Public Notice Archive File
January, February, March 2004

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 Air Pollution Control

03/30/2004

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 (renewal) for a Class I facility from the following applicant:
    Quebecor World Nevada, Inc.
    2200 East Newlands Drive
    Fernley, NV 89408
The project is located in western Nevada, approximately 0.8 mile east of Alt. 95 and Newlands Drive Intersection, Fernley, Nevada in Lyon County. The Administrator has prepared tentative determinations regarding the operating permit that, in brief, are the following:

  • Publication rotogravure printing presses and associated process equipments; steam boilers; storage tanks; and waste paper handling operations.
  • The emissions from the facility will be 13.56 tons/yr of PM10, 30.12 tons/yr of NOx, 2.43 tons/yr of CO, 0.48 ton/yr of SO2, 204.50 tons/yr of VOC and 203.20 tons/yr of Hazardous Air Pollutants (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 May 7, 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

03/25/2004

NOTICE OF DECISION

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL
PERMIT NUMBER NEV0089068
FOR THE BOULDER VALLEY INFILTRATION PROJECT


The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has decided to renew Water Pollution Control Permit NEV0089068 to Barrick Goldstrike Mines 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 April 9, 2004. The final determination of the Administrator may be appealed to the State Environmental Commission pursuant to Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 445A.605 and Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 445A.407. All requests for appeals must be filed by 5pm, April 4, 2004 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.

Responses to comments received during the public notice are attached. The permit was modified as follows:
  • Part I.D (1) - WAD Cyanide was removed because process solutions are not associated with dewatering and the recirculation system.

  • Part II.B.3.d - Revised to provide clarity and to reflect requirements under Nevada Administrative Code 445A.346.6 and 445A.347

  • "Petroleum Products: If a release enters a surface water or is on or in groundwater, or if the quantity is equal to or greater than one hundred (100) gallons released to soil or a land surface, report in the time frame specified in II.B.3.a. A smaller release, greater than twenty-five (25) gallons but less than 100 gallons, released to soil or a land surface, or if discovered in at least 3 cubic yards of affected soil, report quarterly on NDEP Form 0390 or equivalent."
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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

03/24/2004

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 # NEV95010 from the following applicant:
    Republic Dumpco
    770 E Sahara Ave
    Las Vegas, NV 89104
This permit is for two septic tank/leachfield systems and a sand-oil separator and holding tank serving the scale house and the maintenance building at the Apex Regional Waste Management Center in Clark County. The septic systems are restricted to domestic wastewater only. The sand-oil separator was installed to treat wastewater resulting from washing vehicles and the building floor in the maintenance building. Wastewater from the onsite drinking water treatment units - filtration, water softening, and reverse osmosis - also discharge to the holding tank. From the holding tank, the treated water is dispensed to water trucks and used for dust suppression purposes within the lined portion of the landfill.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on April 26, 2004 to Rob Saunders

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation Control

03/22/2004

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 Standard Mine Project has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Permit # 0222 is:
    Standard Gold Mining Inc.
    PO Box 330
    Imlay, NV 89418
This project, will be located within Pershing County, and is in portion(s) of Section 34 and 35, Township 31 North, Range 33 East, M.D.B. & M., approximately 25 miles northeast of the City of Lovelock, Nevada. The project will include two open pits, a waste rock dump, a heap leach pad, and ancillary roads and facilities. The project will be located on private land and will disturb a total of 205.7 acres.

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 April 26, 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 April 26, 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 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 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 Connie Davis at (775) 687-9402, or toll free in Nevada (800) 992-0900, select option 2 for State Operator, then ask for 687-9402 or visit the Bureau's website at http://ndep.state.nv.us/bmrr/bmrr01.htm.

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

03/23/2004

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 and the U.S. Clean Water Act. The Administrator has received a complete application for modification of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit # NV0023191 from the following applicant:
    Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino
    3750 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    Las Vegas NV 89109
The original permit is for a treatment system installed to remove PCE from groundwater intercepted by dewatering wells serving the parking garage. The modification is for an additional system serving the Forum Shops. Discharge is to Las Vegas Wash via Flamingo Wash and the Clark County storm drain system. Independent of this action, the site is undergoing a Focused Phase 1 Site Investigation pursuant to the Division's Bureau of Corrective Actions to determine the source and extent of contamination. The Division has made the tentative determination to modify the permit.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on April 22, 2004 to Rob Saunders

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Bureau of Mining Regulations & Reclamation

03/16/2004

NOTICE OF FINAL DECISION

March 15, 2004
RECLAMATION PERMIT NO. 0217
Cortez Gold Mines, Inc.

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) has decided to issue Reclamation Permit, No. 0217, for a Mining Project to Cortez Gold Mines, Inc. This permit authorizes Cortez Gold Mines to reclaim the Cortez Mine. This Project is located in Lander 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 Cortez Gold Mines, Inc. will leave the project site safe, stable, and capable of providing for a productive post-mining land use.

This permit will become final March 26, 2004. 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 March 25, 2004 and in accordance with Administrative rules of the Environmental Commission.

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Bureau of Mining Regulations & Reclamation

03/15/2004

NOTICE OF DECISION

INDIVIDUAL HYDROCARBON PERMIT NUMBER IHP-015 FOR THE TWIN CREEKS MINE

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has decided to issue Individual Hydrocarbon Permit IHP-015 to Newmont Mining Corporation. This permit authorizes the construction, operation, and closure of the approved facilities. The Division has been provided with sufficient information, in accordance with Nevada Administrative Codes of Chapter 445A 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 March 27, 2004. 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, March 22, 2004 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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Bureau of Water Quality Planning

03/11/2004

REVISED NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION - Time Extension Granted

Draft Total Maximum Daily Loads for East Fork Owyhee River and Mill Creek, January 2004

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

The East Fork Owyhee River has been listed on Nevada's 2002 303(d) List for exceedences of the iron (total), phosphorus (total), total suspended solids, turbidity and temperature water quality standards. Mill Creek has been included on Nevada's 2002 303(d) List for exceedences of cadmium (total), copper (total, dissolved), dissolved oxygen, iron (total), pH, phosphorus (total), temperature, total dissolved solids, total suspended solids and turbidity water quality standards.

