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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on a draft Underground Injection Control (UIC) permit and aquifer exemption for Excelsior Mining Arizona, Inc. (Excelsior). The permit, if approved, would allow the company to construct and operate a copper production facility. The proposed 332-acre Gunnison Copper Project is in Cochise County, between Benson and Willcox, Arizona.

EPA is seeking public comment on the draft permit and the proposed aquifer exemption. The permit, if approved, would authorize Excelsior to inject a solution into the copper orebody, approximately 400 – 1400 feet underground, to produce copper. The draft permit would allow the company to drill wells, extract copper in solution and restore the aquifer over 20 years. After the 20-year operational period, Excelsior would be required to properly close the wells, continue aquifer restoration for three additional years, and monitor the aquifer for at least five more years.

The aquifer qualifies for exemption because it does not serve as a source of drinking water and it contains commercially producible minerals. The draft permit would require the company to contain all injection associated with the copper production facility within the exempt portion of the aquifer to ensure protection of the surrounding groundwater.

To view the draft permit and aquifer exemption, please visit www.epa.gov/uic/underground-injection-c ... s-region-9 or the Elsie S. Hogan Library, 100 North Curtis Ave., Willcox, Arizona 85643.

Comments should be mailed, faxed or emailed by January 8, 2018 to:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9
Drinking Water Protection Section, Mail Code WTR-3-2
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Attention: Nancy Rumrill
Telephone: (415) 972-3293
Email: rumrill.nancy@epa.gov

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Count Birds For Science This Weekend
Town Council Candidate ~ Eiline Kingsley "Meet-And-Greet"
Celebrate Silver City's Territorial Charter Day
Grant County Democratic Party Pre-Primary Convention
Permaculture Silver City - Monthly Meeting
STRONG by Zumba - HIIT Training
Community Drumming Circle Lotus Center 4:30pm
Folk Singer Slaid Cleaves in Silver City
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Count Birds For Science This Weekend
Town Council Candidate ~ Eiline Kingsley "Meet-and-Greet"
Ecstatic Dance
Agape Meal and Art Project
19
Count Birds For Science This Weekend
Hapkido Class
Tai Chi Chuan
New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
Laughter Yoga at 1 p.m. at the Lotus Center
Silver Chorale rehearsals
Silver City Rotary Club Meeting
20
Hapkido Class
Zumba!!
Wine & The Word @The Toad Brewery
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
21
Hapkido Class
Wednesday Evening Al-Anon Family Group Meeting
Tai Chi Chuan
Insight Buddhist Meditation
WILL Lunch & Learn
Gin Rummy
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
22
Volunteer at The Bike Works 3-7pm
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Zumba!!
Blooming Lotus Meditation
STRONG by Zumba - HIIT Training
Pet Central Thrift Store
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
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Qi Gung for Health and Longevity
Zumba!!
GCCCA Concert: The Quebe Sisters
Women's Al-Anon Meeting: Women Embracing Recovery
STRONG by Zumba - HIIT Training
GCCCA Concert - The Quebe Sisters
Hapkido Class
Pet Central Thrift Store
Community Bike Ride @ The Bike Works
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