TORONTO, July 24, 2014 /CNW/ - ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSX: R) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that the US Army Corps of Engineers ("Corps") has informed the Company it will release its Final Environmental Impact Statement (the "Final EIS") for the Haile Gold Mine project on its www.hailegoldmineeis.com website either today Thursday, July 24, 2014 or tomorrow Friday, July 25, 2014. The Final EIS is a major milestone in the Haile Gold Mine permitting process.
After being posted on the Corps' website, the Notice of Availability for the Final EIS will be published in the Federal Register which is usually within seven days, followed by a minimum 30-day period before the Corps may take final action on the pending Federal permit application. The Corps' permit (pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act) is the only Federal environmental permit Romarco requires for the Haile project. The Company will continue to cooperate with the Corps as it develops its Record of Decision on the permit.
Diane Garrett, President & CEO commented: "The publication of the Final EIS is the culmination of approximately three years of comprehensive environmental and technical studies and analyses. We are pleased that the process has reached this point and grateful for the overwhelming support of the local community throughout the EIS process."
In 2013, the Company received four State permits - the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, Air Quality permit, Dam Safety permit, and Stormwater Construction permit. The State permits or authorizations remaining for the Haile project include, among others, the State Mine Operating permit, and 401 Water Quality Certification. A list of other required permits is included in the Company's National Instrument 43-101 compliant technical report filed on SEDAR on March 19, 2012.
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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