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

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9:00 A.M.
September 4, 2019
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection,
Bryan Building, Second Floor Tahoe Conference Room
901 South Stewart Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701

Hearing Audio, Agenda, Notices, Minutes, and Transcripts

Background of Appeal

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.

Appeal Documents

Appellant Documents: Great Basin Resource Watch, LLC

Defendant Documents: Nevada Division of Environmental Protection

State Environmental Commission Documents