment and control devices that
could potentially impact air quality. It also details operating
parameters and reporting requirements for the mine, crusher and mill.
The conditions of the permit are in accordance with the applicable
South Carolina pollution control laws and regulations.
SCDHEC's Bureau of Water has issued a renewal of the existing National
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System ("NPDES") Permit, which
establishes discharge standards for a new outfall associated with the
upcoming mining plan. In addition, SCDHEC has issued a permit for
future discharge standards associated with the mine operations. The
NPDES Permit sets discharge quality and flow standards for Haile and
also controls all water discharges both on and off the property.
SCDHEC's Bureau of Water has also issued the Dam & Reservoir Safety
Permit ("Dam Permit") which authorizes the construction of the Duckwood
Tailing Storage Facility in Lancaster County pursuant to the Dams &
Reservoirs Safety Act and as designed and engineered by the Haile
operating team and engineering consultants.
Diane Garrett, President & CEO commented: "These three permits are the
first of several important permits to construct and operate the Haile
Gold Mine. They represent the very hard work of our operating,
engineering and consulting teams in performing well-executed science
and well-designed controls in designing the Haile Gold Mine operations
plan. We thank SCDHEC for their careful, detailed and knowledgeable
review of our applications. Since these areas are a part of the
Environmental Impact Statement and overlap with other State permits, it
is gratifying to see these permits start the regulatory approval of our
vision for Haile."
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