Michigan’s Nonferrous Metallic Mining Regulations

Today, Michigan has some of the most stringent mining laws in the United States. For a high-level review of Michigan's mining law, read more in this post.

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RETHINK MINING

Mining worldwide hasn’t always effectively managed environmental impacts. Today's techniques and regulations are meant to address historical issues.

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WHAT IS A NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES) PERMIT?

The Clean Water Act prohibits the discharge of pollutants through a point source without a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The Back Forty Mine requires this permit to discharge treated water to the Menominee River.

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WHAT IS A SUPERFUND SITE?

Nearly 3,400 hard rock mines have been permitted in the U.S. since 1990. None of the sites are on the Superfund list. Learn more about the Superfund program and modern mining.

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WE’RE HIRING FOR A FACILITIES MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

STEPHENSON, Mich. July. 16, 2018 – Aquila Resources is hiring for a Facilities Maintenance Technician.

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LEGISLATION PASSES TO IMPROVE TRANSPARENCY AND RULE-MAKING PROCESS

STEPHENSON, Mich. July 2, 2018 –Recently, a series of bills that improve transparency and the DEQ rule-making process have become law. These bills enable fact and science, rather than personal opinion, dictate permit decisions.

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SPRING 2018 NEWSLETTER

As the Back Forty Mine continues to develop, transparency and effective communication become more important. We recently published a newsletter as just one part of our effort to improve communication with the community now and in the future. It is also a suggestion we received from community members. Read more to get a snapshot of where the project is today.

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