Public Notice Archive File
April, May, June 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. Hypertext links sends users to the public notice document as well as fact sheets, draft permits etc..  Most documents are available in Adobe PDF file format.  Adobe files can be read online or downloaded for printing.
 

 
Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

06/30/2004

NOTICE OF DECISION

Water Pollution Control Permit Number NVE0050037
for the Rochester Mining Project

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has decided to issue Water Pollution Control Permit NEV0050037 to Coeur Rochester, 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 July 15, 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, July 12, 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

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation Water Pollution Control

06/29/2004

NOTICE OF DECISION

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT - NUMBER NEV0088018

Kennecott Rawhide Mining Company
Denton-Rawhide Project

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has decided to issue the renewal of Water Pollution Control Permit NEV0088018 to Kennecott Rawhide Mining Company. This permit authorizes the construction, operation, and closure of approved 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 renewal permit will become effective 15 July 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, 09 July 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

06/25/2004

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 the renewal of groundwater discharge permit NEV50020 from the following applicant:
U. S. Gypsum Company
P. O. Box 1
Empire, Nevada 89405
Washoe County
The U. S. Gypsum Company owns and operates the wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) serving the town of Empire Nevada. The WWTF is located approximately 0.25 mile northwest of the townsite in northern Washoe County. Domestic (sanitary) wastewater is treated biologically in two parallel treatment trains, each consisting of the following: a raw sewage lift station, a 12,000-gallon Imhoff tank, and a trickling filter.

Effluents from the trickling filters are combined in a final settling tank, which overflows clarified effluent to two evaporation/percolation ponds, each covering approximately 0.8 acre. Effluent from the facility is discharged to groundwater via percolation through the ponds. The facility serves approximately 250 residents, and the design capacity of the plant is 60,000 gallons per day of wastewater. The Division has made the tentative determination to renew the groundwater discharge permit for a period of five (5) years, subject to certain effluent limitations.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on July 30, 2004 to Janine Hartley

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

06/25/2004

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 Clean Water Act. The Administrator has received an application for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit, NV0022942, from the following applicant:
United States General Services Administration
600 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 550
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
The Applicant proposes to continue to discharge a daily maximum of 49,500 gallons per day of treated groundwater to the Las Vegas Wash via the Las Vegas Boulevard stormdrain system and Las Vegas Creek. Permanent dewatering of the Lloyd D. George United States Courthouse is required to prevent flooding of sub-level parking and basement areas. Treatment is required because the shallow groundwater in this area is reportedly contaminated with benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene, perchloroethylene, and petroleum hydrocarbons.

Monitoring of the treated discharge is conducted to ensure that surface waters are not degraded as a result of the discharge. Discharge of stormwater from the basement parking garage is also included in this permit.

On the basis of preliminary review of the requirements of the Nevada Revised Statutes, as amended, and implementing regulations, the Administrator proposes to issue a permit, NV0022942, to discharge for a five (5) year period from the expiration date of the previous permit, subject to certain effluent limitations.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on July 26, 2004 to Bruce Holmgren

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

06/24/2004

Notice of Proposed Action

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for a Major Modification of Water Pollution Control Permit (WPCP) NEV88040 for the Marigold Mine has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for the major modification of WPCP NEV88040 is:
Glamis Marigold Mining Company
P.O. Box 160
Valmy, Nevada 89438
The facility is located in Humboldt County, in Section 36 of T34N, R42E; Sections 1, 12, 13, 24, 25, and 36 of T33N, R42E; Sections 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and 33 of T34N, R43E; Sections 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 30, and 31 of T33N, 43E; and Section 6 of T32N, R43E, MDB&M, approximately 3.5 miles southwest of Valmy, Nevada. This mining operation includes open pits for the extraction of gold bearing ore, waste rock dumps, a cyanide heap leach facility, a mill, and a tailings impoundment. This major modification, referred to as the Millennium Expansion, will expand the current operation.

The Administrator is constrained to issue the water pollution control permit, or to deny the application. The Administrator has made the tentative determination to issue the permit.

Persons wishing to comment upon the proposed permit, to recommend terms and conditions for consideration of incorporation 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 July 25, 2004, to:
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation
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 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 445A.405.

The permit renewal information 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, or toll free in Nevada (800) 992-0900 ext. 4670

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

06/22/2004

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 Revision 1 to the 2004 Project Priority List for expenditures of Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program funds.

The DWSRF, administered by the Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Pollution Control, 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.

The proposed Revision 1 to the 2004 Priority List will be presented to the Board for Financing Water Projects for approval at its next meeting scheduled for July 20, 2004.

The workshop is scheduled to be held at the following location and time:
Wednesday, July 16, 2004; 10:00 AM
Room 101
333 W. Nye Lane
Carson City, Nevada
Members of the public may make oral comments at this workshop, if attending in person. Anyone wishing to submit written comments or documents should submit the material by July 15, 2004. For issues related to the Project Priority List or other DWSRF issues, send correspondence to the following address:
Adele Basham, Supervisor
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program
Bureau of Water Pollution Control
333 W. Nye Lane, Room 138
Carson City, NV 89701-5405
Comments may be submitted by FAX to (775) 687-3218. Questions regarding this notice, the workshop, or DWSRF issues may be directed to Adele Basham at (775) 687-9488.

