Public Notice Archive File
July, August, September 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

09/30/2003

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 the modification of 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 modify the permit to include land application of up to 1,000 gallons per day, 30-day average discharge, of domestic septage and grease trap material to fifty acres of nutrient deficient agricultural land at the Circle Bar N Ranch, approximately 6,500 feet north of Highway 95A, west of the intersection of Tucker Lane and Densmore Lane, Yerington, Lyon County, Nevada.

The Applicant also proposes to accept domestic septage and grease trap material from Easy Rooter Plumbing and to store up to 22,500 gallons of septage at this site. 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, barley, or wheat. The Applicant is permitted for these activities at the Moreda Dairy, approximately 5 miles southwest of Wabuska, Lyon County, Nevada.

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 modified permit, NEV2002516, to discharge with no change to the January 6, 2008 expiration date, subject to certain effluent limitations.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on October 27, 2003 to Bruce Holmgren

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

09/29/2003

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 (NPDES) Permit #NV0023311 from the following applicant:
    7-Eleven, Inc.
    P.O. Box 711
    Dallas, TX 75221
The applicant operates 7-Eleven Store No. 25586, which is a convenience store and self-service gasoline station located at 1705 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada.

A prior leakage of fuel (gasoline) has contaminated the shallow, non-potable groundwater with petroleum hydrocarbon contaminants. The facility's proposed groundwater remediation system will consist of groundwater removal followed by an air stripper tower and activated carbon adsorption for the removal of petroleum contaminants.

The treatment system will be limited to a maximum discharge flow rate of 15 gallons per minute. The treated effluent will be discharged to a storm drain inlet, which conveys the treated water to the Las Vegas Wash. The Division has made the tentative determination to issue the proposed NPDES permit to the applicant for a period of five (5) years. The NPDES permit will replace Temporary Discharge Permit #TNEV2003404, which allows the facility to discharge treated groundwater for a six month period until an NPDES permit is issued.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on October 30, 2003 to Mark Kaminski

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Bureau of Water Quality Planning

09/24/2003

NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP

September 2003

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Quality Planning, has scheduled three public workshops to present proposed revisions to the Nevada state water quality standards for the class Waters (Nevada Administrative Code 445A.124 through 445A.127) pursuant to Section 303 of the Clean Water Act. The workshops will be held:

September 2003 — Rationale for Proposed Revisions to the Nevada Water Pollution Control Regulations NAC 445A.124 - NAC 445A.127 Class Waters.   (Under section 303 of the Clean Water Act and 40 CFR 131, States have responsibility for setting, reviewing and revising water quality standards. The following rationale discusses the review of the proposed changes to the water quality standards for the Class Waters, contained in the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 445A.124 through 445A.127.  (60 Pages - 655KB)
Tuesday, October 14, 2003
Elko Convention Center
700 Moren Way
Elko, Nevada
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Wednesday, October 15, 2003
NV Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
123 W. Nye Lane
Carson City, Nevada
Conference Room 217
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Wednesday, October 22, 2003
Overton Community Center
320 North Moapa Valley Blvd
Overton, Nevada
6:00 - 8:00 pm


The purpose of the workshops is to solicit public comments on the proposed revisions and standards. No items will be voted on and no actions will be taken.

Fact sheets and draft rational which provide more detailed information on the proposed revisions to the water quality standards will be available at the time of the workshops or may be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Water Quality Planning at the address below.

Following the workshops, the proposed water quality standards and revisions will be considered for adoption by the State Environmental Commission at a public hearing. The time and place of that hearing will be announced at a later date.

Members of the public who are disabled and require special accommodations or assistance at the meeting are requested to notify Karen Howard of the Bureau of Water Quality Planning in writing (see below for address) or by calling (775) 687- 9444, at least 24 hours in advance.

For questions, comments or further information regarding the proposed revisions or new water quality standards please contact:

John Heggeness [(775) 687-9449]
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Water Quality Planning
333 W. Nye Lane, Suite 138
Carson City, Nevada 89706
FAX: (775) 687-5856

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

09/23/2003

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 the modification of 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 increase the permitted biosolids daily maximum application rate from 100 cubic yards (yd3) to 300 yd3 and to increase the 30-day maximum application rate from 1,625 yd3 to 5,000 yd3. The Applicant has been permitted to land apply biosolids, processed sewage sludge, generated by the wastewater treatment plants of the City of Oceanside San Luis Rey and La Salina, the City of Riverside, and the Orange County Sanitation District Plants #1 and #2 to agricultural land in Amargosa Valley, Nye County, Nevada since May 21, 2003. On July 14, 2003, temporary permit TNEV2003384 authorized the Applicant to increase the biosolids application rate to the levels of the major modification through January 13, 2004.

