Public Notice Archive File
April, May, June 2002


 Readers Note:  Public Notices for the Division of Environmental Protection are listed by date.  The date for each Public Notice is the web posting date; the date is also "hypertexted".  The hypertext link sends users to the public notice document;  documents are available in Adobe PDF file format andsome notices may be available in HTML format.  Adobe files should be downloaded for printing.
Bureau of Waste Management

06/26/2002

NOTICE OF WORKSHOP
HAZARDOUS WASTE REGULATIONS

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) will be holding workshops on draft regulations concerning hazardous waste. The purpose of the workshops is to obtain input from the public and regulated community on the proposed regulatory changes.

The State of Nevada is authorized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to enforce federal hazardous waste regulations. Between July 1, 2001 and July 1, 2002, the EPA approved revisions to existing federal hazardous waste regulations and published them in the Federal Register. The State of Nevada is required to modify its state regulations accordingly. The Division of Environmental Protection proposes to incorporate these federal revisions into state regulations by adopting the applicable sections of the Federal Register as it existed on

July 1, 2002. The proposed permanent state regulations will modify existing state regulations to make them consistent with current federal requirements. The state is also proposing revisions to the regulations affecting hazardous waste recyclers which would require them to prepare an operating plan and provide financial assurance.
The workshops will be held at the following dates, times and locations:
    August 13, 2002 - 9:00 AM
    Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
    123 West Nye Lane, Room 217
    Carson City, Nevada

    August 14, 2002 - 9:00 AM
    Century Plaza, Suite 121A
    NDEP Conference Room
    1771 East Flamingo Road
    Las Vegas, Nevada
Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 PM, August 16, 2002, and should be sent to Jim Trent, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Waste Management, 333 W. Nye Lane, Carson City, NV 89706-0851. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail to jtrent@ndep.state.nv.us. A copy of the proposed regulations may be obtained by calling NDEP at (775) 687-4670 ext.3015 or you can download the regulations here.

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

06/20/2002

The Administrator, Division of Environmental Protection, Carson City, Nevada is issuing the following notice of proposed action under the Nevada Revised Statutes and the Clean Water Act. The Administrator has received a complete application for a groundwater discharge permit, NEV2002506, from the following applicant:

  San Emidio Agrigate, Inc
  P. O. Box 40
  Empire, Nevada 89405

The Applicant proposes to land apply biosolids, sewage sludge, generated by the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility to agricultural land near Yerington, Lyon County, Nevada. The biosolids will be land applied to appropriate portions of the 728 acre Lagomarsino Ranch. The biosolids application rate shall be determined by the agronomic uptake rate of the crop planted in the application fields. The permit is proposed to be issued for a five (5) year period. On the basis of preliminary review of the requirements of the Nevada Revised Statutes and the Clean Water Act, as amended, and implementing regulations, the Administrator proposes to issue the permit to discharge, NEV2002506, subject to certain effluent limitations. Persons wishing to comment upon or object to the proposed determinations by the Administrator regarding permit issuance or request a hearing pursuant to the Nevada Administrative Code, Water Pollution Control should submit their comments or request, in writing, within thirty (30) days either in person or by mail to:

  Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  Division of Environmental Protection
  Bureau of Water Pollution Control
  333 West Nye Lane
  Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851

Comments or objections must be received within the thirty (30) day comment period, which begins on the date of this publication. Comments and/or hearing requests postmarked or received via facsimile or e-mail before 5:00 PM July 22, 2002 will be considered in the formulation of final determination(s) regarding the application. If written comments indicate a significant degree of public interest in the proposed permit, the Administrator shall hold a public hearing. A public notice of such hearing will be issued not less than thirty (30) days prior to the hearing date.

If no hearing is held and the determinations of the Administrator are substantially changed from the tentative determinations, the Administrator will give public notice of the revised determinations. Additional comments and objections will be considered at that time. The application, proposed permit, comments received, and other information are on file and may be copied or copies may be obtained by writing to the above address or by calling Bruce Holmgren of the Bureau of Water Pollution Control at (775) 687-4670, extension 3153, or at bholmgre@nedp.state.nv.us. The office facsimile number is (775) 687-4684. Please bring the foregoing notice to the attention of all persons whom you know would be interested in this matter.

