Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. has received a permit for the proposed Grassy Mountain underground mine.
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. announces that the Malheur County Planning Commission has approved the conditional use permit for the proposed Grassy Mountain underground mine located in eastern Oregon.
In a public meeting held on May 23, in Ontario, Ore., the Malheur County Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the proposed CUP for Grassy Mountain and to recommend approval of a Sage Grouse Rule Permit to the Malheur County Court. As the permit name states, the county issued the CUP with conditions, which in the case of Grassy Mountain, are the following:
- The applicant will subscribe to the Vale rangeland fire protection association;
- The applicant shall collaborate with the Malheur County sheriff's office in regard to a security plan as well as law enforcement and emergency response plans;
- Any road improvements necessary to serve Grassy Mountain must be constructed according to county design standards to the satisfaction of the County Road Master; and
- The applicant shall obtain approval for its reclamation plan from Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, prior to beginning mining operations. Unless otherwise prohibited by DOGAMI, the Applicant may conduct pre-construction and construction activities prior to obtaining approval for its reclamation plan.
Paramount CEO, Glen Van Treek, said, "The final acceptance of the CUP is a major accomplishment in our permitting efforts of Grassy Mountain and indicates the commitment and support that the local communities and authorities have towards advancing Grassy Mountain into operation. To our knowledge, this is the first CUP ever granted for an underground gold mining project in Oregon."