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Ducey proclaims Sept. 21-27 as Pollution Prevention Week

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) officials have announced that Governor Douglas A. Ducey has designated the week of Sept. 21-27 by proclamation as P2 Week. ADEQ invites the general public, schools, local governments, and businesses to be a part of P2 Week by incorporating activities in your daily routine that reduce, reuse and recycle waste.

Governor Ducey noted that “National Pollution Prevention Week is an opportunity for government and the private sector to acknowledge the benefits of pollution prevention and work collaboratively toward a prosperous future.”

ADEQ encourages all Arizonans to support its mission of protecting and enhancing public health and the environment by getting involved in P2 Week and trying a few P2 activities that apply P2 principles and engaging neighbors and colleagues in the dialogue. ADEQ offers the following resources to help you make a positive impact:

ADEQ also will host free P2 webinars during P2 Week that showcase examples of successful strategies implemented by ADEQ P2 Program participants, which in addition to reducing pollution, increased efficiency and saved money.

“ADEQ is proud to host these free webinars that share valuable, real-world lessons and knowledge about how practicing pollution prevention can increase revenue and create significant cost savings through material and resource conservation and improved efficiency, not to mention lower risk, liability, disposal costs and regulatory burdens, all while facilitating environmental compliance,” said ADEQ Director Misael Cabrera.

Arizona businesses meeting any one of three P2 thresholds are required to create and implement a plan to minimize the use of toxic substances and/or the generation of hazardous waste.

ADEQ encourages Arizona businesses and the interested public to register for the following free educational webinars:

Tues., Sept. 22, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. MST

P2 Webinar Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5057893494500977410

Presenters: Praxair Electronics Kingman, Luke Air Force Base and Freescale Semiconductor

Topics: reducing electrical consumption and hazardous waste, groundwater ‘pump and treat’ alternatives, recycling, and conserving water

Wed., Sept. 23, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. MST

Webinar Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1899572732032862209

Presenters: Frito Lay, Arizona State University and Corning Gilbert

Topics: clean transportation, water reuse, alternative energy, organic fertilizers, recycling, and waste reduction

Curis Resources - Florence Copper Project

Florence Copper receives final APP permit

Florence Copper announced that the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) has completed the required public consultation and review process relating to the Aquifer Protection Permit (“APP”) for Phase 1 operations at the Florence Copper Project (“Florence Copper”) site.

The ADEQ permit outlines the safety standards and regulatory oversight required by the State of Arizona for the protection of water quality at the project site.  The APP requires Florence Copper to meet the most stringent health and safety requirements during its operation, ensuring the protection of the environment at all times.

Florence Copper would like to thank the members of the public who provided their comments on the initial APP issued in September 2012 and the hard work and leadership shown by ADEQ staff in preparing this final approval.

“Receiving the final APP for the Phase 1 operations after a thorough public consultation process is good news for Florence Copper and for the Town of Florence,” said Florence Copper Vice President and General Manager Dan Johnson.  “ADEQ is the agency responsible for protecting Arizona’s water quality and they have done just that with this permit.”

The APP is one of two major operating permits Florence Copper requires to move to the first phase of operations at the site.  Phase 1 operations will consist of a Production Test Facility (“PTF”) that includes a 24-well in-situ recovery well field, a state of the art solvent extraction/electrowinning facility that will produce pure copper cathode, and associated infrastructure.  The PTF will demonstrate the science and safety of in-situ technology.

Additional information regarding Florence Copper can be found at www.florencecopper.com.