Minerals and Mining Program

 

Powertech (USA), Inc. - Large Scale Mine Permit

 

Application

 

 

Powertech (USA), Inc. has submitted to DENR a Large Scale Mine Permit application for a proposed uranium in situ leach mine and processing facility. The proposed mining and processing area is located about 13 miles northwest of Edgemont, SD. The legal location of the proposed operation is as follows:

 

E1/2 NE1/4, E1/2 SE1/4, SW1/4 SE1/4, S1/2 NW1/4 SE1/4, SE1/4SW1/4, and S1/2 NE1/4 SW1/4 Section 20, W1/2, W1/2 W1/2 NE1/4, and W1/2 NW1/4 SE1/4 Section 21, S1/2 Section 27, N1/2 NW1/4, SW1/4 NW1/4, and SW1/4 Section 28, Section 29, Section 30, E1/2 Section 31, Section 32, NW1/4, SW1/4, SE1/4, and S1/2 NE1/4 Section 33, Section 34, and Section 35; T6S-R1E, Custer County 

 

Section 1, Section 2, Section 3, W1/2 W1/2 Section 4, Section 5, Section 10, Section 11, Section 12, NW1/4, W1/2 NE1/4, and NE1/4 NE1/4 Section 14, and N1/2 Section 15; T7S-R1E, Fall River County    


For the Dewey-Burdock Project, Powertech will use injection wells to pump groundwater fortified with oxygen and carbon dioxide into the ore deposits to dissolve uranium. Production wells will be used to pump the uranium-laden fluids to the surface for recovery.  The fluids from the production wells will be processed at two separate facilities at the mine site to extract and concentrate the uranium.  Powertech may also recover vanadium in the future which will require additional processing equipment.  After uranium has been removed from a well field, the groundwater will be restored to meet Nuclear Regulatory Commission restoration standards. Powertech will also be required to obtain an U.S. EPA aquifer exemption for any well field. Wastewater generated by the operation will be treated and disposed by injection in Class V injection wells permitted through the EPA Underground Injection Control Program. If there is not sufficient capacity in the Class V wells, the excess wastewater may be disposed by land application permitted under a Groundwater Discharge Plan, which is subject to approval by the State Water Management Board. The proposed post-mining land uses are rangeland and agricultural or horticultural crops.

 

The total acreage within the proposed permit boundary is about 10,580 acres, mostly on private land.  About 240 acres of Bureau of Land Management land is included in the permit boundary.  Powertech proposes to affect 2,528 to 3,793 acres depending upon whether primary deep well injection or secondary land application is used for wastewater disposal.  Estimated production is one million pounds of uranium oxide (U3O8) per year.  Estimated duration of the operation is 20 years. 

 

DENR Status

    Powertech submitted a large scale mine permit application on October 1, 2012.  The department completed its review of Powertech's mine permit application and supplemental information and determined it was procedurally complete on January 16, 2013.  On April 15, 2013, the department recommended conditional approval of Powertech's permit application.  A contested case hearing on Powertech's mine permit application was held before the Board of Minerals and Environment from September 23-27, 2013, in Rapid City, SD.

     

    The hearing was continued to the week of November 11-15, 2013.  However, the Board of Minerals and Environment issued an Order postponing the hearing until the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have ruled and set the federal surety, and the state Water Management Board has decided the water rights. The Order further states that until those areas are completed “…the BME cannot conditionally approve the permit and fulfill its statutory duties.” 

     

    Powertech needs several local, state and federal permits before proposed in situ uranium mining can begin near Edgemont in southwestern South Dakota.


    


Powertech's Original Large Scale Mine Permit Application

 

      Appendices

 

      Plates

 

December 4, 2012 Supplemental Information for Mine Permit Application

 

      Revised Appendices

 

      New and Revised Plates

 

      Attachments

 

January 10, 2013 Supplemental Information for Mine Permit Application

 

April 2013 Supplemental Information for Mine Permit Application

 

Powertech Correspondence

 

DENR Correspondence

 

Comments and Petitions

 

Public Notices and Recommendations

 

Contested Case Hearing on Mine Permit Application

 

      Notice of May 23, 2013 Prehearing Conference

 

       Election of Participation Forms

 

       Election of Participation Summaries

 

       Interrogatories

 

       Procedural and Scheduling Order for Powertech Hearing

 

       Expert Witness Disclosure

 

       BME Notice of Date, Time, and Location of Powertech Hearing

 

       Notice of September 16, 2013 Prehearing Conference/Motion Hearing

 

       Prehearing Motions

       

       Briefs Requested by Board of Minerals and Environment

       

       Board of Minerals and Environment Order

 

 


 

 

Powertech's Original Large Scale Mine Permit Application

 

Large Scale Mine Permit Application and Transmittal Letter (25,245 KB pdf)

 

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendices

 

 

