Public Notice Archive File
April, May, June 2003

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 Water Pollution Control

06/26/2003

Notice of Proposed Action

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 renewal of water pollution control discharge permit No. NEV96017 from the following applicant:
    Black Mountain Golf and Country Club
    Black Mountain Golf Course
    500 Greenway Road
    P. O. Box 91566
    Henderson, Nevada 89015
Black Mountain Golf and Country Club operates the Black Mountain Golf Course, an eighteen hole golf course with a new nine hole executive course at 500 Greenway Road in Henderson, Clark Co., Nevada. The Permittee has applied for renewal of their reuse permit to use Tertiary treated denitrified disinfected effluent supplied by the City of Henderson Water Reclamation Facility for turf grass and landscape irrigation at their facility. The irrigation reuse is conducted in accordance with conditions set forth in an approved Effluent Management Plan required by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection and the terms and conditions of the permit. The proposed permit is for a period of (5) five years.

On the basis of preliminary review of the requirements of the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) and implementing regulations, the Administrator proposes to reissue a permit to discharge, subject to certain effluent limitations and special conditions.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by July 25, 2003 to Icyl Mulligan

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

06/25/2003

Notice of Proposed Action

The Administrator, Division of Environmental Protection, Carson City, Nevada is issuing the following notice of proposed action in accordance with the Nevada Revised Statutes. The Administrator has received a request to cancel National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit NV0022543 for a discharge from:
    USA Station #100
    3395 East Tropicana Avenue
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89120
Permit NV0022543 authorizes and limits the discharge of treated groundwater from an on-site remediation system to the Las Vegas Wash. Although the remediation project remains in progress, the recovery, treatment, and discharge of groundwater has been eliminated from the remedial program. All water discharge from the remediation project to the Las Vegas wash has been discontinued, and upon permit cancellation, is prohibited.

On the basis of preliminary review of the requirements of the Nevada Revised Statutes and implementing regulations, the Administrator proposes to cancel the permit to discharge, as requested.

P Please submit all comments in writing or via email by 5:00pm on July 21, 2003 to Tamara Pelhan

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

06/24/2003

Notice of Proposed Action

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for renewal of a Water Pollution Control Permit for the Esmeralda Project, a gold mining facility, has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for renewal of Permit NEV87072 is:
    Metallic Ventures (US), Inc.
    Esmeralda Project
    5450 Riggins Court, Suite 2
    Reno, NV 89502
The facility, known as the Esmeralda Project, is located in Mineral County, Nevada, in Township 5 North, Range 28 East, Sections 2 through 4, 7 though 11, 15 through 20, and 29 through 32, Mount Diablo Baseline & Meridian (MDB&M), approximately 33 miles southwest of the town of Hawthorne, near the historic mining town of Aurora.

The project consists of past open pits (Prospectus, Humboldt, Martinez/Juniata/Chesco, Last Chance, and Ann Pits) and two underground mines with ore processed by a Carbon in Leach (CIL) mill. Near-surface or low-grade ore will be bulk mined by open pit method, while high-grade ore, inaccessible by the open pit method, will be mined by underground methods. Mill waste is deposited in the tailings impoundment. 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.

Persons wishing to comment upon the proposed permit renewal, to recommend terms and conditions for consideration of incorporation into the permit renewal, or who request a public hearing pursuant to the Nevada Administrative Code, NAC Chapter 445A, must submit their comments, objections, or requests no later than 5:00 PM on the 30th day following the date of publication of this notice (June 26, 2003) to:
    Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation
    Capitol Complex
    333 W. Nye Lane, Room 138
    Carson City, NV 89706-0851
All comments or objections received during the public notice period will be considered in the final determination regarding this permit. If the Division determines written comments or requests indicate a significant degree of public interest in this matter, the Administrator shall schedule a public hearing in accordance with the requirements of NAC 445A.405.

The permit and all application documents are on file at the Division and are available for public inspection and copying pursuant to NRS 445A.665. For more information, contact Alan Tinney at (775) 687-9414, toll free in Nevada (800) 992-0900, extension 4670, or visit our website at http://ndep.nv.gov/admin/public.htm.

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Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation

06/19/2003

NOTICE OF DECISION

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT NUMBER NEV90056
Newmont Mining Corporation
Mill 5/6 - Gold Quarry - James Creek Project

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has decided to approve a major modification to Water Pollution Control Permit NEV90056, held by Newmont Mining Corporation, to incorporate the Pete Open Pit Mine. This permit authorizes the construction, operation, and closure of approved mining facilities in Eureka 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 modified permit will become effective July 03, 2003. 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, June 30, 2003, on Form 3, with the State Environmental Commission, 333 West Nye Lane, Capitol Complex, Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851.

For more information, contact Miles Shaw directly at (775) 687-9409, toll free in Nevada at (800) 992-0900, extension 4670, or visit the Division website at www.ndep.nv.gov/bmrr/bmrr01.htm.

Comment letters in support of the major modification were received from Jette C. and Thom Seal, and Kevin Sur of Elko.



