Public Notice Archive File
October, November, December 2002

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

12/31/2002

PUBLIC NOTICE

Request for Statement of Qualification
Request for Proposals


Notice is hereby given that interested parties may submit statements of qualification and proposals for services to be performed for the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Pollution Control. The services to be performed include training of wastewater treatment plant operators throughout rural Nevada, developing evaluations on deficiencies at specific rural wastewater treatment systems, assessing and assisting the maintenance of Native American Community Treatment Plants, and addressing governing boards of rural wastewater utilities on concerns regarding their facilities. Additionally, security surveys to assess the vulnerability of rural treatment plants to acts of terrorism and vandalism will be conducted. Some of the instruction will be carried out in cooperation with volunteers from the Nevada Water Environment Association.

For further information and a scope of work, please contact Joseph Maez at (775) 687-9431.

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Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation

12/30/2002

Notice of Intent

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for a Reclamation Permit for a Mining Operation for the Gold Wedge Project has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Permit # 0211 is:

   Manhattan Mining Company dba Royal Standard Minerals, Inc.
   1311 N. McCarran Blvd. Ste. 105
   Sparks, NV 89431

This project, will be located within community of Manhattan, Nye County, Nevada and is in Sections 18 and 19, Township 8 North, Range 44 East, M.D.B. & M. The operation is an underground mine located on 20 acres of privately owned land. Surface components will include: a decline, ore stockpile, waste rock dump, fines/oversize pad, settling ponds, shop building, and a physical separation mill. The shop and mill buildings will remain in support of an industrial post-mining land use.

The Administrator is constrained to issue the reclamation permit or to deny the application. The Administrator has made the tentative decision to issue the reclamation permit.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by February 3, 2003 no later than 5:00p.m. to Dave Simpson

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Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation

12/23/2002

Notice of Proposed Action

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for a Water Pollution Control Permit for the Sterling Mine Project, a beneficiation facility, has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Permit NEV 89016 is:

   Sterling Gold Mining Corporation
   P.O. Box 549
   Beatty, Nevada 89003

The Sterling Mine Project is located in Nye County, Sections 10-15, 22, and 23 of Township 13 South, Range 47 ½ East and Section 20 of Township 13 South, Range 48 East, Mount Diablo Baseline and Meridian (MDB&M), southeast of Beatty, Nevada. The existing project consists of open-pit and underground mining with ore processing by conventional heap leach cyanidation and precious metal recovery by carbon adsorption and stripping. 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 a water pollution control permit or provide written notice to the applicant why the final permit will not be issued. The Administrator has made the tentative determination to issue a permit.

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

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Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation

12/13/2002

Notice of Decision  --  Water Pollution Control Permit -- NVE60050
Cortez Gold Mines Toiyabe Mine

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has decided to issue renewal of Water Pollution Control Permit NEV60050 to Cortez Gold Mines. This permit authorizes the closure of approved mining facilities in Lander County. The Division has been provided with sufficient information, in accordance with Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 445A.350 through NAC 445A.447, to assure the Division that the groundwater quality will not be degraded by this operation and that public safety and health will be protected.

The permit will become effective December 25, 2002. The final determination of the Administrator may be appealed to the State Environmental Commission pursuant to Nevada Revised Statues (NRS) 445A.605 ad NRS 445A.407. All requests for appeals must be field by 5:00 PM, December 20, 2002, on Form 3, with the State Environmental Commission, 333 West Nye Lane, Capitol Complex, Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851. For more information, contact Karl McCrea directly at (775) 687-9407, toll free in Nevada at (800) 992-0900, extension 4670, or visit the Division website at http://ndep.nv.gov/bmrr/bmrr01.htm

December 10, 2002 -- Notice of Decision Water Pollution Control Permit Number NVE60050 -- Cortez Gold Mines Toiyabe Mine


 

 
Bureau of Water Pollution Control

12/13/2002

Proposed Action under the Nevada Revised Statutes and the Clean Water Act.

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 an application for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit, NV0022845, from the following applicant:

  Harrah's Operating Company, Inc.
  1023 Cherry Road
  Memphis, Tennessee 38117-5423


The Applicant operates a 2,677-room hotel and casino, Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, at 3475 Las Vegas Boulevard South in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada. This facility includes a dewatering system, groundwater and stormwater, to prevent the South Roadway Tunnel from flooding. The dewatering system discharges to the Las Vegas Wash via the Clark County stormdrain system and the Flamingo Wash. The discharge flow will be permitted at a maximum rate of 0.072 million gallons per day, but the flow varies seasonally according to the area's water table level and precipitation events.

