On Nov. 8, 2022, the public comment period begins for the proposal to issue Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES) renewal permit number AZ0026387 to Arizona Minerals Inc. for the January Mine Hermosa Project Water Treatment Plant located in Patagonia, Arizona. The comment period ends Dec. 14, 2022.
Public Notice Information
Public Notice No. 22-27
Published in: Nogales International on Nov. 8, 2022
AZPDES Permit No. AZ0026387
ADEQ proposes to issue an AZPDES renewal permit to discharge pollutants to Waters of the United States to the following applicant, subject to certain effluent limitations and special conditions:
Arizona Minerals Inc.
2210 E. Fort Lowell Road
Tucson, AZ, 85719
Arizona Minerals Inc. applied for a renewal of their AZPDES permit authorizing discharge of up to 0.172 million gallons per day (mgd) of treated mine drainage water, stormwater, and tailings seepage from the January Mine Hermosa Project Water Treatment Plant 1 (WTP1) to Alum Gulch and up to 6.48 mgd of treated mine drainage water, tailings seepage, groundwater, core cutting water, drilling water, and stormwater from the January Mine Hermosa Project Water Treatment Plant 2 (WTP2) to Harshaw Creek. The receiving waters are in the Santa Cruz River Basin in Township 23 S, Range 16 E, Section 4 and 5 in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.
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Public Comment Period
Dates: Nov. 8, 2022 – Dec. 14, 2022
Comments may be submitted as follows:
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By Mail (Must be postmarked or received by Dec. 14, 2022):
Water Quality Division
1110 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
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