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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

06/18/2003

Proposed Action

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 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit, NV0023264, from the following applicant:
    7-Eleven, Incorporated
    2711 Haskell Avenue
    P.O. Box 711
    Dallas, Texas 75221

    for

    7-Eleven Store 29644
    2716 East Lake Mead Boulevard
    North Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada 89030
The Applicant operates 7-Eleven Store 29644, a self-service fueling station and convenience store, located in North Las Vegas, Nevada at the intersection of Bassler Avenue and East Lake Mead Boulevard. Groundwater is contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons due to a 1995 gasoline leak from an underground storage tank or ancillary piping. The remediation system will include groundwater extraction wells with an air stripper. The system will remove hydrocarbons and volatile organic compounds to meet discharge water quality standards, and will discharge a daily maximum flow rate of 15 gpm (0.022 million gallons per day) to the Las Vegas Wash via the City of North Las Vegas Storm Drain System. Pumping, treatment and monitoring will continue until the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Corrective Actions has determined that groundwater and soil have been adequately remediated.

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 an NPDES permit for a five (5) year period, subject to certain limitations and special conditions.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by 5:00pm on July 18, 2003 to Bruce Holmgren

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Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation

06/10/2003

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 Luck Lode Mine Project, a facility utilizing physical separation methods to extract gold, has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for renewal of Permit NEV2002106 is:
    Eldorado Mining, Inc.
    Luck Lode Mine Project
    P.O. Box 147
    Searchlight, NV 89046
The facility, known as the Luck Lode Mine Project, located in the New York Mountain Range, approximately 1.2 miles south of State Route 164 in the Northwest ¼, of the Southwest ¼, of Section 23, Township 28 South, Range 68 East, MDB&M, Clark County, Nevada.

The project consists of a physical separation facility (Nevada Administrative Code 445A.414) with an estimated maximum production rate of 500,000 tons of ore per year. The project consists of a physical separation facility utilizing a crushers, a concentrator and shaker tables to extract gold from ore excavated on site. The de-watered concentrate would be transferred to shipping containers for transport to an off site refiner for sale. No chemicals are approved for use in the recovery process and make-up water is recycled. 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 new permit.

Persons wishing to comment upon the proposed permit renewal, to recommend terms and conditions for consideration of incorporation into the permit, or who request a public hearing pursuant to the Nevada Administrative Code, NAC Chapter 445A, must submit their comments, objections, or requests no later than 5:00 PM on the 30th day following the date of publication of this notice (June 13, 2003) to:
    Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation
    Capitol Complex
    Attn: Alan Tinney
    333 W. Nye Lane, Room 138
    Carson City, NV 89706-0851
All comments or objections received during the public notice period will be considered in the final determination regarding this permit. If the Division determines written comments or requests indicate a significant degree of public interest in this matter, the Administrator shall schedule a public hearing in accordance with the requirements of NAC 445A.405.

The permit and all application documents are on file at the Division and are available for public inspection and copying pursuant to NRS 445A.665. For more information, contact Alan Tinney at (775) 687-9414, toll free in Nevada (800) 992-0900, extension 4670, or visit our website at http://ndep.nv.gov/bmrr/bmrr01.html.

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

06/03/2003

Proposed Action

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 an application for renewal of groundwater discharge permit # NEV00042 from the following applicant:
    Eureka County
    P.O. Box 714
    Eureka, NV 89316
The Eureka Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) is located on County Road M-101 approximately 2.5 miles north of Eureka, Eureka County, NV. Domestic (sanitary) wastewater is treated biologically in two clay-lined facultative treatment ponds and then discharged to the groundwater via percolation in two evaporation/percolation (disposal) ponds. Eureka's WWTF is permitted for a design treatment capacity of 100,000 gallons per day of wastewater and the facility services approximately 450 residents. The Division has made the tentative determination to issue (renew) the proposed groundwater discharge permit for a period of five (5) years.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by 5:00pm on July 7, 2003 to Mark Kaminski

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamentation

06/03/2003

NOTICE OF DECISION

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT, NUMBER NEV2002101

Coneva Holdings Limited LLC, Coneva Mill Project

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has decided to issue Water Pollution Control Permit NEV2002101 to Coneva Holdings Limited LLC. This permit authorizes the construction, operation, and closure of approved mining facilities in Clark 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 June 18, 2003. 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, June 13, 2003, on Form 3, with the State Environmental Commission, 333 West Nye Lane, Capitol Complex, Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851. For more information, contact Miles Shaw at (775) 687-9409, toll free in Nevada at (800) 992-0900, extension 4670, or visit the Division website at www.ndep.nv.gov/bmrr/bmrr01.htm.

No comments were received during the public comment period.

