PUBLIC NOTICE | Proposal to Issue Air Quality Control Permit Numbers 64548 and 64549 to Freeport Minerals Corporation

ADEQ proposes to issue Air Quality Control Permit Numbers 64548 and 64549 to Freeport Minerals Corporation for the continued operation of Mud Springs Well-Field and Bee Canyon Well-Field sites located in the Upper Eagle Creek groundwater basin near Morenci in Greenlee County, Ariz. The mailing address for the facilities is: Freeport-McMoRan Morenci Inc., 4521 U. S. Highway 191, Morenci, AZ 85540. The facilities emit the following air contaminants: particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds.


Freeport Minerals Corporation
4521 U.S. Highway 191
Morenci,  Arizona 85540
Greenlee County

Permit Type 
Air Quality Control Renewal Permit No. 64548 and 64549

Review Documents

Original Published Public Notice | View/Print >
Draft Permit #64548 View >
Draft Permit #64549 | View >
Draft Technical Support Document #64548 | View >
Draft Technical Support Document #64549 View >

Documents may also be reviewed in person at ADEQ Record Center | Learn More >
or at:

Town of Clifton
Town Clerks' Office
510 N. Coronado Blvd.
Clifton, AZ 85533

Public Comment Period 

Dates: Oct. 12, 2016  Nov. 11, 2016

You have an opportunity to submit written comments on this permit and request that ADEQ hold a public hearing on the permit.  The written comment must include the name, mailing address, signature of commenter and/or their agent or attorney and clearly set forth reasons why the permit should or should not be issued. Grounds for comment are limited to whether the permit meets the criteria for issuance spelled out in the state air pollution control laws or rules.

Comments may be submitted as follows:
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     Mail (Must be postmarked by Nov. 11, 2016):

       Balaji Vaidyanathan
       Air Quality Permits Section Manager
       1110 W. Washington Street, 3415A-1
       Phoenix, AZ  85007 

ADEQ will consider all comments in making a final decision on the proposed permit. Everyone commenting will receive notification of the final decision. People who file comments about the permit will have the right to appeal the final decision as an appealable agency action to the Office of Administrative Hearing (OAH) pursuant to §41.1092.03, and the appeal must be filed within 30 days after the issuance of the final decision. The OAH may sustain, modify or reverse the final decision.