Appendix 1 - Large Scale Mine Permit Application Form, Certification of Applicant Form, and Proposed Technical Revision List (13,739 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 2 - Custer and Fall River County Conditional Use Permits, Surface and Mineral Owners, and Special, Exceptional, Critical, or Unique Lands Determination (6,263 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 3.2A - Exploration Drill Holes Within One Mile Perimeter of the Project Area (1,140 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 3.2B - Morrison Formation Drill Hole Logs (23,064 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 3.2C - Clarification of Breccia Pipes (55,348 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 3.3 - Baseline Soil Assessment (9,676 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 3.4A - Class V UIC Application (45,643 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 3.4B - Well Inventory Summary Tables (774 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 3.4C - Well Inventory (42,891 Kb pdf)  

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 3.4D - Water Levels in Inyan Kara Wells (742 KB pdf)     

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 3.4E - TVA Pump Test Wells (7,045 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 3.4F - 2008 Pump Tests: Results and Analysis (47,823 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 3.4G - Ground Water Quality Summary Tables (3,162 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 3.4H - Ground Water Quality Analytical Results (118,521 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 3.4I - TVA Ground Water Quality Data (904 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 3.5A - Dewey-Burdock Project Flood Analysis (47,782 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012  

Appendix 3.5B - Surface Water Quality Summary Tables (1,497 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 3.5C - Surface Water Analytical Results (38,784 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 3.6A - Support Information for Newcastle Wyoming Meteorological Monitoring Site (955 KB pdf)     

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 3.6B - Statistical Reports for Dewey-Burdock Meteorological Site

(889 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 3.6C - Support Reports for Dewey-Burdock Meteorological Monitoring Site (878 KB pdf)     

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 3.7 - Baseline Vegetation Assessment (9,637 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 3.8A - Baseline Wetland Assessment (67,090 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 3.8B - US Army Corps of Engineers Jurisdictional Data (876 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 3.9(A and B) - Baseline Wildlife Report and SD Game, Fish, and Parks Approval of Wildlife Consultant (31,365 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 3.11A - Cultural Report - Note: As requested by the State Archaeologist office and in accordance with SDCL 1-20-21.2, reports showing locations of archaeologic sites are considered confidential and are not available to the public.

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 3.11B - Powertech Memorandum of Understanding with South Dakota State Archaeologist (934 Kb pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 3.14A - Baseline Radiological Report (11,046 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 4.0A - Socioeconomic Report (1,776 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 5.3A - Pond Design Report (23,698 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 5.3B - Pond Construction Specifications, Testing and QA/QC Procedures (70,670 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 5.6A - Numerical Modeling of Hydrogeologic Conditions (8,084 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 5.6B - Correspondence from SD Game, Fish, and Parks on Crucial Big Game Habitat (893 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 6.2A - Numerical Modeling of Ground Water Conditions Related to In Situ Recovery (2,529 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 6.4(A and B) - Postmine Land Use and Reclamation Seed Mix Consultations (18,234 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 6.4C - Noxious Weed Control Plan (1,034 KB pdf)   

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 6.4D - Reclamation Performance Criteria (883 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Appendix 6.7A - Financial Assurance Estimate (1,079 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plates

 

 

List of Plates - Volume 2 (593 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 2.2-1 - Mineral Ownership (2,126 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 2.2-2 - Surface Ownership (5,017 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.2-1 - Unkpapa Structure (763 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.2-2 - Morrison Structure (1,483 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.2-3 - Chilson Structure (1,207 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.2-4 - Fuson Structure (1,184 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.2-5 - Fall River Structure (1,097 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.2-6 - Morrison Isopach (957 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.2-7 - Chilson Isopach (1,272 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.2-8 - Fuson Isopach (1,491 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.2-9 - Fall River Isopach (1,453 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.2-10 - Graneros Isopach (1,231 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.2-11 - Alluvium Isopach (1,056 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.2-12 - Cross Section Index (2,226 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.2-13 - Cross Section A (2,617 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.2-14 - Cross Section B (5,547 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.2-15 - Cross Section C (4,536 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.2-16 - Cross Section D (3,007 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.2-17 - Cross Section E (3,598 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.2-18 - Cross Section F (1,268 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.2-19 - Cross Section G (2,737 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.2-20 - Cross Section H (6,106 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012
Plate 3.2-21 - Cross Section J (6,154 KB pdf)

 - October 1, 2012

 

Plate 3.2-22 - Morrison Cross Section (1,995 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

List of Plates - Volume 3 (596 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.3-1 - Soils Map (25,199 KB jpg)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.4-1 - Wells Within 2 KM (20,415 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.5-1 - Flood Inundation Boundaries and Proposed Facilities (5,836 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.6-1 - Environmental Sampling Locations (24,220 KB jpg)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.7-1 - Vegetation Map (25,205 KB jpg)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 3.8-1 - Wetlands Assessment (63,768 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 5.3-1 - Affected Area Boundary, Land Application Option, Sheet 1

(1,672 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 5.3-1 - Affected Area Boundary, Land Application Option, Sheet 2

(3,067 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 5.3-2 - Affected Area Boundary, Deep Disposal Well Option, Sheet 1

(1,671 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 5.3-2 - Affected Area Boundary, Deep Disposal Well Option, Sheet 2