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

05/30/2003

Proposed Action

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 an application for renewal of discharge permit #NEV97017 from the following applicant:
    Nevada Division of State Parks
    Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Parks
    P.O. Box 8867
    Incline Village, NV 89452
The Permittee operates Spooner Lake State Park, which is located near the junction of State Route 28 and U.S. 50 in Douglas County, NV. Domestic (sanitary) wastewater from the park's restroom facility is treated on-site in a 1,200 gallon per day package wastewater treatment plant. Treated effluent from this package plant is then pumped to the Incline Village General Improvement District (IVGID) Export Pipeline. The IVGID Export Pipeline supplies treated effluent to approved reuse sites in Douglas County, which include Schneider Ranch (#NEV98013), IVGID Wetlands Enhancement Facility (#NEV30009) and Bently Agrowdynamics (#NEV2002505). The Division has made the tentative determination to issue (renew) discharge permit #NEV97017 for a period of five (5) years.



Please submit all comments in writing or via email by 5:00pm on July 3, 2003 to Mark Kaminski

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State Environmental Commission

05/30/2003

Appeal Hearing

As provided by Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapter 233B and Nevada Administrative Code (NAC), inclusive, a panel of the Nevada State Environmental Commission will conduct an appeal hearing on Monday, June 9, 2003 beginning at 2:00 p.m. Elko Chamber of Commerce, Conference Room, 1405 Idaho Street, Elko, 89801 Nevada. The evidentiary part of the appeal hearing will be preceded by a field inspection of the Gold Quarry Mine and Maggie Creek. This hearing and field inspection was originally scheduled for March 17 & 18, 2003 but was postponed on March 14, 2003.

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

05/23/2003

Notice of Intent

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for a major modification to the existing Reclamation Permit for the Tonopah Copper Mine that will incorporate a change to the post mine land use, has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for the major modification of Permit #0044 is:
    Equatorial Tonopah Inc.
    P.O. Box 1569
    Tonopah, Nevada 89049
This project, will be located within Nye County, and is in portion(s) of: Sections 4,5,6,7,8,9,15 and 16 of Township 5N, Range 42E; Sections 1,2,11,12,13 and 14 of Township 5N, Range 41E; Sections 28,29,30,31,32 and 33 of Township 6N, Range 42E; Sections 25, 26, 35, and 36, Township 6N, Range 41E; Mt. Diablo Base and Meridian, Nye County, approximately 36 miles north of Tonopah, Nevada.

The property, permitted since 1994, is in closure status and is proceeding with approved reclamation activities. This proposal is a major modification to change the post mine land use on private land from wildlife/grazing to solar and wind generation of electricity. Some buildings, roads and other utility infrastructure will remain on private property to support this post mining land use.

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

Persons wishing to comment upon the proposed permit change, to recommend terms and conditions for consideration of incorporation in the permit, or who request a public hearing pursuant to the Nevada Administrative Code, NAC Chapter 519A, must submit their comments, objections, or requests in writing no later than by 5 PM on the 30th day following the date of publication of this notice (June 28th, 2003)
    Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation
    Capitol Complex
    333 W. Nye Lane, Room 138
    Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851
All comments or objections received during the public notice period will be considered in the final determination regarding this permit. If the Division determines written comments or requests indicate a significant degree of public interest in this matter, the Administrator shall schedule a public hearing in accordance with the requirements of NAC 519A.200. The Division will accept written comments in the form of facsimile, e-mail, or by mail. The comments may also be hand delivered.

The permit modification and all applicable documents are on file at the Division and are available for public inspection and copying pursuant to NRS Chapter 239.010. For more information contact Todd Process at (775) 687-9408, or toll free in Nevada (800) 992-0900 extension 4670, or visit the Bureau's website at http://ndep.state.nv.gov/bmrr/bmrr01.htm.

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

05/23/2003

Proposed Action

The Administrator, Division of Environmental Protection, Carson City, Nevada is issuing the following notice of proposed action in accordance with the Nevada Revised Statutes. The Administrator has received a complete application to renew Groundwater Discharge Permit NEV40027 for a discharge from:
    Minden-Gardnerville Sanitation District
    Minden-Gardnerville Wastewater Treatment Facility
    US Highway 395
    Latitude: 38° 57' 57" North
    Longitude: 119° 47' 52" West
    Minden, Douglas County, Nevada 89423
The Minden-Gardnerville Wastewater Treatment Facility treats sanitary wastes to secondary treatment standards using primary and secondary treatment prior to chlorine disinfection. Odor control is achieved by chemically scrubbing and/or biofiltering odorous gases, and additional odor control measures are currently in the planning stages.

The existing system is designed to operate at a maximum capacity of 3.1 million gallons per day and discharges treated effluent to storage reservoirs prior to distribution for reuse irrigation. The proposed permit is for continued discharge of treated effluent to irrigation fields, and upon issuance, the permit will remain in effect for a five (5) year period.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by 5:00pm on June 24, 2003 to Tamara Pelham

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State Environmental Commission

05/22/2003

SEC Hearing Notice

June 19th, 2003 -- The Environmental Commission will be holding a regulatory hearing on June 19, 2003 at the Nevada Division of Wildlife, 1100 Valley Road beginning at 9:30 a.m. in Reno. The regulatory hearing is for adoption of temporary regulations for changes to the air pollution permitting and regulatory program. The hearing includes a variance renewal request from the Day-Zimmerman Corporation located in Hawthorne.

