This section provides a list of importantenvironmental regulations and supporting documents that may apply to the gold and copper mining and mineral processing industries. This list does not include every environmental regulation that potentiallyapplies to these two sectors, but only the major regulations. Depending on the operations at any particular mining or mineral processing facility, some or all of the following regulatory provisions could potentially apply. Therefore, facility owner/operators and other interested parties may wish to review the regulations listed below to determine whether they are applicable. In addition, the owner/operators and other interested parties may want to consult their EPA region, state or tribal agencies to determine if regulations other than those listed in thissection are also applicable to their operations. Some of these documents may be dated; however, they still provide useful background information for those who are not familiar with the gold and copper mining/processing operations or the regulations that affects these operations.