In an effort to achieve and maintain the existing water quality standards for these waters, the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Quality Planning has developed a phased Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) allocation for the parameters listed above.

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

Draft Total Maximum Daily Loads for East Fork Owyhee River and Mill Creek, January 2004

Hard Copies of the TMDL document can be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Water Quality Planning at the address below:
    Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Water Quality Planning
    333 West Nye Lane
    Carson City, Nevada 89706
Electronic copies of the TMDL document can be obtained from this website at http://ndep.nv.gov/bwqp/tmdl.htm

Written or E-mailed public comments should be submitted to NDEP-BWQP by 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2004. Questions or comments should be directed to:
    Randy Pahl, P.E.
    Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Water Quality Planning
    333 W. Nye Lane, Room 138
    Carson City, Nevada 89706
    (775) 687-9453
    Email: rpahl@ndep.nv.gov
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Bureau of Corrective Actions

03/11/2004

March 11, 2004 – Bureau of Corrective Acvtions – NDEP Schedules Public Meeting to Discuss Ground Water Contamination at the Yerington Mine Site in Yerington, Nevada The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) will host a public meeting on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at the Casino West Convention Center, 11 North Main Street, Yerington, NV, at 7:00 pm to discuss information about recent well sampling for Uranium near the Yerington Mine Site along with the potential health effects of Uranium. A poster session will run from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

More Information:  Well Sampling Event - December 2003; Well Data Transmittal Letter March 3, 2004; Radionuclide Data Summary and Sampling Maps.
 

 
Bureau of Water Pollution Control

03/08/2004

Notice of Decision

Permit Number NV0023060 – Kerr-McGee Chemical, LLC

Kerr-McGee Chemical, LLC applied for a major modification to increase the discharge flow rate authorized by National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit NV0023060. The determination of the Administrator of the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, as presented in the draft fact sheet and incorporated into the modified permit, is to authorize the proposed increase in flow rate, subject to a reduced perchlorate effluent discharge limitation in accordance with the incorporated schedule of compliance.

The modified permit authorizes the discharge of 1.45 million gallons of treated groundwater daily as a 30-day average and 1.7 million gallons per day as a daily maximum. The perchlorate effluent discharge limitation for the operation and discharge from the fluidized bed biological reactor is 18 micrograms per liter (mg/L) given a 9-month schedule of compliance.

The modified permit becomes effective March 4, 2004. The final determination may be appealed to the State Environmental Commission pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes 445A.605 and NAC 445A.407. The appeal must be requested within ten (10) days of the date of this notice of decision and in accordance with the administrative rules of the Commission.

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Bureau of Mining Regulation and Recalmation

03/08/2004

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 Five Jokers Mine Project, has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Permit NEV2000112 is:
    Five Jokers Mining
    P.O. Box 33
    Tonopah, NV 89049
The facility is located in Nye County, Nevada, approximately 2.5 miles southwest of the Eden Creek Ranch or approximately 17 miles south-southwest of Warm Springs, Nevada. Activity related to this project will occur within all or portions of unsurveyed Sections 17 and 18 of Township 1 North, Range 50 East, MDB&M.

Physical separation methods are used to extract gold from the ore. Chemicals will not be used. The facility consists of a grizzly, a conveyor, a trommel, a water tank adjacent to the trommel, a sluice box, a slime-settling pond, a transfer ditch to the reclaim pond, a seep pond, a generator, and a hydrocarbon (fuel) tank. The facility is designed, constructed, and will be operated and closed without any discharge or release in excess of those standards established in regulation except for meteorological events that exceed the design storm event.

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

Persons wishing to comment upon the proposed permit or who request a public hearing pursuant to the Nevada Administrative Code, NAC Chapter 445A, must submit their comments or requests no later than 5:00 pm on the 30th day following publication of this notice in the Central Nevada Newspapers-Tonopah Times Bonanza in Tonopah, Nevada to the:
    Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation
    Capitol Complex
    333 W. Nye Lane, Room 138
    Carson City, NV 89706
All comments or requests received during the public notice period will be considered in the final determination regarding this permit. If the Division determines written comments or requests indicate a significant degree of public interest in this matter, the Administrator may schedule a public hearing in accordance with the requirements of NAC 445A.405.

The permit and all application documents are on file at the Division and are available for public inspection and copying pursuant to NRS 445A.665. For more information contact Bob Carlson at (775) 687-9401, toll free in Nevada (800) 992-0900 ext. 4670.