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

05/13/2003

Notice of Proposed Action

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for a major modification of a Water Pollution Control Permit for the Mill 5/6-Gold Quarry-James Creek Project to incorporate the Pete Open Pit Mine, a gold mining facility, has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for the major modification 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, between 6 and 21 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; Section 31, T34N, R52E; Sections 2, 3, 10, 11, 13, and 24, T35N, R50E; and Sections 19, 29, and 30, T35N, R51E, MDB&M. The project consists of the Gold Quarry, Mac, and Tusc open pits and the Leeville and 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.

The Pete Mine, comprised of the Pete, Castle Reef, and Crow open pits, an engineered waste rock disposal facility, and an engineered refractory ore stockpile, will be incorporated as a major modification to the Permit. 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.

Persons wishing to comment upon the proposed permit, to recommend terms and conditions for consideration of incorporation into the permit, or who request a public hearing pursuant to the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC), Chapter 445A, must submit their comments, objections, or requests no later than 5:00 PM on the 30th day following the date of publication of this notice (June 16, 2003) to:
    Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation
    Capitol Complex
    333 W. Nye Lane, Room 138
    Carson City, NV 89706-0851
All comments or objections received during the public notice period will be considered in the final determination regarding this permit. If the Division determines that written comments or requests indicate a significant degree of public interest in this matter, the Administrator shall schedule a public hearing in accordance with the requirements of NAC 445A.405.

The permit and all application documents are on file at the Division and are available for public inspection and copying pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 445A.665.

For more information, contact Miles Shaw at (775) 687-9409, or toll free in Nevada (800) 992-0900, extension 4670, or visit our website

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

05/07/2003

Notice of Proposed Action

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 three complete applications for water pollution control discharge permits, NEV2003502, NEV2003503, and NEV2003505 from the following applicant:
    TM Bench Ranch
    Thomas and Meridee Wiley
    12830 Carson Highway
    Fallon, Nevada 89406
The Applicant proposes to land apply domestic septage and grease trap material to forty acres of nutrient deficient agricultural land at the TM Bench Ranch, a.k.a. Tom Wiley Farm, west of Fallon, Churchill County, Nevada. Domestic septage and grease trap material must be incorporated into the soil within six hours of land application.

The Applicant will be authorized to store a maximum of 20,000 gallons of domestic septage and grease trap material on-site in two 10,000-gallon, steel, above ground storage tanks. Permit NEV2002504 for the beneficial use of domestic septage and grease trap material, collected by A-1 Septic and Drain Service, was recently transferred from David McCarter to the current Applicant. The Division is requiring separate permits for each source (company) of domestic septage and grease trap material applied to a site. The providers of the domestic septage and grease trap material are Waters Vacuum Truck Service, Inc. NEV2003502, Valley Septic, Sewer, and Drain NEV2003503, and Bonanza Septic Service NEV2003505. Permit NEV2002504 is also being revised to make it consistent with the proposed permits.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by 5:00pm on June 6, 2003 to Bruce Holmgren

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Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation

05/06/2003

NOTICE OF DECISION

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT
NUMBER NEV91007

Tahoe Milling, Inc.
Dun Glen Mine Project

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has decided to issue Water Pollution Control Permit NEV91007 to Tahoe Milling, Inc. This permit authorizes the construction, operation, and closure of approved mining facilities in Pershing 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 May 21, 2003. 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, May 16, 2003, on Form 3, with the State Environmental Commission, 333 West Nye Lane, Capitol Complex, Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851. For more information, contact Miles Shaw at (775) 687-4670, extension 3125, toll free in Nevada at (800) 992-0900, extension 4670, or visit the Division website at www.ndep.nv.gov/bmrr/bmrr01.htm.

No comments were received during the public comment period.

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Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation

05/06/2003

Notice of Intent

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for a Reclamation Permit for the Dun Glen Mine has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Permit # 0214 is:
    Vector Mining, Inc.
    3260 North River Drive
    P.O. Box 255
    Eden, Utah 84310
This project, will be located within Pershing County, and is in portion(s) of Section 16, T.33N, R.36E, M.D.B. & M, approximately 60 miles from the community of Lovelock, Nevada. The Dun Glen Mine will be a traditional placer operation utilizing concurrent backfilling with a phased development and bonding approach.

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.

Persons wishing to comment upon the proposed permit, to recommend terms and conditions for consideration of incorporation in the permit, or who request a public hearing pursuant to the Nevada Administrative Code, NAC Chapter 519A, must submit their comments, objections, or requests in writing no later than by 5 PM on June 7, 2003
    Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation
    333 W. Nye Lane, Room 138
    Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851
All comments or objections received during the public notice period, will be considered in the final determination regarding this application. If the Division determines written comments or requests indicate a significant degree of public interest in this matter, the Administrator shall schedule a public hearing in accordance with the requirements of NAC 519A.200. The Division will accept written comments in the form of facsimile, e-mail, or by mail. The comments may also be hand delivered. The permit application and all application documents are on file at the Division and are available for public inspection and copying pursuant to NRS Chapter 239.010.

