Who: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District
What: Charleston District will be holding a public scoping meeting to hear the public’s comments on Haile Gold Mine, Inc’s (a subsidiary of Romarco Minerals) application for a Department of the Army permit to open and operate a proposed gold mine in Kershaw, Lancaster County, SC.
When: Thursday, October 27th, beginning at 5:00 pm. From 5:00-7:00 pm, there will be an informal open house where attendees can come to learn more about the project and provide comments. At 7:00 pm, the formal part of the meeting will begin where interested parties will be invited to publicly comment on the project. The meeting will conclude when all parties have been heard.
Where: Andrew Jackson Recreation Center, 6354 North Matson St. Kershaw, SC 29067
Why: Haile Gold Mine, Inc. has applied for a Department of the Army permit to fill approximately 160 acres of wetlands and 38,775 linear feet of streams. Since the Corps has determined that this project will have social, economic and environmental effects that are significant, an Environmental Impact Statement, or EIS, is required to document these impacts. As part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, the Corps is holding the public scoping meeting to receive valuable input from the public to be considered when making a decision on the permit application.
Contact: Glenn Jeffries, Chief of Corporate Communications: 843-329-8123
Release no. 11-1001