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Notice of Preliminary Decision by the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District to Issue an Authority to Construct Permit to Western Mesquite Mines, Inc. for a New Emergency Generator for the Mesquite Mine Facility

Notice of Preliminary Decision by the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District to Issue an Authority to Construct Permit to Western Mesquite Mines, Inc. for a New Emergency Generator for the Mesquite Mine Facility

Pursuant to Rule 206, of Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD) Rules and Regulations, the Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO) has made a preliminary decision to issue an Authority to Construct (ATC) Permit to Western Mesquite Mines, Inc. (WMMI) for a new diesel emergency generator that will serve the gold mine facility known as Mesquite Mine, located at 6502 E. Highway 78, Brawley, CA. The generator will provide backup power for the electrical pumps that transport leach solution at the facility. Authority to Construct Permit No. 4549 will include conditions to ensure that all ICAPCD requirements will be satisfied.

The public has an opportunity to submit comments regarding this proposed decision to the ICAPCD. 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 30, 2017. Draft ATC 4549, the permit 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) or Jesus Ramirez (APC Division Manager) at (442) 265-1800.

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