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Public Notice
Water Quality

On April 5, 2023, the public comment period begins for the preliminary decision to issue an Aquifer Protection Permit (APP) significant amendment to Freeport-McMoRan Safford Inc. for the Freeport-McMoRan Safford Mine located in Graham County, Arizona. The comment period ends on May 4, 2023.

Public Notice Information

Public Notice No. 22-60

Published in: Eastern Arizona Courier on April 5, 2023

Pursuant to Arizona Administrative Code, Title 18, Chapter 9, Article 1, the ADEQ Director intends to issue an Individual Aquifer Protection Permit (APP) significant amendment to the following applicant:

Facility Information

Freeport-McMoRan Safford Mine, located in Graham County, Arizona, in Section 36, Township 5 South, Range 25 East; Sections 31-33, Township 5 South, Range 27 East; Sections 1-2, 11-12, 13-14 Township 6 South, Range 25 East; Sections 27-29 and 32-36, Township 5 South, Range 26 East; Sections 1-6, 7-11, and 14, Township 6 South, Range 26 East; and Sections 3-6, 7-9, Township 6 South, Range 27 East, East of the Gila and Salt River Base Line and Meridian.

Permit Type

Individual Aquifer Protection Permit No. 100534, LTF No. 95831


Freeport-McMoRan Safford Inc.

Review Documents

Original Published Public Notice | View/Download > 
Draft Permit | View/Download > 
Draft Executive Summary | View/Download >

You may also review the above documentation in person at the ADEQ Record Center | Learn How >

Public Comment Period 

Dates: April 5, 2023 – May 4, 2023

Comments may be submitted as follows:

     By Email | Send Email >  
     By Mail (Must be postmarked or received by May 4, 2023):

       Water Quality Division, Groundwater Protection
       Attn: Diana Gutierrez
       1110 W. Washington St.
       Phoenix, AZ  85007