For more information contact Todd Suessmith at (775) 687-9412 or toll free in Nevada (800) 992-0900, ext. 4670

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Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation

05/06/2003

NOTICE OF DECISION

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT
NUMBER NEV92104

Post Closure -- Rosebud Mining Company LLC, Rosebud Mine Project

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has decided to issue renewal of Water Pollution Control Permit NEV92104 to the Rosebud Mining Company LLC. This permit authorizes the post-closure monitoring of the Rosebud Mine Project located in Pershing 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 May 26, 2003. 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 filed by 5:00 PM, May 19, 2003, on Form 3, with the State Environmental Commission, 333 West Nye Lane, Capitol Complex, Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851. For more information, contact Mr. 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

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

04/29/2003

Notice of Proposed Action

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 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit NV0023272 from the following applicant:
    Estate of Robert E. Cowan
    c/o Mackedon, McMormick and King
    179 South Laverne Street
    Fallon, Nevada 89407
The Applicant owns the former Lightning Lube Facility, that included a fueling station, located at 1 South Maine Street, Fallon, Nevada. The groundwater beneath the facility is contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons. A groundwater recovery and remediation system has been designed to remove elevated levels of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminants prior to discharge into the City of Fallon storm drain system. The storm drain system conveys the treated groundwater to a discharge outfall located on Wildes Irrigation Ditch. The permitted maximum 30-day average discharge rate of this treatment system is proposed to be 8.0 gallons per minute. The Applicant will discharge from this treatment system until the Division's Bureau of Corrective Actions has approved final site closure and cleanup criteria. The Division has made the tentative determination to issue the proposed permit for a period of five (5) years.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by 5:00pm on May 24, 2003 to Bruce Holmgren

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

04/29/2003

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 Coneva Mill Project, a small-scale beneficiation facility pursuant to Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 445A.410, has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Water Pollution Control Permit NEV2002101 is:
    Coneva Holdings Limited LLC
    Coneva Mill Project
    459 North 1300 East #6
    St. George, Utah 84770
The facility, known as the Coneva Mill Project, is located in the SE ¼, Section 21, Township 13 South, Range 71 East, Mount Diablo Baseline and Meridian, approximately 1.5 miles south of the town of Mesquite, in northeast Clark County, Nevada.

The project consists of a beneficiation facility incorporating acid vat-leach technology to extract copper, nickel, and associated cobalt and precious metals, from flotation concentrates obtained from Key West Mine stockpiled ores. The facility consists primarily of an acid storage and recirculation tank, feed hopper, three (3) leach vats, two (2) counter-current-decant thickeners, a belt extractor, an electro-winning circuit, and associated and interconnected pumps, sumps, tanks, vats, and pipelines, all placed on a sealed concrete secondary containment pad. Technical grade copper cathode will be electro-won at the site. Other metals will be recovered from residues sent off site for further refining.

The facility may process up to 10,000 tons of flotation concentrate per year and, in accordance with NAC 445A.377, a maximum of 120,000 tons during the life of the project. Existing and new surface disturbance created by the proposed project will total less than three (3) acres. The 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 decision to issue the permit.

Persons wishing to comment upon the proposed Water Pollution Control Permit, to recommend terms and conditions for consideration of incorporation into the permit, or who request a public hearing pursuant to the Nevada Administrative Code, NAC Chapter 445A, must submit their written comments, objections, or requests no later than 5:00 PM on the 30th day following the date of publication of this notice (30 May 2003) to:
    Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation
    Capitol Complex
    333 West Nye Lane, Room 138
    Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851
All comments or objections received during the public notice period will be considered in the final determination regarding this Water Pollution Control Permit. If the Division determines written comments or requests indicate a significant degree of public interest in this matter, the Administrator shall schedule a public hearing in accordance with the requirements of NAC 445A.405.

The draft Water Pollution Control Permit and all application documents are on file at the Division and are available for public inspection and copying pursuant to NRS 445A.665. For more information, contact Miles Shaw at (775) 687-9409, toll free in Nevada (800) 992-0900, extension 4670, or visit our website at http://ndep.nv.gov/bmrr/bmrr01.htm

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

04/24/2003

Notice of Proposed Action

The Administrator, Division of Environmental Protection, Carson City, Nevada is issuing the following notice of proposed action under the Nevada Revised Statutes and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (Clean Water Act). The Administrator has received an application for renewal of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit #NV0022012 from the following applicant:
    Reno Plastics, Inc.
    14291 Lear Blvd.
    Reno, Washoe County, NV 89506
The Permittee purchased this property in March 2000 and operates a groundwater remediation system. From 1989-2000, former owners BWC West, Inc. (1989-1991) and American Water Heater Co. (1992-2000) manufactured water heaters at this industrial facility. Spent degreasing solvents were improperly disposed on the ground causing groundwater contamination. In 1991, BWC West, Inc. commenced groundwater cleanup operations at this site.