Reasonable accommodation will be made for members of the public who are disabled and wish to attend the workshop. If special arrangements are necessary, please notify the Bureau of Water Pollution Control at (775) 687-9417, at least 24 hours prior to the date of the workshop.

A copy of this notice and the proposed Revision 1 to the 2004 Project Priority List are available for review and/or may be copied at the following locations during normal business hours:

Division of Environmental Protection
333 W. Nye Lane
Carson City, Nevada

Nevada State Health Division
Bureau of Health Protection Services
1179 Fairview Dr.
Carson City, Nevada
Copies of this notice have also been posted at the following locations: Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, 1179 Fairview Drive, Suite 204, Carson City Division of Environmental Protection, 333 West Nye Lane, Carson City Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, 123 West Nye Lane, Carson City Grant Sawyer Building, 555 E. Washington Avenue, Las Vegas State Library & Archives, 100 N Stewart Street, Carson City

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Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation

06/22/2004

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 Gooding Exploration Project has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Permit # 0230 is:
Newmont Mining Corporation
337 West Commercial Street
Elko, NV 89801
This project, will be located within Nye County, and is in portion(s) of Secs. 13, 14, 23, & 24, T.13N, R.45E; and portion of Secs. 18, 19, & 30, T. 13N, R.46E; M.D.B. & M, approximately 90 miles from Tonopah Nevada. This project would consist of reverse circulation and core hole drilling, geologic mapping, trenching, bulk sampling, and construction of exploration roads, drill sites and sediment traps on up to 200 acres of private land.

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 July 31, 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 July 31, 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 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 Qualtiy Planning

06/22/2004

PUBLIC NOTICE

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Water Act Section 303(e), the State of Nevada has updated its Continuing Planning Process (CPP) document. The CPP directs the development and implementation of a water quality program and serves as an informational document for the state, local and regional governments, the public and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The CPP is a compendium of procedures for planning and implementing water quality management programs, and is a guidance document for matters of process related to the protection of the physical, chemical and biological integrity of the waters of the state.

The State of Nevada adopted a CPP in March 1973 with subsequent revisions in May 1976, July 1977, July 1984, November 1985, and December 2002

The latest February 2004 draft revision expands the ANTIDEGRADATION section of Chapter 3 with a subtopic Use of RMHQs in 303(d) Listings.

This revision language for updating the 2002 CPP is available for review at the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Quality Planning, 333 W. Nye Lane, Room #105, Carson City and in Las Vegas at the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, 1771 E. Flamingo Road, Suite 121A.

Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Water Quality Planning at the address given below

Written public comments or questions should be submitted by 5:00 pm Monday, July 12, 2004. Questions or comments should be directed to:
    Sam Stegeman, P.E.
    Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Water Quality Planning
    333 W. Nye Lane, Room 138
    Carson City, Nevada 89706 (775) 687-9451
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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

06/22/2004

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 Clean Water Act. The Administrator has received a complete application for a water pollution control discharge permit, NEV2004511, from the following applicant:
Desert Disposal
Keith and Janet Kubichek
4062 West Winnemucca Boulevard
Winnemucca, Nevada 89445
The Applicant proposes to land apply domestic septage and grease trap material pumped by the Applicant to range land that is being converted to agricultural use. The 40-acre land application site is located in the northwest corner of the 120-acre Keith and Janet Kubichek-owned parcel near the intersection of Jungo Road and Cyanco Drive west of Winnemucca, Nevada in Humboldt County. Domestic septage and grease trap material must be incorporated into the soil within six hours of land application. The Applicant will be authorized to store a maximum of 16,000 gallons of domestic septage and grease trap material on-site in two 8,000-gallon steel storage tanks. The Applicant will be required to plant a crop to utilize the nitrogen within one year of land application.

On the basis of preliminary review of the requirements of the Nevada Revised Statutes, as amended, and implementing regulations, the Administrator proposes to issue a permit, NEV2004511, to discharge for a five (5) year period, subject to certain effluent limitations and special conditions.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on July 22, 2004 to Bruce Holmgren

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

06/22/2004

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 Clean Water Act. The Administrator has received a complete application for groundwater discharge permit NEV2004504 from the following applicant:
Carico Farms Inc.
P. O. Box 18160
Reno, Nevada 89511
The Applicant proposes to land apply domestic septage and grease trap material to six-hundred-forty (640) acres of nutrient deficient agricultural land at the Carico Farms Inc. Lovelock Ranch Organic Reuse Facility, located at 7000 South Meridian Road, Lovelock, Pershing County, Nevada. Domestic septage and grease trap material must be incorporated into the soil within six hours of land application. The Applicant will be authorized to store a maximum of 40,000 gallons of domestic septage and grease trap material on-site in two 20,000-gallon, steel, above ground storage tanks. The provider of the domestic septage and grease trap material is Waters Vacuum Truck Service, Inc.