The biosolids are land applied to the farmed portion, approximately 700 acres, of the 1,360-acre Funeral Mountain Ranch. The biosolids application rate per acre shall be determined by the agronomic uptake rate of the crop to be planted in the application fields. To be eligible for land application, the biosolids must meet at least the Class B standards and pollutant concentration limits. The proposed permit modification will not extend the May 20, 2008 expiration date.

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 modified permit to discharge, NEV2002501, subject to certain effluent limitations.



Please submit all comments in writing by 5:00pm on October 24, 2003 to Bruce Holmgren

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Bureau of Mining Regulations & Reclamation

09/17/2003

NOTICE OF DECISION

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL
PERMIT NUMBER NEV0098100
FOR THE MOONEY BASIN PROJECT

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has decided to issue Water Pollution Control Permit NEV0098100 to Placer Dome America. 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 September 25, 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, September 22, 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.

Comments were not received during the public notice period. However, Part I.B.2 was added to better define the hydrogeology beneath and adjacent to the facility and determine whether vadose or ground water monitoring wells may be warranted, and Part I.D.1 frequency was changed to quarterly to expedite establishment of make-up water qualities.

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

09/02/2003

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.

The Administrator has received a complete application for a water pollution control permit, #NEV2003509 from the following applicant:
    City of Henderson
    240 Water Street
    Henderson, Nevada 89015
The applicant's contractor is currently operating under temporary discharge permit #TNEV2003355 for the discharge of groundwater extracted by means of well points for purposes of dewatering during construction of new wastewater treatment plant facilities at the City of Henderson Water Reclamation Facility (COHWRF). The applicant has applied for a permanent permit for dewatering discharges for the remainder of the construction at the COHWRF property. The water is discharged to onsite evaporation/percolation ponds # 10, 11, 12, and 13. The COHWRF is located at 200 Athens Avenue in Henderson, Clark County, Nevada. Sampling is required by the permit to monitor the quality and quantity of the groundwater being discharged to the ponds.

On the basis of preliminary review of the requirements of the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS), and implementing regulations, the Administrator proposes to issue the Water Pollution Control Permit, subject to certain limitations and special conditions. The permit is for a five (5) year term.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on September 26, 2003 to Icyl Mulligan

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

08/28/2003

Notice of Proposed Action

As provided by Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) in Sections 445A.6758 to 445A.67612, inclusive, the Bureau of Water Pollution Control has made the tentative determination that the Indian Hills General Improvement District Water Quality Improvement Project is eligible for Categorical Exclusion and may be exempted from further substantive environmental review requirements before receiving a loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) to finance this project.

The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Amendments of 1996 authorize the DWSRF to assist public water systems to finance the costs of infrastructure needed to achieve or maintain compliance with the SDWA requirements and to protect public health. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) awards capitalization grants to states, which allows the state to provide low-cost loans and other types of assistance to eligible water systems.

Please submit all comments in writing or via e-mail no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 30, 2003 to Adele Basham.

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Categorical Exclusion – Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Loan


 

 
Bureau of Waste Managment

08/26/2003

Notice of Workshop – Hazardous Waste Regulations

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) will be holding a workshop on draft regulations concerning hazardous waste. The purpose of the workshop 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, 2002, and July 1, 2003, 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, 2003. The proposed permanent state regulations will modify existing state regulations to make them consistent with current federal requirements. The state is also proposing to update and correct additional state hazardous regulations.

A workshop will be held at the following date, time and location:
    October 1, 2003 - 9:00 AM
    Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
    Conference Room 217
    123 West Nye Lane
    Carson City, Nevada
  Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 PM, October 3, 2003, and should be sent to Jim Trent at:
    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.nv.gov. A copy of the proposed regulations may be obtained by calling NDEP at (775) 687-9478. The proposed regulations may also be viewed or printed -- see below

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Bureau of Waste Managment

08/21/2003

PUBLIC NOTICE

PR# 0230

Request For Public Comment Upon Issuance Of Written Determination For The Recycling Of Hazardous Waste

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) is requesting public comment upon the DRAFT WRITTEN DETERMINATION (WD) for a hazardous waste recycling facility owned and operated by Reno Drain Oil (RDO) Environmental Services, 11970 I-80 East, Sparks, Nevada.