Due to the presence of volatile organic compounds and petroleum hydrocarbons in the shallow groundwater and sediment in the stormwater, water recovered during dewatering of the tunnel must be pumped through a series of sediment filters and two activated carbon units for treatment prior to discharge. Monitoring of the discharge is conducted to ensure that surface waters are not degraded as a result of the tunnel dewatering discharge.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by January 10, 2003 to Bruce Holmgren

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Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation

12/11/2002

Notice of Decision

Water Pollution Control Permit Number NVE89035
Twin Creeks Mine - South Project


The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has decided to renew Water Pollution Control Permit NEV89035 to Newmont Mining Corporation. This permit authorizes the construction, operation, and closure of the approved facilities at the Twin Creeks Mine - South Project in Humboldt County. The Division has been provided with sufficient information, in accordance with NAC 445A.350 through NAC 445A.447, to assure the Division that the groundwater quality will not be degraded by this operation and that public safety and health will be protected.

This permit will become effective December 26, 2002. The final determination of the Administrator may be appealed to the State Environmental Commission pursuant to Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 445A.605 and Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 445A.407.

All requests for appeals must be filed by 5pm, December 23, 2002 on Form 3 with the State Environmental Commission, 333 West Nye Lane, Capitol Complex, Carson City, Nevada 89706.

For more information, contact Bob Carlson at (775) 687-9401, toll free in Nevada at (800) 992-0900, extension 4670, or visit the Bureau’s website at http://ndep.nv.gov/bmrr/bmrr01.htm.

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

11/19/2002

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 water pollution control discharge permit, NEV2002516, from the following applicant:
    Merriwether's Pit Stop Pots and Septic Service
    Bill and Sherri Merriwether
    P.O. Box 114
    Yerington, Nevada 89447
The Applicant proposes to land apply up to 0.0010 million gallons per day, 30-day average discharge, of domestic septage and grease trap material to forty acres of nutrient deficient agricultural land at the Moreda Dairy, approximately 5 miles southwest of Wabuska, Lyon County, Nevada. Domestic septage and grease trap material must be incorporated into the soil within six hours of land application. The rate of land application will be limited by the nitrogen uptake rate of the crop grown, currently planned to be rye.

On the basis of preliminary review of the requirements of the Nevada Revised Statutes, as amended, and implementing regulations, the Administrator proposes to issue a permit, NEV2002516, to discharge for a five (5) year period, subject to certain effluent limitations.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by May 20, 2001 to Bruce Holmgren

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Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation

11/12/2002

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has decided to renew the Water Pollution Control Permit NEV90058 to Newmont Mining Corporation.

This permit authorizes the construction, operation, and closure of approved mining facilities at the Lone Tree Mine in Humboldt County. The Division has been provided with sufficient information, in accordance with Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 445A.350 through NAC 445A.447, to assure the Division that the groundwater quality will not be degraded by this operation and that public safety and health willbe protected.

The permit will become effective November 27, 2002. The final determination of the Administrator may be appealed to the State Environmental Commission pursuant to Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 445A.605 and NAC 445A.407. All requests for appeals must be filed by 5:00 PM, November 22, 2002, on Form 3, with the State Environmental Commission, 333 West Nye Lane, Capitol Complex, Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851.

For more information, contact Alan Tinney directly at (775) 687-9414, toll free in Nevada at (800) 992-0900, extension 4670.

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Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation

11/04/2002

The Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation of Nevada Division of Environmental Protection is proposing changes to NAC 519A regulations. The proposal includes revisions to NAC 519A.185: Provisions of notice of intent to issue draft of a permit or to deny an application.

Workshops will be held throughout the State from December 10 to December 13, 2002.

Under the proposed revision, the Division shall solicit public comment before issuance of a permit or a notice of intent to deny the application for a permit for an exploration project or mining operation. The current regulation requires a public comment period only for projects or operations on privately owned land. The workshops will consist of a brief presentation of the proposal by the Division followed by a question and answer period.

    Workshops will be held at the following locations and times:

    Carson City
    December 11, 2002 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    USGS – Water Resources Division
    333 West Nye Lane, Room 223A
    Carson City, Nevada 89706

    Winnemucca
    December 12, 2002 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Winnemucca City Library
    85 East Fifth Street, Public Meeting Room
    Winnemucca, Nevada 89445

    Elko
    December 13, 2002 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Elko BLM Field Office
    3900 East Idaho Street, District Conference Room
    Elko, Nevada 89801
Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations or assistance, or persons unable to attend any of these workshops, but desire information on the regulation changes are requested to notify David Gaskin, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation in writing at NDEP, 333 W. Nye Lane, Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851, by calling (775) 687-9397, or by E-mail no later than 5:00 p.m., December 1, 2002.

