Public Notice Archive File
October, November, December 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

12/30/2003

Notice of Proposed Action

The Administrator of the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection is issuing this notice of proposed action under the Nevada Revised Statutes. The Administrator has received a complete application for issuance of Water Pollution Control Discharge Permit # NEV2003515 from the following applicant:
    City of Elko
    1751 College Ave
    Elko NV 89801
The application is for irrigation of Ruby View Golf Course with treated effluent supplied by City of Elko Water Reclamation Facility (NEV20014). The course has been irrigated with that effluent since the mid-1980s, under the facility's permit. The proposed action is to separate this activity from the others at the treatment plant and issue a separate permit for the golf course for purposes of tracking and accountability.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on February 10, 2003 to Rob Saunders

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

12/28/033

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 Birthday Girl Mine, 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 new Permit NEV2000113 is:
    Mr. Steve Constant, Owner/Operator
    Birthday Girl Mine
    P.O. Box 24
    Orovada, NV 89425
The Birthday Girl Mine is located within the Leonard Creek Mining District, approximately 38 miles south of Denio and 103 miles northwest of Winnemucca, in Humboldt County. The legal land description is Section 14, Township 42 North, Range 28 East (MDB &M). The project is a physical separation facility, pursuant to Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 445A.414). Application materials submitted by Mr. Steve Constant estimated at least a five-year life expectancy for the Birthday Girl Mine.

The facility is designed and constructed to operate and close without any discharge or release from the fluid management system except metrological events that exceed the design storm limit.

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 new 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 (by February 1, 2004) to:
    Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation
    Capitol Complex
    Attn: Rob Kuczynski, P.E.
    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 Rob Kuczynski, at (775) 687-9441, toll free in Nevada (800) 992-0900, extension 4670

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

12/23/2003

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 new a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit No. NV0023329 to the following applicant:

The Nevada Department of Transportation (permittee)

This permit will continue the regulation of discharges from areas within the State of Nevada, Department of Transportation 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 one year after the effective date of the permit 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 no later than 5:00pm on January 31, 2003 to Cliff Lawson

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

12/23/2003

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 complete application to renew Groundwater Discharge Permit NEV60025 for a discharge from:
    Douglas County Community Development
    North Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant
    North Heybourne Road
    Latitude: 39 03 41 North
    Longitude: 119 45 28 West
    Minden, Douglas County, Nevada 89423
The North Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant treats sanitary wastes to secondary treatment standards using a Bio Aeration system prior to chlorine disinfection. The existing system is designed to operate at a maximum capacity of 0.45-million gallons per day and discharges treated effluent to: 1) the Incline Village General Improvement District Wetlands, or 2) to on-site irrigation plots that remain available for use under emergency conditions. Waste activated sludge is accumulated in on-site storage ponds for dewatering prior to off-site disposal. The proposed permit is for continued discharge of treated effluent to IVGID wetlands and irrigation fields, and upon issuance, the permit will remain in effect for a five (5) year period.

On the basis of preliminary review of the requirements of the Nevada Revised Statutes and implementing regulations, the Administrator proposes to re-issue the permit to discharge, subject to certain and specific effluent limitations and a series of special conditions.



Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on January 26, 2003 to Tamara Pelham

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

12/22/2003

Notice of Proposed Action

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for a Temporary Water Pollution Control Permit for a mineral processing facility has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Permit TNEV2003115 is:
    Metallic Ventures (U.S.), Inc.
    2800 Lucky Boy Pass Road
    Hawthorne, NV 89415
The project, known as the Esmeralda Project, is a gold mining operation located in Mineral County, in Township 5N, Range 28E, Sections 8, 17 and 18. The facility was formerly owned and operated by Nevada Goldfields, Inc. The town nearest the project is Hawthorne, Nevada, approximately 20 miles to the northeast. The facility consists of underground mines, tailings impoundment, reclaim water pond, and a processing facility. Metallic Ventures (U.S.), Inc. is requesting to temporarily discharge into the Humboldt Pit Lake, dewatering solution currently stored in the tailings pond and which meets the Division's Profile I Criteria Pollutant Standards. Dewatering solution refers to the water removed from the underground mines as the result of increased mine development.

The Administrator is constrained to issue this Temporary Water Pollution Control Permit, to deny the application, to refuse issuance of the permit or to issue written notice to the applicant that a permit is not required. The Administrator has made the tentative determination to issue this temporary permit with an effective duration of 180 days and which embodies best management practices, the best available technology economically achievable for the control of pollutants and contaminants associated with this facility and appropriate monitoring systems for the detection of any fugitive contaminants.

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 14th day following the date of publication of this notice in the Mineral County Independent-News (i.e. by January 7, 2004) to:
    Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation
    Capitol Complex
    333 W. Nye Lane, Room 138
    Carson City, NV 89706-0851

    Attn: Rob Kuczynski, P.E.
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 Rob Kuczynski, at (775) 687-9441, toll free in Nevada (800) 992-0900, extension 4670, or visit our website at http://ndep.nv.gov/bmrr/bmrr01.html. Please bring this notice of proposed action to the attention of any person whom you believe would be interested in this matter.

