PUBLIC NOTICE | Preliminary Decision to Issue a Significant Amendment to an APP for Freeport-McMoRan Safford Mine

Public Notice No. 19-04

Published in: Eastern Arizona Courier on Saturday, July 27, 2019

Pursuant to Arizona Administrative Code, Title 18, Chapter 9, Article 1, the ADEQ Director intends to issue a significant amendment to an Aquifer Protection Permit (APP) to the following applicant(s):

Facility Name

Freeport-McMoRan Safford Mine

Permit Type

Individual Aquifer Protection Permit No. 100534, LTF No. 75301


Freeport-McMoRan Safford Inc.


The facility is located north of Safford in Graham County, Arizona, over groundwater of the Gila River Basin, in Section 36, Township 5 South, Range 25 East; Sections 31-33, Township 5 South, Range 27 East; Sections 1-2, 11-12, 13-14 Township 6 South, Range 25 East; Sections 27-29 and 32-36, Township 5 South, Range 26 East; Sections 1-6, 7-11, and 14, Township 6 South, Range 26 East; and Sections 3-6, 7-9, Township 6 South, Range 27 East, East of the Gila and Salt River Base Line and Meridian.

Review Documents

Original Published Public Notice | View/Print >
Draft Permit | View >
Draft Executive Summary | View >

You may also review the above documentation in person at the ADEQ Record Center | Learn How >

Public Comment Period 

Dates: July 27, 2019 – Aug. 27, 2019

Comments may be submitted as follows:

     By Email | Send Email > 
     By Mail (Must be postmarked or received by Aug. 27, 2019):

       Monica Phillips
       Groundwater Protection
       1110 W. Washington Street, 5415B-3
       Phoenix, AZ  85007 

A public hearing request must include the reasons for such request.