SEC Appeal Hearing (Contested Case - NAC 445B.875)
Liberty Power Corp., Fencemaker Project
Mining - Water Pollution Control Discharge Permit NEV2009104
A three-member panel of the State Environmental Commission (SEC) will conduct
an appeal hearing on the above referenced permit on November 14, 2016 in Carson
City, Nevada at the Bryan Building, 901 South Stewart St., 2nd floor Tahoe
About the Project — The Fencemaker facility is located
on public land in Pershing County, Nevada, within Section 10, Township
26 North, Range 37 East, Mount Diablo Baseline and Meridian, approximately
49 miles southeast of the town of Lovelock.
The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) originally issued Water
Pollution Control Permit NEV2009104 to Stockpile Reserves, Inc. in September
of 2009. On June 23, 2016, NDEP reissued the discharge permit to First Liberty
Power Corp. Permit NEV2009104 authorizes the permittee to construct, operate
and close the Fencemaker Project. The permit authorizes the extraction of up
to 36,500 tons of ore per year.
About the Appeal — On June 15, 2016, a request for
an appeal hearing was submitted to the State Environmental Commission
(SEC) signed by Mr. Steve Vogel. On September 30 a revised request
for an appeal hearing was submitted.
In summary, Mr. Vogel alleges that the NDEP Water Pollution Control
permit issued to First Liberty Power Corp. was affected by error of
law. Specifically, Mr. Vogel alleges that First Liberty Power Corp.
does not have the appropriate mineral rights or business license to
be the lawful permittee for discharge permit NEV2009104.