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Bureau of Air Pollution Control

12/22/2003

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION

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

The Administrator received an application to issue an operating permit for a Class I facility from the following applicant:
    Tracy Generating Station
    Sierra Pacific Power Company
    P.O. BOX 10100
    Reno, Nevada, 89502
The project is located 17 miles east of Reno, Nevada in Storey County. This permit action incorporates existing operating permits into one Title V Air Quality Operating Permit. The Title V program was created in order consolidate all applicable requirements for a facility into one federally enforceable Air Quality Operating Permit. There will be no increase in emissions or change in the facility operation by issuance of this Permit. The Administrator has prepared tentative determinations regarding the operating permit that, in brief, are the following:
  • Three Electrical Generation Steam Boilers
  • Two Peaking Combustion Turbines
  • Two Electrical Generation Combustion Turbines
  • Research & Development Project including:
  • 1 Electrical Generation Combustion Turbine
  • Waste Gas Flare
  • Coal Dryer
  • Sulfation Combustor
  • Rail Car Coal Unloading
  • Coal Dome Storage
  • Coal Preparation
  • Coal Storage Silo
  • Coke Storage Silo
  • Lime Storage Silo
  • Coal, Coke, Lime Feeding & Handling System
  • Solid Waste (LASH) Storage Silo
  • Sorbent Storage Hopper
  • Cooling Towers
  • Fuel Tank Storage
  • Adverse ambient air quality impacts are not expected
On the basis of the preliminary review and the requirements of the NRS, the NAC and the Clean Air Act the Administrator is hereby announcing his intent to issue a Class I air quality operating permit based on a review of the information, as proposed. A copy of the draft operating permit is available for public inspection at:
    Washoe County Library
    301 S. Center Street
    Reno, NV 89501
    (775) 327-8310
Persons wishing to comment upon the proposed determinations by the Administrator regarding this proposed action or to request a hearing pursuant to NRS 445B Air Pollution and NAC 445B Air Controls should submit their comments or request in writing either in person or by mail or fax within thirty (30) days to:
    Matthew DeBurle
    Division of Environmental Protection
    Nevada Bureau of Air Pollution Control
    333 West Nye Lane
    Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851
    (775) 687-9391
    (775) 687-6396 FAX
The application, draft permit, any comments received, and other relevant information may be copied at the above address or copies may be obtained by requesting in writing at the above address. Written comments or objections will be received at the Division of Environmental Protection, above address, until January 23, 2004, and will be retained and considered prior to final action on the Class I operating permit. Upon a valid written request received prior to the end of the comment period, the Administrator will schedule a public hearing on the application and proposed action.

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

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

12/18/2003

Notice of Proposed Action

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for an Individual Hydrocarbon Permit for the Fortitude/Reona (Phoenix) Project Bioremediation Facility has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Individual Hydrocarbon Permit IHP-016 is:
    Newmont Mining Company
    Fortitude/Reona (Phoenix) Project Bioremediation Facility
    P.O. Box 388
    Valmy, Nevada 89438-0388
The facility, known as the Fortitude/Reona (Phoenix) Project Bioremediation Facility, is located in Section 33, Township 31 North, Range 43 East, Mount Diablo Baseline and Meridian, approximately 10 miles south of the town of Battle Mountain, Lander County, Nevada.

The project consists of a bioremediation facility used for remediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated Permitted Material. The Individual Hydrocarbon Permit will authorize the use of Permitted Material as stemming material in blasting operations. 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 Individual Hydrocarbon Permit or to deny the application. The Administrator has made the tentative decision to issue the permit.

Persons wishing to comment upon the proposed Individual Hydrocarbon 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 (23 January 2004) 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 Individual Hydrocarbon 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 Individual Hydrocarbon 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.

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

12/15/2003

NOTICE OF DECISION

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT, NUMBER NEV60034

Post Closure
Miramar Gold Corporation
Golden Eagle Mine

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has decided to issue renewal of Water Pollution Control Permit NEV60034 to the Miramar Gold Corporation. This permit authorizes the post-closure monitoring of the Golden Eagle Mine located in Storey County. The Division has been provided with sufficient information, in accordance with Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 445A.350 through NAC 445A.447, to assure the Division that the groundwater quality will not be degraded by this operation and that public safety and health will be protected.

The permit will become effective December 30, 2004. 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, December 25, 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 W. 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

No comments were received.