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation Control

03/05/2004

NOTICE OF DECISION AND RESPONSE TO COMMENTS

PERMIT NUMBER NEV2003112 (New)
SPRING VALLEY PROJECT


The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection is hereby issuing Water Pollution Control Permit NEV20003112 to Geo-Nevada, Inc. for the Birthday Girl Mine. This permit authorizes Geo-Nevada to construct, operate, and close the proposed physical separation facilities included in the updated application received on November 4, 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 March 19, 2004. 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, March 14, 2004, 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

03/02/04

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 NEV2002504 from the following applicant:
    TM Bench Ranch
    Thomas and Meridee Wiley
    12830 Carson Highway
    Fallon, Nevada 89406
The Applicant proposes to land apply domestic septage and grease trap material provided by Environmental Resources Inc., doing business as Easy Rooter Plumbing and Budget Septic Service, to an additional forty acres, eighty acres total, of nutrient deficient agricultural land at the TM Bench Ranch, a.k.a. Tom Wiley Farm, west of Fallon, Churchill County, Nevada. Domestic septage and grease trap material must be incorporated into the soil within six hours of land application. The Applicant is authorized to store a maximum of 20,000 gallons of domestic septage and grease trap material on-site in two 10,000-gallon, steel, above ground storage tanks. Permit NEV2002504 authorizes the beneficial use of domestic septage and grease trap material collected by A-1 Septic and Drain Service at the TM Bench Ranch.

The applicant is also authorized to land apply domestic septage and grease trap material supplied by Waters Vacuum Truck Service, Inc; Valley Septic, Sewer, and Drain; and Bonanza Septic Service under permits NEV2003502, NEV2003503, and NEV2003505, respectively. Previously, the Division had required separate permits for each source (company) of domestic septage and grease trap material applied to a site. The Division is proposing to consolidate the four permits into one permit, NEV2002504. The proposed modification will not extend the September 23, 2007 permit expiration date.

On the basis of preliminary review of the requirements of the Nevada Revised Statutes, as amended, and implementing regulations, the Administrator proposes to issue the modified permit, NEV2002504, subject to certain effluent limitations.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on April 2, 2004 to Bruce Holmgren

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

03/02/2004

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 # NEV30009 from the following applicant:
    Incline Village General Improvement District
    893 Southwood Blvd
    Incline Village NV 89451
The application is for continued discharge of treated effluent from the Incline Village Wastewater Reclamation Facility to the Wetlands Enhancement Facility near Hot Springs Mountain in northern Carson Valley. The discharge is pumped out of the Lake Tahoe Basin via a 21 mile pipeline. The Incline Village plant treats residential and commercial wastewater from Incline Village and Crystal Bay. Irrigation use occurs at the Schneider Ranch in Jacks Valley and Bently Agrowdynamics' Kirman Tract in Carson Valley, under permits NEV98013 and NEV2002505, respectively.



Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on April 12, 2004 to Rob Saunders

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Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation

01/05/2004

NOTICE OF DECISION

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL, PERMIT NUMBER NEV50045 FOR THE BALD MOUNTAIN MINE PROJECT

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has decided to renew Water Pollution Control Permit NEV50045 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 March 11, 2004. 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, March 8, 2004 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,

Responses to comments received during the public notice are attached. The permit schedule of compliance was amended to include the following:

Part I.B.1 - By April 15, 2004 submit a proposal to supplement the 1/5 Pit Water Action Plan dated April 15, 2002 to ascertain compliance with NAC 445A.429 or submit a proposed alternative acceptable to NDEP.

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Bureau of Mining Regulations and Reclamation

02/25/04

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 Infiltration Project, a water management facility, has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Water Pollution Control Permit NEV2003114 is:
    Hecla Ventures Corporation
    Hollister Development Block Infiltration Project
    P.O. Box 2610
    Winnemucca, Nevada 89446
The facility, known as the Hollister Development Block Infiltration Project, is located in portions of Section 33, Township 37 North, Range 48 East, Mount Diablo Baseline and Meridian, approximately 46 air- miles northwest of the town of Elko, in northwest Elko County, Nevada.

The project consists of an HDPE pipeline used to gravity convey dewatering water discharged from the Hollister Development Block Project (Water Pollution Control Permit NEV2003107) exploration decline and underground workings to a pair of rapid infiltration basins (RIBs). The proposed permit will authorize a maximum discharge of 999,999 gallons per day of dewatering water to the RIBs. Groundwater quality is monitored with one (1) upgradient and two (2) downgradient water quality monitoring wells and the infiltration mound is monitored with six (6) piezometer wells. The facility is protected from the 100-year, 24-hour storm event by an engineered diversion ditch. Facilities are required to be designed, constructed, operated and closed without any discharge or release in excess of those standards established in regulation except for meteorological events which exceed the design storm event.

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

Persons wishing to comment upon the proposed Water Pollution Control Permit, to recommend terms and conditions for consideration of incorporation into the permit, or who request a public hearing pursuant to the Nevada Administrative Code, NAC Chapter 445A, must submit their written comments, objections, or requests no later than 5:00 PM on the 30th day following the date of publication of this notice (March 29, 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 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

02/25/2004

Notice of Public Workshop

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Pollution Control (Bureau) will hold a public workshop to provide an opportunity for comment on the Bureau's proposed 2004 Project Priority List for expenditures of Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program funds.

The DWSRF is available to assist water systems through low-interest loans for infrastructure improvements. In order to be considered for a DWSRF loan, a project must first appear on the Priority List. Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 445A.6757 requires that the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection hold a public participation workshop prior to the Board for Financing Water Projects considering the Priority List for adoption.

Please submit all comments in writing or via email no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2004 to Adele Basham.

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

02/23/2004

Notice of Intent

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for a Reclamation Permit for a Exploration Project for the Echo Canyon Project has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Permit # 0221 is:
    Nevada Cement Company
    PO Box 840
    Fernley, NV 89408
This project, will be located within Pershing County, and is in portion(s) of Sections 8, 14, and 23, Township 30 North, Range 33 East, M.D.B. & M, approximately 25 miles northeast of the City of Lovelock, Nevada. The project will include drilling 51 exploration holes, constructing roads to access drilling locations, and constructing drill pads. The total disturbance for the project will be 14 acres.

