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Public 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 an Equipment Modification at the Facility's Process Plant and Refinery

Public 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 an Equipment Modification at the Facility's Process Plant and Refinery

El Centro, CA (April 25, 2016) - 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 the modification to several emissions sources at the gold mine's process plant and refinery. WMMI, located at 6502 E. Highway 78, Brawley, CA, is proposing to modify the annual production rate of some equipment and install new emissions control systems at the plant and refinery. Authority to Construct Permit No. 4005A-5 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 May 27, 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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