On January 17 th, 2019, Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. announced the filing of an application for the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) with the Planning Department of Malheur County for its already planned Grassy Mountain Gold Mine in eastern Oregon.
Location map for the proposed Grassy Mountain gold mine and associated infrastructure. (Image credit: Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.)
The CUP offers County approval for the intended land use by Paramount for private (patented) land. The complete Grassy Mountain deposit and parts of the associated infrastructure for the planned underground mine are situated on Paramount’s 100% owned patented mining claims.
We are thrilled with the progress of our permitting efforts to date and the co-operation we are getting from County, State and Federal regulators. The submission of the Conditional Use Permit is a major milestone for the project as we advance our high-grade Grassy Mountain gold mine towards production.
Glen Van Treek, CEO, Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
The CUP, which has been filed with the Planning Department of the County, will be reviewed at a forthcoming monthly planning meeting. To accept the application for the permit as complete, the planning department is left with 30 days. With such criteria, it is anticipated that the permit review process for accepting the planned land use will be heard at a public planning commission meeting to be convened in March 2019. Internal review of the planned use for the land, a prospective site visit, and a public meeting are part of the process. It is expected by Paramount that the approval will be received within June 2019.
Given the excellent support from community leaders and local organizations, as evidenced in multiple public community meetings and discussions during the DOGAMI process of compiling the data for the permit application, we are looking forward to a positive outcome from the County,” added Mr Van Treek.