Current events trends towards erosion of small scale mining rights and withdrawal of use of public lands.
GPAA mining guide no longer lists contact information all State and Federal agencies that may require notification for maps, leases, contracts, royalties, regulations, planning, approval and permitting.
Federal agencies that may need to give permissions include Department of Interior Forest service:
Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management
Department of Agriculture National Forestry Service
Local Forest(s) Ranger Districts
Department of the Army
Corps of Engineers Regulatory Branch (freshwater streams, lakes, wetlands)
State departments that may need to give permissions include:
Division of State Lands Department of Fish and Game/Wildlife (Hydraulic Projects)
Habitat and Restoration Division
Department of Water Resources
Department of Environmental Quality (Health, Energy, Minerals, Conservation, Natural Resources, Water Resources, Land Quality, Aquatic Lands, etc.)
Mining and Minerals Division
Water and Waste Management Division, Water Quality Bureau
GPAA Chapter 21 Secretary