(3,056 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 5.3-3 - General Well Field Layout (231 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 5.3-4 - Typical Header House (622 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 5.3-5 - Access Roads, Sheet 1 (1,680 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 5.3-5 - Access Roads, Sheet 2 (3,056 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 5.3-6 - Sediment Control, Deep Disposal Well Option, Sheet 1

(1,505 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 5.3-6 - Sediment Control, Deep Disposal Well Option, Sheet 2

(2,926 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 5.3-7 - Sediment Control, Land Application Option, Sheet 1

(1,523 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 5.3-7 - Sediment Control, Land Application Option, Sheet 2

(2,844 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 5.3-8 - Alternative Sediment Control Measures (416 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 5.3-9 - Diversion 1 (806 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 5.3-10 - Diversion 2, Deep Disposal Well Option (979 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 5.3-10 - Diversion 2, Land Application Option (947 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 5.3-11 - Diversion 3 (1,867 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 5.3-12 - Sediment Pond 1 (829 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012

Plate 5.5-1 - Operational Surface Water Monitoring Locations (13,871 KB pdf)

 

 - October 1, 2012
Plate 6.4-1 - Postmining Topography and Land Use (4,246 KB pdf)  - October 1, 2012

 

 

December 4, 2012 Supplemental Information for Large Scale Mine Permit Application

 

Powertech's Response to DENR's October 31, 2012 Completeness Letter

(482 KB pdf)

 

 

 - December 4, 2012

Revised Large Scale Mine Permit Application (25,078 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

Index of Changes to Original Permit Application (86 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012  

Mine Permit Application Replacement Pages (5,034 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

Revised Appendices

 

 

Appendix 1.0A - Revised Large Scale Mine Permit Application Form, Certification of Applicant Form, and Reclamation Plan Form (14,376 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

Appendix 1.0B - Revised Technical Revision List (805 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

Appendix 2.1A - Revised County Conditional Use Permit Letters (2,804 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

Appendix 2.2A - Revised Surface and Mineral Ownership Information (414 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

Appendix 3.2C - Revised Clarification of Breccia Pipes (58,897 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

Appendix 3.5A - Revised Dewey-Burdock Project Flood Analysis (48,275 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

Appendix 3.9A - Revised Baseline Wildlife Report (31,159 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

Appendix 5.3A - Revised Pond Design Report (20,020 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

Appendix 6.4A - Revised Postmine Land Use Consultations

(18,035 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 0212

Appendix 6.4C - Revised Noxious Weed Control Plan (2,296 KB pdf)   

 

 - December 4, 2012

Appendix 6.4D - Revised Reclamation Performance Criteria (884 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

Appendices Replacement Pages (78,485 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

New and Revised Plates

 

 

Revised Plate 2.2-1 - Mineral Ownership (4,603 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

Revised Plate 2.2-2 - Surface Ownership (6,826 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

New Plate 3.2-23 - Land Application Cross-section K-K (370 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

New Plate 3.2-24 - Land Application Cross-section L-L (358 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

New Plate 3.2-25 - Land Application Cross-section M-M (404 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

New Plate 3.2-26 - Land Application Cross-section N-N (396 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

New Plate 3.2-27 - Land Application Cross-section O-O (310 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

Revised Plate 5.3-1 - Affected Area Boundary, Land Application Option, Sheet 1

(1,584 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

Revised Plate 5.3-1 - Affected Area Boundary, Land Application Option, Sheet 2

(3,056 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

Revised Plate 5.3-2 - Affected Area Boundary, Deep Disposal Well Option, Sheet 1 (1,576 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

Revised Plate 5.3-2 - Affected Area Boundary, Deep Disposal Well Option, Sheet 2 (3,046 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

New Plate 5.3-13 - CCP Facility Diversion DDW Option (458 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

New Plate 5.3-14 - Satellite Facility Diversion DDW Option (485 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

New Plate 5.3-15 - Facility Cross-sections DDW Option (258 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

New Plate 5.3-16 - Facility Cross-sections LA Option (389 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

Revised Plate 6.4-1 - Postmining Topography and Land Use (5,666 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

New Plate 6.4-2 - Revegetation Reference Areas (13,922 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

Attachments

 

 

Attachment A - Memoranda of Mining Leases (5,189 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

Attachment B - Mine and Reclamation Plan Proof of Delivery (5,626 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

Attachment C - Affidavit from Richard Blubaugh (142 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

Attachment D - Ground Water Discharge Permit Application Comment Responses (22,220 KB pdf)

 

 - December 4, 2012

 

 

January 10, 2013 Supplemental Information for Large Scale Mine Permit Application


Powertech's Response to DENR's December 14, 2012 Completeness Letter

(482 KB pdf)

 

 

 - January 10, 2013

Revised Large Scale Mine Permit Application (25,132 KB pdf)

 

 - January 10, 2013

Revised Index of Changes to Original Permit Application (86 KB pdf)

 

 - January 10, 2013

Mine Permit Application Replacement Pages (5,647 KB pdf)

 

 - January 10, 2013

Powertech Letter on Sites Eligible for National Register of Historic Places  

(172 KB pdf)   Note: As requested by the State Archaeologist office and in accordance with SDCL 1-20-21.2, since the map submitted with the letter shows locations of archaeologic sites, the map is considered confidential and is not available to the public.

