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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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Guadalupe Montessori Festival of Trees
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens (a staged reading)
Cast Call/Audition Agatha Christie play
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Hapkido Class
Tai Chi Chuan
New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
Laughter Yoga at 1 p.m. at the Lotus Center
Cast Call Audition Agatha Christie play
Silver City Rotary Club Meeting
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Hapkido Class
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Wine & The Word @The Toad Brewery
ToSC Council Meeting- Agenda
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
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Hapkido Class
Wednesday Evening Al-Anon Family Group Meeting
Tai Chi Chuan
Insight Buddhist Meditation
Knit Hat Storytime
Gin Rummy
Gila Back Country Horsemens Association Meeting
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
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Volunteer at The Bike Works 3-7pm
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Blooming Lotus Meditation
Guadalupe Montessori School Festival of Trees
Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society Meeting
Pet Central Thrift Store
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
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Guadalupe Montessori School Festival of Trees
Women's Al-Anon Meeting: Women Embracing Recovery
Pet Central Thrift Store
Community Bike Ride @ The Bike Works
Hapkido Class
Our PAws' Cause Thrift Store
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Tai Chi Chuan
Guadalupe Montessori School Festival of Trees
Andy Mason - A Brief History of Christmas Music
Permaculture Silver City - Monthly Meeting
Ecstatic Dance










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