CEO Blog - May 23, 2012
Wednesday, May 23 2012 17:05
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Question: What can you tell me about the recent BLM Notice and how Comstock Mining is responding?

Answer: Thank you for your question.  I understand your concern and I am happy to address.

Notice was received from the local Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requiring the Company to cease using certain land. The Notice does not include any specific allegations regarding our conduct, and we strongly affirm that the “generic” allegations in the Notice are not supported by the facts. In addition, we do not know of any specific circumstances that would warrant a Notice. We have recently delivered our written response to the Notice to Leon Thomas, Field Manager of the local BLM Office.

Our complete response letter can be found here: CMI Response to BLM Notice 2012.05.23 (PDF - 807 KB)

Included with the submission is all the supporting material that provides clear evidence of our rights to use all the land questioned for mining activity including hauling of ore from the mine to the process area. The supporting material represents over a hundred pages of documentation.

In summary, we are enabling responsible mining of historic significance to our State. We have already set new, higher standards of environmental responsibility in the State and on the Comstock.  We have already partnered with the local, state and federal agencies in unprecedented ways, including Storey County, NDEP, the BLM and the EPA.  I believe we represent the most socially responsible partner the territory has seen and we couldn’t be more proud of our team and how they conduct themselves.

Kindest Regards,

Corrado De Gasperis
President and CEO