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Bureau of Air Pollution Control

12/12/2003

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION

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

The Administrator received an application to issue an operating permit for a Class I facility from the following applicant:
    Newmont Mining Corporation
    Twin Creeks Mine
    P.O. Box 69
    Golconda, Nevada, 89414
The project is located approximately 35 miles northeast of Golconda, Nevada in Humboldt County. The Administrator has prepared tentative determinations regarding the operating permit that, in brief, are the following:
  • Issuance of Initial Class 1 (Title V) Air Quality Operating Permit;
  • Adverse ambient air quality impacts are not expected.
On the basis of the preliminary review and the requirements of the NRS, the NAC and the Clean Air Act the Administrator is hereby announcing his intent to issue a Class I air quality operating permit based on a review of the information, as proposed. A copy of the draft operating permit is available for public inspection at:
    Humboldt County Library
    85 East 5'th Street
    Winnemucca, Nevada, 89445-6388
    (775) 623-6388
Persons wishing to comment upon the proposed determinations by the Administrator regarding this proposed action or to request a hearing pursuant to NRS 445B Air Pollution and NAC 445B Air Controls should submit their comments or request in writing either in person or by mail or fax within thirty (30) days to:
    Rod A. Moore
    Division of Environmental Protection
    Nevada Bureau of Air Pollution Control
    333 West Nye Lane
    Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851
    (775) 687-9338
    (775) 687-6396 FAX
The application, draft permit, any comments received, and other relevant information may be copied at the above address or copies may be obtained by requesting in writing at the above address. Written comments or objections, will be received at the Division of Environmental Protection, above address, until January 20, 2004, and will be retained and considered prior to final action on the Class I operating permit. Upon a valid written request received prior to the end of the comment period, the Administrator will schedule a public hearing on the application and proposed action.

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

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

12/11/2003

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 discharge permit #NEV2003512 from the following applicant:
    Washoe County Department of Water Resources
    Utility Division
    4930 Energy Way
    Reno, Nevada 89502
The applicant proposes to apply treated wastewater effluent (reuse) for open space and landscape irrigation at the Damonte Ranch Common Areas, Damonte Ranch High School, and Bishop Manogue High School in Reno, Nevada. Treated effluent will be supplied by the South Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility (STMWRF). Monitoring is required to assess the quality and quantity of effluent applied, and to ensure that groundwater quality is protected and not degraded.

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.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on January 20, 2003 to Icyl Mulligan

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

12/09/2003

NOTICE OF DECISION

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT
NUMBER NEV2003107

Hecla Ventures Corporation Hollister Development Block Project


The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has decided to issue Water Pollution Control Permit NEV2003107 to Hecla Ventures Corporation. This permit authorizes the construction, operation, and closure of the approved mining facilities in Elko 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 26 December 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, 22 December 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

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

12/09/2003

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.

The Administrator has received complete applications for renewal of water pollution control discharge permits #NEV96016 and #NEV40011 from the following respective applicants:
    Applicant One:
    The Oasis Golf Club, dba Mesquite Vistas LLC
    P. O. Box 267
    Mesquite, Nevada 89024
The Oasis Golf Club, dba Mesquite Vistas LLC, operates the Oasis Golf Club eighteen hole golf course and The Vistas nine hole course facility and common areas at 100 Palmer Lane in Mesquite, Clark County, Nevada. The Permittee is supplied tertiary treated, denitrified, disinfected effluent from the City of Mesquite's Water Reclamation Facility for reuse spray irrigation on turf grass and plant materials on the golf courses, common areas and the nearby Marylin Redd Park. Irrigation ditch water is blended with the effluent in two golf course lakes prior to pumping into the irrigation systems. Irrigation use is done in accordance with conditions set forth in the NDEP approved Effluent Management Plan, and the terms and conditions of the permit. The proposed permit is for a period of (5) five years.
    Applicant Two:
    City of Mesquite
    10 East Mesquite Boulevard
    Mesquite, Nevada 89027
The Permittee has applied for a renewal of the permit to discharge tertiary treated, denitrified, disinfected wastewater effluent to several golf courses and a park for reuse irrigation, and in the future, to effluent storage reservoirs in Pulsipher Wash and Abbott Wash for winter storage of effluent. The City of Mesquite operates the Mesquite Water Reclamation Facility which has been upgraded by adding Biodisk filters to the existing extended aeration activated sludge treatment facility; the facility also has a parallel wetlands and overland flow treatment systems.

New upgrades include the effluent storage reservoirs, effluent supply line and pump station, and are planned to be installed during the term of this permit. Reuse also includes onsite irrigation, and construction uses. The permit is for a five (5) year period.

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 no later than 5:00pm on January 15, 2003 to Icyl Mulligan

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

12/04/2003

Notice of Public Hearing

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that a public hearing regarding the proposed modification of Authorization to Apply Domestic Septage (Permit) NEV2002516 for the land application of domestic septage and grease trap material at the Circle Bar N Ranch, has been scheduled for 6:00 P.M. January 6, 2004 at the Yerington City Hall, 102 S. Main Street, Yerington, Nevada.

Public notice for the draft permit modification was published September 26, 2003 in the Mason Valley News and the Reno Gazette-Journal. The Administrator has determined that there is sufficient public interest in this draft permit modification to warrant a public hearing.

The Applicant for the modification of Permit NEV2002516 is:
    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. The proposed permit modification will not extend the January 6, 2008 permit expiration date.

Comments and information submitted to the Division, other than those to be presented at the hearing, must be received by 5:00 P.M. January 6, 2004 to Bruce Holmgren

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Bureau of Waste Management

12/04/2003

Public Notice

Workshop Announcement - 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.

NDEP proposes to modify existing state regulations to establish and define two subcategories of waste that are generated outside the state. The two proposed subcategories are remediation wastes and federally delisted wastes. These revisions will provide for more uniform regulatory treatment and equitable assignment of fees when such wastes are managed in Nevada.