The treatment process consists of air stripping and activated carbon adsorption for the removal of volatile organic compounds. The design capacity of this pump and treat system is 11 gallons per minute. The treated water is discharged to a storm drain, which conveys the water to an unnamed seasonal lake (playa) located approximately ¼ mile NE of Silver Lake, Reno-Stead, Washoe County, NV. The unnamed lake is shallow and evaporates to a dry desert playa surface annually. The Division has made the tentative determination to issue (renew) the proposed NPDES discharge permit for a period of five (5) years.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by 5:00pm on May 26, 2003 to Mark Kaminski

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

04/24/2003

Notice of Proposed Action The Administrator, Division of Environmental Protection, Carson City, Nevada is issuing the following notice of proposed action under the Nevada Revised Statutes and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (Clean Water Act). The Administrator has received an application for a new National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit #NV0023281 from the following applicant:
    7-Eleven, Inc.
    P.O. Box 711
    Dallas, TX 75221
The applicant operates 7-Eleven Store #23129, which is located at 4581 E. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, Clark County, NV. The facility is a convenience store and self-serve gasoline station. The shallow, non-potable groundwater at this site has been contaminated by prior leakage of gasoline from an underground fuel storage tank. The contaminants of concern in the groundwater are petroleum hydrocarbons (gasoline components).

The facility has proposed to install a groundwater remediation system consisting of air stripping and activated carbon treatment. The treated groundwater will be discharged into a storm drain inlet, which then discharges to the Las Vegas Wash. The groundwater remediation system will be designed for a capacity of 15 gallons per minute. The Division has made the tentative determination to issue the proposed NPDES discharge permit for a period of five (5) years.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by 5:00pm on May 27, 2003 to Mark Kaminski

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

04/24/2003

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 and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (Clean Water Act). The Administrator has received a request to terminate National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit # NV0022896 from the following Permittee:
    Former Red Rock Minimart
    5525 W. Charleston Blvd.
    Las Vegas, Clark County, NV 89102
The facility was formerly operated as a convenience store and gasoline station until its closure in August 1995. The groundwater at the site had been contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons (gasoline product) due to leakage from underground fuel storage tanks. The leaking tanks were subsequently removed. A pump and treat system using air stripping and activated carbon adsorption was installed. The pump and treat system discharged treated groundwater to the Las Vegas Wash via a storm sewer until September 2002. Site remediation is ongoing via underground injection of hydrogen peroxide, permitted by Underground Injection Control Permit # UNEV2001205. Since discharge to waters of the State (Las Vegas Wash) terminated in September 2002, the Division has made the tentative determination to terminate NPDES Permit # NV0022896.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by 5:00pm on May 16, 2003 to Mark Kaminski

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

04/22/2003

Notice of Proposed Action

The Administrator, Division of Environmental Protection, Carson City, Nevada (NDEP) is issuing the following notice of proposed action under the Nevada Revised Statutes and the Federal Clean Water Act.

The Administrator proposes to renew a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit No. NV0021911 to the following applicants:

The City of Henderson, City of Las Vegas, City of North Las Vegas, Clark County, Clark County Regional Flood Control District, and the Nevada Department of Transportation (permittees)

The renewal of this permit will continue the regulation of discharges from the Las Vegas Valley area Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) to Waters of the United States. This permit maintains compliance with the provisions of the U.S. Clean Water Act as amended (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq: the "Act") and Chapter 445A of the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS).

Eligible dischargers shall comply with all provisions outlined in the permit and contained within a submitted and approved storm water management plan (SWMP). The scope and coverage of the SWMP shall extend at least to the limits of the urbanized area in Las Vegas Valley. The permittees are required to develop, implement, and enforce a SWMP that reduces the discharge of pollutants from the permittees MS4 to the maximum extent practicable, to protect water quality, and to satisfy the appropriate water quality requirements of the Clean Water Act. The SWMP must be submitted to NDEP no later than October 1, 2003 and fully implement the SWMP within three (3) years of the authorization date of the permit.

On the basis of preliminary review of the requirements of the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS), the Federal Clean Water Act, as amended, and implementing regulations, the Administrator proposes to issue the general permit to discharge, subject to certain limitations and special conditions.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by 5:00pm on May 21, 2003 to Cliff Lawson

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The Nevada Environmental Commission

04/17/2003

SEC Appeal Hearing

The Nevada Environmental Commission will be hearing the appeal of Great Basin Mine Watch on June 9 & 10, 2003 in Elko, Nevada regarding the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection's Bureau of Water Pollution Control permit NV0022268 for the Newmont Mining Corporation's Gold Quarry Mine.

The appeal hearing is scheduled to begin evidentiary proceedings beginning no earlier than 2 p.m. on June 9, 2003 at the Elko Chamber of Commerce's Sherman Station conference room.

As part of the hearing the Commission will conduct a field inspection of the Gold Quarry Mine and Maggie Creek beginning at 9:30 am on June 9, 2003. See the attached agenda for location and requirements.

This hearing was previously scheduled for March 17, 2003, but was postponed by the Commission. This appeal -- as of April 16, 2003 -- is proceeding as planned. This notice will be last updated as of 5 p.m. on Friday June 6, 2003.

