SEC Appeal Hearing
Renewal of Water Pollution Control Permit NEV2008106
Eureka Moly, LLC – Mount Hope Mining Project

Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation

A three-member panel of the State Environmental Commission (SEC) has scheduled an appeal hearing regarding renewal of the above referenced water pollution control permit. The appeal hearing is set for September 4, 2019, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Bryan Building, Second Floor Tahoe Conference Room, located at 901 South Stewart Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701.

About the Appeal Hearing - On November 16, 2018, a request for an appeal hearing was submitted to the SEC by Great Basin Resource Watch (GBRW). On April 11, 2019, NDEP submitted a motion to vacate the scheduled appeal hearing and instead, convene for a prehearing conference. This request was unopposed. The prehearing conference was held on May 1, 2019 and continued on June 20, 2019 following a request by NDEP to amend its motion to dismiss the appeal hearing. During the prehearing conference the SEC ruled to deny NDEP’s motion to dismiss and a date of September 4, 2019 was set for the appeal hearing.

In summary, GBRW alleges that the NDEP Water Pollution Control permit renewal issued to Eureka Moly, LLC for the Mount Hope project is subject to appeal based upon the NDEP determination that there is no degradation of waters of the State, that closure cannot be ensured due to an inadequate mine plan, that there has been no exemption to Eureka Molly, LLC, and that NDEP determined the pit lake will cause no harm.

Prehearing Conference Agenda
Prehearing Conference Audio

Agenda for Continued Prehearing Conference, June 20, 2019
Continued Prehearing Conference Audio, June 20, 2019

Appeal Hearing Agenda, September 4, 2019

Prehearing Conference Meeting Minutes, May 1, 2019

Continued Prehearing Conference Meeting Minutes, June 20, 2019

Appeal Documents

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