The WRITTEN DETERMINATION will recognize RDO as a facility for the recycling of hazardous used oil and oil-contaminated wastewater from California in accordance with NAC 444.8455. The facility currently operates a facility for the recycling of "non-hazardous" used-oil from Nevada sources.

The public is invited to submit written comments on this DRAFT WRITTEN DETERMINATION to the following NDEP contact person during the 45-day comment period ending October 7, 2003:
    Mr. Jeff Denison, P.E.
    Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
    333 W. Nye Lane, Room 138
    Carson City, NV 89706-0851
    (775) 687-9465
    E-mail: jdenison@ndep.nv.gov

    The RDO contact person is:

    Richard Channel
    RDO Environmental Services
    11970 I-80 East
    Sparks, NV 89434
    (775) 342-0351
The application submitted by RDO for the WRITTEN DETERMINATION is available for public review between the hours of 8:00 AM. and 5:00 PM., Monday through Friday, at the NDEP address above. Further information may be obtained by calling Jeff Denison at (775) 687-9465 or e-mail at mailto:jdenison@ndep.nv.gov

Anyone wishing to submit comments on this DRAFT WRITTEN DETERMINATION should do so in writing on or before October 7, 2003 to NDEP at the Carson City address above. An extension of the 45-day comment period may be granted if the request for the extension adequately explains why more time is required to prepare comments.

All comments will be addressed in the Administrative Record. A final decision to issue or not issue the WRITTEN DETERMINATION will be made after all comments have been considered. Notice of the final decision shall be sent to each person who has delivered written comments or requested to be on the facility mailing list. The decision will become effective 30 days from the date of issuance unless:
    1. A later effective date is specified in the decision; or
    2. There is an appeal of the Administrator's decision to the State Environmental Commission pursuant to NRS 445.274; or
    3. There are no comments, in which case the final decision shall become effective immediately upon issuance.
Please bring the foregoing notice to the attention of all persons whom you believe would be interested in this matter.

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

08/21/2003

Notice of Final Decision
Reclamation Permit No.# 0215

Newmont Mining Corporation Section 23 Borrow Source Area

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) has decided to issue Reclamation Permit, No. #0215, for a Mining Project to Newmont Mining Corporation. This permit authorizes Newmont Mining Corporation to reclaim the Section 23 Borrow Source Area. This Project is located in Humboldt County, Nevada. The Division has been provided with an application, in accordance with Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) and Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 519A to assure the Division that Newmont Mining Corporation will leave the project site safe, stable, and capable of providing for a productive post-mining land use.

This permit will become final September 2nd, 2003. The final determination of the Administrator may be appealed to the State Environmental Commission pursuant to NAC 519A.415. The appeal must be filed by September 1st, 2003 and in accordance with Administrative rules of the Environmental Commission.

No comments were received during the public comment period.

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

08/09/2003

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 renewal of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit # NV0020311 from the following applicant:
    City of Lovelock
    P.O. Box 238
    Lovelock, NV 89419
The applicant operates a Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) treatment facility, which is designed to treat up to 0.6 million gallons (MGD) per day of domestic (sanitary) wastewater generated in Lovelock, Pershing County, Nevada. The current average rate of effluent discharge is 0.3 MGD. The SBR treatment facility had replaced four wastewater treatment ponds used in Lovelock, Nevada until 2001. The SBR treatment facility effluent is tertiary-treated (i.e., biological oxidation and denitrification) and disinfected with bleach (hypochlorite) prior to discharge. The tertiary-treated, disinfected effluent is discharged to the Lovelock Drain, which is an irrigation tailwater ditch terminating at Toulon Sink. The Division has made the tentative determination to issue (renew) the proposed NPDES permit to the applicant for a period of five (5) years.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on September 19, 2003 to Mark Kaminski

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

08/19/2003

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 #NEV97022 from the following applicant:
    City of Boulder City
    P.O. Box 61350
    Boulder City, NV 89006-1350
The applicant operates the Boulder City Wastewater Treatment Plant (BCWWTP) located at 2000 Buchanan Boulevard, Boulder City, Clark County, Nevada. The facility's permitted treatment capacity is 1.81 million gallons per day (MGD) of domestic (sanitary) wastewater, and currently, 1.2 MGD of wastewater is treated. The wastewater is biologically treated in four lined treatment lagoons, including seasonal nutrient removal in a duckweed (lemna) lagoon. After disinfection, the effluent is disposed of in two earthen percolation trenches and is also reclaimed for sand/gravel washing and dust control application at Impact Sand and Gravel Quarry #187 (formerly Gornowich, Inc.), located 3 miles west of BCWWTP (reuse permit #NEV93013). The Division has made the tentative determination to issue (renew) discharge permit #NEV97022 for a period of five (5) years.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on September 12, 2003 to Mark Kaminski