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Bureau of Mining Regulation Reclamation

06/20/2002

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for renewal and consolidation of a Water Pollution Control Permit for the Mill 5/6-Gold Quarry-James Creek Project, a gold mining facility, has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for renewal and consolidation of Permit NEV90056 is:

  Newmont Mining Corporation
  Mill 5/6-Gold Quarry-James Creek Project
  P.O. Box 669
  Carlin, Nevada 89822

The facility, known as the Mill 5/6-Gold Quarry-James Creek Project, is located in north-central Eureka County, approximately 6 miles north of the town of Carlin, Nevada. The components are located in portions of Sections 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15, Township 33 North, Range 51 East; Sections 6 and 7, T33N, R52E; Sections 25, 35, and 36, T34N, R51E; and, Section 31, T34N, R52E, MDB&M.

The project consists of the Gold Quarry, Mac, and Tusc open pits and the Deep Post underground gold mining operations; the James Creek and Mill 5/6 tailings storage facilities (TSF); the Mill 5/6 TSF Caro’s Acid plant; the Gold Quarry Heap Leach pad and Bio-oxidation test facility; the North Waste Rock Disposal, South Waste Rock Disposal, and Mill 5/6 Embankment Waste Rock Disposal facilities; the Mill 5/6 complex, comprised of a conventional carbon-in-leach (CIL) gold recovery mill (Mill 5) and the adjacent Mill 6 and Refractory Ore Treatment Plant (Mill 6 & ROTP); a carbon handling facility; a gold refinery; water quality monitoring wells; and associated pipelines, ditches, ponds, pumps, and containment for conveyance and control of process solutions within the facility. A facility is required to be designed, constructed, operated and closed without any discharge or release in excess of those standards established in regulation except for meteorological events which exceed the design storm event.

The Administrator is constrained to issue the Water Pollution Control Permit or to deny the application. The Administrator has made the tentative determination to issue the permit.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by July 22, 2002 no later than 5:00p.m. to Miles Shaw

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Bureau of Waste Management

06/06/2002

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) is requesting public comment on a CLASS 3 PERMIT MODIFICATION (hereafter called Modification) for the Hawthorne Army Depot (HWAD), Main Base facility owned by the US Department of the Army and operated by Day & Zimmermann Hawthorne Corporation (DZHC), in Hawthorne, Nevada.

This Modification would grant approval in accordance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 40 CFR Part 124, Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 459.400 through 459.600 and Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 444.842 through 444.960 to the HWAD to construct and operate the following type of hazardous waste management unit: Plasma Ordnance Demilitarization System (PODS), a hazardous waste incinerator.

Comments should be submitted in writing by 5:00 pm July 22, 2002 to Sree Kailash.

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Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation

05/15/2002

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for a Water Pollution Control Permit for a mining facility, the PREBLE MINE, has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Permit NEV84003 is:
Pinson Mining Company
PO Box 129
Winnemucca, NV 89446

The Preble Mine is located in Humboldt County, on the eastern flank of the Osgood Range, approximately 5 miles northeast of Golconda, NV. The mine is located in T37N, R41E, Sections 17 and 18. The Preble Mine was a heap leach gold mine and is being closed according to an approved closure plan.

The Administrator is constrained to issue a Water Pollution Control Permit or deny the application. The Administrator has made the tentative determination to issue the permit.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by June 7, 2002 no later than 5:00p.m. to Kevin Sullivan

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Bureau of Air Quality Planning

05/07/2002

Pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapter 445B, the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) Chapter 445B, and the Clean Air Act, the Division of Environmental Protection is issuing the following notice.

