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Correspondence from the President of OAU


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 By Michael Miller

12/07/2017  8:30AM


EXECUTIVE ORDER- - - - - - -
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to lower regulatory burdens on the American people by implementing and enforcing regulatory reform, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. It is the policy of the United States to alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens placed on the American people.
Sec. 2. Regulatory Reform Officers. (a) Within 60 days of the date of this order, the head of each agency, except the heads of agencies receiving waivers under section 5 of this order, shall designate an agency official as its Regulatory Reform Officer (RRO). Each RRO shall oversee the implementation of regulatory reform initiatives and policies to ensure that agencies effectively carry out regulatory reforms, consistent with applicable law. These initiatives and policies include:
(i) Executive Order 13771 of January 30, 2017 (Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs), regarding offsetting the number and cost of new regulations;
(ii) Executive Order 12866 of September 30, 1993 (Regulatory Planning and Review), as amended, regarding regulatory planning and review;
(iii) section 6 of Executive Order 13563 of January 18, 2011 (Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review), regarding retrospective review; and
(iv) the termination, consistent with applicable law, of programs and activities that derive from or implement Executive Orders, guidance documents, policy memoranda, rule interpretations, and similar documents, or relevant portions thereof, that have been rescinded.
(b) Each agency RRO shall periodically report to the agency head and regularly consult with agency leadership.
Sec. 3. Regulatory Reform Task Forces. (a) Each agency shall establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force composed of:
(i) the agency RRO;
(ii) the agency Regulatory Policy Officer designated under section 6(a)(2) of Executive Order 12866;
(iii) a representative from the agency's central policy office or equivalent central office; and
(iv) for agencies listed in section 901(b)(1) of title 31, United States Code, at least three additional senior agency officials as determined by the agency head.
(b) Unless otherwise designated by the agency head, the agency RRO shall chair the agency's Regulatory Reform Task Force.
(c) Each entity staffed by officials of multiple agencies, such as the Chief Acquisition Officers Council, shall form a joint Regulatory Reform Task Force composed of at least one official described in subsection (a) of this section from each constituent agency's Regulatory Reform Task Force. Joint Regulatory Reform Task Forces shall implement this order in coordination with the Regulatory Reform Task Forces of their members' respective agencies.
(d) Each Regulatory Reform Task Force shall evaluate existing regulations (as defined in section 4 of Executive Order 13771) and make recommendations to the agency head regarding their repeal, replacement, or modification, consistent with applicable law. At a minimum, each Regulatory Reform Task Force shall attempt to identify regulations that:
(i) eliminate jobs, or inhibit job creation;
(ii) are outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective;
(iii) impose costs that exceed benefits;
(iv) create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with regulatory reform initiatives and policies;
(v) are inconsistent with the requirements of section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2001 (44 U.S.C. 3516 note), or the guidance issued pursuant to that provision, in particular those regulations that rely in whole or in part on data, information, or methods that are not publicly available or that are insufficiently transparent to meet the standard for reproducibility; or
(vi) derive from or implement Executive Orders or other Presidential directives that have been subsequently rescinded or substantially modified.
(e) In performing the evaluation described in subsection (d) of this section, each Regulatory Reform Task Force shall seek input and other assistance, as permitted by law, from entities significantly affected by Federal regulations, including State, local, and tribal governments, small businesses, consumers, non-governmental organizations, and trade associations.
(f) When implementing the regulatory offsets required by Executive Order 13771, each agency head should prioritize, to the extent permitted by law, those regulations that the agency's Regulatory Reform Task Force has identified as being outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective pursuant to subsection (d)(ii) of this section.
(g) Within 90 days of the date of this order, and on a schedule determined by the agency head thereafter, each Regulatory Reform Task Force shall provide a report to the agency head detailing the agency's progress toward the following goals:
(i) improving implementation of regulatory reform initiatives and policies pursuant to section 2 of this order; and
(ii) identifying regulations for repeal, replacement, or modification.
Sec. 4. Accountability. Consistent with the policy set forth in section 1 of this order, each agency should measure its progress in performing the tasks outlined in section 3 of this order.
(a) Agencies listed in section 901(b)(1) of title 31, United States Code, shall incorporate in their annual performance plans (required under the Government Performance and Results Act, as amended (see 31 U.S.C. 1115(b))), performance indicators that measure progress toward the two goals listed in section 3(g) of this order. Within 60 days of the date of this order, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (Director) shall issue guidance regarding the implementation of this subsection. Such guidance may also address how agencies not otherwise covered under this subsection should be held accountable for compliance with this order.
(b) The head of each agency shall consider the progress toward the two goals listed in section 3(g) of this order in assessing the performance of the Regulatory Reform Task Force and, to the extent permitted by law, those individuals responsible for developing and issuing agency regulations.
Sec. 5. Waiver. Upon the request of an agency head, the Director may waive compliance with this order if the Director determines that the agency generally issues very few or no regulations (as defined in section 4 of Executive Order 13771). The Director may revoke a waiver at any time. The Director shall publish, at least once every 3 months, a list of agencies with current waivers.
Sec. 6. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or
(ii) the functions of the Director relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

