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DEQ seeks comment on draft Jervois Mining Limited point of compliance revision

Friday, October 16, 2020

IDAHO FALLS — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comment on a draft surface water point of compliance (POC) determinations for Jervois Mining Limited.

A POC is a location at which Idaho's surface and ground water quality standards must be met. Mine operators are required to protect current and projected beneficial uses of ground water and meet water quality standards.

The draft surface water POC determinations for Jervois Mining Limited is designed to prevent impacts to surface water while not impacting the Blackbird Mine remediation activities occurring within the same watershed. Changes from 2011 include additional constituents of concern, reduction in some ground wells, and updating the Upper Tolerance Limits with current data unavailable in 2011.

The draft point of compliance determination is available for review on DEQ's website (download at right). Submit written comments by November 16, 2020, at 5 p.m. MDT on DEQ's website or by mail or email to:

Troy Saffle
DEQ Idaho Falls Regional Office
900 N. Skyline Drive, Suite B
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Email: troy.saffle@deq.idaho.gov

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Surface Water Quality Manager
Troy Saffle
DEQ Idaho Falls Regional Office
900 N. Skyline Drive, Suite B
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
(208) 528-2650
troy.saffle@deq.idaho.gov

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