A workshop will be held at the following date, time and location:
    January 6, 2004 - 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, January 9, 2004, and should be sent to Jim Trent, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Waste Management, 333 W. Nye Lane, Carson City, NV 89706-0851. A copy of the proposed regulations may be obtained by calling NDEP at (775) 687-9478.

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

12/04/2003

NOTICE OF DECISION

AND RESPONSE TO COMMENTS
PERMIT NUMBER NEV2000105 (New)

Black Gold Mining/ L & H Claims SULPHUR SPRINGS PROJECT

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection is hereby issuing Water Pollution Control Permit NEV2000105 to L & H Claims/Black Gold Mining for the Sulphur Springs Project. This permit authorizes Black Gold Mining/L & H Claims to construct, operate, and close the proposed physical separation facilities included in the application received on October 14, 2002 and the additional information submitted on May 29, 2003. 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 ground water quality will not be degraded from this operation and that public safety and health will be protected.

This permit will become effective December 9, 2003. The final determination of the administrator may be appealed to the State Environmental Commission pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 445A.605 and NAC 445A.407. All requests for appeals must be filed by 5:00 PM, December 4, 2003, on Form 3, with the State Environmental Commission, 333 West Nye Lane, Capitol Complex, Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851. For more information, contact Rob Kuczynski directly at (775) 687-9441, toll free in Nevada at (800) 992-0900, extension 4670, or visit the Division website at www.state.nv.us/ndep/bmrr/bmrr01.htm.

No comments were received during public comment period.

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

12/02/2003

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 complete application to renew Groundwater Discharge Permit NEV89052 for discharge from:
    US Avestor LLC Apex Facility 11101 US Highway 93 North Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada 89124
The proposed permit renewal authorizes the operation of up to seven leachfields for the discharge of sanitary waste, the discharge of non-contact cooling water for landscape irrigation, and the use and operation of a double-lined evaporation pond equipped with a leak detection system. The pond is designed to receive wash water and water containing inorganic reagent materials under zero-discharge conditions. The renewed permit, upon re-issuance, would remain in effect for a five (5) year period.

On the basis of preliminary review of the requirements of the Nevada Revised Statutes and implementing regulations, the Administrator proposes to re-issue the permit to discharge, subject to calculated and discrete specific effluent limitations and a series of special conditions.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on December 29, 2003 to Tamara Pelham

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

12/02/2003

Notice of Proposed Action

The Administrator has received a complete application for water pollution control discharge permit No. NEV2002514 and a renewal application for No. NEV96003 from the following applicants:
    Applicant 1
    Bently Family Limited Partnerships
    P. O. Box B
    1089 Stockyard Road
    Minden, NV 89423
Treated wastewater effluent supplied by the Minden Gardnerville Sanitation District (MGSD) Plant, will be used for reuse irrigation on crops on lands of the Bently Agrowdynamics property of the Bently Family Limited Partnership and or stored in a lined reservoir in the Pine Nut Mountains east of the reuse sites. Reuse is conducted on the Middle Ranch property located North of Minden, Nevada, and headquartered at 1089 Stockyard Road. Spray and subsurface irrigation will be conducted in accordance with the Effluent Management Plan approved by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, and the terms and conditions of this permit. The permit covers a five year period.
    Applicant 2
    Bently Agrowdynamics
    P. O. Box 127
    1089 Stockyard Road
    Minden, NV 89423
Treated wastewater effluent supplied by the Douglas County Sewer Improvement District #1 Wastewater Reclamation Plant, is used for reuse irrigation of crops on lands of the Bently Agrowdynamics Middle Ranch (formerly Dangberg Holdings). The reuse permit was held as Dangberg Holdings of Nevada LLC, reflecting an original business partnership which no longer is in effect. Bently Agrowdynamics is the reuse Permittee who owns, manages and irrigates the Middle Ranch property which is located North of Minden, Nevada, and headquartered at 1089 Stockyard Road. Irrigation is conducted in accordance with the Effluent Management Plan approved by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection and the terms and conditions of this permit. This permit covers a five year period.

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

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by January 2, 2004 to Icyl Mulligan

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

12/02/2003

Notice of Intent

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for a Reclamation Permit for a Mining Operation for the Cortez Mine has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Permit # 0217 is: C
    ortez Gold Mines
    HC 66 Box 1250
    Crescent Valley, NV 89821
This project, will be located within Lander County, and is in portion(s) of Secs. 13 & 24, T.27N, R.47E (un-surveyed), portion of Secs. 7, 18, 19, & 30, T. 27N, R.48E , M.D.B. & M, approximately 20 miles from the community of Crescent Valley, Nevada. The Cortez Mine is an existing facility composed of open pits, waste rock dumps, heap leach pads and a mill and tailings impoundment.