The Administrator received an application to issue the initial Class I operating permit from the following applicant:

   Southern California Edison Company
   Mohave Generating Station
   P.O. Box 800
   Rosemead, California 91770

The project is located is located in Laughlin, Nevada, approximately 60 miles south, south-east of Las Vegas, Nevada. The Administrator has prepared tentative determinations regarding the operating permit, which, in brief, are:

    This proposed operating permit is for the initial issuance of the facility’s Class I operating permit;

    U.S. EPA Acid Rain requirements are included;
    Additional limits, and monitoring and recordkeeping requirements are being established that were not contained in the previous state-issued operating permits;

    Provisions of the U.S. District Court of Nevada Consent Decree have been included in the proposed operating permit;

    No emission changes are proposed;
    No adverse ambient air quality impacts are expected.
On the basis of the preliminary review and the requirements of the NRS, the NAC and the Clean Air Act the Administrator is hereby announcing his intent to issue a Class I air quality operating permit based on a review of the application, as proposed. A copy of the proposed operating permit is available for public inspection at:

  Laughlin Branch Library
  2840 South Needles Hwy
  PO Box 32225
  Laughlin, Nevada 89028
  (702) 298-3940

  AND

  Clark County Library
  1401 E. Flamingo Road
  Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
  (702) 733-1173

Persons wishing to comment upon the proposed determinations by the Administrator regarding this proposed action or to request a hearing pursuant to NRS 445B Air Pollution and NAC 445B Air Controls should submit their comments or request in writing either in person or by mail or fax within thirty days to:

  Greg Remer
  Division of Environmental Protection
  Nevada Bureau of Air Quality
  333 West Nye Lane
  Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851
  (775) 687-4670, ext. 3082
  (775) 687-6396 FAX

The application, draft permit, any comments received, and other relevant information may be copied at the above address or copies may be obtained by requesting in writing at the above address. Written comments or objections, will be received at the Division of Environmental Protection, above address, until May 31, 2002, and will be retained and considered prior to final action on the Class I operating permit. Upon a valid written request received prior to the end of the comment period, the Administrator will schedule a public hearing on the application and proposed action.

Please bring the foregoing notice to the attention of all persons whom you know may be interested in this matter.

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Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation

04/28/2002

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application from Barrick Goldstrike Mines Inc., for the renewal of a Water Pollution Control Permit, has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Permit NEV0095114 is:

  Barrick Goldstrike Mines Inc.
  P.O. Box 29
  Elko, Nevada 89803

The existing water management facility, known as the Boulder Valley Recirculation Project, is located in central Boulder Valley, approximately 30 miles northeast of Battle Mountain in Sections 5, 7, 18, 19, 20, 29 and 32, Township 35N, Range 49E; Sections 4 and 5, Township 34N, Range 49E; and, Sections 33 and 34, Township 36N, Range 49E, MDB&M in Eureka County Nevada. The project consists of the discharge of spring flows collected by the Sand Dune Canal to infiltration basins, T.S. Ranch Reservoir and to irrigated areas within the Boulder Valley. These spring flows are a result of infiltration of dewatering water at the T.S. Ranch Reservoir which was pumped for the purpose of dewatering the Goldstrike Mine. The recirculation project includes an arsenic treatment plant. Facilities are required to be designed, constructed, operated, and closed without any discharge or release in excess of those standards established in regulation except for meteorological events that exceed the design storm event.

The Administrator is constrained to issue a renewed Water Pollution Control Permit or to deny the application. The Administrator has made the tentative determination to issue a renewed permit.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by June 3, 2002 no later than 5:00p.m. to Bob Carlson

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Bureau of Waste Management

05/03/2002

In accordance with 40 CFR §124 Subpart B and 40 CFR §270.51 as adopted by Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 444.8632, the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) gives notice that a renewal application was received in October 2001 from US Ecology Inc. The renewal application is for a permit to manage hazardous waste at their facility in Nye County, Nevada, 11 miles south of Beatty, Nevada.

US Ecology operates a hazardous waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal (TSD) facility on an 80-acre site owned by the state of Nevada. In addition, the State leases a 400-acre buffer zone surrounding the 80-acre site from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The major changes associated with this renewal application are the construction of a new disposal trench and the addition of a waste pile for the management of soils within the boundary of an existing disposal trench.

