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EPA schedules roundtable discussion with Utah mining leaders

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Global Mining Review,

On Tuesday 14 August, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host a national Smart Sectors roundtable discussion with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality and leaders from Utah’s mining industry in Midway, Utah.

“Utah’s mining industry plays a critical role in developing our natural resources and securing clean air, land and water,” said EPA Regional Administrator Doug Benevento. “These EPA Smart Sectors discussions will help us work together and develop new approaches to environmental challenges.”


  • Rrepresentatives from EPA, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, the Utah Mining Association, Utah’s mining industry and NGOs.


  • EPA Smart Sectors Mining Roundtable. The roundtable is focused on improving relationships, enhancing communication, and identifying practical solutions to various environmental regulatory, permitting and compliance challenges to achieve more effective and efficient environmental outcomes.


  • Tuesday 14 August at 3 - 4:30 p.m.


  • Zermatt Resort, 784 West Resort Drive, Midway, Utah.

EPA’s Smart Sectors programme is a national effort to partner with the regulated community to achieve better environmental outcomes. To advance this goal, EPA is hosting a series of sector-specific forums across the US, to better understand business practices, work collaboratively with the regulated community, and explain environmental regulations and the regulatory process in simple terms. EPA will also be seeking information about best practices in various industries and looking for opportunities to recognise companies that are going beyond compliance. Sectors identified for initial efforts in EPA Region 8 include: agriculture and food/beverage production; mining and oil and gas; and outdoor recreation/tourism. Additional sectors may be added over time.

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