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 submit written comments or information on the tentative decision must do so in writing no later than by 5 PM on January 2, 2004. Any person who is directly affected by the application for a permit may request, in writing, a public hearing on the application for a permit. The request must state the reason for the request and the issues to be raised at the hearing. This request must be submitted, in writing, no later than by 5 PM on January 2, 2004.
    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 information received during the public notice period will be considered in the final determination regarding this application. If the Division determines written comments or requests are reasonable and 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, select option 2 for State Operator, then ask for 687-9412 or visit the Bureau's website at http://ndep.state.nv.us/bmrr/bmrr01.htm.

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

11/21/2003

NOTICE OF DECISION

PERMIT NUMBER NEV2003103 - FOR THE STANDARD GOLD MINE PROJECT
The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has decided to issue Water Pollution Control Permit NEV2003103 to Standard Gold Mining 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 December 2, 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, November 28, 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 received during the public notice period from Apollo Gold Inc (Standard Gold Mining Inc.). Based on these comments, the Fact Sheet, required pursuant to Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 445A.401, has been amended to include a more accurate description of the background groundwater quality at the proposed location of this facility.

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control – Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)

11/18/2003

NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP

As provided by Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapter 445A and Nevada Administrative Code (NAC), inclusive, notice is hereby given that the Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Pollution Control, will hold a public workshop to provide an opportunity for public comment on the Bureau's proposed Revision 2 to the 2003 Project Priority List for expenditures of Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program funds.

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 each state to provide low-cost loans and other types of assistance to eligible water systems. In order to be considered for a loan, a project must first appear on the Priority List.

Please submit all comments in writing or via e-mail no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 11, 2003 to Adele Basham.

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Bureau of Water Waste Management - Chemical Acident Pervention Program

11/15/2003

Public Notice of Permit Application

The Administrator, Division of Environmental Protection, Carson City, gives notice, under regulation adopted pursuant to NRS 456.3829, concerning the receipt of an application for a PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT a facility that will be regulated under the Chemical Accident Prevention Program for:
    Univar USA, Inc.
    2-1/2 Miles East of Carlin, Old Hwy 40
    Carlin, Nevada 89822
This facility will be located east of Carlin, Nevada. Once in operation, Univar will be subject to the requirements of the Nevada Chemical Accident Prevention Program (CAPP) due to its operation of a hydrogen peroxide trans-loading and dilution process. Prior to commencing construction of the process, a permit to construct must be obtained by the facility from NDEP.

Through the permitting process, NDEP will ensure that Univar has:
    developed process operating procedures and trained operations personnel;
    developed programs to ensure mechanical integrity of process equipment;
    developed other programs required pursuant to CAPP, designed to minimize the potential for catastrophic accidents; and,
    fully coordinated emergency response activities with local responders and the local emergency planning committee.
The following information is available for public review:
    hazardous materials and their quantities;
    consequences of hazardous materials releases;
    overview of the process and plant operating information;
    proposed emergency response plan;
    a site map indicating worst case release scenarios, potential off-site receptors and hazardous material transportation routes, and;
    a copy of the conditional use permit
Pursuant to regulation, the public may review and comment on the information through December 13, 2003. After consideration of public comment, NDEP shall require modifications to the facility design or programs to satisfy regulation as necessary, then issue the permit to construct.

Copies may be requested by calling (775) 687-9461, by e-mailing: mailto:dbenson@ndep.nv.gov, or may be reviewed at the NDEP Carson City office at 333 W Nye Lane, Carson City, NV 89706-0851.

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Bureau of Air Pollution Control

11/13/2003

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION

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

The Administrator received an application to issue an operating permit for a Class I facility from the following applicant:
    Queenstake Resources U.S.A., Inc.
    Jerritt Canyon Project
    HC 31 Box 78
    Elko, Nevada 89801
The Jerritt Canyon Project is located approximately 40 miles north of Elko, Nevada in Hydrographic Area 44, North Fork Area of the Humboldt River Basin. The Administrator has prepared tentative determinations regarding the operating permit that, in brief, are the following: The project is a gold mining and processing operation.
The emissions from the facility will be 171.90 tons/yr of PM10 emissions, 200.40 tons/yr of PM emissions, 203.70 tons/yr of NOx emissions, 89.10 tons/yr of SO2 emissions, 119.10 tons/yr of CO emissions, 3.10 tons/yr of VOC emissions and 4.38 tons/yr of mercury emissions.

On the basis of the preliminary review and the requirements of the NRS, the NAC and the Clean Air Act the Administrator is hereby announcing his intent to issue a Class I air quality operating permit based on a review of the information, as proposed. A copy of the proposed operating permit is available for public inspection at:
    Elko County Library
    720 Court Street
    Elko, Nevada 89801-3397 (775) 738-3077
Persons wishing to comment upon the proposed determinations by the Administrator regarding this proposed action or to request a hearing pursuant to NRS 445B Air Pollution and NAC 445B Air Controls should submit their comments or request in writing either in person or by mail or fax within thirty (30) days to:
    Gay McCleary
    Division of Environmental Protection
    Nevada Bureau of Air Pollution Control
    333 West Nye Lane
    Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851
    (775) 687-9336
    (775) 687-6396 FAX
The application, draft permit, any comments received, and other relevant information may be copied at the above address or copies may be obtained by requesting in writing at the above address. Written comments or objections will be received at the Division of Environmental Protection, above address, until December 15, 2003, and will be retained and considered prior to final action on the Class I operating permit. Upon a valid written request received prior to the end of the comment period, the Administrator will schedule a public hearing on the application and proposed action.