 

 - January 10, 2013

Attachment 1 - Assignment of Mining Leases from Kelsey Boltz and Rocky Mountain Land Services to Neutron Energy, Inc.  (868 KB pdf)

 

 - January 10, 2013

Revised Appendix 2.2-A - Surface and Mineral Ownership Information

(416 KB pdf)

 

 - January 10, 2013

Revised Appendix 5.6-C - Conceptual Spill Contingency Plan (828 KB pdf)

 

 - January 10, 2013

Revised Appendix 6.4-A - Postmining Land Use Consultation (3,992 KB pdf)

 

 - January 10, 2013

 

April 2013 Supplemental Information for Large Scale Mine Permit Application


Powertech's Response to DENR's March 1, 2013 Technical Review Letter

(626 KB pdf)

 

 

 - April 02, 2013

Revised Index of Changes to Original Permit Application (83 KB pdf)

 

 - April 02, 2013

Mine Permit Application Replacement Pages (1,533 KB pdf)

 

 - April 02, 2013

Attachment A - Historical Water Quality at Operating ISR Facilities 

(2,044 KB pdf)

 

 - April 02, 2013

Revised Appendix 1.0-B - Technical Revisions (801 KB pdf)

 

 - April 02, 2013

Revised Appendix 6.4-C - Noxious Weed Control Plan (2, 275 KB pdf)

 

 - April 02, 2013

Revised Appendix 6.4-D - Reclamation Performance Criteria (891 KB pdf)

 

 - April 02, 2013

Powertech's Response to Custer County Conservation District's Comments

(1, 045 KB pdf)

 - April 05, 2013

Powertech's Proofs of Delivery of Technical Review Comment Responses

(1,546 KB pdf)

 - April 09, 2013

Large Scale Mine Permit Application AutoCAD Drawings Transmittal Letter

(198 KB pdf)

 - April 11, 2013

Revised Plates

 

 
Revised Plate 5.3-1 - Affected Area Boundary LA Option Sheet 1 (1,584 KB pdf)  - April 02, 2013
Revised Plate 5.3-1 - Affected Area Boundary LA Option Sheet 2 (3,056 KB pdf)  - April 02, 2013
Revised Plate 5.3-2 - Affected Area Boundary DDW Option Sheet 1 (1,579 KB pdf)  - April 02, 2013
Revised Plate 5.3-5 - Access Roads Sheet 1 (1,584 KB pdf)  - April 02, 2013
Revised Plate 5.3-17a - Diversion 4 DDW Option (1,163 KB pdf)  - April 02, 2013
Revised Plate 5.3-17b - Diversion 4 LA Option (1,081 KB pdf)  - April 02, 2013
Revised Plate 5.3-18 - Diversion 5 LA Option (1,094 KB pdf)  - April 02, 2013
Revised Plate 5.3-19 - CPP Facility Diversion 4 LA Option (1,286 KB pdf)  - April 02, 2013
Revised Plate 5.4-1 - Conceptual Catchment Area Design Dewey (955 KB pdf)  - April 02, 2013
Revised Plate 5.4-2 - Conceptual Catchment Area Design Burdock (1,194 KB pdf)  - April 02, 2013

Revised Plate 6.7-1 - First Year Disturbance LA Option Sheet 1 (1,352 KB pdf)

NOTE: This draft map is not a part of the official mine permit application file

 

 - April 11, 2013

Revised Plate 6.7-1 - First Year Disturbance LA Option Sheet 2 (1,909 KB pdf)

NOTE: This draft map is not a part of the official mine permit application file

 

 - April 11, 2013

Revised Plate 6.7-2 - First Year Disturbance DDW Option Sheet 1 (1,259 KB pdf)

NOTE: This draft map is not a part of the official mine permit application file

 

 - April 11, 2013

Revised Plate 6.7-2 - First Year Disturbance DDW Option Sheet 2 (1,801 KB pdf)

NOTE: This draft map is not a part of the official mine permit application file

 

 - April 11, 2013

         

 

Powertech Correspondence  

 

Proof of Delivery of December 4, 2012 Supplemental Information (422 KB pdf)

 

 

 - January 11, 2013

Proof of Delivery of January 10, 2013 Supplemental Information (385 KB pdf)

 

 - January 15, 2013

Powertech Letter Concurring with DENR's Request for a 45 Day Extension for Technical Review (42 KB pdf)

 

 - January 31, 2013

Affidavit of Publication from Edgemont Herald Tribune for Powertech Publication of Notice of Filing (937 KB pdf)

 

 - February 6, 2013

Powertech Submittal of Air Quality Modeling Report to NRC (15,778 KB pdf)

 

 - March 6, 2013

Affidavits of Publication from Custer County Chronicle and Proof of Submittal of First Publication of Notice of Filing with Surface Owners (11,867 KB pdf)