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 March 26, 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 March 26, 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 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 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 Dave Simpson at (775) 687-9410, or toll free in Nevada (800) 992-0900, select option 2 for State Operator, then ask for 687-9410.

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Bureau of Waste Management

02/19/2004

Notice Of Intent
To Issue A Revised Disposal Site Permit

The Administrator, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Carson City, Nevada, is issuing the following notice of proposed action under the Nevada Administrative Code 444.570 through 444.7499, inclusive, and under the Nevada Revised Statutes 444.440 through 444.620, inclusive.

The Administrator has received a complete application to revise the Permit to Construct and Operate a Class I Disposal Site, which was issued to the following applicant on December 7, 2001:

Crestline Recycling and Disposal, Inc.

The applicant is seeking authorization to revise the Permit to Operate a Class I Disposal Site at:

NW1/4, SW1/4, SE1/4, S1/2 NE1/4, sec. 26; W1/2 SW1/4, sec. 25; N1/2, sec. 35; and, W1/2 NW1/4, SE1/4 NW1/4, NE1/4 SW1/4, SE1/4 sec. 36, T3S, R70E MDB&M., approximately ten miles south of the intersection of State Route 319 and former State Route 75 in Lincoln County, Nevada.

The requested permit revision provides that as portions of the landfill reach final design elevations, final cover will be installed on completed areas concurrently with operations. On the basis of a review of the requirements of the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) and implementing regulations, the Administrator proposes to issue a revised permit to construct and operate a Class I Disposal Site as described in the permit application and request for revision.

The applicant or any interested persons may comment on this proposed intent by the Administrator regarding permit revision issuance, or request a hearing pursuant to the Nevada Administrative Code by submitting their comments or request, in writing, by Monday, March 22, 2004 to:
    Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Waste Management
    Solid Waste Branch
    333 West Nye Lane
    Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851
All comments or requests for a public hearing received by March 22, 2004 will be addressed in final determinations regarding the application. A request for a public hearing must state the nature of the issues the requester intends to raise at the hearing. The Administrator may extend the period for public review as deemed necessary.

If written comments indicate a significant degree of public interest in the proposed permit, the Administrator may schedule a public hearing. A public notice of such hearing will be issued and published in a newspaper of local interest at least 30 days before the date of the hearing.

A statement responding to written comments on the proposed issuance of the revised permit shall be issued. Copies of the statement will be sent to the applicant, person(s) who submitted the written comments, and all other persons who specifically request, in writing, a copy of the statement. A copy of the statement will be made available for inspection by the general public at a location to be determined by the Administrator.

Within 30 days after the end of the period for public review, the Administrator will issue a revised permit to operate the disposal site, or, deny the revision application and send written notice to the applicant which details the reasons why the revised application is being denied.

The application, proposed revised permit, and other information are available for public review at:
    Lincoln County Courthouse
    Pioche, Nevada

    And at:

    Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Waste Management
    Solid Waste Branch
    333 West Nye Lane
    Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851
Information on receiving copies may be obtained by writing to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection at the above address, by calling Dennis S. LaPrairie, P.E., Bureau of Waste Management at (775) 687-9472 or by email at dlaprair@ndep.nv.gov.

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

02/18/2004

Notice of Proposed Action

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

The Administrator proposes to renew General Permit, No. GNV9800002 for working in waters of the State to conduct routine maintenance activities using wheeled or tracked vehicles or equipment. The permit formerly was known as a General "Rolling Stock" Permit. This permit maintains compliance with the provisions of Chapter 445A of both the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) and the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) and the Federal Clean Water Act. Eligible dischargers are persons or entities who have submitted a Notice of Intent, a filing fee, a Best Management Practices Plan for pollution prevention, and supporting documentation.

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



Please submit all comments in writing or via email by March 17, 2004 to Icyl Mulligan

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Bureau of Waste Management

02/10/2004

NOTICE OF INTENT - TO ISSUE A COMPOST PLANT PERMIT

The Administrator, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Carson City, Nevada, is issuing the following notice of proposed action under the Nevada Administrative Code 444.570 through 444.7499, inclusive, and under the Nevada Revised Statutes 444.440 through 444.620, inclusive.

The Administrator has received a complete application for a permit to construct and operate a compost plant from the following applicant:

Full Circle Compost, Inc.
The applicant is seeking authorization to operate a compost plant at:

Sec. 8, T. 13 N., R. 20 E, MDB&M, 2298 Heybourne Road, Minden, Nevada

On the basis of a review of the requirements of the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) and implementing regulations, the Administrator proposes to issue a permit to construct and operate a compost plant as described in the permit application.

The applicant or any interested persons may comment on this proposed intent by the Administrator regarding permit issuance, or request a hearing pursuant to the Nevada Administrative Code by submitting their comments or request, in writing, by March 12, 2004 to:
    Dennis S. LaPrairie, P.E.
    Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Waste Management
    Solid Waste Branch
    333 West Nye Lane
    Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851
All comments or requests for a public hearing received by March 12, 2004 will be addressed in final determinations regarding the application. A request for a public hearing must state the nature of the issues the requester intends to raise at the hearing. The Administrator may extend the period for public review as deemed necessary.

If written comments indicate a significant degree of public interest in the proposed permit, the Administrator may schedule a public hearing. A public notice of such hearing will be issued and published in a newspaper of local interest at least 30 days before the date of the hearing.

A statement responding to written comments on the proposed issuance of the permit shall be issued. Copies of the statement will be sent to the applicant, person(s) who submitted the written comments, and all other persons who specifically request, in writing, a copy of the statement. A copy of the statement will be made available for inspection by the general public at a location to be determined by the Administrator.

Within 30 days after the end of the period for public review, the Administrator will issue a permit to operate the compost site, or, deny the application and send written notice to the applicant which details the reasons why the application is being denied.

