The purpose of the Education Committee is to increase public awareness and understanding of the modern mining industry through educational programs. Through biannual workshops for K-12 teachers the committee seeks to increase the awareness of the integral role of minerals in our daily lives, individually, as a state, and as a nation. The Nevada Mining Association Education Program is the U.S. leader in the development of mineral education resources and programs. You can learn more by visiting the committee's Web site at www.nvmineraleducation.org.
The Environmental Committee reviews and recommends positions
on proposed environmental regulations. The committee also
evaluates new permitting procedures, reclamation requirements,
and other activities affecting mining operations. Subcommittees
include Air Quality, Water Resources, Mine Waste, Wildlife,
The Exploration Committee will educate and demonstrate the importance of exploration, the mining industry’s Research and Development sector, to legislators, regulators, and community leaders as well as the public at large. The Committee will monitor and address issues and opportunities related to, and affecting exploration activities in Nevada.
Government Affairs Committee
The Government Affairs Committee is responsible for monitoring
state and local government policy issues.
Human Resource Committee
The Human Resource Committee examines labor related issues
within the industry and proposed laws and regulations pertaining
to wages and hours, workers compensation, benefits and occupational
Mine Safety & Health Committee
The Mine Safety and Health Committee reviews legislative and
regulatory initiatives related to mine safety. The committee
hosts several educational workshops on subjects such as industrial
hygiene, surface and underground mine safety. Active subcommittees
include Mine Rescue, Industrial Hygiene and Regulatory, and
Safety Awards. You can learn more by visiting the committee's
website at www.nvmineraleducation.org/ihsampling.
The Public Outreach Committee focuses on media relations and
community involvement throughout the state.
The Suppliers Club consists of members of the Nevada Mining
Association that supply goods and services to mine operations.
The club exists to support mining in Nevada through political
and social involvement, and provide support and new business
opportunities to its members. In particular, the club sponsors
forums and meetings with operating companies as well as events
at the annual convention.
The Taxation Committee provides input to state regulators
regarding the implantation of tax law in Nevada.