The Division has made the tentative determination to issue the groundwater discharge permit for a period of five (5) years, subject to certain limitations.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on July 26, 2004 to Janine Hartley

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

06/08/2004

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 the renewal of groundwater discharge permit NEV50003 from the following applicant:
Topaz Lodge Incorporated
1979 Highway 395 South
Gardnerville, NV 89410
The Topaz Lodge Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) is located at the site of the Topaz Lodge and Casino at Topaz Lake, Douglas County, Nevada. Domestic (sanitary) and food service wastewater is treated biologically in a DAVCO-brand wastewater treatment package plant, utilizing equalization, pre-treatment, on/off aeration, and denitrification through an upflow media filter.

Wastewater receives tertiary treatment, and effluent is discharged to groundwater via a leach field. The facility serves 103 hotel rooms, three restaurants, a casino, and 58 year-round recreation vehicle spaces. The facility is currently permitted for a daily maximum of 35,000 gallons of wastewater. The Division has made the tentative determination to renew the groundwater discharge permit for a period of five (5) years, subject to certain effluent limitations.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on July 7, 2004 to Janine Hartley

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Bureau of Air Pollution Contorl

06/02/2004

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 for a Class I facility from the following applicant:
Carson City Development Services
Carson City Sanitary Landfill
3505 Butti Way
Carson City, Nevada 89701-3498
The project is located in western Nevada, approximately 0.6 mile southwest of Highway 50 and 5 miles east of the center of Carson City, in Carson City, Nevada. The Administrator has prepared tentative determinations regarding the operating permit that, in brief, are the following:
  • Disposal of municipal solid wastes and other wastes, and other related activities;
  • The emissions from the facility will be 13.60 tons/yr of PM-10 emissions, 43.90 tons/yr of PM emissions, 23.60 tons/yr of NOx emissions, 1.73 tons/yr of SO2 emissions, 5.18 tons/yr of CO emissions, 9.43 tons/yr of VOC emissions, 8.69 tons/yr of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) and 5.76 megagrams/yr of NMOC (Nonmethane Organic Compounds);
  • 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:
Carson City Library
900 North Roop Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701-3139
(775) 887-2244
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 Division of Environmental Protection, above address, until July 6, 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

06/02/2004

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 Safe Drinking Water Act.

The Administrator proposes to reissue a statewide General Permit GU9201 (formerly GNEV9201), which will regulate the discharge of sanitary waste effluent from, and the operation of, large-capacity septic systems. The new general permit does contain changes. It is designed for public, commercial, and industrial facilities that have a septic system capacity of 5,000 gallons and up to 15, 000 gallons. Septic systems with advanced treatment (i.e., denitrification) may not be included under this permit.

Based on the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) and the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended, and implementing regulations, the Administrator proposes to reissue the general permit to discharge and operate, subject to certain limitations and special conditions.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on July 16, 2004 to Russ Land

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Bureau of Mining Regulations & Reclamation

05/28/2004

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 Rose Gulch Project, a mining facility utilizing physical separation methods to extract gold, has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Water Pollution Control Permit NEV2004101 is:
John M. Heizer, Jr.
Rose Gulch Project
P.O. Box 1
Lovelock, Nevada 89419
The facility, known as the Rose Gulch Project, is located on private land in central Pershing County, Nevada, within a portion of Section 9, Township 28 North, Range 33 East, Mount Diablo Baseline and Meridian, approximately 14 air-miles northeast of the town of Lovelock and 54 air-miles southwest of the town of Winnemucca.

The project consists of a physical separation mining operation (Nevada Administrative Code 445A.414) with a maximum production rate of 5,000 tons of ore per year. Gold will be extracted from Rose Gulch gravels using a loader/backhoe, a portable placer plant, a lined make-up water storage pond, and associated pumps and pipelines. Chemicals are not approved for use in the beneficiation process and make-up water, obtained from Lovelock Meadows Water District Well No. 45577, will be recycled. Facilities are required to be designed, constructed, operated and closed without any discharge or release in excess of those standards established in regulation except for meteorological events which exceed the design storm event. The operation, located on private land, is anticipated to disturb less than five (5) acres.

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 (02 July 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

05/26/2004

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 the renewal of groundwater discharge permit NEV40023 from the following applicant:
    Mountain City Water & Sewer Users Inc.
    207 Davidson Street
    Mountain City, NV 89831
The Mountain City Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) is located at 207 Davidson Street in Mountain City, Elko County, Nevada. Domestic (sanitary) wastewater is treated biologically in an aerated lagoon, which discharges into a polishing pond. Effluent from the polishing pond is discharged to groundwater via percolation through four Rapid Infiltration Basins (RIBs). The facility serves approximately 35 residents, and is currently permitted for 25,000 gallons per day of wastewater. The Division has made the tentative determination to renew the groundwater discharge permit for a period of five (5) years, subject to certain effluent limitations.