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

04/10/2003

Notice of Proposed Action

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 an application for renewal of discharge permit # NEV97014 from the following applicant:
    Givers Gain LLC
    2755 East Desert Inn Road
    Las Vegas, NV 89109
The Permittee operates the JFDI Conference & Training Center, which is located at 1 JFDI Way, Alamo, Lincoln County, NV 89001. Domestic (sanitary) wastewater from the JFDI Center is treated on-site in a 15,000-gpd capacity package wastewater treatment plant. The package plant's tertiary-treated effluent is reclaimed on-site for the sub-surface irrigation of a ¼ acre drainfield system, which has been planted with lawn sod. The Division has made the tentative determination to issue (renew) the proposed treatment plant/effluent reuse permit for a period of five (5) years.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by 5:00pm on May 16, 2003 to Mark Kaminski

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

04/10/2003

Notice of Proposed Action

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 an application for renewal of groundwater discharge permit # NEV89011 from the following applicant:
    Paradise Valley Sewer District
    P.O. Box 25
    Paradise Valley, NV 89426
The Permittee operates a wastewater treatment facility, which is located ¾ mi. south of the community of Paradise Valley, Humboldt County, NV. The treatment facility was constructed in 1975 and services 67 residences. The treatment facility consists of two unlined treatment ponds and two disposal ponds. Currently, the degree of wastewater treatment is insufficient because the ponds are over-sized and leak (unlined). For this permit renewal, the Division requires the Permittee to submit a Facility Plan, which outlines the District's plan and schedule for improving wastewater treatment and groundwater protection. The proposed permit conditions require a lined treatment pond and groundwater monitoring if the facility continues to discharge effluent to groundwater. The Division has made the tentative determination to issue (renew) the proposed groundwater discharge permit for a period of five (5) years.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by 5:00pm on May 12, 2003 to Mark Kaminski

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

04/10/2003

Notice of Proposed Action

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 an application for renewal of groundwater discharge permit # NEV40032 from the following applicant:
    Lyon County Utilities
    P.O. Box 1699
    Dayton, NV 89403
The Permittee operates the Carson Highlands Estates Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF), which is located at 2000 Highlands Drive, Moundhouse, Lyon County, NV. The WWTF is permitted for 0.068 million gallons per day on a 30-day average basis and treats domestic (sanitary) wastewater generated from 290 residences. Presently, this facility is providing secondary (biological) treatment prior to groundwater disposal via sub-surface leachfield percolation. Two of the facility's monitoring wells have indicated elevated levels of nitrate in the groundwater, which require reduction via denitrification (nitrogen removal). The Division has made the tentative determination to issue (renew) the proposed groundwater discharge permit for a period of five (5) years with the requirement for the facility to upgrade to a denitrification plant to protect State groundwater resources.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by 5:00pm on May 13, 2003 to Mark Kaminski

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State Environmental Commission

04/08/2003

Teleconference Hearing
State Environmental Commission

April 08, 2003 -- Teleconference Hearing, State Environmental Commission -- A panel of the Nevada State Environmental Commission will conduct a teleconference hearing of the Petition for Reconsideration of Great Basin Mine Watch to the Commission’s decision of March 24, 2003 regarding the Lone Tree Mine water pollution control permit. The teleconference will be on Monday April 14, 2003 at 10 am PST. The public location to participate in teleconference will be provided at 333 West Nye Lane, Room 138, Carson City, Nevada. The agenda for the teleconference specifies call in access to the hearing of the Commission.

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

04/08/2003

NOTICE OF DECISION

Water Pollution Control Permit Number Nev2002107
For The Gold Wedge Project


The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has decided to issue Water Pollution Control Permit NEV2002107 to Manhattan Mining Company. This permit authorizes the construction, operation, and closure of the approved facilities. 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 April 18, 2003. 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, April 14, 2003 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

04/08/2003

Proposed Action

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 renewal of water pollution control discharge permit No. NEV96010 from the following applicant:

  Harrah's Operating Company
  Rio Secco Golf Club
  1023 Cherry Road
  Memphis, Tennessee 38117

Harrah's Operating Company operates the Rio Secco Golf Club property, (formerly Seven Hills), an eighteen hole championship golf course facility at 2851 Grand Hills Drive in Henderson, Clark Co., Nevada. The permitted facility utilizes Tertiary treated denitrified disinfected effluent supplied by the City of Henderson's Water Reclamation facility for spray irrigation on turf grass and plant materials on the golf course facilities and common areas. The reuse water irrigation is done in accordance with the approved Effluent Management Plan and the terms and conditions of the permit. The permit renewal will be for a period of (5) five years.

