Technical Resource Document: Gold
DISCLAIMER AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
This document was prepared by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA). The mention of company or product names is not to be consideredan endorsement by the U.S. Government or the EPA.This Technical Resource Document consists of five sections. The firstsection is EPA's Profile of the gold industry; the remaining four sections areSite Visit Reports from site visits conducted by EPA. The Profile Sectionwas distributed for review to the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureauof Mines and Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service, the Western Governors Association, theInterstate Mining Compact Commission, the American Mining Congress,and Environmental Public Interest Groups. Summaries of the commentsand EPA's responses are presented as an appendix to the Profile Section.The Site Visit Report Sections were reviewed by individual company, state,and Federal representatives who participated in the site visit. Commentsand EPA responses are included as Appendices to the specific Site VisitSections. EPA is grateful to all individuals who took the time to reviewsections of this Technical Resource Document.The use of the terms "extraction," "beneficiation," and "mineral processing"in the Profile section of this document is not intended to classify any wastestreams for the purposes of regulatory interpretation or application. Rather,these terms are used in the context of common industry terminology.