DIVISION OF WATER QUALITY UTAH DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY PUBLIC NOTICE OF RENEWAL OF A UPDES PERMIT
DIVISION OF WATER QUALITY
UTAH DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
PUBLIC NOTICE OF RENEWAL OF A UPDES
PURPOSE OF PUBLIC NOTICE
THE PURPOSE OF THIS PUBLIC NOTICE IS TO DECLARE THE STATE OF UTAH'S
INTENTION TO REISSUE A UTAH POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM
(UPDES) PERMIT UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE UTAH WATER QUALITY ACT, SECTION
19-5-106 AND 107, UTAH CODE ANNOTATED 1953, AS AMENDED. SAID "PERMIT"
REFERS TO UPDES PERMIT AND THE STATEMENT OF BASIS (INCLUDING THE TOTAL
MAXIMUM DAILY LOADS (TMDL'S)) IF APPLICABLE, AS PER SECTION 303 (d) OF
THE FEDERAL CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA).
PERMITTEE NAME: Energy West Mining Company, Cottonwood/Wilberg Mine
MAILING ADDRESS: 15 North Main, Huntington UT 84528
TELEPHONE NUMBER: 435-687-4711
FACILITY LOCATION: Approximately twelve miles northwest of
Utah in Emery County
UPDES PERMIT NO.: UT0022896
PERMITTED OUTFALLS 001, 003 and 005
RECEIVING WATER: Cottonwood Canyon Creek and Grimes Wash, to
Energy West Mining Company (a subsidiary of PacifiCorp)
Cottonwood/Wilberg is an underground coal mine which ceased operation
in 2001. The portals have been sealed and there has been no mining
activity since that time. There is one active discharge point as a
result of a continuous low flow discharge of groundwater. All of the
other discharge points have been no discharge as reported on the DMRs.
It is not known exactly when the mine will resume operation, but a
permit is necessary to cover the discharge of groundwater at Outfall
001and in case the mine does begin operation in the next five years.
The permit would also cover any discharge from sedimentation ponds
that may be necessary as a result of precipitation.
Public comments are invited any time prior to the deadline of the
close of business on March 13, 2014. Written public comments can be
submitted to: Mike Herkimer, UPDES Engineering Section, Utah
Division of Water Quality, P.O. Box 144870, Salt Lake City, Utah
84114-4870 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. After considering
public comment, the Division of Water Quality may reissue, revise, or
abandon this permit. The permit is available for public review under
"Public Participation" at www.waterquality.utah.gov. If internet
access is not available, a copy may be obtained by calling Mike
Herkimer at 801-536-4386.
Published in the Emery County Progress February 11, 2014.
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