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(Nevada) DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION 901 South Stewart Street, Suite 4001 Carson City, Nevada 89701 -5249 August 15, 2005 Public Notice The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection gives notice that a public meeting regarding the proposed Authorization to Apply Portable Toilet Fluid (Permit) TNEV2005482 for the land application of portable toilet and holding tank fluids at the Fly Ranch, has been scheduled for 6:00 P.M. August 22, 2005 at the Gerlach Community Center, 410 Cottonwood, Gerlach, Nevada. The Applicant for Temporary Permit TNEV2005482 is: Liquid Waste Management, L.L.C. P.O. Box 575 Sparks, Nevada 89432 The facility, Fly Ranch, is located in Washoe County, Nevada and is in portions of Sections 34 and 35, Township 35 N, Range 23 E, approximately 25 miles north of Gerlach along Highway 34. The Applicant proposes to land apply screened portable toilet and holding tank fluids from Burning Man 2005 at the agronomic rate to nutrient deficient soils at the Bright-Holland Corporation owned site. The flow is estimated to be 30,000 gallons per day for a ten-day period. The draft permit requires the fluids to be injected below the soil surface for odor and vector control and the facility to be fenced and posted. The draft permit also requires a crop to be planted to uptake the applied nitrogen within the six-month term of the Permit. The draft permit authorizes the use of a 21,000-gallon steel storage tank. The Applicant was permitted to conduct the same activities last year under temporary permit TNEV2004377, August 27, 2004 through February 26, 2005. The Applicant has also applied for a five-year permit, NEV2005506, for the land application of future Burning Man event fluids. At a later date, the Division will issue a Notice of Proposed Action regarding the five-year permit and the public will be invited to comment on the proposed action on the permit application, at that time. The Administrator has determined that there is sufficient public interest in this draft permit to warrant a public meeting. Members of the public wishing to comment upon the proposed temporary permit and/or to recommend terms and conditions for consideration of incorporation in the temporary permit are invited to attend the meeting and provide comments and information that are pertinent to the Permit. Comments not related to water quality issues cannot be considered. The Division may set a five-minute time limit for oral statements based on the number of people in attendance who would like to comment. Comments must also be submitted in writing to be addressed in the Notice of Decision. Comments and information may be submitted by interested persons through the close of the hearing. Comments and information submitted to the Division, other than those to be presented at the meeting, must be received by 5:00 P.M. August 22, 2005, at the following address: Division of Environmental Protection Bureau of Water Pollution Control 901 South Stewart Street, Suite 4001 Carson City, Nevada 89701 All comments and information received in writing during the public meeting will be considered in the final determination regarding this draft temporary permit. The application and all documents subsequent thereto are on file at the Division’s office in Carson City and are available for public inspection and copying pursuant to NRS 239.010 and NRS 445A.665. For additional information please contact Bruce Holmgren, Bureau of Water Pollution Control, at (775) 687-9423, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.