Persons wishing to comment upon or object to the proposed determinations by the Administrator regarding permit issuance, or request a hearing pursuant to the Nevada Administrative Code, Water Pollution Control, 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 June 25, 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
Comments and/or hearing requests received via facsimile or e-mail before 5:00 P.M. June 25, 2004 will also be accepted. All requests for hearings must indicate the interest of the person filing the request and the reason(s) why a hearing is warranted. All comments or objections received within the thirty (30) day comment period will be considered in the formulation of final determinations regarding the application. If written comments indicate a significant degree of public interest in the proposed permit, the Administrator shall hold a public hearing. The public notice of such hearings will be issued not less than thirty (30) days prior to the public hearing date.

If no hearing is held and 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 application, proposed permit, comments received, and other information are on file and may be copied or copies may be obtained by writing to the above address or by contacting Janine Hartley, Bureau of Water Pollution Control at (775) 687-9458, or at mailto:jhartley@ndep.nv.gov. The office facsimile number is (775) 687-4684.

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

05/20/2004

NOTICE OF DECISION

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT
NUMBER NEV0087065

Newmont Mining Corporation
North Area Leach Project

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has decided to issue renewal Water Pollution Control Permit NEV0087065 to Newmont Mining Corporation. This renewal permit authorizes the construction, operation, and closure of approved mining facilities in Eureka County. The Division has been provided with sufficient information, in accordance with Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 445A.350 through NAC 445A.447, to assure the Division that the groundwater quality will not be degraded by this operation, and that public safety and health will be protected.

The renewal permit will become effective 01 June 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, 27 May 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.

A comment letter in support of the Project was received from the Elko Board of County Commissioners.

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

05/18/2004

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 # NEV92028 from the following applicant:
    Reno Drain Oil Service
    11970 I-80 East
    Sparks NV 89434
Reno Drain Oil Service is located in Washoe County in the foothills of the Pah Rah Range, north of the Truckee River and Interstate 80, near the Mustang exit. The company collects used automotive oil from shops in the area and processes it into a fuel product for sale. Waste oil is typically about 10% water, and the permit is for treatment of the water, with subsequent use for dust control at an adjacent location, Lockwood Landfill, and general construction sites.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on June 25, 2004 to Rob Saunders

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

05/18/2004

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. The Administrator has received a complete application for the renewal of groundwater discharge permit NEV87046 from the following applicant:
    McGill/Ruth Consolidated Sewer & Water
    General Improvement District
    29 Fourth Street
    McGill, Nevada 89318
    White Pine County
The McGill/Ruth Consolidated Sewer and Water District Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) is located approximately 1.5 miles south of the town of McGill, Nevada in White Pine County. Domestic (sanitary) wastewater is treated biologically in a dual-cell, aerated lagoon. Effluent from the second facultative cell is discharged to groundwater via percolation through six Rapid Infiltration Basins (RIBs). The facility serves approximately 1100 residents, and is currently permitted for 25,000 gallons per day of wastewater. The Division has made the tentative determination to renew the groundwater discharge permit for a period of five (5) years, subject to certain effluent limitations.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than 5:00pm on June 21, 2004 to Janine Hartley

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Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation

05/18/2004

Notice of Proposed Action

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that an application for the renewal of Water Pollution Control Permit for a mining facility, the Rochester Mine Project, has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for renewal of Permit NEV0050037 is:
Coeur Rochester, Inc.
P.O. Box 1057
Lovelock, NV 89419
The facility is located in Pershing County, Nevada, in the south-central portion of the Humboldt Range, approximately 28 miles northeast of the town of Lovelock. Activity related to this project will occur within all or portions of Sections 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 27, 28, 32, and 33 of Township 28 North, Range 34 East, Mount Diablo Baseline and Meridian (MDB&M). The project consists of open pit mining with associated waste rock dumps, ore crushing facilities, valley-fill heap leach pads, process ponds, stormwater basins, process buildings and ancillary facilities. Ore is processed using conventional cyanide heap leaching technology with precious metal recovery via Merrill-Crowe zinc precipitation. 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 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.

For more information please contact Bob Carlson

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

05/17/2004

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 Nevada Revised Statutes. The Administrator has received a complete application to for a new Water Pollution Control Permit NEV2004502 for a discharge from:
    Martin Marietta Materials. LLC - Spanish Springs Quarry
    11059 State Route 445
    Sparks, Nevada 89436
The applicant proposes to discharge clarified, aggregate and equipment wash water for use as a dust suppressant and to an unlined storage/settling pond. A portion of the water clarified will be re-circulated back to the plant for reuse. The proposed permit requires analytical monitoring of the discharge and groundwater to ensure that water quality is not degraded. When issued, water pollution control permits 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 June 18, 2004 to Tamara Pelham

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

05/12/2004

Notice of Workshops
to Solicit Comments on Proposed Amendments to
NAC 445A.67516-6764

DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND


The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) is proposing changes to certain sections of Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 445A that deal with the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program. The following workshops have been scheduled to solicit comments from interested persons.
CARSON CITY
Tuesday, June 10, 2004
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Room 101333 West Nye Lane
LAS VEGAS
Tuesday, June 7, 2004
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1771 E Flamingo RdSuite 121-ALas Vegas NV 89119
ELKO
Thursday, June 3, 2004
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
720 Court StElko NV 89801
A copy of materials relating to the proposal may be obtained at the workshops or by contacting Adele Basham (abasham@ndep.nv.gov) at NDEP, 333 West Nye Lane, Carson City, NV 89706; by telephone at (775) 687-9488. You may also download the proposed draft regulations linked below.