On the basis of preliminary review of the requirements of the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) and implementing regulations, the Administrator proposes to reissue a permit to discharge, subject to certain effluent limitations and special conditions.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by 5:00pm on May 15, 2003 to Icyl Mulligan

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

04/08/2003

Notice of Proposed Action

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 renewal of two water pollution control discharge permits #NEV89063 and #NEV97016 from the following applicant:

   Utilities Inc. of Central Nevada
   1240 E. State Street
   Pahrump, Nevada 89048

The applicant, Utilities Inc. of Central Nevada (UICN), formerly Central Nevada Utilities Company, operates both wastewater treatment Plant # 3 which serves the central portion of Pahrump, Nye County, Nevada (#NEV89063) and the Calvada North #2, Plant "F" (NEV97016) which serves a new subdivision area northwest of central Pahrump, Nye County, Nevada. The proposed permits are for the tertiary (Plant #3) and the secondary (Plant "F") Marwood wastewater treatment plants which supply treated, denitrified, disinfected effluent for reuse irrigation. Plant # 3 supplies two golf courses and a driving range; groundwater is blended with the reuse water to meet golf course irrigation demands. Plant "F" utilizes reuse water for onsite irrigation of trees and grasses. The permits will each cover a five (5) year period.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by 5:00pm on May 5, 2003 to Icyl Mulligan

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

04/02/2003

Notice of Proposed Action

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, NEV2002501, from the following applicant:

   Solid Solutions, L.L.C.
   214 Main Street, Suite 383
   El Segundo, CA 90245

The Applicant proposes to land apply biosolids, processed sewage sludge, generated by the City of Oceanside San Luis Rey and La Salina, the City of Riverside, and the Orange County Sanitation District Plants #1 and #2 Wastewater Treatment Plants to agricultural land in Amargosa Valley, Nye County, Nevada. The biosolids will be land applied to the farmed portion, approximately 700 acres, of the 1,360-acre Funeral Mountain 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.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by 5:00pm on May 2, 2003 to Bruce Holmgren

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Bureau of Water Quality Planning

04/01/2003

Notice of Proposed Action
Public Notice

Bryant Creek-Total Maximum Daily Load Allocation for Arsenic, Copper, Iron, Nickel, Turbidity, Total Suspended Solids and Temperature

Pursuant to Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act, the State of Nevada is required to develop a list of impaired waterbodies that need additional work beyond existing controls to achieve or maintain water quality standards.

Bryant Creek from the California-Nevada state line to the confluence of the East Fork Carson River, has been listed on Nevada's 2002 303(d) List for exceedences of the Arsenic, Copper, Iron, Nickel, Turbidity, Total Suspended Solids and Temperature water quality standards. These exceedences occur throughout the entire flow range.

In an effort to achieve and maintain the existing water quality standards for Bryant Creek, the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Quality Planning has developed a phased Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) allocation for the parameters listed above. The TMDL allocation is for Bryant Creek at the California-Nevada state line.

The Division is issuing this Public Notice and soliciting public comment on this TMDL prior to its final issuance and implementation. Support documentation and rationale used in the determination of the Bryant Creek TMDL has been incorporated into the document entitled:

"Bryant Creek-Total Maximum Daily Load Allocation for Arsenic, Copper, Iron, Nickel, Turbidity, Total Suspended Solids and Temperature"43 Pages, 2.6 megabytes

Hard Copies of the Bryant Creek TMDL document can be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Water Quality Planning at the address below:

   Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
   Bureau of Water Quality Planning
   333 West Nye Lane
   Carson City, Nevada 89706

Written or E-mailed public comments should be submitted to NDEP-BWQP by 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2003. Questions or comments should be directed to:

   Randy Pahl, P.E.
   Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
   Bureau of Water Quality Planning
   333 W. Nye Lane, Room 138
   Carson City, Nevada 89706
   (775) 687-9453
Email: rpahl@ndep.nv.gov

Or

   Rob Kuczynski, P.E.
   Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
   Bureau of Water Quality Planning
   333 W. Nye Lane, Room 138
   Carson City, Nevada 89706
   (775) 687-9451
   Email: rkuczyns@ndep.nv.gov



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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

04/21/2003

Notice of Proposed Action

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for the post-closure monitoring renewal of a Water Pollution Control Permit for the Rosebud Mining Project, a mining facility, has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for renewal of Permit NEV92104 is:

   Rosebud Mining Company, LLC
   P.O. Box 2610
   Winnemucca, Nevada 89446

The facility, known as the Rosebud Mine, is located in Sections 18 and 19, Township 34 North, Range 30 East, and Sections 13, 23, 24, 25 and 26, Township 34 North, Range 29 East. This project is permanently closed. The mine components include two reclaimed waste rock dumps and underground workings.

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 the renewed permit.

Persons wishing to comment upon the proposed permit, to recommend terms and conditions for consideration of incorporation in the permit, or who request a public hearing pursuant to the Nevada Administrative Code, NAC Chapter 445A, must submit their comments, objections, or requests no later than 30 days following the date of publication of this notice (5:00 P.M., 5 May 2003) to:

   Division of Environmental Protection
   Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation
   Capitol Complex
   Attn: Karl McCrea
   333 W. Nye Lane, Room 138
   Carson City, NV 89706-0851

All comments or objections received during the public notice period will be considered in the final determination regarding this permit. If the Division determines written comments or requests indicate a significant degree of public interest in this matter, the Administrator shall schedule a public hearing in accordance with the requirements of NAC 445A.405.

The permit and all application documents subsequent thereto are on file at the Division and are available for public inspection and copying pursuant to NRS 445A.665. For more information, contact Karl McCrea at (775) 687-9407 or toll free in Nevada (800) 992-0900, extension 4670.

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