• CA suction dredge update – American Mining Rights Association

     · From our good friend at ICMJ, Scott Harn.   09/05/2014 Update on California Suction Gold Dredge hearings Print by Scott Harn, Editor/Publisher, ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal _______________ Latest Update: 9/8/2014 There is nothing exciting to report from the September 5 hearing beyond what we noted below, though additional dates have been scheduled for …

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  • Bill Text

    Filed with Secretary of State October 09, 2015. ] SB 637, Allen. Suction dredge mining: permits. Existing law prohibits the use of any vacuum or suction dredge equipment by any person in any river, stream, or lake of this state without a permit issued by the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Existing law requires, before any person uses any ...

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  • US judge rules against Idaho suction-dredge gold miner

    A U.S. District Court judge last week ruled Shannon Poe of Concord, California, violated the Clean Water Act on the South Fork of the Clearwater River when he suction dredge-mined 42 days in 2014 ...

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  • Court Rules Suction Dredge Miner From California Polluted ...

     · BOISE - In a ruling dated June 4, Chief Magistrate Judge Ronald E. Bush in Boise federal court determined that a suction dredge miner polluted the South Fork of the Clearwater River and needed a permit as required under the Clean Water Act.The Idaho Conservation League, represented by Advocates for the West, filed the lawsuit against Shannon Poe of California regarding his 42 days of suction ...

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  • May 1st Dredge Case Summary

     · " Miner''s New. 06/26/2014 California suction gold dredge settlement hearings concluded for now Print On June 24 & 25, 2014, plaintiffs, defendents and attorneys attended mandatory settlement hearings in San Bernardino, California. Judge Gilbert Ochoa met with the involved parties individually and in small groups in his chambers in an attempt to ...

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  • suction dredge | Appalachian Prospectors Gold Prospecting ...

    2012, The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, under a court order, completed another Environmental Impact Report on small-scale gold suction dredging, at a cost to the state of $1.2 to $1.5 million dollars. The overall conclusion was that the environmental impact from operation of these small scale dredges was less-than-significant for ...

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  • End California''s statewide dredging ban

     · More than 120 miners representing the GPAA, LDMA, SPMA, WMA and PLP showed up at the California Superior Court in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. on May 1 to show support for Public Lands for the People, which is leading the legal battle to end the statewide ban on small-scale suction dredge …

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  • California Suction Dredge Regulations

    For purposes of these regulations, the following classes of suction dredge use restrictions apply in California''s lakes, reservoirs, streams and rivers as specified: (1) Class A: No dredging permitted at anytime. (2) Class B: Open to dredging from July 1 through August 31. (3) Class C: Open to dredging from the fourth Saturday in May through ...

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  • US judge rules against South Fork Clearwater suction ...

     · A U.S. District Court judge last week ruled Shannon Poe of Concord, California, violated the Clean Water Act on the South Fork of the Clearwater River when he suction dredge-mined 42 days in 2014 and 2015. Suction dredge miners use an underwater hose to suck up gravel and sort it for gold …

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  • US judge rules against Idaho suction-dredge gold miner ...

     · A U.S. District Court judge last week ruled Shannon Poe of Concord, California, violated the Clean Water Act on the South Fork of the Clearwater River when he suction dredge-mined 42 days in …

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  • California''s Suction Dredging Ban ...

    Suction Dredging Alternatives. In 2009, The State of California made a decision that has been detrimental to the recreational mining industry in the state. With very little scientific evidence, they determined that suction dredging was detrimental to the environment, and they placed a 5-year moratorium on the practice.

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  • » Suction Dredgers Petition for Injunction to Prevent the ...

     · Update as of 19 May: Judge Ochoa of the Superior Court of San Bernardino has now issued an Order which confirmed his earlier Ruling that California created an unconstitutional "scheme" of first enacting Section 5653 of the DFW Code which requires suction gold dredgers to obtain a permit from the State, and then enacting Section 5653.1 which prevented DFW from issuing any suction dredge ...

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  • California suction gold dredge settlement hearings ...

     · Miner''s News. Miner''s News. California suction gold dredge settlement hearings concluded for now. June 26, 2014. by Scott Harn, Editor/Publisher, ICMJs Prospecting and Mining Journal. On June 24 & 25, 2014, plaintiffs, defendants and attorneys attended mandatory settlement hearings in San Bernardino, California.

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  • US Judge Rules Against Idaho Suction-Dredge Gold Miner ...

     · A suction-dredge gold miner who operated in an Idaho river containing federally protected salmon without required permits is facing what could be …

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  • Siskiyou County District Attorney refuses to prosecute ...

     · Meanwhile, the consolidated suction gold dredging settlement hearings are still underway in San Bernardino. The next settlement conference is scheduled for November 14. Public Lands for the People (PLP) also continues to raise funds to pay the attorneys in these cases and they have donated items available for sale on their eBay page.

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  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination ...

    California Fish and Game Code section 5653.1, subdivision (b) has statutorily prohibited the use of vacuum or suction dredge equipment in the state since 2009. However, Senate Bill 637 which became effective on January 1, 2016 has amended section 5653 of the Fish and Game Code and added section 13172.5 of the California Water Code to provide a ...

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  • Path for Legally Re-Starting Gold Suction Dredge Mining in ...

    Suction dredge miners can be cited or sued at a rate of over $51,000 per day, as has already happened to a California miner dredging in Idaho who defied the present 402 NPDES program administered in Idaho, yet had consented to (and advocated for) its application to a suction dredge in California and thus faces over $3 million dollars in fines and

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  • § 228. Suction Dredging.