 

 - March 13, 2013

Letter Clarifying Number of Land Application Pivots to be Used during First Year of Operation (207 KB pdf)

 

 - May 28, 2013

Revised Plate 6.7-1, Sheet 1 (1,269 KB pdf)

NOTE: This draft map is not a part of the official mine permit application file

 

 - May 28, 2013

Revised Plate 6.7-1, Sheet 2 (1,813 KB pdf)

NOTE: This draft map is not a part of the official mine permit application file

 

 - May 28, 2013

Revised Plate 5.3-1, Sheet 2 (3,604 KB pdf)

 

 - June 19, 2013

Revised Plate 6.7-1, Sheet 2 (1,924 KB pdf)

NOTE: This draft map is not a part of the official mine permit application file

     

 - June 19, 2013

Proof of Delivery of June 19, 2013 Revised Plate 5.3-1 to Register of Deeds and Review Agencies (1,567 KB pdf)

 

 - June 26, 2013

Powertech Submittal of Revised Air Quality Model to NRC (12,351 KB pdf)

 

 - July 11, 2013

Appendix 4.0-A - Revised Socioeconomic Study and Cover Letter (1,779 KB pdf)

 

 - August 30, 2013

Index of Changes to Original Permit Application (65 KB pdf)

 

 - August 30, 2013

 

 

DENR Correspondence

 

 

Comments from the Department of Game, Fish, and Parks on Powertech Mine Permit Application (657 Kb pdf)

 

 - October 23, 2012

DENR Completeness Letter to Powertech (2,099 KB pdf)

 

 - October 31, 2012

DENR Completeness Letter to Powertech on December 4, 2012 Submittal

(867 KB pdf)

 

 - December 14, 2012

DENR October 25, 2012 Pre-Inspection Report (1,652 KB pdf)

 

 - January 11, 2013

DENR Letter Informing Powertech Mine Permit Application Complete (316 KB pdf)

 

 - January 16, 2013

DENR Letter to Review Agencies Informing Them of 30 Day Comment Period 

(204 KB pdf)

 

 - January 16, 2013

DENR Letter to Powertech Requesting 45 Day Time Extension for Technical Review (204 KB pdf)

 

 - January 16, 2013

Affidavit of Publication from Hot Springs Star for DENR Publication of Notice of Filing (297 KB pdf)

 

 - February 1, 2013

Affidavit of Publication from Black Hills Pioneer for DENR Publication of Notice of Filing (252 KB pdf)

 

 - February 4, 2013

Comments from the Department of Agriculture on Powertech Mine Permit Application (334 KB pdf)

 

 - February 6, 2013

Affidavits of Publication from Rapid City Journal and Lakota Country Times for DENR Publication of Notice of Filing (590 KB pdf)

 

 - February 7, 2013

Comments from the Department of Game, Fish, and Parks, including attached report "Selenium in a Wyoming Grassland Community Receiving Wastewater from an In Situ Uranium Mine (8,671 KB pdf)

 

 - February 7, 2013

Comments from the Archaeological Research Center on Powertech Mine Permit Application (183 KB pdf)

 

 - February 12, 2013

Comments from the Fall River Conservation District on Powertech Mine Permit Application (220 KB pdf)

 

 - February 15, 2013

Comments from the Custer County Conservation District on Powertech Mine Permit Application (191 KB pdf)

 

 - February 19, 2013

DENR Letter Informing Powertech No Air Quality Operating Permit is Required

(10,481 KB pdf)

 

 - February 21, 2013

DENR Technical Review Letter to Powertech (1,013 KB pdf)

 

 - March 1, 2013
DENR List of Information (439 KB pdf)  - April 15, 2013

Email Correspondence Between DENR and Powertech Concerning Revised Plate 6.7-1 (373 KB pdf)

 

 - May 29, 2013

Phone Memo Summarizing Conversation Between DENR and Powetech's Consultant Concerning Updates to Socioeconomic Study (177 KB pdf)

 

 - July 18, 2013

DENR List of Additional Information (378 KB pdf)

 

 - July 1, 2013

Comment Letter from Rapid City Alderman Jerome Wright on Powertech Mine Permit Application (47 KB pdf)

 

 - July 29, 2013

Comment Letter from Rapid City Mayor Sam Kooiker on Powertech Mine Permit Application (55 KB pdf)

 

 - August 1, 2013

DENR Response to Rapid City Mayor Sam Kooiker's and Rapid City Alderman Jerome Wright's Comment Letters on Powertech Mine Permit Application

(390 KB pdf)

 

 - August 7, 2013

DENR List of Additional Information (238 KB pdf)

 

 - August 30, 2013
Corrected DENR List of Additional Information (238 KB pdf)  - September 9, 2013

 

Comments and Petitions  

Comments from Nick Towne on Powertech Mine Permit Application (156KB pdf)

 

 - January 23, 2013

Petitions to Intervene Submitted by Angelia Baldwin, Lilias Jarding, and Jeremiah Davis (683 KB pdf)

