Skip Navigation
Michigan Department of Environmental QualityMichigan.gov, Official Web Site for the State of Michigan
Michigan.gov Home
close print view

DEQ near decision on Copperwood Mine permit

Agency: Environmental Quality

March 2, 2012                                                                                                        1200302

For More Information                                 Brad Wurfel, 517-241-7395, wurfelb@michigan.gov 

                                                                   Joe Maki, 906-346-8563, makij3@michigan.gov

 

March 6 meeting scheduled Ironwood for public comment

 

The DEQ recently announced its proposed decision to grant a Part 632 Mine permit to Orvana Resources US Corp. to conduct mining operations at the proposed Copperwood Mine in Gogebic County.

 

The department's proposed decision follows an extensive review by the DEQ, which incorporated public comments and supporting information, to determine whether Orvana's proposal meets the strict standards contained in Michigan's mining laws. 

 

Based on information available, the DEQ has determined that the application appears to meet the requirements for approval under Part 632 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act. The DEQ is required to make its decision based solely on whether a proposal meets those standards. 

 

The department will host a public hearing March 6 at Gogebic Community College, E4946 Jackson Rd., to accept public comment on the proposed decision. The hearing is scheduled 6-9 p.m.. 

 

Following the hearing, the DEQ will accept written comments until 5 p.m. on April 3. The DEQ is required to issue a final decision on the mining permit by May 1. The decision date may be extended if the DEQ requires additional information from ORUSC based on questions raised by public comments.

####

 

Related Content
 •  White Lake Area of Concern restoration efforts completed
 •  Michigan e-waste takeback program exceeds recycling goal
 •  New law simplifies proper disposal of drugs, batteries and other wastes
 •  Caution urged for wells impacted by flooding
 •  Public meeting notice: Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program evaluation
 •  First two Beneficial Uses restored at St. Marys River Area of Concern
 •  DEQ awards funding for scrap tire cleanups
 •  DEQ recognizes Michigan Automotive Compressor Inc. as Clean Corporate Citizen
 •  Radrick Farms Golf Course recognized for environmental achievement
 •  Communities get $97 million for sewer planning
 •  Michiganders recycled more than 3 pounds of electronics per person in 2013
 •  White Lake restoration nearly complete
 •  New DEQ permit reduces red tape for county drains
 •  Grants available for volunteer waterway monitoring, cleanup
 •  Deer Lake Area of Concern achieves restoration goal
 •  Delta County receives brownfield redevelopment loan
 •  DEQ issues permit for Ceresco Dam removal
 •  DEQ releases annual solid waste report
 •  DEQ to hold public hearing on Eagle Mine discharge permit
 •  DEQ to host Wyandotte meeting on pet coke
QR code

Michigan.gov Home
PoliciesMichigan NewsMichigan.gov Survey


Copyright © 2001-2014 State of Michigan