Sutter Gold Mining Inc. (TSXV:SGM,OTCQX:SGMNF) will accept the terms of a permit proffered on June 15, 2012 by the US Army Corps of Engineers to fill wetlands under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for the Lincoln Mine Project in California’s Mother Lode Gold Belt.
As quoted in the press release:
The permit allows the Company to fill approximately 0.75 acre of seasonal wetlands and other waters of the United States while fully mitigating these impacts with higher value seasonal wetlands. The final stages of earthwork and construction of mine waste management units are scheduled to begin by July 1, 2012, consistent with Sutter’s plans to put the Lincoln Mine into production in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Sutter Gold President and CEO Leanne Baker said:
“The timing of the Water Quality Certification Order and the permit proffered by the US Army Corps of Engineers fits well with the Company’s summer 2012 construction schedule,”"Sutter has worked very hard to minimize the environmental impacts of the Lincoln Mine Project and this permit allows us to move forward with construction of surface disposal facilities for waste rock and tailings, including a new access road to the tailings disposal unit.”