The application, proposed permit, and other information are available for public review at:
    Nevada Division of Environmental Protection,
    Bureau of Waste Management
    Solid Waste Branch
    333 West Nye Lane
    Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851
Information on receiving copies may be obtained by writing to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection at the above address or by calling Dennis S. LaPrairie, P.E. with the Bureau of Waste Management at (775) 687-9472.

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Bureau of Mining Regulations & Reclamations

02/10/2004

NOTICE OF DECISION

AND RESPONSE TO COMMENTS
PERMIT NUMBER NEV2000113 (New)
BIRTHDAY GIRL MINE

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection is hereby issuing Water Pollution Control Permit NEV2000113 to Mr. Steve Constant for the Birthday Girl Mine. This permit authorizes Mr. Constant to construct, operate, and close the proposed physical separation facilities included in the application received on November 22, 2000 and the additional information submitted on August 19, 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 February 19, 2004. 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, February 14, 2004, 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 Mining Regulation & Reclamation

02/05/2004

Notice of Proposed Action

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for renewal of a Water Pollution Control Permit for the Boulder Valley Infiltration Project, for the management and reintroduction of dewatering water to groundwater from a mining facility, has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for renewal of Permit NEV0089068 is:
    Barrick Goldstrike Mines Inc.
    P.O. Box 29
    Elko, Nevada 89803
The facility is located in Boulder Valley, Eureka County in Sections 22, 23, 24, 27, 33 and 34, Township 36 North, Range 49 East; Sections 3, 4, 5, 7 and 18, Township 35 North, Range 49 East; and, Sections 24, 25, 26 and 35, Township 35 North, Range 48 East, Mount Diablo Baseline and Meridian, approximately 27 miles northwest of Carlin, Nevada. The project consists of managing dewatering water from the Barrick Goldstrike Mine for reintroduction to groundwater via rapid infiltration basins, injection, or irrigation. The project is designed, constructed, and will be operated and closed without any discharge or release in excess of those standards established in regulation or in the permit except for meteorological events which exceed the design storm event.

The Administrator is constrained to renew the Water Pollution Control Permit or to deny the application. The Administrator has made the tentative determination to renew 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 (March 12, 2004) of this notice in the Elko Daily Free Press in Elko, Nevada to the:
    Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation
    Capital Complex
    333 W. Nye Lane, Room 138
    Carson City, NV 89706-0851
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 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 Bob Carlson at (775) 687-9401, toll free in Nevada (800) 992-0900 ext. 4670,

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

02/04/2004

Notice of Workshops

Solicit Comments on Proposed Amendments to NAC 445B.22067, Open Burning

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) is proposing changes to the State's Open Burning regulation (NAC 445B.22067). The changes will affect single-family residences and agricultural operations in certain locations. The changes will not impact Washoe or Clark County. Workshops have been scheduled to solicit comments from interested persons. A calendar is enclosed.

The NDEP is proposing to amend NAC 445B.22067, Open Burning:
  • To prohibit the burning of household trash at single-family residences within 10 miles of trash disposal, collection or transfer sites or in areas with household trash collection services. The open burning of yard waste and untreated wood waste will continue to be allowed in these areas.

  • To prohibit the burning of rubbish by agricultural operations within 10 miles of trash disposal, collection or transfer sites or in areas with household trash collection services.

  • To prohibit residents of certain towns and cities from obtaining a variance directly from the NDEP to burn waste, if local authorities do not authorize it. The burning of yard waste and untreated wood waste is allowed in these areas provided that it has been authorized by an officer of the state or its political subdivisions, concurred in by the director and is not specifically prohibited by local ordinances or regulations.
NAC 445B.2207(6), which deals with single chamber incinerators at single-family residences, is amended to be consistent with NAC 445B.22067.

A copy of materials relating to the proposal may be obtained at the workshops or by contacting Lin Wilson at NDEP, 333 West Nye Lane, Carson City, NV 89706; by telephone at (775) 687-9350; or e-mail at linw@ndep.nv.gov. You may also visit the NDEP website at http://ndep.nv.gov/baqp/index.htm for copies of the workshop materials (under "Navigation" select "Open Burning"). Members of the public who are disabled and require special accommodations or assistance at the meeting are requested to notify Lin Wilson no later than 7 calendar days before the meeting you plan to attend.

This notice has been posted at the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection offices in Carson City, at the State Library in Carson City, and in county or community libraries in Austin, Battle Mountain, Elko, Ely, Fallon, Fernley, Lovelock, Minden, Pahrump, Wells, and Winnemucca. <

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Bureau of Mining Regulations & Reclamation

02/03/2004

Notice of Proposed Action

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for an Individual Hydrocarbon Permit for the Twin Creeks Mine Project Bioremediation Facility has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Individual Hydrocarbon Permit IHP-015 is:
    Newmont Mining Corporation
    Twin Creeks Mine Project Bioremediation Facility
    P.O. Box 69
    Golconda, Nevada 89414
The facility, known as the Twin Creeks Mine Project Bioremediation Facility, is located in Section 31, Township 39 North, Range 43 East, Mount Diablo Baseline and Meridian, approximately 35 miles northeast of the town of Golconda, Humboldt 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 (i.e., March 5, 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 Bob Carlson at (775) 687-9401, toll free in Nevada (800) 992-0900, extension 4670.

