Who: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District
What: Charleston District will be holding a community meeting to receive input and provide information to interested parties on Haile Gold Mine, Inc’s application for a Department of the Army permit to open and operate a proposed gold mine in Kershaw, Lancaster County, S.C., as part of the Environmental Impact Statement.
When: Tuesday, August 20, beginning at 6:00 p.m. From 6:00-7:00 p.m., there will be an informal open house where attendees can review project information and have individual discussion with USACE and SC Department of Health and Environmental Control staff. At 7:00 pm, the community meeting will begin with a presentation of the proposed mine plan, a discussion of the alternatives evaluation for the project, a discussion of the proposed mitigation plan, an update on groundwater modeling efforts, the schedule for the public availability of the EIS, and an open discussion moderated by the USACE. The meeting is scheduled to end at 9:00 p.m.
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 120.5 acres of wetlands and 26,461 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 is required to document these impacts. As a result of the public scoping meeting held on October 27, 2011, where numerous comments and requests for additional public meetings were made, the intent of this meeting is to allow for open and informal dialogue and exchange between interested members of the Kershaw community, USACE and SCDHEC.
Contact: Glenn Jeffries, Chief of Corporate Communications: 843-329-8123
Release no. 13-0802