Case Study Mining Company Meets Compliance and
A mining company wanted to restore land to its pre-mining state after mining
operations were completed. The EPA and state and local governments had many rules and
timetables for compliance. The mining company also needed to be efficient and cost
effective during both mining and restoration of the site. It needed a solution that all
groups understood and supported.
What PCG Did
PCG led a team of engineers, miners, crew supervisors, and environmentalists to develop
a set of mutually agreed-to goals. In a series of work sessions, we documented a process
and plan for mining each sector that would allow it to be mined profitably, yet restored
more easily and quickly.
There was significant buy-in to the solution. The team was convinced that the plan
would meet permitting, regulatory, and operations expectations and that the company would
keep its excellent reputation in the community.