TORONTO, April 1 /CNW Telbec/ - ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSX: R) (the "Company") reports that the period for submission by all
interested parties of comments on the Company's applications for two of
the permits required for operation at the Haile Gold Mine project, in
Lancaster County, South Carolina, has closed.
In the fourth quarter of 2010, the Company submitted applications for
two permits required for commencement of operations: the State Mine
Operating Permit and Federal 404 Wetlands Permit. The regulating
agencies responsible for issuing these permits are the South Carolina
Department of Health and Environmental Control - "DHEC" and the US Army
Corps of Engineers - "USACE" respectively.
As part of the mine permitting process, agencies and the public are
requested to review the permit applications and provide their comments
to the regulating agency. The comment period for the Mine Operating
Permit concluded in February 2011 with few comments received; the
comment period for the 404 permit concluded on March 30, 2011. The
Company received copies of the comment letters from the USACE late on
March 31, 2011, and as expected, the comments reflected a spectrum of
views on the project including strong support, questions regarding
impacts, and requests for additional information. The EPA, acting as a
commenting agency on this matter, recommended that the USACE request
additional information and clarification before a permit be issued.
While other agencies may act as commenting agencies, the USACE is the
regulatory agency that will issue the Federal permit, and no
determination has been made by the USACE regarding an EIS.
The Company has established good rapport and communication with all
agencies, and will continue to work proactively with the USACE and DHEC
to address the relevant comments. The Company is committed to working
with the USACE, DHEC and commenting agencies to demonstrate that its
plans will fulfill the requirements of the applicable environmental
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 exploration and permitting for its
flagship project, the Haile Gold Mine in South Carolina.
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