About Regulatory Revision to the State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program:

The 2003 Nevada State Legislature transferred the DWSRF program from the Health Division to the Division of Enviornmental Protection making amendments to NAC 445A necessary. In addition to proposed changes necessitated by the transfer, changes to streamline the DWSRF program are being proposed. In summary, the proposed amendments will:
  • Delete references to the Board of Health and insert the State Environmental Commission and change references from the Bureau of Health Protection Services to the "Division" referring to NDEP.
  • Utilize consistent terminology for median household income (MHI).
  • Add replacement of aging infrastructure needed to comply with state regulations to eligible projects.
  • Change definition of "Disadvantaged Community" to water system MHI 80% of state MHI from water system MHI 80% of county MHI.
  • In developing the priority list of projects, remove integration of projects on existing priority with new projects. Every project will be required to request to be on priority list annually. Projects will not be automatically carried over from year to year.
  • In ranking projects on the priority list, add maximum point value for demonstrated illness, significant noncompliance, court-ordered compliance, state issued boil water order and revise point structure so that an equal value is assigned for any violation of a drinking water standard regardless of contaminant.
  • Combine requirements for environmental information document and environmental assessment into one required document.
  • Remove requirement to submit plans with loan application and award of loan contract. Submittal of plans will be required before the division issues the notice to proceed.
  • A variety of minor procedural simplifications are being proposed to provide greater flexibility.
Members of the public who are disabled and require special accommodations or assistance at the meeting are requested to notify Adele Basham no later than 5 business days before the workshop you plan to attend.

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

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Bureau of Waste Management - Chemical Action Prevention Program CAPP

05/05/2004

Regulatory Workshops Scheduled

In the 2003 Legislative Session, Senate Bill 127 was adopted which mandated specific amendments to CAPP regulation and afforded the opportunity to streamline the CAPP process. The bases for the statutory amendments were the result of report recommendations made by the Legislative Subcommittee on Industrial Explosions.

NDEP has proposed regulatory revisions (see link below) to the CAPP Regulations.

Written comments regarding these proposed amendments will be accepted through June 11, Workshops have been scheduled as follows:


Henderson
Thursday, May 20
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Henderson Fire Training
Center
Classrooms 1 and 2
401 Parkson Road
Battle Mountain
Tuesday, May 25
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DOI –BLM
Main Conference Room
50 Bastian Road
Carson City
Friday, May 28
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
NDEP Office Complex
Conference Room #217
123 West Nye Lane


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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

05/05/2004

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 to make two amendments on the Pretreatment Regulations, Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 445A.257. The proposed amendments to this regulation are to strike the requirement for the Division to administer a pretreatment program for municipalities that do not have an approved pretreatment program.

The estimated adverse immediate and long-term economic effects of the proposed revisions to these regulations on the business, which it is to regulate is minimal. The Division still will be able to implement a pretreatment program as it deems necessary.

There is not likely any potential for a beneficial or detrimental immediate economic effect of the proposed revisions on the business, which this regulation is to regulate. 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.

A workshop will be held at the following location 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: May 21, 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 May 16, 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 Joe Maez, Bureau of Water Pollution Control at (775) 687-9431 or at jmaez@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

    Nevada State Library
    100 North Stewart Street
    Carson City, NV 89701

    Main Public Library
    In each county that the Division


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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

04/30/2004

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 effluent reuse discharge permit (NEV2004500) from the applicant:
    James Rhodes
    Rhodes Ranch Country Club
    2252 Angels Trace Court
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89148 - 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 Rhodes Ranch Country Club Golf Course at 20 Rhodes Ranch Parkway off of South Durango Drive. and south of the 215 Beltway in west Las Vegas. The reclaimed (reuse) water will be supplied by the 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 irrigation storage lake # 16 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 or via email by May 26, 2004 to Icyl Mulligan

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

04/30/2004

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 modification of Water Pollution Control Discharge Permit # NEV00025 from the following applicant:
    Nevada Department of Corrections
    P O Box 7011
    Carson City NV 89702
The application is for modification of the existing permit for sewage facilities serving the Southern Desert Correctional Center on U.S. 95 eight miles southeast of Indian Springs. The original permit authorizes disposal of wastewater treatment pond effluent via rapid infiltration basins. The proposed modification is to include temporary disposal via overland flow while additional basins are constructed. The additional basins are needed after partial failure of the original ones due to a subsurface caliche layer. The expiration date and other conditions remain unchanged.