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

01/05/2004

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 permit No. NEV2003516 from the following applicant:
    US Department of the Army
    Hawthorne Army Depot (HWAD)
    Plasma Ordnance Demilitarization System (PODS)
    1 South Maine Avenue
    Hawthorne, Nevada 89415
The applicant has applied for a discharge permit for both Plasma Ordnance Demilitarization System (PODS) related water treatment system discharges, and for cooling water discharges. PODS is designed to remove metals from pyrotechnic and other ordnance at the Hawthorne Army Depot facilities at the Western Area Demilitarization Facility (WADF) located north of Hawthorne, in Mineral County, Nevada.

The system discharge will include a treated water wastestream and a blowdown water discharge from the PODS plant non-contact cooling water system. Each discharge will be directed to specific dedicated onsite HDPE lined ponds. Monitoring of each wastestream is required; groundwater monitoring is required to ensure groundwater protection.

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 comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on February 20, 2004 to Icyl Mulligan

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

01/26/2004

NOTICE OF DECISION


INDIVIDUAL HYDROCARBON PERMIT NUMBER IHP-016
Newmont Mining Company
Fortitude/Reona (Phoenix) Project Bioremediation Facility


The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has decided to issue Individual Hydrocarbon Permit IHP-016 to Newmont Mining Company. This individual permit authorizes the construction, operation, and closure of the approved bioremediation facility and the use of Permitted Material as stemming material in Lander County.

The Division has been provided with sufficient information, in accordance with Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 445A.350 through NAC 445A.447, to assure the Division that the groundwater quality will not be degraded by this facility, and that public safety and health will be protected.

The individual permit will become effective February 10, 2004. 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, February 05, 2004, 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,

No comments were received during the public comment period.

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

01/26/2004

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 (NRS). The Administrator has received a complete application to modify NPDES Permit NV0023060 for discharge from:
    Kerr-McGee Chemical, LLC
    8000 West Lake Mead Drive
    Henderson, Clark County, Nevada 89015
NPDES Permit NV0023060 authorizes the discharge of groundwater treated to remove perchlorate to the Las Vegas Wash. KMG has installed a biological treatment system to improve treatment efficiency, and has applied for a permit modification to increase the flow rate to 1.45 and 1.75 MGD as a 30-day average and daily maximum, respectively. The perchlorate effluent limitation is also reduced as a function of this proposed modification. The modified permit will remain in effect until August 7, 2005. The proposed modification affects only the flow rate and perchlorate effluent limitation, which are the only items subject to public comment.

Based on preliminary review of NRS and implementing regulations, the Administrator proposes to modify the permit to discharge as stated.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on February 23, 2004 to Tamara Pelham

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State Environmental Commission

01/23/2004

SEC Commission Hearing

The Nevada State Environmental Commission (SEC) will conduct a public hearing commencing at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 26, 2004, at the Nevada Department of Wildlifes Conference Room A, 1100 Valley Road, Reno, Nevada.

The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments from all interested persons regarding the adoption, amendment, or repeal of regulations.

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 September 18, 2003 hearing. * ACTION
    II. Regulatory Petitions * ACTION
    III. Non Regulatory Information Item -- Renewal Nevada Test Site Opacity Variance: Non-Regulatory - No Action
    IV. Settlement Agreements on Air Quality Violations * ACTION
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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

01/23/2004

Notice of Intent To Amend Regulation

The Administrator, Division of Environmental Protection, Carson City, Nevada is issuing the following notice of proposed action under the Nevada Revised Statutes, NRS 233B.0603. The Administrator is proposing various amendments to the Discharge Permits Regulations, Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 445A.228 through NAC 445A.268. The mission of the discharge permits program is to protect the waters of the State from the discharge of pollutants. This is accomplished by issuing permits that define the quality of the discharge necessary to protect the quality of the waters of the State and by enforcing the state's water pollution control laws and regulations.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, under authority of the Clean Water Act 33 U.S.C. 1362, has delegated Nevada authority to implement the State's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) portion of the discharge permits program. The proposed amendments to the Discharge Permits regulation are necessary to ensure that Nevada retains primacy for the NPDES program by adopting regulations that are at least as stringent as the recently amended federal NPDES regulations, 40 CFR Parts 9, 122, 123, and 412. The proposed regulation amendment is not more stringent than the federal regulation.

The proposed regulation amendments focus exclusively on the permitting of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). NAC 445A.228.2.c.1. is proposed to be revised to include several new types of production facilities, i.e. swine weighing 55 pounds or less, laying hens with a liquid manure handling system, etc., and to adjust the animal threshold numbers to comply with the federal regulation. The mixed animal calculation, NAC 445A.228.2.c.2., is also proposed to be eliminated. NAC 445A.228.5. authorizes the Administrator to require a permit for an operation of any size, if the operation is identified as a significant contributor of pollution. The proposed regulation amendment will require any facility identified as a significant source of pollution to apply for a permit within ninety days of receiving notification of the designation. The proposed NAC 445A.268 amendment will allow the Division to develop CAFO general permits with $700 application and annual fees.

The estimated adverse immediate and long-term economic effects of the proposed regulation amendments on the business, which it is to regulate is minimal. The permittees will be required to submit copies of quarterly and annual reports and similar documents to the U.S. EPA; currently this information must only be submitted to the Division.

There is no estimated beneficial immediate economic effect of the proposed regulation amendments on the business, which it is to regulate. The beneficial long-term economic effects of the proposed regulation amendments on the business, which it is to regulate, is the reduced environmental impact to surface and ground waters and the potential resultant clean up costs and reduced property values. The Division has not attempted to quantify this long-term beneficial effect.

The proposed regulation amendments are not expected to expand the number of facilities requiring permits, therefore, the estimated cost to the Division for enforcement of the proposed regulation will be minimal.