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

08/19/2003

NOTICE OF DECISION

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT NUMBER NEV2003106


James D. Malone
Lunker Hill Project

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has decided to issue Water Pollution Control Permit NEV2003106 to James D. Malone. This permit authorizes the construction, operation, and closure of approved physical separation 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 September 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, August 29, 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.

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

08/15/2003

Notice of Solicitation of Public Comment

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)
As provided by Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapter 445A and Nevada Administrative Code (NAC), inclusive, the Bureau of Water Pollution Control is soliciting public comment on the Draft 2003 Intended Use Plan for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).

The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Amendments of 1996 authorize the DWSRF to assist public water systems to finance the costs of infrastructure needed to achieve or maintain compliance with the SDWA requirements and to protect public health. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) awards capitalization grants to states, which allows the state to provide low-cost loans and other types of assistance to eligible water systems. In order to receive grant funds from USEPA, the state must prepare an Intended Use Plan and provide it to the public for review and comment.

The Intended Use Plan describes how the state intends to use available DWSRF funds for the year to meet the objectives of the Safe Drinking Water Act and further the goal of protecting public health. The Bureau has developed the Intended Use Plan as a planning tool to distribute the federal funding allocation to the "account for the revolving fund" for the loan fund and to the "account for set-aside programs" for various other administrative and technical assistance purposes.

Please submit all comments in writing or via e-mail no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 15, 2003 to Adele Basham.

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

08/12/2003

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 water pollution control effluent reuse discharge permit (NEV2002517) from the applicant:
    Sunrise Colony
    9901 Covington Cross, Suite 120
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89134 - Clark County
The applicant proposes to utilize tertiary treated disinfected effluent for reuse irrigation of turf grasses and trees and shrubs in landscaped areas at the Red Rock Country Club Golf Course at 2250A Red Springs Drive near West Sahara, west of the Red Rock Beltway in west Las Vegas.

The reclaimed (reuse) water will be supplied by the new Desert Breeze Water Resource Center and, initially due to reuse water availability, potable water supplied by the Las Vegas Valley Water District will be discharged into and blended in the irrigation storage lake # 5 to meet irrigation needs. Reuse irrigation will be conducted in accordance with an approved Effluent Management Plan and terms and conditions of the permit. Monitoring will be required. The permit will be issued for a five (5) year period.

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

Please submit all comments in writing by 5:00pm on the 30th day after newspaper publication (published no later than 9/10/03) to Icyl Mulligan

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

08/12/2003

NOTICE OF DECISION

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT NUMBER NEV0096106
FOR THE MINERAL RIDGE MINE


The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has decided to issue Water Pollution Control Permit NEV0096106 to Golden Phoenix Minerals, Inc. 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 August 26, 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, August 21, 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.

Comments were not received during the public notice period.

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State Environmental Commission

08/12/2003

Public Notice - Meeting Agenda

The Nevada State Environmental Commission will conduct a public hearing "video conference" commencing at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 18, 2003, at the locations listed below:
    Reno
    Jones Vargas
    Sierra Room
    100 West Liberty Street

    Las Vegas
    Jones Vargas
    Third Floor
    South Conference Room 2A
    3773 Howard Hughes Parkway
The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments from all interested persons regarding the adoption, amendment, or repeal of regulations. If no person directly affected by the proposed action appears to request time to make an oral presentation, the State Environmental Commission may proceed immediately to act upon any written submission.

