Romarco permit update: Draft Environmental Impact Statement publication date

Mar 13, 2014, 13:25 ET from ROMARCO MINERALS INC.


TORONTO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - 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 publish its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (the "Draft EIS") for the Haile Gold Mine project on its website either today Thursday, March 13, 2014 or tomorrow Friday March 14, 2014.  The Draft EIS is a major milestone in the Haile Gold Mine permitting process.

The Company also understands the following:

  • The Corps will issue the Notice for a public hearing to be held on April 24, 2014 in Kershaw, SC.
  • The Corps will accept written comments until the close of the comment period on May 9, 2014.
  • The Corps' schedule indicates the Final EIS will be published in July 2014.

The Corps' permit (pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act) is the only Federal permit Romarco requires for the Haile project. In 2013, the Company received four state permits - 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.  For a list of other required permits, please see the 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.