Smelter permit renewal underway

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has announced it plans to issued a Renewal Permit for the continued operations of Freeport McMoRan’s copper smelter near Miami, Arizona

Interested persons will have an opportunity to submit  written or oral comments on the proposed  permit at a public hearing which will be held  in the Miami Town Hall on Thursday September 21, 2017 starting at 6 p.m

The Town Hall is located at 500 Sullivan Street , Miami, Arizona

Locally, the draft of the proposed renewed permit and related documents are available for public  review Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Miami Town Hall in the Town Clerk’s office.

They may also be viewed on line at by accessing  the notice on Events and Notices Calendar.

Persons submitting written comments shall include the name, mailing address and signature of commenter and or their agent or attorney and shall clearly set forth reasons why the permit should or should not be issued. Grounds for comment are limited to whether the permit renewal meets the criteria for issuance spelled out in the state air pollution control laws or rules.

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