Mark Your Calendar! Next Meeting – 20 April 2017 at 6:00 PM
Next Monthly Meeting
Next Meeting: Thursday, 20 April 2017 at 6:00 PM
Sponsor: Sponsorship is still available! Please email us to inquire about the benefits of sponsoring the social hour.
Presenter: Donald Ewigleben, Krumb Lecturer
Program: Is it Still Possible to Permit a Major New Mining Project in the United States?
After 150 years of mining development in the United States and significant growth of the mining sector in the last two decades of the 20th century, industry observers have now raised the question of the likelihood of new mining projects being permitted based on the growth of regulation, Federal oversight and citizen involvement. Congressional, state and local statutory requirements in the last 35 years have proliferated along with the accompanying regulations enforced by various federal, state and local agencies. In particular the 2014 pre-emptive action by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against an Alaska mine project which had not submitted a permit application has raised the bar for any would-be mine developer. Yet, a closer look at the recent history of projects developed or expanded in the last 15 years may portray a more positive picture than at first glance. Successfully permitted mining projects share common themes in conducting an adequate community assessment and public outreach which follow a systematic approach to sustainable development. New mining projects can be developed in the U.S. if properly planned and managed.
Speaker Bio: Mr. Ewigleben brings more than 35 years of experience in the mining industry to his role as Of Counsel with Holland & Hart. He has extensive experience in regulatory, environment, and government affairs, mergers and acquisitions, and other legal issues facing mining companies. Mr. Ewigleben is uniquely positioned to advise companies developing gold, uranium, or coal assets. He has appeared before countless government agencies and tribal councils at the local, state, and federal level and he has successfully negotiated conditions for permits and approvals that allow mining companies to begin and continue profitable operations. Mr. Ewigleben's substantial experience as an in-house counsel and executive in mining companies affords him a unique perspective on the objectives of company legal officers and the need to provide cost-effective solutions for compliance, transactional and regulatory matters.
Change in Dinner Pricing Structure
Our new dinner fee pricing structure is as follows:
Members and Guests of Members: $30
As before, dinner includes two drink tickets thanks to our generous sponsors. Annual membership is still $25. Memberships from other local sections will be recognized as qualifying for the member dinner price.
2017 SME Tour of Caterpillar’s Tinaja Hills Facility
When: Saturday, April 8th 2017 (10:00am – noon)
Location: 5800 W Caterpillar Trail, Green Valley, AZ 85614
Cost: $20 / Person and $15 / Students
The Young Miners are excited to announce our next event will be a tour of the Caterpillar Tinaja Hills facility just south of Tucson. This is Caterpillars 6,500 acre facility where they conduct everything from trainings, demonstrations and testing of their newest equipment. This is a world class facility and they have been gracious enough to host this tour for the Young Miners of SME Arizona on Saturday, April 8th.
We have rented a bus for this tour and we are currently working out a pickup location in Tucson where those that want to ride the bus from Tucson can do so. Of course, you can always meet us at their facility. While Caterpillar has volunteered their time, we are charging $20/person $15/students to cover the costs associated with the bus.
For more information please contact the SME Young Miners of Arizona (Neil Woodroffe)
Registration: Online only and this Event is open to everyone.
Must register online and registration DEADLINE is Friday April 7th @ noon.
Please register online ASAP as we are limited to the first 50 people.
Bus pickup: TBD
Tour: 10:00 am – noon
Steel-toe boots are preferred, closed-toe shoes with good thread are required at a minimum. Please no tank tops or shorts.
Cancellations and No Shows:
Unfortunately we will not be able refund payment Thank You.
2016–2017 Maricopa Section Officers
Program / Chair
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Secretary & Communications
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Donald M. Burt,Ph.D.
Arizona State University