The following items will be discussed and acted upon but may be taken in different order to accommodate the interest and time of the persons attending.
    I. Approval of minutes from the June 19, 2003 hearing. * ACTION

    II. Regulatory Petitions, *ACTION

    III. Non Regulatory Information Item -- Re-designation of Nevada Side of Tahoe Basin for Attainment for CO.
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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

08/08/2003

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 water pollution control discharge permit No. NEV98011 from the following applicant:
    El Dorado Energy, L.L.C.
    P. O. Box 62470
    Boulder City, Nevada 89006-2470
El Dorado Energy, L.L.C. operates the El Dorado Energy Project Power Plant located in EL Dorado Valley, at 701 El Dorado Valley Drive, 16 miles southwest of Boulder City, Nevada. El Dorado Energy, L.L.C. has applied for renewal of the permit to discharge the power plant generated wastestreams to lined evaporation ponds. The proposed permit will be for a period of (5) five years.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email no later than 5:00pm on the 30th day following newspaper publication to Icyl Mulligan

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

08/06/2003

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 discharge/reuse permit # NEV2003507 from the following applicant:
    Las Vegas Valley Water District
    1001 S. Valley View Blvd.
    Las Vegas, NV 89153
In May 2005, the applicant plans to open to the public the Las Vegas Springs Preserve Desert Living Center, located at 391 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada. The Desert Living Center will educate the public in water conservation practices, which include an on-site demonstration of a domestic (sanitary) wastewater treatment and reuse facility.

Domestic wastewater will be generated in the center's restrooms and garden support facilities. The Center proposes to treat the wastewater in an 8,400 gallon per day treatment plant consisting of primary settling tanks, constructed wetland cells, recirculating sand biofilter and ultra-violet (UV) light disinfection processes.

The Division has regulatory authority under the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) to permit the tertiary-treated, UV-disinfected effluent to be reused on-site for sub-surface drip irrigation of the Center's ornamental landscaping (e.g., trees and bushes). The Division has made the tentative determination to issue the proposed discharge/reuse permit to the Permittee for a period of five (5) years.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email no later than 5:00pm on September 9, 2003 to Mark Kaminski

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

08/01/2003

NOTICE OF DECISION

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT
NUMBER NEV87072

Metallic Ventures (US), Inc.
Esmeralda Project

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has decided to issue Water Pollution Control Permit NEV87072 to Metallic Ventures (US), Inc. for the Esmeralda Project. This permit authorizes the construction, operation, and closure of approved physical separation mining facilities in Mineral 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 August 16, 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, August 11, 2003, on Form 3, with the State Environmental Commission, 333 West Nye Lane, Capitol Complex, Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851. For more information, contact E. Alan Tinney at (775) 687-9414, toll free in Nevada at (800) 992-0900, extension 4670, or visit the Division website at www.ndep.nv.gov/bmrr/bmrr01.htm.

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State Environmental Commission

07/30/2003

PUBLIC NOTICE  —  PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA

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 a teleconference hearing of the Petition for Reconsideration of Great Basin Mine Watch to the Commission's decision of June 10th, 2003 regarding the Gold Quarry water pollution control permit. The teleconference will be on Friday August 1, 2003 at 10:00 am PST. The public location to participate in teleconference will be provided at the Nevada Department of Wildlife, 1100 Valley Road, Reno, Nevada.

There are a limited number of phone lines available for this meeting, so members of the public should contact the Executive Secretary, John Walker at 775-687-9308 prior to the teleconference for access to this teleconference.

This agenda has been posted at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building in Las Vegas, the Department of Wildlife and the Washoe County Library in Reno, the Department of Cultural Affairs (Division of Library and Archives), and the Division of Environmental Protection Offices in Carson City, Nevada.

The following items will be discussed and acted upon but may be taken in different order to accommodate the interest and time of the persons attending.
    I. Telephone Protocols -- Discussion by Commission Legal Counsel

    II. Call of Commission Appeal -- Panel Member Roster and Query of Participants
    The Appeal Panel Roster will be called by the Executive Secretary

    III. Reconsideration Request by Great Basin Mine Watch - Action Item
Great Basin Mine Watch, Tom Myers, Executive Director, 505 S. Arlington Street, Suite 110, Reno, Nevada 89510 requests reconsideration of the Commission's decision of July 8, 2003 to affirm the decision dated September 20, 2002 by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection regarding the Water Pollution Control Permit NV0022268 for the Newmont Mining Corporation's Gold Quarry Mine.

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Pollution Control on September 20, 2002, issued a renewal of Water Pollution Control Permit NV0022268 to the Newmont Mining Corporation for continued dewatering of the Quarry Gold Mine located six miles north of the town of Carlin. The Division asserts that the permit was issued in accordance with Nevada Administrative Code 445A.070 through 445A.447 for continued discharge of groundwater that is treated as required, to Maggie Creek and subsequently to the Humboldt River. The Division asserts that the discharge limitations are prescribed to meet water quality standards assigned to the lower reach of Maggie Creek and the Humboldt River.