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

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

11/12/2003

Notice of Proposed Action The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for the renewal of a Water Pollution Control Permit, as a Post-Closure Monitoring Permit, for the Golden Eagle Mine, a mining facility, has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for renewal of Permit NEV60034 is:
    Miramar Gold Corporation
    P.O. Box 488
    6105-E So. Virginia Street
    Reno, NV 89502
The facility, known as the Golden Eagle Mine, is located in Township 17 North, Range 21 East, Section 23. This project is permanently closed. The mine components consist of two open pits - one since back-filled and one now containing a pit lake, two waste rock dumps, one leach pad with four associated ponds and internal roads.

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 pm, 12 December 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 Mr. Karl McCrea at (775) 687-9407 or toll free in Nevada (800) 992-0900, extension 4670.

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Bureau of Air Pollution

11/06/2003

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION

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

The Administrator received an application to issue an operating permit for a Class I facility from the following applicant:
    Nevada Cement Company
    P.O. Box - 840
    Fernley, NV 89408-0840
The project is located in western Nevada, approximately 3.5 miles northwest of Fernley, Nevada in Lyon County. The Administrator has prepared tentative determinations regarding the operating permit that, in brief, are the following:
  • Portland cement manufacturing plants and associated coal/coke and finish mill feed storage and handling operations.

  • The issuance of this initial Title V (Class I) operating permit will replace Nevada Cement Company's existing two permits (nos. AP3241-0387 and AP3241-0803) and will not cause any significant emissions increases.

  • The emissions from the facility will be 351.54 tons/yr of PM10 emissions, 363.32 tons/yr of PM emissions, 4187.03 tons/yr of NOx emissions, 336.06 tons/yr of CO emissions, 376.09 tons/yr of SO2 emissions, 146.55 tons/yr of VOC emissions and 18.27 tons/yr of HAPs.

  • Adverse ambient air quality impacts are not expected.
On the basis of the preliminary review and the requirements of the NRS, the NAC and the Clean Air Act the Administrator is hereby announcing his intent to issue a Class I air quality operating permit based on a review of the information, as proposed. A copy of the draft operating permit is available for public inspection at:
    Central Library, Lyon County
    20 Nevin Way
    Yerington, Nevada 89447-2399
    (775) 463-6645

    AND

    Fernley Branch Library
    575 Silver Lace Blvd.
    Fernley, Nevada 89408-8547
    (775) 575-3366
Persons wishing to comment upon the proposed determinations by the Administrator regarding this proposed action or to request a hearing pursuant to NRS 445B Air Pollution and NAC 445B Air Controls should submit their comments or request in writing either in person or by mail or fax within thirty (30) days to:
    Tobarak Ullah
    Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Air Pollution Control
    333 West Nye Lane
    Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851
    (775) 687-9341
    (775) 687-6396 FAX
The application, draft permit, any comments received, and other relevant information may be copied at the above address or copies may be obtained by requesting in writing at the above address. Written comments or objections, will be received at the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, above address, until November 21, 2003, and will be retained and considered prior to final action on the Class I operating permit. Upon a valid written request received prior to the end of the comment period, the Administrator will schedule a public hearing on the application and proposed action.

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

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

10/30/2003

Notice of Proposed Action

The Administrator of the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection is issuing this notice of proposed action under the Nevada Revised Statutes. The Administrator has received a complete application for renewal of water pollution control discharge permit # NEV20005 from the following applicant:
    Bently Nevada LLC
    1631 Bently Parkway South
    Minden NV 89423
Bently Nevada LLC, at 1631 Bently Parkway South, produces motion sensors for rotating and reciprocating machinery. The wastewater discharges subject to this permit correspond to those regulated under the federal pretreatment regulations, and the discharge is to the Minden Gardnerville Sanitation District collection system. A new proposed draft permit has been prepared and the Division has made the tentative determination to issue the proposed permit for a five year term.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on December 4, 2003 to Rob Saunders

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

10/29/2003

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 Hollister Development Block Project, a small-scale mining facility in accordance with 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 NEV2003107 is:
    Hecla Ventures Corporation
    Hollister Development Block Project
    P.O. Box 2610
    Winnemucca, Nevada 89446
The facility, known as the Hollister Development Block Project, is located within Sections 4, 5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 21, 28, and 33, Township 37 North, Range 48 East, and Sections 32 and 33, Township 38 North, Range 48 East, Mount Diablo Baseline and Meridian, approximately 46 air-miles northwest of the city of Elko, in northwest Elko County, Nevada. The project is an underground exploration program designed to determine the economic viability of the mineral resource. A decline will be driven to access the mineralized vein and develop underground exploration drilling stations. Drifts and vertical raises developed along the vein will be used to determine the continuity of mineralization, to evaluate proposed mining methods, and to obtain a 20,000 to 30,000 ton bulk sample that will be evaluated off site.