February 24, 2017
 By Michael Miller

11/07/2017  1:46PM

Hi Faithful Readers:

The crew continues our plan to get-to-the-bottom of Sixteen to One.When the third quarter ended, we were ahead of schedule; however a series of non-mining setbacks puts us a little behind now.

A review the recent annual report explains why I'm posting the letter below. Searching for not just someone but the right someone is a high priority. Like the miners always say, if you don't turn over the rocks, you won't find the gold.

September 19, 2017
Bloomberg Philanthropies
25 East 78th Street
New York, NY 10075

Dear Mister Bloomberg,

That you continued gathering people initiated a dozen years ago by the Clinton Foundation, inspires me to write you today. If this letter is destined to reach you, your staff must know somethings about me and why I chose to write to you. I read where your event aims to bring policymakers, CEOs and powerful people together to address pressing issues of the day. Introducing you to Original Sixteen to One Mine, Inc. and to me is aimed at mutual desires.

I doubt that the Bloomberg Global Business Forum drew any attendees with my points of view about gold, its relationship to our security, prosperity, currency and United States production/ mining. Since being a California gold miner ( 1974), living in the remote California gold belt and running the oldest American, public- operating, gold mining corporation, my beliefs regarding the global seriousness of this thousands years old industry should be in the fore front of people you know.

Gold has its share of wacky admirers and detractors. I am neither. I am in a small and elite industry, one that actually mines the stuff in the United States. With global movements continuing today regarding petrodollars, dollars, yuan and a few other currencies, those with an abundance of wealth and an interest in maintaining the strength of our economic influences will be wise to ponder our small but influential industry. I seek the opportunity to exchange views.

Enclosed is the current annual report for Original Sixteen to One Mine, Inc. Our website’s purpose remains the same as it was over twenty years ago: the dissemination of information. You will find enough mine and corporate history to judge our importance in furthering the pursuits expressed in your global business forum. I invite you and your appointees or business associates to visit the Sixteen to One mine in the Sierra Nevada, California gold belt. Please contact me with questions or for additional information about our operation in California.

Michael M. Miller
Phone number: (530) 287-3223
Email: mmeistermiller@gmail.com
 By Michael Miller

09/29/2017  2:47PM

Thanks for your memory of my speculations or wishes. We were walking on the 1500 level by June; shareholders were invited to travel down the 49 winze to the 1300 level and travel north to the Ballroom. Many made the trip. From the 1300 level all could see the lights on the 1500 level. Miners were walking on the 1500 level but the stairs and hand rails were under construction. They are in great working condition now. All of us have traveled the 1700 level for inspection.

I doubt we will see the 2200 level this year. Our crew members experienced some medical set backs (not mining associated)which slowed progress. The water is below the 1700 level. We have work to do on this level going north to Tightner Shaft due to rock slides from old stopes...no big deal but time consuming. I'm proud of the effort of the crew and their desire to progress downward.



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