Workshops will be held at the following locations to discuss the proposed regulation amendments:
    Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
    123 W. Nye Lane, Room 217
    Carson City, Nevada 89706
    Time: 1:00 PM
    Date: February 19, 2004

    Elko City Hall, Council Chambers
    1751 College Avenue
    Elko, Nevada 89801
    Time: 2:00 PM
    Date: February 17, 2004

    Grant Sawyer Building
    Capital Police Meeting Room, Rm 1100
    555 East Washington Avenue
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
    Time: 1:00 PM
    Date: February 25, 2004
Persons wishing to comment upon or object to any of the Administrator's proposed regulation amendments may do so by attending one of the Workshops and making public comment, or should submit their comments or request, in writing, within thirty (30) days of the date of newspaper publication, hand delivered or postmarked no later than 5:00 P.M. on February 26, 2004, either in person or by mail to:
    Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
    Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Water Pollution Control
    333 West Nye Lane
    Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851
All comments or objections received within the thirty (30) day period will be considered in the formulation of final determinations regarding the proposed regulation amendment. If the determinations of the Administrator are substantially changed from the tentative determinations, the Administrator will give public notice of the revised determinations. Additional comments and objections will be considered at that time.

The proposed amendments to the regulation are on file and may be copied or copies may be obtained by writing to the above address or by contacting Bruce Holmgren, Bureau of Water Pollution Control at (775) 687-9423 or at bholmgre@ndep.nv.gov. The office facsimile number is (775) 687-4684.

Upon adoption of any regulation, the agency, if requested to do so by an interested person, either before adoption or within 30 days thereafter, shall issue a concise statement of the principal reasons for and against its adoption, and incorporate therein its reason for overruling the consideration urged against its adoption.

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

This Notice of Intent has been posted at the following locations:
    Nevada State Library
    100 North Stewart Street
    Carson City, NV 89701

    Division of Environmental Protection
    1771 East Flamingo Road Suite 121-A
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

    Division of Environmental Protection
    333 West Nye Lane
    Carson City, NV 89706

    Main Public Library in each county that the Division does not maintain an office
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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

01/21/2004

Notice Of Intent To Act Upon A Regulation

Notice of Hearing for the Amendment of Regulations of the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection

The Administrator, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (Division), Carson City, Nevada will hold public hearings at the following locations:
    Carson City - Director's Conference Room
    123 West Nye Lane, Room 217
    Carson City, Nevada
    Time: 1:00 pm
    Date: February 19, 2004

    Elko - Elko City Hall
    1751 College Avenue
    Elko, Nevada 89801
    Time: 2:00 pm
    Date: February 17, 2004

    Las Vegas - Grant Sawyer Building
    Capital Police Meeting Room, Room 1100
    555 East Washington Avenue
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Time: 1:00 pm
    Date: February 25, 2004
The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments from all interested persons regarding the Amendment of regulations that pertain to Chapter 349 of the Nevada Administrative Code.

The Administrator is proposing various changes to the regulations governing Grants for Capital Improvements to Publicly Owned Water Systems Regulations, NAC 349.430 to NAC 349.574, inclusive. The Grants for Capital Improvements to Publicly Owned Water Systems program is designed to assist publicly owed water systems comply with State and Federal Safe Drinking Water Regulations. The proposed amendments to the Grants for Capital Improvements to Publicly Owned Water Systems Regulations are necessary due to the program being moved from the Division of Water Planning to the Division of Environmental Protection and additional programs being authorized by the Legislature.

The proposed regulation changes primarily focus on three items:
    1. Changing references to the Division of Water Planning to the Division of Environmental Protection;
    2. Changing the appropriate regulations to allow the Board for Financing Water Projects to award grants for water conservation projects, projects to abandon domestic wells and connect homes to a community water system, and projects to abandon private septic tanks and connect those homes to a community sewer system; and
    3. A change that the grant application fee will no longer be reimbursed as part of the grant.
The regulation does not have any adverse or beneficial effects. The regulation merely changes wording to reflect changes in internal agency organization and reflects the current programmatic reality with regard to application fees.

Persons wishing to comment or object to any of the Administrator's proposed regulation changes may do so by attending the Workshop and making public comment, or should submit their comment, in writing, within thirty (30) days of the date of newspaper publication either in person or by mail to:
    Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
    Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Water Pollution Control
    333 West Nye Lane
    Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851
All comments or objections received within the thirty (30) day comment period will be considered in the formulation of final determinations regarding the proposed regulation changes. If the determinations of the Administrator are substantially changed from the tentative determinations, the Administrator will give public notice of the revised determinations. Additional comments and objections will be considered at that time.

The proposed changes to the regulations for Grants for Capital Improvements to Publicly Owned Water Systems are on file and may be copied or copies may be obtained by writing to the above address or by calling Bill Coughlin or Sandy Ryan in the Bureau of Water Pollution Control at (775) 687-9422 or (775) 687-9436 respectively.

Upon adoption of any regulation, the agency, if requested to do so by an interested person, either before adoption or within 30 days thereafter, shall issue a concise statement of the principal reasons for and against its adoption, and incorporate therein its reason for overruling the consideration urged against its adoption.

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

This Notice of Hearing has been posted at the following locations:
    Nevada State Library
    100 North Stewart Street
    Carson City, NV 89701

    Nevada Division of Environmental
    333 West Nye Lane
    Carson City, NV 89706

    Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
    1771 East Flamingo Road Suite 121-A
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

    The Main Public Library in each County that the Division does not maintain an office
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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

01/13/2004

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 Spring Valley Project has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for new Permit NEV2003112 is:
    Geo-Nevada, Inc.
    Mr. J. Craig Demetras, Authorized Agent
    232 Court Street
    Reno, NV 89501
The Spring Valley Project is a physical separation facility, pursuant to Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 445A.414), utilizing gravity separation methods to extract gold. No chemicals are authorized for use in the process. The facility is designed and constructed to operate and close without any discharge or release from the fluid management system except for storm or metrological events that exceed the design storm limit. Application materials submitted by Geo-Nevada, Inc. indicate at least a five-year life expectancy for the Spring Valley Project.