This renewal application is available for public review at he NDEP-Carson City office, 123 W. Nye Lane, Room 120, Carson City, Nevada.

Inquiries or requests to be included on the facility mailing list may be submitted to: Jon Taylor

  Staff Engineer   Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
  Bureau of Waste Management
  333 West Nye Lane
  Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851

The 21 EMI contact person is John wolf, (775) 575-2760.

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Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation

04/25/2002

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for renewal of a Water Pollution Control Permit for the Ruby Hill Mine Project, a mining facility, has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for renewal of Permit NEV96103 is:

  Homestake Mining Co. of California
  Ruby Hill Mine
  P.O. Box 676
  Eureka, Nevada 89316

The facility, known as the Ruby Hill Mine, is located on public lands within portions of Sections 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 14, and 15, Township 19 North, Range 53 East, Mount Diablo Baseline and Meridian, approximately 1 mile northwest of the town of Eureka, Eureka County, Nevada.

The project consists of an open pit precious metal mine, two (2) waste rock facilities, crusher, grinding, agglomerating, and conveying systems, a multi-cell heap leach pad, a solution pond, a storm event pond, an Adsorption-Desorption-Recovery (ADR) plant, associated interconnected pipelines, associated support facilities, and seven (7) groundwater quality monitoring wells. Facilities are required to be designed, constructed, operated and closed without any discharge or release in excess of those standards established in regulation except for meteorological events which exceed the design storm event.

The Administrator is constrained to issue the Water Pollution Control Permit renewal or to deny the application. The Administrator has made the tentative determination to issue the permit renewal.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by May 23, 2002 no later than 5:00p.m. to Miles Shaw

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Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation

04/16/2002

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for a Water Pollution Control Permit for a mining facility, the OLIVER HILLS MINE/HAYWOOD PROJECT, has been filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Permit NEV89043 is:

   James Golden
   Sierra Mining & Engineering
   2110 Madrid Dr.
   Sparks, NV 89436

The Oliver Hills Mine is facility is located in Lyon County, Township 16N, Range 21E, Sections 17 and 18, two miles North of Moundhouse, Nevada on Industrial Road. The Administrator is constrained to issue a Water Pollution Control Permit or deny the application. The Administrator has made the tentative determination to issue the permit.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by May 23, 2002 no later than 5:00p.m. to Kevin Sullivan.

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

04/02/2002

The Administrator, Division of Environmental Protection, Carson City, Nevada is issuing the following notice of proposed action and notice of public hearing under the Nevada Revised Statutes and the Clean Water Act. The Administrator has received a complete application for Groundwater Discharge Permit NEV96004 from Nye County, P.O. Box 887, Tonopah, Nevada 89049.

The Nye County Septage and Sludge Drying Site is located at the Pahrump Valley Municipal Landfill (PVML), Pahrump, Nevada. The facility is approximately three miles north of the Pahrump Town Offices and one mile east of State Route 160 on Mesquite Road. The facility is operated by the Nye County Department of Public Works and has been receiving wastewater sludge, domestic septage, and grease trap material since 1982. Wastewater sludge, primarily from local package treatment plants, must be placed in one of the ten concrete-lined, drying beds with leak detection. Septage and grease trap material may be dried in the lined or unlined drying beds. The number of unlined drying beds may be increased from ten to twenty during the term of the permit. The septage and grease trap material must be lime stabilized for pathogen control and vector reduction. Dried sludge and septage is placed in the PVML for ultimate disposal.

Comments may be submitted by 5:00 pm April 8, 2002 to Bruce Holmgren, either by correspondence or email.

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

04/02/2002

Public Notice of Intent to Terminate

The Administrator, Division of Environmental Protection, Carson City, Nevada is issuing the following notice of intent to terminate under the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) and the Clean Water Act.

The Administrator has received a request to terminate National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit NV0022446 issued to the following Permittee:

Rebel Oil Company
1900 West Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102

for

Joe's Auto Service
444 South Martin Luther King Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89106



Please submit all comments in writing or via email to Bruce Holmgren

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Last Updated 07/2002