The Commission on July 23, 2003 received a petition for reconsideration of the Commission's July 08, 2003 Finding of Fact, Conclusion of Law and Order regarding the appeal of September 30, 2002. The Commission will act upon the briefs filed in the matter of reconsideration. The Commission will not be receiving any new testimony in the matter of the reconsideration. The Commission will be responding to the provision of NAC 445B.899, subsection 5: "The commission will grant or deny a petition for reconsideration or rehearing with 10 days after the date of the filing of the petition. The denial of a petition may be on the record without a separate decision."

IV. General Commission or Public Comment

Members of the public who are disabled and require special accommodations or assistance at the meeting are requested to notify, in writing, the Nevada State Environmental Commission, in care of the Executive Secretary, 333 West Nye Lane, Room 138, Carson City, Nevada, 89706-0851; by facsimile to (775) 687-5856; or by calling (775) 687-9310 no later than 5:00 p.m. July 29, 2003.
 

 
Bureau of Water Pollution Control

07/23/2003

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 renewal of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit #NV0022691 from the following applicant:
    Lake Las Vegas Resort
    1605 Lake Las Vegas Parkway
    Henderson, NV 89011
Lake Las Vegas Resort is located in Clark County, Nevada and is a 320-acre, private, man-made recreational lake. Lake Las Vegas is supplied with water from Lake Mead. A two-mile stretch of the Lower Las Vegas Wash is bypassed underneath the lake and its earthen embankment dam. The NPDES permit conditions allows the applicant to periodically release water from the lake for the purposes of water quality management. These releases are for the purpose of maintaining the lake's total dissolved solids (TDS) level, which concentrates in the lake from evaporation. The permit conditions requires the monitoring of discharge events to ensure that beneficial uses of the Lower Las Vegas Wash are not impacted from lake management operations. The Division has made the tentative determination to issue (renew) the proposed NPDES permit for a period of five (5) years.



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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

07/21/2003

Notice of Proposed Action

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for a Water Pollution Control Permit for a mining facility, the Mooney Basin Project, has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Permit NEV98100 is:
    Placer Dome America
    P.O. Box 2706
    Elko, NV 89803
The facility is located approximately 80 miles northwest of the town of Ely in White Pine County, Nevada within portions of, Township 23N, Range 58E, Sections 6 and 7; Township 24N, Range 57E, Sections 25 and 36; Township 24N, Range 58E, Sections 19, 29, 30, 31 and 32, and Township 23N, Range 57E, Sections 1 and 12, MDB&M. The project consists of open pit mining, associated waste rock dumps, a synthetically-lined leach pad for processing the ore, synthetically-lined process ponds, a process plant, haul and access roads, maintenance and ancillary buildings. The project is designed, constructed, operated and will be 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 or who request a public hearing pursuant to the Nevada Administrative Code, NAC Chapter 445A, must submit their comments or requests no later than 5:00 pm on the 30th day following publication of this notice in the Ely Daily Times in Ely, Nevada to the:
    Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation
    Capitol Complex
    333 W. Nye Lane, Room 138
    Carson City, NV 89706
All comments or requests 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 may 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 Bob Carlson at (775) 687-9401, toll free in Nevada (800) 992-0900 ext. 4670, or visit our website at http://ndep.nv.gov/bmrr/bmrr01.htm1.

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

07/21/2003

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 Lunker Hill Project, a physical separation mining facility, has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Water Pollution Control Permit NEV2003106 is:
    James D. Malone
    Lunker Hill Project
    P.O. Box 286 Imlay, Nevada 89418
The facility, known as the Lunker Hill Project, is located on private lands within Section 1, Township 34 North, Range 34 East, Mount Diablo Baseline & Meridian, approximately 15 miles north-northwest of Mill City in Pershing County, Nevada.

The project consists of a physical separation mining facility (Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 445A.414) with an approved operating capacity of 36,500 tons per year. The facility is comprised of a trommel and sluice washing and recovery plant with three (3) settling ponds. Make-up water is obtained from a well located on the site and wash water is recycled. Chemicals are not approved for use in the recovery process. 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 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 (25 August, 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

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

04/17/2003

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 water pollution control discharge permit No. NEV2003504 from the following applicant:
    Clark County Parks and Recreation Wetlands Park Nature Preserve 2601 E. Sunset Road Las Vegas, Nevada 89120
Clark County Parks and Recreation operates the Wetlands Park Nature Preserve at 7050 E. Tropicana Avenue, in Las Vegas, Clark Co., Nevada. The facility proposes to use tertiary treated disinfected effluent supplied by Clark County Water Reclamation District as supplemental water for wetlands enhancement and for small scale spray irrigation of grass adjacent to the Visitor's Center. The treated effluent will be blended with Monson Channel water and managed throughout the park water courses as needed in accordance with the approved Water Management and Monitoring Plan, and the terms and conditions of the permit. The 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 issue a permit to discharge, subject to certain effluent limitations and special conditions.



