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To ALL miners:

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is trying to make permanent an emergency definition of suction dredging. The definition is set to return to the old definition in June of 2014. In order for the Department to make this definition which greatly restricts suction dredging to become permanent is to have a public review period.

They failed to do it properly earlier this year and they stated:

With the emergency definition set to expire in June 2014, on February 14, 2014, CDFW provided public notice and initiated action under the APA to adopt the existing emergency definition through regular noticed rulemaking. (See generally Gov. Code, § 11346 et seq.; Cal. Reg. Notice Register 2014, No. 7-Z, pp. 285-288; OAL Notice File No. Z-2014-0204-05.) Due to a notice oversight, however, CDFW has decided to renotice the action, beginning anew the APA effort to adopt the emergency definition of suction dredging through regular noticed rulemaking. That renoticed effort and a related 45-day public comment period began April 25, 2014. (Cal. Reg. Notice Register 2014, No. 17-Z, pp. 724-728; OAL Notice File No. Z-2014-0415-23.)

Documents prepared by CDFW as part of the April and February 2014 regular noticed rulemaking, along with documents prepared by CDFW for the June 2013 emergency action and two related readoptions in December 2013 and March 2014, respectively, follow below.

See the link above to read more details.

This is what is going on:

[Notice published April 25, 2014]
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW or
Department) proposes to adopt the regulations described below after considering all
comments, objections, and recommendations regarding the proposed action. The
Department invites interested persons to present statements or arguments with respect
to alternatives to the regulations at the scheduled hearing or during the written comment
A public hearing has not been scheduled at this time. The Department will hold a public
hearing if it receives a written request for a hearing no later than 15 days prior to the
close of the written comment period. Hearing requests should be directed to Ms. Helen
Birss at the address below. At the public hearing, any person may present statements
or arguments orally or in writing relevant to the proposed action described in the
Informative Digest. The Department requests, but does not require, that the persons
who make oral comments at the hearing also submit a written copy of their testimony at
the hearing.
Any interested person, or his or her authorized representative, may submit written
comments relevant to the proposed regulatory action to the Department. All written
comments must be received by the Department at the office below not later than 5:00
p.m. on June 9, 2014. All written comments must include the true name and mailing
address of the commenter. When submitting comments, please indicate whether you
agree to accept subsequent notices for this rulemaking electronically.
Written comments may be submitted by mail, fax, or e-mail as follows:
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Helen Birss, Branch Chief
Habitat Conservation Planning Branch
1416 9th
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: (916) 653-2588
E-mail: suctiondredge@wildlife.ca.gov


Comments, objections, hearings and action is needed by all interested mining parties.

Earlier today a hearing was held in San Bernardino County and the judge did not make a ruling. Someone of legal mind and mining regulation knowledge should organize us to respond to the CDFW.

Please let everyone know.


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This am it will be done as the slime tries to wiggle out from under. If I posted my true thoughts on this fn mess I'd get 100,000 bad boy points here and be banned for life. Hmmm think I'll resubmit my 169 page comment again hahahaha they loved that one-John

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----- Forwarded Message -----
From: John Oates <massx55@att.net>
ToHelen Birss-Habitat Conservation Chief>Habitat Conservation Branch
Sent; Friday,May 2,2014
Subject: info on last comment

Dear Fish and Wildlife,Helen Birss- It is absolutely mandatory and needed to hold a open meeting to throw out this heineous act against the people of the state of California. I am requesting this meeting asap- Respectfully John Oates---HAHAHAH 4TH TIME WAS THE CHARM
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They will do what ever they want, irregardless of all of us complaining. They simply steam roll this stuff into law. Sure, they will "listen" to you, but it'll go in one ear and out the other, and they will move on with their mission anyhow. Sorry state of affairs, but the only way they will not do what they want, is when a judge tells them too, not anyone else.

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YAAAAAAAAAAA so we just throw in the towels and turn them dredge boxes into petunia planters hahahaha. Grow a pair and fight for what ya believe in for gods sake. Stop dredgn'???yes when dead-John

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