Smuggler Superfund Site

black and white photo of smuggler mountain mine

What is the Smuggler Superfund Site?

The Smuggler Mountain Superfund site on the western side of Smuggler Mountain was covered in mining waste and placed on the U.S Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Priorities List for cleanup under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act in 1986.

Building & Excavation Requirements

What do I need to know?

Local regulation requires anyone engaged in activities that would excavate or expose greater than one cubic yard of soil to obtain a Dirt Moving Permit prior to commencing work. Recipients of this permit, and any other person engaged in development on the site, are required to follow certain procedures with respect to excavation, dust suppression, and removal of contaminated material. 

Landscaping, as well as vegetable and flower gardening, must also be conducted in accordance with these requirements. All areas within the site must be maintained with a permanent vegetative or hard surface cover, and in a manner designed to minimize erosion.

Are you planning to do work in this area? Review the following documents and fill out a Dirt Moving Permit:

Questions? Contact us at, 970-920-5039