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Notice of Preliminary Decision by the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District to Issue a Title V Operating Permit to Western Mesquite Mines, Inc.

Notice of Preliminary Decision by the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District to Issue a Title V Operating Permit to Western Mesquite Mines, Inc.

Pursuant to Rule 900, of Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD) Rules and Regulations, the Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO) has made a preliminary decision to issue a Title V Operating Permit to Western Mesquite Mines, Inc. for the gold mine ore processing and production facility located at 6502 E. Highway 78, Brawley, CA. This existing facility is required to obtain a Title V Operating Permit pursuant to Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 63, Subpart EEEEEEE - National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Gold Mine Ore Processing and Production Area Source Category. The Title V Operating Permit, V-4005, will include conditions to ensure that all federal requirements will be satisfied.

The Public has an opportunity to submit comments regarding this proposed decision and request that the ICAPCD hold a Public Hearing. Written comments will be received by the ICAPCD for a period of thirty (30) days after publication of this notice. The closing date for the submission of comments is September 13, 2016. The application and supporting documentation may be examined at the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District Office, located at 150 South Ninth Street, El Centro, CA 92243.

If you have any questions or would like to receive additional information regarding this matter, please contact Thomas Brinkerhoff, ICAPCD Engineer, at (442) 265-1800.

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