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Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program

TRI Metal Mining Information

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After careful consideration of the full regulatory agenda, current priorities, and resources, EPA has withdrawn from Office of Management and Budget review a draft notice of proposed rulemaking regarding reporting requirements for the metal mining industry under the TRI Program. Some background information on the issues relevant to this action is provided below.

Stakeholder Discussion Forum

Related Information & Documents

  • Summary and Qs & As of EPA's Analysis of the Decision in the Barrick Goldstrike Mines Lawsuit
  • October 10, 2002 - Overburden Exemption (PDF) (5 pp, 174 K)
  • June, 2001 - National Mining Association (NMA) Lawsuit and Court Ruling - Summary
  • June 14, 2001 - EPA Response to NMA Re: Lawsuit Ruling - Letter
  • January, 1999 - EPCRA Section 313 Industry Guidance: Metal Mining Facilities (PDF)
  • May 1, 1997 - Addition of Facilities in Certain Industry Sectors; Revised Interpretation of Otherwise Use; Toxic Release Inventory Reporting; Community Right-to-Know; Federal Register: Final Rule (PDF) (59 pp, 478 K)
  • June 27, 1996 - Addition of Facilities in Certain Industry Sectors; Toxic Chemical Release Reporting; Community Right-to-Know; Federal Register: Proposed Rule (PDF) (31 pp, 296 K)