Below are our comments and appeals on both state and federal mining actions effecting Arizona.
Our comments on a proposed draft Aquifer Protection Permit (APP) Permit No. P-100514 for the Johnson Camp Mine. The Johnson Camp mine is located 70 miles southeast of Tucson. It is the mine you see just east of Texas Canyon north of I-10. The company owning the Johnson Camp Mine (Nord Resources) first applied for the permit in 1993. (August 5, 2010)
Our comments on a proposed draft Aquifer Protection Permit (No. P-105823) for Resolution Copper to discharge water coming from the de-watering of the #9 shaft. This permit would allow Rio Tinto to discharge water directly into Queen Creek with some water treatment. (July 30, 2010)
Our comments on a proposed Authorization to Discharge under the Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System for Resolution Copper to discharge stormwater into Queen Creek from there facilities in Superior, Arizona. (July 30, 2010)
Our Appeal of a Tonto National Forest decision to approve a Pre-Feasibility Drilling Plan of Operations that would allow Rio Tinto to conduct additional exploratory drilling right next to the Oak Flat withdrawn area. (July 2, 2010)
Our comments favoring a plan by the National Park Service to use Federal stimulas money to clean up abandoned mines within the Coronado National Monument, Grand Canyon National Park, Organ Pipe National Monument, and Saguaro National Park. (March 15, 2010)
Our comments on a proposal by the Army Corps of Engineering to issue a 404 discharge permit (CalPortland Cement Application No. SPL-2004-01399-MB) under the Clean Water Act to CalPortland Cement Company to build a limestone mine in Davidson Canyon southeast of Tucson. (September 11, 2009)
Our comments to the Tonto National Forest on a Pre-Feasibility Drilling Plan of Operations that would allow Rio Tinto to conduct additional exploratory drilling right next to the Oak Flat withdrawn area. (April 30, 2009)