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Know of a mining or exploration project with a first-rate reclamation plan? The Excellence in Mine Reclamation Award Committee is seeking nominations to recognize projects that have achieved outstanding environmental success. Please submit your nomination by June 28th, 2019.

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Public Hearing CANCELLED - NV Ozone Infrastructure State Implementation Plan

The NDEP is seeking public comment on a proposal to demonstrate that the existing Nevada SIP is adequate for implementation of the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards. Nevada's ozone infrastructure SIP will be submitted to USEPA by October 1, 2018. Notice of public comment period from July 20, 2018 to August 29, 2018. A public hearing will be held on August 29, 2018, if requested.

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Weir and Water Treatment System Inauguration Event

A groundwater extraction and treatment system, associated with the construction of Southern Nevada Water Authority’s erosion control structures (weirs), began January 2, 2018. Operation of the treatment system reduces perchlorate...

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Public Notices

Notice of Proposed Action - BMRR -  Goldfield Bonanza Mine Project

BMRR - Notice of Proposed Action - Application for a new Water Pollution Control Permit NEV2017109 to Lode-Star Mining Inc.. Public Comment Period is from 9/20/2018 to 10/20/2018

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NOPA – BAPC – ORNI 39 LLC/ORNI 41 LLC – McGinness Hills Geothermal Power Plant - New Class I OPTC

Notice of Proposed Action – Bureau of Air Pollution Control (BAPC) – ORNI 39 LLC/ORNI 41 LLC – McGinness Hills Geothermal Power Plant Project – New Class I Operating Permit to Construct (OPTC) AP4911-3935 (A1271). Public comment period is from September 17, 2018 to October 17, 2018.

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