Ancillary components will include an engineered waste rock and bulk sample storage facility with a lined fluid collection system, synthetic-lined de-silting and recycled water ponds, a storm water basin, and interconnected pumps, sumps and pipelines. Surface support facilities will include an administration building and miners' dry, a maintenance shop, and a synthetic-lined fuel storage facility. No processing components will be constructed on the site at this time.

The facility will be located within an existing mine pit and no new surface disturbance will be created. 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 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 (01 December 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

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

10/28/2003

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 modification of water pollution control discharge permit #NEV2000500 from the following applicant:
    Lyon County Utilities District
    Rolling "A" Water Reclamation Facility
    P. O. Box 1699
    Dayton, Nevada 89403
The applicant proposes to increase the flow for the activated sludge mechanical wastewater treatment plant which serves as a regional plant for the Dayton Valley service area including Canyon Estates, Stanton Park, Rolling "A" and other developments. The plant is located south of both U.S. Highway 50 and Ft. Churchill Road at 499 River Road, Dayton, Nevada. The proposed permit allows an increase in flows to 0.250 million gallons a day for disposal of treated effluent in rapid infiltration basins at the facility, and for approved reuse for irrigation, dust control and construction uses.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm within 30 days of newspaper publication (TBA) to Icyl Mulligan

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

10/22/2003

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 Sulphur Springs 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 new Permit NEV2000105 is:
    Black Gold Mining
    Sulphur Springs Project
    6100 Curry Road
    Fallon, NV 89406
The facility, known as the Sulphur Springs Project is located within the Sulphur District (also know as the Rabbit Hole District) approximately 79 miles Northwest of Lovelock Nevada on the Southeast border of the Black Rock Dessert approximately one mile southeast of Sulphur, in Township 34 North, Range 28 East, Section 5 MDB&M, Pershing County Nevada.

The project is a physical separation facility, pursuant to Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 445A.414). Application materials submitted by Black Gold Mining / L & H Claims, estimate a ten-year life expectancy for the Sulphur Springs Project. Water Pollution Control Permit (WPCP) NEV2000105 only approves Phase 1 of the project. Additional permitting will be required prior to the commencement of the Phase 2 and Phase 3 activities.

In an effort to retain Small Mining Operation status for reclamation purposes, Phase 1 annual throughput and total surface disturbance will be limited to 36,500 tons of placer material and acres respectively. Phase 1 will utilize a wet gravity separation process (i.e. wash plant) consisting of a feed hopper, trommel screen, and cleaner jigs to recover gold from placer material excavated on site.

The process will generate a readily marketable coarse gold product and concentrates requiring additional beneficiation at an off site facility. Chemicals are not approved for use in the process and make-up water is recycled through the settling ponds for reuse.

The facility is designed and constructed to operate and close without any discharge or release from the fluid management system except metrological events that exceed the design storm limit.

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 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 (October 23, 2003) to:
    Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation
    Capitol Complex
    Attn: Rob Kuczynski, P.E.
    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 Rob Kuczynski, P.E. at (775) 687-9441, 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

10/14/2003

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. NEV2003514 from the following applicant:
    Clark County Parks and Community Services
    Wetlands Park Nature Preserve II
    2601 E. Sunset Road
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89120
Clark County Parks and Community Services operates the Wetlands Park Nature Preserve at 7050 Wetlands Park Lane (off of 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 for irrigation of linear vegetative plantings along trails and at trailheads within the Wetlands Park at the Nature Preserve West, Duck Creek Trailhead and at the Sunrise Trailhead. The treated effluent will be supplied by the Clark County Water Reclamation Facility (#NV0021261) via the Silver Bowl pipeline and the AWT pipeline in accordance with the approved Effluent Management 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.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email by November 15, 2003 to Icyl Mulligan

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

10/14/2003

Notice of Public Hearing

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that a public hearing regarding the proposed modification of Authorization to Apply Biosolids (Permit) NEV2002501 for the land application of Class B, or better, biosolids at the Funeral Mountain Ranch, has been scheduled for 6:00 P.M. November 12, 2003 at the Amargosa Valley Multipurpose Building, 821 E. Amargosa Farm Road, Amargosa Valley, Nevada.

Public notice for the draft permit was published September 24, 2003 in the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Pahrump Valley Times. The Administrator has determined that there is sufficient public interest in this draft permit to warrant a public hearing.

The Applicant for the modification of Permit NEV2002501 is:
    Solid Solutions, L.L.C.
    214 Main Street, Suite 383
    El Segundo, CA 90245
Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on November 12, 2003 to Bruce Holmgren

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

10/14/2003

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. NEV2003305 from the following applicant:
    Elko County Public Works
    155 South 9th Street, Suite 106
    Elko, Nevada 89801
The applicant operates the Bear Creek Water Treatment Plant which is being upgraded to meet State and Federal requirements for protection against Giardia and Cryptosporidium in the public water supply. The permit is for the discharge of filter backwash water from the new filtration plant to groundwater via an infiltration trench. The plant is located on Bear Street in Jarbidge, Elko County, Nevada. Latitude: 4152'30"N.; Longitude: 11526'10"W. in Section 17, T.46N, R.58E. MDB&M The proposed permit is for a five (5) year period.



