US Army Corps of Engineers selects Cardno ENTRIX to complete Environmental Impact Statement for Haile Gold Mine project

Sep 26, 2011, 15:26 ET from ROMARCO MINERALS INC.


TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSX: R) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that the US Army Corps of Engineers ("Corps") has selected Cardno ENTRIX to complete the Environmental Impact Statement ("EIS") for the Haile Gold Mine project in South Carolina.  Cardno ENTRIX is a subsidiary of Cardno Limited, a global provider of physical and social infrastructure services.

Cardno ENTRIX has extensive mine permitting experience as well as experience with the Corps Charleston District. Cardno ENTRIX is an environmental and natural resource management consultancy providing a broad range of services in Water Resources Management, Natural Resources Management, Permitting & Compliance, and Liability Management.  Cardno Limited extends across more than 150 worldwide offices and represents an employee base of over 4,200 in more than 70 countries. Cardno ENTRIX has a strong local presence in South Carolina with two office locations as well as numerous offices in the Southeast U.S.

Diane Garrett, President & CEO commented: "Cardno ENTRIX has developed a quality plan utilizing a dedicated team of more than 20 professionals to ensure the EIS process is  thorough yet remains on schedule. The team of top-notch professionals with widespread gold mining and 404 Wetlands experience has worked with the Corps several times on other third-party contracted EIS projects. Their record for success is exemplary.  Everyone involved is pleased to have Cardno engaged to develop the EIS for the Haile project."

The EIS will provide the remaining essential information needed by the Corps to issue a 404 Wetlands permit. On September 23, 2011, the Corps filed the Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS in the Federal Register establishing October 27, 2011 for the Scoping and Public Hearing meeting that will be held in Kershaw, South Carolina.  Following that meeting and subsequent comment period an EIS schedule will be developed.  Additional information regarding the Haile EIS will be available at a website independently managed by the Corps through Cardno ENTRIX at:

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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