Please submit all comments in writing no later than May 31, 2004 at 5:00pm to Rob Saunders

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

04/28/2004

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 Phoenix Project has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Permit # 0223 is:
    Newmont Mining Corporation
    427 Ridge Street, Suite C
    Reno, NV 89501
This project, will be located within Lander County, and is in portion(s) of Secs. 15, 16, 21-23, 26-28 and 32-34, T.31N, R.43E and portion(s) of Secs. 2-4, 8-10, 16 and 21, T.30N, R.43E, M.D.B. & M, approximately 15 miles from the community of Battle Mountain, Nevada. The Phoenix Project is a proposed heap leach and milling facility located in the historic Copper Canyon district of the Battle Mountain Complex.

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 June 4, 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 June 4, 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 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.

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

04/23/2004

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 effluent reuse discharge permit (NEV2004500) from the applicant:
    James Rhodes
    Rhodes Ranch Country Club
    2252 Angels Trace Court
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89148 - 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 Rhodes Ranch Country Club Golf Course at 20 Rhodes Ranch Parkway off of South Durango Drive. and south of the 215 Beltway in west Las Vegas. The reclaimed (reuse) water will be supplied by the 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 irrigation storage lake # 16 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 or via email by May 26, 2004 to Icyl Mulligan

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Bureau Air Pollution Control

04/21/2004

Notice Of Proposed Action

Division of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Air Pollution Control

Public Notice

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 renew an operating permit for a Class I facility from the following applicant:
    Department of the Army
    Hawthorne Army Depot
    1 South Maine Street
    Hawthorne, Nevada 89415-5000
The facility is located at the south of Walker Lake on the north, east and south sides of Hawthorne, Nevada in Mineral County. The Administrator has prepared tentative determinations regarding the operating permit that, in brief, are the following:
  • Industrial Boilers
  • Energetic Material Recovery Processes
  • Aggregate Screening and Crushing Operations
  • Plastic Media Blast Booth
  • Surface Coating Operations
  • Plasma Ordnance Disposal System
  • Hot Gas Decontamination System
  • Old Bomb Energetic Material Disposal Facility
  • Soil Vent Extraction and Thermal Oxidizer System
  • 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:
    Mineral County Library
    First & 'A' Streets
    Hawthorne, Nevada 89415
    (775) 945-2778
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 Friday, May 28, 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 Corrective Actions

04/21/2004

Notice Of Workshop
Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund Regulations

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) will be holding workshops on new regulations governing the operation of the Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund. The NDEP along with its coalition partner, Mineral County, has received competitive grant funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) to administer a Revolving Loan Fund for environmental cleanups conducted at Brownfield sites in the State of Nevada. Brownfield sites, as defined in the federal "Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act," mean real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.

The funds awarded to the NDEP are to be used to make low-interest loans to individuals or municipalities for the cleanup of these sites; a portion of the funds received may also be used to offer sub-grants to municipalities or non-profit groups. The proposed regulations have been developed to outline the eligibility requirements for applicants and properties, application requirements, ranking criteria for applications, and requirements to be placed on recipients of loans or sub-grants. Workshops will be held at the following dates, times, and locations:
    May 11, 2004 - 11:00 AM
    Mineral County Library
    110 First St.
    Hawthorne, Nevada

    May 12, 2004 - 3:00 PM
    Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
    Conference Room 217
    123 West Nye Lane
    Carson City, Nevada

    May 13, 2004 - 4:00 PM
    Nevada Department of Wildlife Conference Room
    60 Youth Center Road
    Elko, Nevada

    May 14, 2004 - 9:00 AM
    Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
    1771 East Flamingo Road, Suite 121A
    Las Vegas, Nevada
Written or emailed comments will be accepted until 5:00 PM, May 20, 2004 and should be sent to Scott Smale, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Corrective Actions, 333 W Nye Lane, Carson City, NV 89706-0851. A copy of the proposed regulations are presented below. A copy of the proposed regulation may also be obtained at any of the meeting locations.

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

04/21/2004

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 Simplot Silica Mine has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Permit # 0224 is:
    J.R. Simplot Company
    665 Simplot Road
    Box 308
    Overton, NV 89040
This project, will be located within Clark County, and is in portions of Sections 1, 2, 3, 11, and 12, Township 17 South, Range 67 East; portions of Sections 25 and 26, Township 16 South, Range 67 East; portions of Section 30, Township 16 South, Range 68 East; M.D.B. & M, approximately six miles from the community of Overton, Nevada. The existing mining operation consists of an open pit mine, tailings impoundment, waste dumps, ancillary and processing facilities. The process facilities are located 1.5 miles south of Overton. Simplot is proposing an expansion to the pit and waste dumps that are located on public lands.

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 May 28, 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 May 28, 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 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.

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

04/20/2004

NOTICE OF DECISION

Water Pollution Control
Permit Number Nev2000112
For The Five Jokers Mine Project

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has decided to issue Water Pollution Control Permit NEV2000112 to Five Jokers Mining. 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 May 5, 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 30, 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.

Comments were not received during the public notice period.