 

 - February 5, 2013

Petitions to Intervene Submitted by John Fair and Cheryl Fair (302 KB pdf)

 

 - February 6, 2013

Comments from Patricia Braun on Powertech Mine Permit Application (156 KB pdf)

 

 - February 7, 2013

Petition to Intervene Submitted by Gary Heckenlaible (178 KB pdf)

 

 - February 11, 2013

Petitions to Intervene Submitted by Pearl Barber and Ingrid Rottenkolber

(349 KB pdf)

 

 - February 12, 2013

Petition to Intervene Submitted by Paul Seamons (173 KB pdf)

 

 - February 13, 2013

Petitions to Intervene Submitted by Juli Ames-Curtis, Susan Watt, Dayton Hyde, Shirley Frederick, Andy Johnson, Lisa Grant, Brian Davis, Carol Merwin, Kathryn Hart, Jocelyn Baker, and Lynn Barber (1,788 KB pdf)

 

 - February 15, 2013

Petition to Intervene Submitted by Gardner Gray (178 KB pdf)

 

 - February 17, 2013

Petition to Intervene Submitted by Cindy Brunson (173 KB pdf)

 

 - February 18, 2013

Petitions to Intervene Submitted by Numerous Parties (11,396 KB pdf) NOTE:  One Duplicate Petition Submitted by Jeremiah Davis

 

 - February 19, 2013

Petition to Intervene Submitted by Dahl McLean (196 KB pdf)  Note: Petition Postmarked by February 19, 2013 Deadline

 

 - February 20, 2013
Petitions to Intervene Submitted by Numerous Parties (3,851 KB pdf) 

Note: Petitions Postmarked by February 19, 2013 Deadline

 

 - February 21, 2013

Petition to Intervene Submitted by the Fall River County Commission to Department Secretary Steve Pirner (321 KB pdf) NOTE: Duplicate Petition, Postmarked by February 19, 2013 Deadline

 

 - February 21, 2013

Petitions to Intervene Submitted by Mary Malloy and Judith Joba (425 KB pdf)

Note: Petitions Postmarked by February 19, 2013 Deadline

 

 - February 22, 2013

Petitions to Intervene Submitted by Cindy Brunson, Rodney Knudson, and Wayne and Mary Boots ( 641 KB pdf) Notes: Petitions Postmarked by February 19, 2013 Deadline, One Duplicate Petition Submitted by Cindy Brunson

 

 - February 25, 2013

Petition to Intervene Submitted by Amelia Longfeather (167 KB pdf)  NOTE: Petition Postmarked After February 19, 2013 Deadline

 

 - February 25, 2013

Comments from the Concerned Citizens of Buffalo Gap, South Dakota on Powertech Mine Permit Application (214 KB pdf)

 

 - March 25, 2013

Petitions to Intervene Submitted by Jerry Wilson, Suzan Nolan, Dennis Yellow Thunder, Teresa Carlson, and Richard Carlson (896 KB pdf)

 

 - April 22, 2013

Comments from Carol Laverick on the Powertech Mine Permit Application

(730 KB pdf)

 

 - April 22, 2013

Comments from Jim Woodward on the Powertech Mine Permit Application

(181 KB pdf)

 

 - April 22, 2013

Petition to Intervene Submitted by Bangs McCullen Law Firm on Behalf of the Wild Horse Sanctuary, Dayton Hyde, and Susan Watt (1,120 KB pdf)

NOTE: Petition Submitted After April 22, 2013 Deadline

 

 - May 20, 2013

Comments from Black Hills Business Council (411 KB pdf)

 

 - June 3, 2013

Comments from the Black Hills Chapter of the Sierra Club (306 KB pdf)

 

 - July 8, 2013

Comments from Mary Molloy (498 KB pdf)

 

 - August 5, 2013

Comments from the Izaak Walton League of America (222 KB pdf)

 

 - September 3, 2013

 

 

Public Notices and Recommendations  

 

DENR Notification of Submittal of Mine Permit Application to Interested Persons and Custer and Fall River County Commissioners (316 KB pdf)

 

 

 - October 11, 2012

Notice of Filing (18 KB pdf)

 

 - January 17, 2013

DENR Publishes Notice of Filing in other South Dakota Newspapers (927 KB pdf)

 

 - January 17, 2013

Powertech Summary Document Required Under ARSD 74:29:01:10

(3,005 KB pdf)

 

 - February 27, 2013

DENR Recommendation and Permit Conditions (4,456 KB pdf)

 - April 15, 2013
Notice of Hearing (484 KB pdf)  - August 28, 2013

DENR Publishes Notice of Hearing In South Dakota Newspapers (65 KB pdf)

 

 - August 28, 2013

 

 

Contested Case Hearing on Mine Permit Application

 

 

Notice of May 23, 2013 Prehearing Conference

 

 

Notice of Appearance (422 KB pdf)

 

 - April 22, 2013

Notice of Prehearing Conference (4,930 KB pdf)

 

 - May 02, 2013

Election of Participation Forms

 

 