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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

07/17/2003

Notice of Proposed Action

The Administrator of the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection is issuing the following notice of proposed action under the Nevada Revised Statutes. The Administrator has received a complete application for a water pollution control discharge permit, # NEV2003510 from the following applicant:
    Clark County Real Property Management
    500 S Grand Central Pkwy
    Las Vegas NV 89155
Clark County operates the wastewater treatment system at Spring Mountain Youth Camp, on Angel Peak Rd near Mt. Charleston. The original septic tank and mound system have failed and are being replaced by a package plant and leachfield. The Division has made the tentative determination to issue the proposed permit for a five (5) year term.



Please submit all comments in writing or via email no later than 5:00pm on August 21, 2003 to Rob Saunders

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

07/17/2003

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 permits #NEV97018 and #NEV87032 from the following two applicants:
    #1: Round Mountain Gold Corporation (NEV97018)
    Smoky Valley Common Operation
    P.O. Box 480
    Round Mountain, NV 89045

    #2: Town of Round Mountain Public Utilities (NEV87032)
    P.O. Box 1369
    Round Mountain, NV 89045-1369
Applicant #1 operates a gold and silver mining operation in Round Mountain, Nye County, Nevada. The facility operates 20 septic tanks for the treatment (i.e., primary settling and anaerobic digestion) of the facility's domestic (sanitary) wastewater flow. The treated septic tank effluent is discharged to the groundwater via subsurface percolation in the facility's leachfields. The 20 septic tanks are rated for a capacity of 36,400 gallons per day of domestic (sanitary) wastewater.

Applicant #2 operates the Hadley Subdivision Wastewater Treatment Facility, which is located in the Town of Round Mountain, Nye County, Nevada. The facility provides secondary (biological) treatment of the community's domestic (sanitary) wastewater. The facility consists of a lift station, three HDPE-lined, aerated treatment ponds and an effluent polishing pond. Treated effluent is discharged to the groundwater in three rapid infiltration basins. The facility is permitted for a treatment capacity of 0.16 million gallon per day (MGD) and presently treats 0.07 MGD.

The Division has made the tentative determination to issue (renew) the two proposed groundwater discharge permits for a period of five (5) years.



Please submit all comments in writing or via email no later than 5:00pm on August 22, 2003 to Mark Kaminski

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

07/17/2003

NOTICE OF DECISION

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT
NUMBER NEV2002106

Eldorado Mining, Inc.
Luck Lode Mine Project

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has decided to issue Water Pollution Control Permit NEV2002106 to Eldorado Mining, Inc. for the Luck Lode Mine. This permit authorizes the construction, operation, and closure of approved physical separation 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 August 1, 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, July 27, 2003, on Form 3, with the State Environmental Commission, 333 West Nye Lane, Capitol Complex, Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851. For more information, contact E. Alan Tinney at (775) 687-9414, toll free in Nevada at (800) 992-0900, extension 4670, or visit the Division website at www.ndep.nv.gov/bmrr/bmrr01.htm.

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

07/17/2003

Notice of Intent

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for a Reclamation Permit for Section 23 Borrow Source has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Permit #0215 is:
    Newmont Mining Corporation
    427 Ridge Street, Suite C
    Reno, Nevada 89501
The project is located on private property within Humboldt County, in a portion of Section 23, Township 33N, Range 42E, M.D.B. & M, approximately 34 miles from the community of Winnemucca, Nevada. The area had been previously disturbed and partially reclaimed. The proposed disturbance is for use as a clay borrow source for mine construction activities at Newmont's Trenton Canyon Mine. 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 August 18th, 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 Process at (775) 687-9408 or toll free in Nevada (800) 992-0900, ext. 4670, or visit the Bureau's website at http://ndep.state.nv.us/bmrr/bmrr01.htm.