The Spring Valley Project is located in the historic Spring Valley Mining District (also referred to as the South Comstock/Devil's Gate/Chinatown Mining District), a once active placer gold mining district. Spring Valley is approximately 8 miles northeast of Carson City and 3 miles west of Dayton, in Lyon County. The legal land description is Sections 20, 21 and 28, Township 16 North, Range 21 East (MDB&M).

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 20, 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

01/13/2004

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 permit modification of #NEV95005, a water pollution control discharge permit from the following applicant:
    City of Sparks Public Works Department
    P. O. Box 857
    Sparks, Nevada 89432-0857
The Permittee currently utilizes tertiary treated effluent to irrigate the Don Mello Sports Complex, Shadow Mountain Sports Complex, Sparks Boulevard/Van Meter Park, the Pah Rah Park and the Shelly Park/Tree Farm/Fire Station #2 and has applied for a permit modification to include Willow Creek Park, Les Hicks Park, Don Mello Fill Station, and the Truckee Meadows Fire Fill Station on permit No. NEV95005.

The Permittee utilizes tertiary treated denitrified disinfected effluent from the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility (NEV2003506) for spray irrigation on turf grass and other plant materials. Irrigation and truck fill station management is conducted in accordance with conditions in the approved Effluent Management Plan required by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, and as a condition of the permit. The permit modification is for the remainder of the five (5) year permit.

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



Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on February 16, 2004 to Icyl Mulligan

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Bureau of Water Quality Planning

01/05/2004

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION

Draft Total Maximum Daily Loads for East Fork Owyhee River and Mill Creek, January 2004

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

The East Fork Owyhee River has been listed on Nevada's 2002 303(d) List for exceedences of the iron (total), phosphorus (total), total suspended solids, turbidity and temperature water quality standards. Mill Creek has been included on Nevada's 2002 303(d) List for exceedences of cadmium (total), copper (total, dissolved), dissolved oxygen, iron (total), pH, phosphorus (total), temperature, total dissolved solids, total suspended solids and turbidity water quality standards.

In an effort to achieve and maintain the existing water quality standards for these waters, the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Quality Planning has developed a phased Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) allocation for the parameters listed above.

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

Draft Total Maximum Daily Loads for East Fork Owyhee River and Mill Creek, January 2004

Hard Copies of the TMDL document can be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Water Quality Planning at the address below:
    Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Water Quality Planning
    333 West Nye Lane
    Carson City, Nevada 89706
Written or E-mailed public comments should be submitted to NDEP-BWQP by 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2004. Questions or comments should be directed to:
    Randy Pahl, P.E.
    Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Water Quality Planning
    333 W. Nye Lane, Room 138
    Carson City, Nevada 89706 (775) 687-9453
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Bureau of Water Quality Planning

01/05/2004

NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Quality Planning, has scheduled two public workshops to present proposed revisions to the Nevada Laboratory Certification Program (Nevada Administrative Code 445A.0552 through 445A.067 and Senate Bill No. 58 as approved by the 2003 Legislative Session). The workshops will be held:
    Tuesday, January 20, 2004
    Division of Environmental Protection
    Conference Room 217
    123 W. Nye Lane
    Caron City, Nevada
    1:00 to 3:00 pm

    Friday, February 6, 2004
    Grant Sawyer Building
    Conference Room 1100, First Floor
    555 E. Washington Avenue
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    8:00 to 10:00 am
The purpose of the workshops is to solicit public comments on the proposed revisions. No items will be voted on and no actions will be taken.

The proposed revisions will also be available at the time of the workshops, or may be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Water Quality Planning.

Following the workshops, the proposed 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 please contact:
    Jack Ruckman [(775) 687-9490] or Don LaFara [(775) 687-9491]
    Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Water Quality Planning
    333 W. Nye Lane, Suite 138
    Carson City, Nevada 89706-0851
    FAX: (775) 687-5856
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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

01/05/2004

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 Bald Mountain Mine Project, has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for renewal of Permit NEV0050045 is:
    Placer Dome America
    P.O. Box 2706
    Elko, NV 89803
The facility is located in White Pine County, Nevada, northwest of Ely. Activity related to this project will occur within all or portions of Sections 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26 of Township 24 North, Range 56 East, MDB&M. The project consists of open pit mining with associated waste rock dumps, three leach pads, associated process ponds, process buildings and crusher facilities. Ore is processed using conventional cyanide heap leaching technology with precious metal recovery via carbon adsorption. The project is designed, constructed, and will be operated and closed without any discharge or release in excess of those standards established in regulation except for meteorological events that exceed the design storm event.

The Administrator is constrained to renew the 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 or who request a public hearing pursuant to the Nevada Administrative Code, NAC Chapter 445A, must submit their comments or requests no later than 5:00 pm on the 30th day following publication of this notice in the Ely Daily Times in Ely, Nevada to the:
    Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation
    Capitol Complex
    333 W. Nye Lane, Room 138
    Carson City, NV 89706
All comments or requests received during the public notice period will be considered in the final determination regarding this permit. If the Division determines written comments or requests indicate a significant degree of public interest in this matter, the Administrator may schedule a public hearing in accordance with the requirements of NAC 445A.405.

The permit and all application documents are on file at the Division and are available for public inspection and copying pursuant to NRS 445A.665. For more information contact Bob Carlson at (775) 687-9401, toll free in Nevada (800) 992-0900 ext. 4670.

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