Election Form Received from Carol Laverick (213 KB pdf)

 

 - May 9, 2013

Election Form Received from Tom and Sheila Martin (441 KB pdf)

 

 - May 10, 2013

Election Form Received from Gary Heckenlaible and Suzanne Stratford

(423 KB pdf)

 

 - May 13, 2013

Election Form Received from George Corrigan (209 KB pdf)

 

 - May 15, 2013

Election Form Received from the Fall River County Commissioners (1,003 KB pdf)

 

 - May 20, 2013

Election Form Received from Jeana Shaw (222 KB pdf)

 

 - May 22, 2013

Election Form Received from Terry Yarger (220 KB pdf)

 

 - May 23, 2013

Election Form Received from Lilias Jarding (219 KB pdf)

 

 - June 5, 2013

Election Forms Received from Sylvia Lambert, Therese Furois, and Jeana Shaw (636 KB pdf) NOTE: Jeana Shaw's Election Form is a Duplicate of an Earlier Submittal

 

 - June 6, 2013

Election Forms Received from Several Parties (1,896 KB pdf) 

NOTE: Tom and Sheila Martin's Election Forms are Duplicates of an Earlier Submittal

 

 - June 7, 2013

Election Forms Received from Several Parties (4,249 KB pdf)

NOTE: Carol Laverick's and George Corrigan's Election Forms are Duplicates of an Earlier Submittal

 

 - June 10, 2013

Election Forms Received from Several Parties (1,946 KB pdf)

NOTE: Virginia Heinzen submitted three copies of the election form

 

 - June 12, 2013

Election Forms Received from Several Parties (2,681 KB pdf)

 

 - June 13, 2013

Election Forms Received from Gary Heckenlaible, Mary Pederson, and Susan Henderson (872 KB pdf)

NOTE:   Gary Heckenlaible's Election Form is a Duplicate of an Earlier Submittal

 

 - June 14, 2013

Election Forms Received from Several Parties (2,041 KB pdf)

 

 - June 17, 2013

Election Forms Received from Mary and Kevin Molloy (438 KB pdf)

 

 - June 19, 2013

Election Form Received from Patricia Braun (622 KB pdf)

NOTE: Patricia Braun status changed from "B" to "C"

 

 - June 21, 2013

Election Forms Received from Cindy Brunson and Suzan Nolan (420 KB pdf)

NOTE: Cindy Brunson status changed from "B" to "A"

 

 - June 24, 2013

Election of Participation Summaries

 

 

Summary of Election of Participation (83 KB pdf)

 

 - June 20, 2013

Updated Summary of Election of Participation (83 KB pdf)

 

 - July 1, 2013

Option A Service List (19 KB pdf)

 

 - July 1, 2013

Updated Summary of Election of Participation (83 KB pdf)

 

 - July 31, 2013

Updated Option A Service List (19 KB pdf)

 

 - July 31, 2013

Interrogatories

 

 

DENR Interrogatories

 

 

Sabrina King's First Set of Interrogatories (1,223 KB pdf)

 

 - July 5, 2013

Wildhorse Sanctuary, Susan Watt, and Dayton Hyde's First Set of Interrogatories

(2,082 KB pdf)

 

 - July 8, 2013

Wildhorse Sanctuary, Susan Watt, and Dayton Hyde's Second Set of Interrogatories (434 KB pdf)

 

 - July 16, 2013

DENR's First Response to Sabrina King's First Set of Interrogatories

(314 KB pdf)

 

 - August 2, 2013

DENR's First Response to Wild Horse Sanctuary, Susan Watt, and Dayton Hyde's First Set of Interrogatories (756 KB pdf)

 

 - August 2, 2013

DENR's Response to First Set - Interrogatory and Request for Production of Information #1 (52,266 KB pdf)

 

 - August 2, 2013

DENR's Response to First Set - Request for Production of Information #7 (23,128 KB pdf)

 

 - August 2, 2013

DENR's Response to First Set - Interrogatory #17 (17,941 KB pdf)

 

 - August 2, 2013

DENR's First Response to Wild Horse Sanctuary, Susan Watt, and Dayton Hyde's Second Set of Interrogatories (285 KB pdf)

 

- August 2, 2013

DENR's Response to First Set - Request for Production of Information #8 - Part A (39,276 KB pdf)

 

 - August 2, 2013

DENR's Response to First Set - Request for Production of Information #8 - Part B (57,166 KB pdf)

 

 - August 2, 2013

Privilege Log Corresponding to DENR Interrogatory Responses (2,243 KB pdf)

 

 - August 6, 2013

DENR's Supplemental Response to the WIld Horse Sanctuary's First Set of Interrogatories and Requests for Production (5,548 KB pdf)

 

 - September 3, 2013

Powertech Interrogatories

 

 

Powertech's Answers to Wild Horse Sanctuary, Susan Watt, and Dayton Hyde's First Set of Interrogatories and Sabrina King's Interrogatories (17,774 KB pdf)

 

 - August 5, 2013

Attachment I-25 (379 KB pdf)

 