    (a) Suction dredging. For purposes of this Section and Section 228.5, the use of any vacuum or suction dredge equipment (i.e. suction dredging) is defined as the use of a suction system to vacuum material from a river, stream or lake for the extraction of minerals.

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  • Suction gold dredging in California update: Court of ...

     · Miner''s News. Miner''s News. Suction gold dredging in California update: Court of Appeals orders People v. Rinehart opinion to be published! October 8, 2014. by Scott Harn Editor/Publisher ICMJ''s Prospecting and Mining Journal.

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  • suction dredge mining Archives | California Trout

     · CalTrout''s Comments On DFG''s Proposed Suction Dredge Mining Regulations. March 16, 2012. March 16, 2012. March 5, 2012 Mark Stopher Environmental Program Manager California Department of Fish and Game 601 Locust Street Redding, CA 96001 Re: California Trout …

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  • Dredging in California next year – American Mining Rights ...

     · As a part of SB637 (The Suction Dredge Bill) signed into law in January of 2016, it was mandated that the California Water Board (CAWB) study and evaluate whether permitting should be allowed in the state, and if so, the CAWB was tasked with creating a permitting structure. We believe the sponsors of SB637, Izzy Martin and the enviro group The ...

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  • California suction gold dredge settlement hearings ...

     · On June 24 & 25, 2014, plaintiffs, defendants and attorneys attended mandatory settlement hearings in San Bernardino, California. Judge Gilbert Ochoa met with the involved parties individually and in small groups in his chambers in an attempt to reach an agreement over the suction gold dredge permitting process and the current regulations.

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  • California Budget: Suction Dredge Gold Miners Targeted ...

     · CONCORD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Gold Pan California, a gold mining supply shop located in the Bay Area, has recently become the California headquarters for suction dredge gold miners ...

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  • California Dredging Moratorium – Gold Prospecting | The ...

    As many of you know, we have been fighting for more than ten years to overturn the California and Oregon moratoriums on suction dredging. We struggled all the way up through the California Supreme Court – and lost there by a unanimous decision – even when all of the existing law is on our side.

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  • MANDATORY SETTLEMENT HEARING

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  • Compliance with Suction Dredge Mining Law on Federal …

    The Sierra Fund: Suction Dredge Mining on Federal Land 2 Contents 1. Document Scope 2. Background 3. Overview of California Suction Dredge Mining Rules 4. Overseeing Suction Dredge Mining on Federal Land 5. Compliance Issues and Enforcement Authority 6. …

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  • California suction dredge update – American Mining Rights ...

     · California suction dredge update. March 23, 2019. 2 comments. From the President of AMRA on California suction dredging; First of all, we would like to apologize for the length of this write up, but it is necessary. We are pretty sure if you are like us, you''re fed up with over-regulation, dishonest politicians, state agencies delaying their ...

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  • The ''taking'' of suction dredging | Guest Columnists ...

     · The ''taking'' of suction dredging. From Terry Cato Weaverville. Jan 20, 2021. Jan 20, 2021. 0. The United States Constitution as well as the 1982 …

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  • SUCTION DREDGE MINING: THE UNITED STATES FOREST …

    Part IV contemplates the future of suction dredge mining in the Siskiyou and examines proposals to update mining laws and designate new wilderness areas; if implemented, such actions would restrict USFS''s broad approval of suction dredge mining within the Siskiyou. II. Gold Mining Modern suction dredge miners follow the same golden dream as their

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  • Update on California Suction Gold Dredge hearings | Miner ...

     · Update: 9/4/2014. The suction gold dredge settlement hearings reconvened on September 4, 2014, in front of Judge Gilbert Ochoa in San Bernardino County. First, let''s revisit the previous hearings, which concluded on July 25. -- From my June 26, 2014 Update: Judge Ochoa continued the hearing until September 4, 2014.

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  • Suction Dredging | Appalachian Prospectors Gold ...

    Monday April 10, 2017 Oregon legislators pass SB3 which unfairly over regulates gold suction dredging. There was testimony submitted at the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee public hearing that shows the environmental impact of suction dredging on the environment and fish habitat is less than significant and that suction dredging also has a beneficial impact on the …

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  • California Court Upholds Ban On Gold Mining Using Suction ...

     · California''s ban on the use of suction dredges to extract gold from rivers is legal and not overridden by a 19th century federal law that allows mining on federal land, the California Supreme ...

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  • Dredging Update | Treasure Seekers of San Diego

    Another suction dredging update in California: We had a chance last night to obtain more information on what is transpiring with the dredge case and wanted to update everyone. No settlements were reached in the mandatory mediation and the just has stayed the case until September 4th. It is pretty clear what is happening here folks.

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  • Update on the hearing at the Capital on SB1222 – American ...

     · Update on the hearing at the Capital on SB1222. Uniting is the key to any success. And the numerous AMRA members, small miners, clubs, counties and businesses who wrote letters and showed up at the capital to have their voices heard, which are too many to list. Sadly, PLP opposed supporting this bill.

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  • Protecting our rights as miner and prospectors.

    On June 16, 2012, a miner on his mining claim in California (Brandon Rinehart) was charged with two misdemeanors: 1) for possessing a suction dredge within 100 yards of a closed area and; 2) for using a suction dredge without a permit required by California (California stopped issuing permits for suction dredge mining in 2009 – although they ...

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  • Update on California suction gold dredge hearings | Miner ...

     · Update on California suction gold dredge hearings. January 28, 2016. by Scott Harn Editor/Publisher ICMJ''s Prospecting and Mining Journal _____ On January 20, 2016, miners returned to Judge Ochoa''s courtroom for some justice, only to be denied their rights again when Ochoa could not summon the courage to take on the State of California and environmental groups. Ochoa "candidly …

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