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

07/17/2003

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 water pollution control discharge permit, NEV98006 from the following applicant:
    Burgess Septic Tank Service
    William J. Pearson
    57 Manha Lane
    Yerington, Nevada 89447
The Applicant proposes to continue to land apply domestic septage to one hundred twenty acres of nutrient deficient agricultural land at 46 East Pursel Lane, Yerington, Lyon County, Nevada, formerly Holbrook Farms. The renewed permit is proposed to include land application of grease trap material. 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 12,000 gallons of domestic septage and grease trap material on-site in a 12,000-gallon, steel, below ground storage tank. The Division is requiring separate permits for each source (company) of domestic septage and grease trap material applied to a site. Currently, there are no other permitted sources at this site.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by August 18, 2003 to Bruce Holmgren

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

07/10/2003

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 and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (Clean Water Act). The Administrator has received an application for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit #NV0023282 from the following applicant:
    Chevron Texaco Products Co.
    P.O. Box 2292
    Brea, CA 92822
The applicant operates Chevron Station #9-7537, which is a convenience store and self-service gasoline station located at 5722 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, Clark County, NV. A prior leakage of fuel (gasoline) has contaminated the shallow, non-potable groundwater with petroleum hydrocarbon contaminants. The facility has proposed to pump and treat the groundwater in a remediation system consisting of groundwater removal, air stripping and activated carbon adsorption. The treated groundwater will be discharged to a storm drain inlet, which will convey the treated water to the Las Vegas Wash. The Division has made the tentative determination to issue the proposed NPDES permit to the applicant for a period of five (5) years. The NPDES permit will replace Temporary Discharge Permit #TNEV2003363, which allows the facility to temporarily discharge treated groundwater for six months until a final NPDES permit is issued.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by August 11, 2003 to Mark Kaminski

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

07/08/2003

NOTICE OF FINAL DECISION

RECLAMATION PERMIT NO. #0044, EQUATORIAL TONOPAH INC.
TONOPAH COPPER LEACH PROJECT
The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) has decided to amend the Reclamation Permit, No. 0044, for a Mining Project to EQUATORIAL TONOPAH INC. This permit authorizes EQUATORIAL TONOPAH INC. to reclaim the TONOPAH COPPER LEACH PROJECT. This Project is located in NYE County, Nevada. The Division has been provided with an amended reclamation plan that changes the post mining use of the property, in accordance with Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) and Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 519A to assure the Division that EQUATORIAL TONOPAH INC. will leave the project site safe, stable, and capable of providing for a productive post-mining land use.

This permit will become final July 11th, 2003. The final determination of the Administrator may be appealed to the State Environmental Commission pursuant to NAC 519A.415. The appeal must be filed by July 11th, 2003 and in accordance with Administrative rules of the Environmental Commission.

No comments were received during the public comment period.

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

04/26/2003

Notice of Proposed Action

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for a Water Pollution Control Permit for a mining facility, the Mineral Ridge Mine (a.k.a. Mary Drinkwater), has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Permit NEV96106 is:
    Golden Phoenix Minerals, Inc.
    P.O. Box 67
    Silver Peak, NV 89047
The facility will be located approximately 4.5 miles northwest of the town of Silver Peak in Esmeralda County, Nevada within all, or portions of, Township 1S, Range 38E, Section 36; Township 1S, Range 39E, Section 31; Township 2S, Range 38E, Sections 1, 2 and 12; and, Township 2S, Range 39E, Section 6, MDB&M. The project consists of open pit and underground mining, waste rock dumps, a two-phased heap leach pad (7 cells), pregnant and barren ponds with sufficient containment for the required storm event, crushing facilities, processing facilities, and ancillary facilities such as pipelines.

Mine support includes the truck shop, laboratory, fuel farm, explosives storage, and warehouse. The ore will be processed using conventional cyanide heap leaching technology and precious metal recovery by carbon adsorption with a stripping and electro winning circuit followed by smelting. The project is designed, constructed, operated and will be 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 or who request a public hearing pursuant to the Nevada Administrative Code, NAC Chapter 445A, must submit their comments or requests no later than 5:00 pm on the 30th day following publication of this notice in the Central Nevada Newspaper (Tonopah Times-Bonanza) in Tonopah, Nevada to the:
    Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation
    Capitol Complex
    333 W. Nye Lane, Room 138
    Carson City, NV 89706
All comments or requests 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 may 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 Bob Carlson at (775) 687-9401, toll free in Nevada (800) 992-0900 ext. 4670, or visit our website at http://ndep.nv.gov/bmrr/bmrr01.htm1.

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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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