 - August 5, 2013

Attachment R-5 (130 KB pdf)

 

 - August 5, 2013

Attachment R-6 (45 KB pdf)

 

 - August 5, 2013

Attachment R-10 (816 KB pdf)

 

 - August 5, 2013

Attachment R-11 (5,639 KB pdf)

 

 - August 5, 2013

Attachment R-18 (2,877 KB pdf)

 

 - August 5, 2013

Table 17-1 (238 KB pdf)

 

 - August 5, 2013

Original of Powertech's Answers to Sabrina King's Interrogatories (1,192 KB pdf)

 

 - August 12, 2013

Procedural and Scheduling Order for Contested Case Hearing

 

 

Procedural and Scheduling Order (3,295 KB pdf)

 

 - June 3, 2013

Certificate of Service of Procedural and Scheduling Order to Ken Markve - Address Change (171 KB pdf)

 

 - June 10, 2013

Expert Witness Disclosure

 

 

Minerals and Mining Program Expert Witness Disclosure (7,809 KB pdf)

 

 - August 16, 2013

Clean Water Alliance Expert Witness Disclosure (26,263 KB pdf)

 

 - August 16, 2013

Powertech Expert Witness Disclosure (9,427 KB pdf)

 

 - August 19, 2013

Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, Susan Watt, and Dayton Hyde Expert Witness Disclosure (8,628 KB pdf)

 

 - August 19, 2013

Gena Parkhurst Expert Witness Disclosure (357 KB pdf)

NOTE:  Disclosure Submitted After August 15, 2013 Deadline

 

 - November 18, 2013

Board of Minerals and Environment Notice of Date, Time, and Location of Powertech Hearing

 

 

Notice of Date, Time, and Location of Hearing (1,952 KB pdf)

 

 - June 11, 2013

Notice of September 16, 2013 Prehearing Conference/Motion Hearing

 

 

Notice of Prehearing Conference/Motion Hearing (897 KB pdf)

 

 - August 15, 2013

Powertech Prehearing Motions (1,347 KB pdf)

 

 - September 9, 2013

Prehearing Motions

 

 

Wild Horse Sanctuary Prehearing Motions (9,450 KB pdf)

 

 - September 9, 2013

 

Clean Water Alliance Prehearing Motions (450 KB pdf)

 

 - September 11, 2013

Jerri Baker Prehearing Motions (1,229 KB pdf)

 

 - September 11, 2013

Rebecca Leas' Objections to Powertech Prehearing Motions (428 KB pdf)

 

 - September 12, 2013

Edward Harvey's Objections to Powertech Prehearing Motions (470 KB pdf)

 

 - September 12, 2013

DENR Response to Wild Horse Sanctuary's Prehearing Motions (13,477 KB pdf)

 

 - September 13, 2013

Powertech's Response to Wild Horse Sanctuary's Prehearing Motions

(5,003 KB pdf)

 

 - September 13, 2013

Wild Horse Sanctuary's Response to Powertech's Prehearing Motions

(1,495 KB pdf)

 

 - September 13, 2013

City of Rapid City Motion to Intervene (1,336 KB pdf)

 

 - September 13, 2013

Gena Parkhurst's Objections to Powertech's Prehearing Motions (446 KB pdf)

 

 - September 13, 2013

Sabrina King's Objections to Powertech's Prehearing Motions (397 KB pdf)

 

 - September 13, 2013

Gardner Gray's Objections to Powertech's Prehearing Motions (449 KB pdf)

 

 - September 13, 2013

Susan Henderson's Objections to Powertech's Prehearing Motions (245 KB pdf)

 

 - September 13, 2013

Clean Water Alliance's Objections to Powertech's Prehearing Motions

(1,745 KB pdf)

 

 - September 13, 2013

Powertech's Objection's to Jerri Baker's Prehearing Motions (948 KB pdf)

 

 - September 16, 2013

City of Rapid City Motion to Reconsider Denial of City's Petition to Intervene and Memorandum in Support of Motion (1,057 KB pdf)

 

 - September 19, 2013

Briefs Requested by Board of Minerals and Environment

 

 

Motion and Brief to Deny Powertech's Large Scale Mine Permit Application from Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, Susan Watt, and Dayton Hyde (2,747 KB pdf)

 

 - November 4, 2013

Briefs from Edward Harvey, Susan Henderson, and Mary Goulet to Concur with Motion and Brief Submitted by Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, Susan Watt, and Dayton Hyde (1,097 KB pdf)

 

 - November 4, 2013

Brief from DENR (6,347 KB pdf)

 

 - November 5, 2013

Brief from Clean Water Alliance (400 KB pdf)

 

 - November 6, 2013

Briefs from Rebecca Leas and Gena Parkhurst (989 KB pdf)

 

 - November 7, 2013

Board of Minerals and Environment Order Postponing Second Week of Hearing on Powertech's Large Scale Mine Permit Application

 

 

Board Order (106 KB pdf)

 

 - November 5, 2013

DENR Press Release (13 KB pdf)

 

 - November 5, 2013

 

 

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