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State agencies to meet June 30, 2022 at Technical Review Team Geochemistry Subcommittee meeting on proposed gold mine in Malheur County - 06/15/22

Portland, OR– State agencies will meet by teleconference June 30 on a proposed chemical process gold mine in Malheur County.

The Technical Review Team (TRT) Geochemistry Subcommittee will meet by teleconference on Thursday June 30, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PST.

The public notice and related documents are available at: https://www.oregongeology.org/mlrr/chemicalprocess_Calico-GrassyMtn.htm

The public and media can listen to the meeting by joining the Zoom Meeting online, or by phone. For online meeting details and call-in instructions, see the meeting agenda in the public notice. For further information, contact the DOGAMI Albany office at (541) 967-2083 or email: information.grassymtn@dogami.oregon.gov

The TRT Geochemistry Subcommittee is an inter-disciplinary team of state agencies that reviews geochemistry information and concerns related to a proposed mine during all phases of the application process, and ultimately develops geochemistry-related consolidated permit conditions that conform to Oregon regulations.

State agencies to meet June 30, 2022 at Technical Review Team meeting on proposed gold mine in Malheur County - 06/15/22

Portland, OR– State agencies will meet by teleconference June 30 on a proposed chemical process gold mine in Malheur County.

The Technical Review Team (TRT) will meet by teleconference on Thursday June 30, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. PST.

The public notice and related documents are available at: https://www.oregongeology.org/mlrr/chemicalprocess_Calico-GrassyMtn.htm

The public and media can listen to the meetings by joining the Zoom Meeting online, or by phone. For online meeting details and call-in instructions, see the meeting agenda in the public notice. For further information, contact the DOGAMI Albany office at (541) 967-2083 or email: information.grassymtn@dogami.oregon.gov

The TRT is an inter-disciplinary team of state agencies that reviews information and concerns related to a proposed mine during all phases of the application process, and ultimately develops consolidated permit conditions that conform to Oregon regulations.

Be alert for landslides across areas of Eastern Oregon - 06/11/22

Portland, OR—The National Weather Service has issued Flood Watches for portions of Eastern Oregon, including the following areas: Foothills of the Northern Blue Mountains, Foothills of the Southern Blue Mountains, Northern Blue Mountains, Southern Blue Mountains, Grande Ronde Valley, Wallowa County, and Baker County. The watches are in effect through late Sunday night.

Heavy rain may result in landslides in areas of steep terrain, as well as debris flows in and near burned areas from recent wildfires. 

Find the latest information here: https://alerts.weather.gov/cap/or.php?x=1

Debris flows are rapidly moving, extremely destructive landslides. They can contain boulders and logs transported in a fast-moving soil and water slurry down steep hillsides and through narrow canyons. They can easily travel a mile or more. A debris flow moves faster than a person can run. People, structures, and roads located below steep slopes in canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be at serious risk.

If your home, work, or travel route is in a watch area:

  • Stay alert. Track the flood watch by radio, TV, weather radio or online. If told to evacuate, do so immediately.
  • Listen. Unusual sounds might indicate moving debris, such as trees cracking or boulders knocking together. A trickle of falling mud or debris may precede larger landslides. If you think there is danger of a landslide, leave immediately.
  • Watch the water. If water in a stream or creek suddenly turns muddy or the amount of water flowing suddenly decreases or increases, this is a warning that the flow has been affected upstream. You should immediately leave the area because a debris flow may soon be coming downstream.
  • Travel with extreme caution. Assume roads are not safe. Be alert when driving, especially at night. Embankments along roadsides may fail, sending rock and debris onto the road.

For more landslide and debris flow information: https://www.oregongeology.org/Landslide/debrisflow.htm

DOGAMI Governing Board to meet June 16, 2022 - 06/10/22

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Governing Board of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) will meet on Thursday, June 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. To slow the spread of COVID-19, this public meeting will be conducted as a virtual meeting.

The meeting agenda is available at: https://www.oregongeology.org/about/govboard/boardagenda_6_16_2022.pdf

The DOGAMI Governing Board sets policy, oversees general operations, and adopts a strategic plan every six years. The Board meets at least quarterly. As active members of their communities, Board members provide an important connection between Oregonians and DOGAMI’s mission of providing earth science information and regulation to make Oregon safe and prosperous.