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

04/20/2004

NOTICE OF FINAL DECISION

RECLAMATION PERMIT NO. 0227
Hecla Ventures Corporation

Hollister Development Block Project

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) has decided to issue Reclamation Permit, No. 0227, for a Exploration Project to Hecla Ventures Corporation. This permit authorizes Hecla Ventures Corporation to reclaim the Hollister Development Block Project. This Project is located entirely on 51.5 acres of public land in Elko County, Nevada and occurs mostly on a previously disturbed pit area. 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 Hecla Ventures Corporation, will leave the project site safe, stable, and capable of providing for a productive post-mining land use.

This permit will become final May 1st, 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 April 30th 2004 at 5:00 PM and in accordance with Administrative rules of the Environmental Commission.

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

04/15/2004

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 Section 10 Exploration Project has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for Permit # 0220 is:
    Graymont Western U.S., Inc.
    3950 South 700 East, Suite 301
    Salt Lake City, UT 84107
This project, will be located within Elko County, and is in portion(s) of Sections 10, 11, and 15, of Township 34 North, Range 68 East, M.D.B. & M, approximately 80 miles east from the community of Elko, Nevada. The project will consist of approximately 30 exploration drill holes to assess potential limestone reserves with a total possible disturbance of 15 acres on both public and private land claims.

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 May 20th, 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 May 20th, 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 Todd Process at (775) 687-9408, or toll free in Nevada (800) 992-0900, select option 2 for State Operator, then ask for 687-9408.

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Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation

04/09/2004

NOTICE OF FINAL DECISION

RECLAMATION PERMIT NO. 0225 Borealis Mining Company
Borealis Exploration Project

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) has decided to issue Reclamation Permit, No. 0225, for an exploration project to Borealis Mining Company. This permit authorizes Borealis Mining Company to reclaim the Borealis Exploration Project. The Project disturbance is located on previously disturbed land at the Borealis Mine site in Mineral 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 Borealis Mining Company will leave the project site safe, stable, and capable of providing for a productive post-mining land use.

This permit will become final April 20th, 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 April 19th, 2004 and in accordance with Administrative rules of the Environmental Commission.

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Bureau of Water Pollution Control

04/09/2004

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 on the "Use of Treated Effluent (Reuse) Regulations", Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 445A.275 through NAC 445A.280. The mission of the reuse program is to protect the waters of the State from the discharge of pollutants and to safeguard public health, while allowing for the use of treated effluent for irrigation and other acceptable uses. This is accomplished by issuing permits that define the quality of the treated effluent, the management requirements, and the operational steps necessary to protect the quality of the waters of the State and Public Health. The proposed amendments to the reuse regulations are necessary to expand the use of treated effluent in a manner that is consistent with the above stated goals.

The proposed regulation amendments focus on adding additional permitted uses of treated effluent and on better defining the treated effluent categories. NAC 445A.275(2) is revised to include further definition of secondary treatment standards and surface irrigation. NAC 445a.275(5) is being revised to better define spray controls for the protection of public health. The categories of treated effluent quality and irrigation use (NAC 445A.276 are being reorganized to match the quality of effluent with specific irrigation uses. NAC 445A.277 is being completely replaced to include addition, non-irrigative, uses of treated effluent.

The estimated adverse immediate and long-term economic effects of the proposed revisions to these regulations on the business, which it is to regulate is minimal. The permittees will have additional uses of treated effluent available and the categories of treated effluent will be easier to interpret.

There is not likely any potential for a beneficial or detrimental immediate economic effect of the proposed revisions 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 uses of potable water for activities that may now be met with treated effluent. 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:
    Carson City
    Monday, April 19, 2004
    8:30am - 10:00am
    Western Nevada Community College
    Reynolds Center for Technology Room 103
    2001 W. College Parkway
    Carson City, Nevada

    Henderson
    Friday, April 23, 2004
    10:00pm - 11:30pm
    Henderson Convention Center
    200 Water Street
    Henderson, Nevada

    Elko
    Monday, April 26, 2004
    1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Elko City Hall Council Chambers
    1751 College Avenue
    Elko, Nevada
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 submitting 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 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 Joe Maez, Bureau of Water Pollution Control at (775) 687-9431 or at jmaez@ndep.nv.gov. The office facsimile number is (775) 687-4684. The proposed regulation amendment can be downloaded below.

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 Mining Regulation & Reclamation

04/08/2004

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 North Area Heap Leach Project, a mining facility, has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City. The applicant for renewal of Water Pollution Control Permit NEV0087065 is:
    Newmont Mining Corporation
    North Area Heap Leach Project
    P.O. Box 669
    Carlin, Nevada 89822-0669
The facility, known as the North Area Heap Leach Project, is located within Section 3, Township 35 North, Range 50 East, and Sections 28, 29, 32, and 33, T36N, R50E, Mount Diablo Baseline and Meridian, in north-central Eureka County, approximately 20 miles northwest of the town of Carlin, Nevada.