Please submit all comments in writing or via email by 5 pm November 17, 2003 to Icyl Mulligan

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

10/07/2003

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 complete application to renew Groundwater Discharge Permit NEV92006 for a discharge from:
    Kennametal Incorporated
    1077 Lovelock Highway
    Fallon, Churchill County, Nevada 89406
The proposed permit renewal authorizes the operation of two leachfields for the discharge of sanitary waste and the operation of a series of evaporation ponds designed to receive treated process water. Supplemental permit provisions have been incorporated for additional groundwater monitoring and discharge limitations, material management requirements, and additional dust suppression restrictions. Issued permits remain in effect for a five (5) year period.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on November 10, 2003 to Tamara Pelham

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Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation

10/07/2003

Notice of Intent

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for a Reclamation Permit for an Exploration Project for the Midway Exploration Project has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Permit # 0210 is:
    Midway Gold Corporation
    Midway Exploration Project
    Suite 300-50 Granville Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6C 3P1
This project, will be located within Nye County, and is in Portions of Sections 29, 30 and 32 of Township 5 North, Range 44 East, M.D.B.& M., NYE County, Nevada approximately 20 miles northeast from the community of Tonopah, Nevada. The disturbance consists of access roads to develop exploration drill sites for gold exploration.

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 November 8th, 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. 9408, or visit the Bureau's website at http://ndep.state.nv.us/bmrr/bmrr01.htm.

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

10/03/2003

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 Clean Water Act and Nevada Revised Statutes. The Administrator has received a complete application to renew National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit NV0020893 for a discharge from the:
    Vista Canyon Group
    Sparks Solvent/Fuel Site Remediation
    255 South Stanford Way
    Sparks, Nevada
The proposed permit renewal authorizes the discharge of treated groundwater at an average rate of 1.6 million gallons per day to the Truckee River. The use of treated groundwater for irrigation is also authorized under the proposed renewal. Discharge to either the Truckee River or for irrigation is subject to specified limitations in accordance with State and Federal requirements. Issued permits remain in effect for a five (5) year period.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on November 3, 2003 to Tamara Pelham

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

10/03/2003

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 permits #NEV4033 and #NEV92035 from the following two applicants:
    Applicant #1 (NEV40033):
    City of Yerington
    P.O. Box 479
    Yerington, NV 89447

    Applicant #2 (NEV92035):
    Nevada Department of Wildlife
    1100 Valley Road
    Reno, NV 89512
Applicant #1 operates the Yerington Wastewater Treatment Facility, located at 215 Trowbridge, Yerington, Lyon County, Nevada. The Yerington treatment facility is designed for a capacity of 0.71 million gallons per day (MGD) of domestic (sanitary) wastewater and currently discharges 0.27 MGD. The facility uses four lined, aerated treatment cells to discharge secondary-treated (biological oxidation), disinfected (bleach) effluent to Cinnamon Pond in the Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area for wetland enhancement purposes.

Applicant #2 operates the Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area, located in Lyon County, seven miles north of Yerington, Nevada. In addition to Cinnamon Pond, this facility also operates the Mason Valley Fish Hatchery. The hatchery is supplied with groundwater and raises trout for stocking purposes. The hatchery effluent is discharged to several stocked ponds to provide fishing recreation. The fish hatchery currently discharges 5 MGD of effluent.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on November 3, 2003 to Mark Kaminski

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Bureau of Mining Regulations & Reclamation

04/10/2003

Notice of Proposed Action

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for a Water Pollution Control Permit for a mining facility, the Standard Mine Project, has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Permit NEV2003103 is:
    Standard Gold Mining, Inc.
    P.O. Box 330
    Imlay, NV 89418
The facility will be located in Pershing County, Nevada, approximately 31 miles northeast of Lovelock and approximately 42 miles southwest of Winnemucca, Nevada. Activity related to this project will occur within portions of Section 35 of Township 31 North, Range 33 East, and a portion of Section 34 of Township 31 North, Range 33 East, MDB&M.

The project will consist of open pit mining with associated waste rock dumps. Waste rock may be backfilled into either the Cordex Pit or North Pit. Ore will be processed using conventional cyanide heap leaching technology with precious metal recovery via carbon adsorption. The loaded carbon will be transported by truck to the Florida Canyon Mine carbon strip plant for further processing and carbon regeneration. The project is designed and will be 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 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 Lovelock Review - Miner in Lovelock, 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.

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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 #NEV96007 from the following applicant:
    Alcoa Micromill
    1400 Waltham Way
    McCarran, NV 89434
The applicant operates an aluminum rolling mill research and development facility located in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center in Storey County, Nevada. The Alcoa Facility generates non-contact process wastewater from cooling tower blowdown, evaporative cooler blowdown and reverse osmosis concentrate streams. The facility is permitted to discharge up to 30,000 gallons per day of non-contact process wastewater on-site for irrigation of trees. Monitoring is required to ensure that the groundwater is not impacted from irrigation. The Division has made the tentative determination to issue (renew) discharge permit #NEV96007 for a period of five (5) years.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on November 3, 2003 to Mark Kaminski

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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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link1 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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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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Last Updated 12/2004