TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 22, 2014) - EPM Mining Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:EPK)(OTCQX:EPKMF) ("EPM" or the "Company") today provided an update on progress with the Environmental Impact Statement ("EIS") for its Sevier Lake Playa Sulphate of Potash Project located in southwestern Utah.

The BLM's Fillmore Field Office ("FFO") started the process to post the Notice of Intent ("NOI") to prepare an EIS in the Federal Register after the selection of the third-party contractor, which occurred in August 2013. The NOI for the EIS must be posted in the Federal Register before the public scoping process can begin. As of the second week of January 2014, the EIS NOI was transferred from the BLM Utah State office to the BLM Washington D.C. office.

"We are delighted to have the NOI progress to the BLM's federal office," said Lance D'Ambrosio, Chief Executive Officer of EPM. "We look forward to its posting in the Federal Register so the public comment process can begin. EPM is very fortunate to have such a great permitting team whose diligent and methodical approach has kept our project moving from one milestone to the next."

About EPM Mining Ventures

EPM Mining Ventures Inc. is a development-stage company focused on specialty fertilizers. Through Peak Minerals Inc., its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, EPM controls directly or through agreement mineral leases on more than 124,000 acres on its Sevier Lake Playa property in Millard County, Utah. With a brine resource known to contain potassium, magnesium, sulphate, lithium and a suite of other beneficial minerals, EPM is targeting the development and production of specialty fertilizers, including SOP, through the use of a cost-effective solar evaporation process. SOP and other specialty fertilizers are used in the production of high value, chloride-sensitive crops such as fruits, vegetables, and tree nuts. With the recent completion of a Preliminary Feasibility Study, the Company is currently engaged in engineering and analysis designed to support a feasibility study, environmental permitting, and ultimately mineral production.

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Contact Information:

EPM Mining Ventures
Lance D'Ambrosio
Chief Executive Officer
(801) 485-0223