The project consists of a heap leach facility constructed in seven (7) phases, which includes two (2) synthetic-lined and leak-detected pregnant ponds, a synthetic-lined and leak-detected storm pond, a system of synthetic-lined and leak-detected solution collection ditches, a carbon adsorption facility constructed within secondary containment for the recovery of gold, seven (7) water quality monitoring wells and associated pipelines, sumps, pumps and engineered containment for conveyance and control of process solution within the facility. Recovered gold is refined at the separate Mill 5/6-Gold Quarry-James Creek Project (NEV90056) refinery and the doré is sent off-site for further processing. The Mill 4 Tailings Storage Facility No.2 serves as a water balance facility. The project will generate up to 1,000 acres of surface disturbance on a combination of public and private lands. 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 (12 May 2004) to:
    Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation
    Capitol Complex
    Attn: Miles Shaw
    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 Mining Regulation & Reclamation

04/08/2004

NOTICE OF DECISION

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT NUMBER NEV2003114

Hecla Ventures Corporation
Hollister Development Block Infiltration Project

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has decided to issue Water Pollution Control Permit NEV2003114 to Hecla Ventures Corporation. This permit authorizes the construction, operation, and closure of an approved water management facility 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 22 April 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, 16 April 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, or visit the Division website at www.ndep.nv.gov/bmrr/bmrr01.htm.

Comment letters were received from the Nevada Division of Wildlife, the Elko County Board of Commissioners, and Great Basin Mine Watch. Download Public Notice


 

 
Bureau of Air Pollution Control

04/08/2004

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 for a Class I facility from the following applicant:
    Energy Services, Nevada Inc.
    1801 Richards Road
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
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 physical address of the facility is 2200 East Newlands Drive, Fernley, NV 89408. The Administrator has prepared tentative determinations regarding the operating permit that, in brief, are the following:
  • Cogeneration plant (gas turbine /heat recovery steam generator with auxiliary duct burner), combusting pipeline quality natural gas.
  • The emissions from the facility will be 128.20 tons/yr of PM10, 36.90 tons/yr of NOx, 32.41 tons/yr of CO, 100 tons/yr of SO2, 4.26 tons/yr of VOC and 0.36 ton/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 14, 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

04/06/2004

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 is proposing various changes to the regulations governing underground injection control, NAC 445A.810 to NAC 445A.925, inclusive. The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (Division) will hold public hearings at the following locations to solicit comments from interested parties:
    Carson City
    Monday, April 19, 2004
    10:00am - 12:00pm
    Western Nevada Community College
    Reynolds Center for Technology Room 103
    2001 W. College Parkway
    Carson City, Nevada

    Henderson
    Friday, April 23, 2004
    1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Henderson Convention Center
    200 Water Street
    Henderson, Nevada

    Elko
    Monday, April 26, 2004
    10:00am - 12:00pm
    Elko City Hall Council Chambers
    1751 College Avenue
    Elko, Nevada
The Underground Injection Control Program is designed to protect underground sources of drinking water by ensuring injection of fluids through a well do not degrade waters of the State. The proposed amendments to these regulations are necessary due to the conflicts with the federal rule 40 CFR 144, and the need to increase fees for the first time in fourteen (14) years to ensure the program is fiscally stable.
    The proposed regulation changes primarily focus on three items:
  1. Minor increases in permit fees for underground injection control permits;
  2. Creation of new permit fee categories for general and individual permits to address current activities in the program;
  3. Clarification on injection activities relating to treated effluent; and
  4. Changing language to ensure the state regulation is as stringent as the federal rule for underground injection 40 CFR 144.
The proposed regulations will not have a significant economic impact, either immediate or long term, on the regulated industry and small businesses. The proposed regulation changes have beneficial effects for the regulated industry in that some permits will be regulated under a general permit instead of an individual permit at a cost and time savings. There will be no additional costs to the agency for enforcement of these amendments. The amended regulations do not include any new provisions, which are more stringent than federal regulations; and do not overlap or duplicate any regulations of other state or government agencies.

Persons wishing to comment or object to any of the Administrator's proposed regulation changes may do so by attending a workshop and making public comment, or submitting 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
    Groundwater Protection Branch
    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 the Underground Injection Control Program are:
  1. On file and may be copied or copies may be obtained by writing to the above address or by calling Russ Land or Kelly Williams in the Bureau of Water Pollution Control at (775) 687-9428 or (775) 687-9420 respectively.

  2. Available for downloading below
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.

Members of the public who are disabled and require special accommodations or assistance at the meeting are requested to notify Kelly Williams no later than 5 business days before the workshop you plan to attend.

Nevada State Library
100 North Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89701

Division of Environmental Protection
333 West Nye Lane
Carson City, NV 89706
Division of Environmental Protection
1771 East Flamingo Road Suite 121-A
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119


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Bureau of Waste Managemet

04/01/2004

Public Notice - Workshops

The Bureau of Waste Management will hold public workshops during the month of April in five communities throughout Nevada.  The workshops are designed to solicit input for the next update of Nevada's Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP). The purpose of the update is to analyze the State's solid waste management system, identify significant issues, and propose regulatory, statutory, or institutional changes to address identified issues.

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