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Next Meeting- May 16th, 2013
Next Monthly Section Meeting
Thursday, May 16th at 6:30 PM
Speaker: Mr. Dave Carr
Abstract: Arizona’s Aquifer Protection Permit (APP) Program has been described as the single largest regulatory driver for mines in Arizona. Administered by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), the APP statutes and rules require anyone who owns a “discharging facility” to apply for and obtain an APP from ADEQ. Under the statutes, this includes “surface impoundments”, “mine tailings piles and ponds, and “mine leaching operations”. As a result, almost all mines require an APP because almost all have one or more discharging facilities. To obtain an APP, an applicant must (1) ensure that the facility meets Best Available Demonstrated Control Technology (BADCT) requirements, and (2) demonstrate that Aquifer Water Quality Standards will be met at the point of compliance. Dave will give an overview of APP Program requirements, describe the steps in the APP process, and summarize several recent mining APP projects that he has been involved in.
Dave Carr is an Associate and Senior Consultant who joined Golder in 2007. He has 31 years of professional experience, including 26 years of groundwater experience in Arizona and 21 years of consulting experience in groundwater resources and water-related environmental permitting. His areas of expertise include groundwater resource investigations; groundwater permitting; hydrogeologic field investigations; well design, installation, and testing; and groundwater modeling. He has provided professional services to numerous private and public sector clients, including mining companies, and is familiar with state and federal environmental regulations that pertain to groundwater, including the APP Program, the Arizona Groundwater Code, and the National Environmental Policy Act. He has worked on APP projects for mining companies and other industries since 1994, and is well-versed in the APP statutes and rules, and the permitting process. Dave has a B.S. in Geosciences from the University of Arizona and a M.S. in Geology from Northern Arizona University. He is a Registered Geologist in Arizona, and a Registered Geologist and Certified Hydrogeologist in California.
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Phoenix, AZ 85008
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