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Bureau of Air Pollution Control

10/28/2002

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 applications to issue the initial Class I operating permits from the following applicants:

  Nevada Power Company
  Clark Generating Station
  -  AND  -
  Nevada Power Company
  Sunrise Generating Station
  P.O. Box 230 MS30
  Las Vegas, Nevada 89151


The projects are located is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Administrator has prepared tentative determinations regarding the operating permits, which, in brief, are:
  • This proposed operating permits are 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;
  • 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 Class I air quality operating permits based on a review of the applications, as proposed. Copies of the proposed operating permits are available for public inspection at:

  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 these proposed actions 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:

  Rob Bamford
  Division of Environmental Protection
  Nevada Bureau of Air Pollution Control
  333 West Nye Lane
  Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851
  (775) 687-9330
  (775) 687-6396 FAX

Either 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 November 24, 2002, and will be retained and considered prior to final action on the Class I operating permit. Upon a valid written request received before the end of the comment period, the Administrator may 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 Regulations and Reclamation

10/21/2002

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for a Water Pollution Control Permit for the Twin Creeks - South Project, a beneficiation facility, has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Permit NEV 89035 is:

Newmont Mining Corporation
HC 66 Box 69
Golconda, Nevada 89414


The Twin Creeks - South Project is located in Humboldt County, Sections 19, 21, 30 and 31 of Township 39 North, Range 43 East, MDB&M, approximately 35 miles northeast of Golconda, Nevada. The existing project consists of open-pit mining with ore processing by conventional heap leach cyanidation and milling operations to recover precious metals. 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 a water pollution control permit or provide written notice to the applicant why the final permit will not be issued. The Administrator has made the tentative determination to issue a permit.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by November 29, 2002 no later than 5:00p.m. to Bob Carlson

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Bureau of Air Pollution Control

10/23/2002

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 an operating permit for a Class I facility from the following applicant:

  PolyOne Engineered Films Group Yerington
  270 North Highway 95A
  Yerington, Nevada 89447


The facility is located at 270 North Highway 95A, Yerington, Nevada, 89447, in Lyon County. The Administrator has prepared tentative determinations regarding the operating permit that, in brief, are the following:
  • PolyOne Engineered Films Group Yerington operates a plastic product manufacturing facility;

  • The emissions from the facility will be limited to 11.65 tons/yr of PM-10 emissions, 11.65 tons/yr of PM emissions, 8.39 tons/yr of NOx emissions, 14.02 tons/yr of SO2 emissions, 5.94 tons/yr of CO emissions, 249.0 tons/yr of VOC emissions, less than 10 tons/yr of any single hazardous air pollutant, and less than 25 tons/yr of any combination of hazardous air pollutants;

  • Adverse ambient air quality impacts are not 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 information, as proposed. A copy of the proposed operating permit is available for public inspection at:

  Lyon County Library
  20 Nevin Way
  Yerington, Nevada 89447-2399
  (775) 463-6645

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 (30) days to:   Gay McCleary

  Division of Environmental Protection
  Nevada Bureau of Air Pollution Control
  333 West Nye Lane
  Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851
  (775) 687-9336
  (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 November 25, 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 Water Pollution Control

10/18/2002

The Administrator, Division of Environmental Protection, Carson City, Nevada is issuing the following notice of proposed action under the Nevada Revised Statutes. The Administrator has received a complete application for a groundwater discharge permit modification, NEV94002, from the following Permittee:

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


The Permittee operates a gold mining complex in Elko and Eureka Counties, northwest of Carlin, Nevada. The Permittee is authorized to discharge liquid domestic wastewater generated by its workforce from two Rotating Biological Contactors (RBCs) package treatment plants and two septic tanks to the composite-lined North Block Tailings Impoundment (NBTI). The Permittee has proposed several modifications of how the domestic waste generated at the complex is handled including:
  • operation of the RBCs for settling and grinding only, not biological treatment;
  • removal of treatment standards and monitoring requirements for both RBCs;
  • removal of requirement for a Nevada Certified Operator to supervise the operation of the two RBCs;
  • discharge of settled and ground RBC and septic tank solids to the NBTI; and
  • discharge of holding tank and portable toilet fluids and solids to the RBCs.
The permit expiration date, April 6, 2004, will not be modified by the proposed action.

On the basis of preliminary review of the requirements of the Nevada Revised Statutes and implementing regulations, the Administrator proposes to issue the modified permit to discharge, NEV94002, subject to certain effluent limitations.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by November 16, 2002 no later than 5:00p.m. to Bruce Holmgren.

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