Public Notice | Call for Comments on AZPDES # AZ0020389


Public Notice No. 16-76

Published in: Superior Sun and Silver Belt on Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Notice Read the Following: Pursuant to the Clean Water Act and Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.) R18-9-A907, the Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) proposes to issue an Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES) Permit to discharge pollutants to Waters of the United States to the following applicant, subject to certain effluent limitations and special conditions:

Facility Name: AZPDES Permit No. AZ0020389
Resolution Copper Mining, LLC (Superior Operations)
P. O. Box 1944
Superior, AZ 85723

Facility Location: Resolution Copper Mining, LLC applied for a renewal AZPDES permit for discharge of mine site stormwater from Outfall 00 I and treated mine drainage water from Outfall 002 from the Resolution Copper Mining, LLC - Superior mine. The discharge for both Outfall 001 and 002 is to an unnamed wash, tributary to Queen Creek (Headwaters to Town of Superior Wastewater Treatment Plant outfall) in the Middle Gila River Basin in Township 2 S, Range 12 E, Section 4, in Pinal County, Arizona.

A Public Hearing will be held at the Superior Junior/Senior High School, 100 W. Mary Drive, Superior, AZ 85173, on July 12, 2016, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The purpose of the public hearing is to allow the public to make comments for the record. ADEQ will respond in writing to all comments submitted during the formal public comment period.  

Persons may submit comments on the proposed action in writing, to Swathi Kasanneni, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division, 11 10 W. Washington St., 5415B-3, Phoenix, Arizona 85007 or electronically to [email protected], by July 12, 2016.

The permit draft and related documentation are available for public review as follows:

View Draft Permit for AZPDES # AZ0020389 > 

View Draft Fact Sheet for AZPDES # AZ0020389 > 

You may also review the above documentation in person Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at:

1110 West Washington Street
Records Management Center
Phoenix, Arizona, 85007

Call (602) 771-4380 or e-mail [email protected] 24 hours in advance to schedule an appointment to review files.