New Mexico
Environment Department

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Water Quality Control Commission

WQCC 19-02 A

IN THE MATTER OF:

Two Petitions for Review of the Secretary’s Decision to Issue Discharge Permit No. 1840 for the Copper Flat Mine (DP-1840), Elephant Butte Irrigation District, and Turner Ranch Properties, L.P., Hillsboro Pitchfork Ranch, LLC, and Gila Resources Information Project, Petitioners.

In the  Matter of Copper Flat Mine, Discharge Permit DP-1840 GWB 18-06 (P)

Pleadings Log and Administrative Record

1. Request for Hearing Determination for the Draft Discharge Permit, DP-1840 03/29/18
2. Notice of Appearance 05/04/18
3. Notice of Docketing and Appointment of Hearing Officer 06/07/18
4. Entry of Appearance Modrall, Sperling, Roehl, Harris & Sisk, P.A. (Stuart R. Butzier and Christina C. Sheehan) 06/11/18
5. Entry of Appearance New Mexico Law Center (Charles de Saillan) 06/11/18
6. Scheduling Order 06/15/18
7. Entry of Appearance and Request for Notice (Samantha R. Barncastle of the Barncastle Law Firm) 06/27/18
8. Motion for Reconsideration of Merits Hearing Setting and Related Deadlines 06/27/18
9. Memorandum of Turner Ranch Properties, LP and Hillsboro Pitchfork Ranch, LLC in Support of Elephant Butte Irrigation District Motion for Reconsideration 06/27/18
10. Notice of Filing of Administrative Record 07/10/18
11. New Mexico Copper Corporation’s Response Brief in Opposition to Elephant Butte Irrigation District’s Motion for Reconsideration of Merits Hearing Setting and Related Deadlines 07/11/18
12. Reply Regarding Motion for Reconsideration of Merits Hearing setting and Related Deadlines (Elephant Butte Irrigation District) 07/18/18
13. Order Denying Motion for Reconsideration 07/23/18
14. Affidavit of Publication (Albuquerque Journal) English and Spanish 08/08/18
15. Affidavit of Publication (Herald T or C) English and Spanish 08/15/18
16. Environment Department’s Statement of Intent to Present Technical Testimony 08/23/18
17. Joint Statement of Intent to Present Technical Testimony by Turner Ranch Properties, L.P. and Hillsboro Pitchfork Ranch, LLC 08/24/18
18. New Mexico Copper Corporation’s Statement of Intent to Present Technical Testimony 08/24/18
19. Elephant Butte Irrigation District’s Statement of Intent to Present Technical Evidence 08/24/18
20. Motion to Allow Cross-Examination of Witnesses in Panels of Three 09/07/18
21. New Mexico Copper Corporation’s Motion in Limine 09/07/18
22. Response of Turner Ranch Properties, L.P. and Hillsboro Pitchfork Ranch, LLC to New Mexico Copper Corporation’s Motion in Limine 09/13/18
23. Elephant Butte Irrigation District’s Response Regarding New Mexico Copper Corporation’s Motion in Limine 09/13/18 
24. Notice of Supplementation of Administrative Record 09/13/18
25. Reply in Support of Motion in Limine 09/14/18
26. Written Public Comment (Bates Stamped & Non-bates Stamped) Submitted on or before:

09/28/2019

27. Hearing Sign-in Sheets 09/24/2019 thru 09/28/2019
28. Exhibits submitted during the Hearing by Turner Ranch Properties, L.P. and Hillsboro Pitchfork Ranch LLC 09/24/2019 thru 09/28/2019
29. Exhibits submitted during the Hearing by Elephant Butte Irrigation District 09/24/2019 thru 09/28/2019
30. Exhibits submitted during the Hearing by New Mexico Copper Corporation 09/24/2019 thru 09/28/2019
31. Notice of Transcript Filing 10/18/18
32. Second Notice of Supplementation of Administrative Record 11/16/18
33. Department’s Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusion of Law 11/19/18
34. Elephant Butte Irrigation District’s Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law 11/19/18
35. Joint Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law by Turner Ranch Properties, L.P. and Hillsboro Pitchfork Ranch, LLC 11/19/18
36. Joint Closing Arguments by Turner Ranch Properties, L.P. and Hillsboro Pitchfork Ranch, LLC 11/19/18
37. New Mexico Copper Corporation’s Closing Statement and Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law 11/19/18
38. Hearing Officer’s Report, Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law 12/03/18
39. Order on Deadline for Comments on the Hearing Officer’s Report 12/03/18
40. New Mexico Environment Department Ground Water Bureau’s Comments on Hearing Officer’s Report 12/12/18
41. Turner Ranch Properties, L.P. and Hillsboro Pitchfork Ranch, LLC Joint Comments on the Hearing Officer’s Report 12/13/18
42. New Mexico Copper Corporation’s Comments on Hearing Officer’s Report 12/13/18
43. Final Order 12/19/18
44. Discharge Permit (DP-1840) issued to the New Mexico Copper Corporation 12/21/18
45. Elephant Butte Irrigation District’s Petition for Review by Water Quality Control Commission 01/17/19
46. Petition for Review of Groundwater Discharge Permit by Turner Ranch Properties, L.P., Hillsboro Pitchfork Ranch, LLC, and Gila Resources Information Project 01/18/19
47. Notice of Docketing 01/25/19
48. Stipulated Motion to Waive Timelines 02/28/19
49. Notice of Appointment of a Hearing Officer 04/17/19
50. Notice of Unavailability 05/20/19
51. Scheduling Order 05/20/19
52. Unopposed Joint Motion of Petitioners Turner Ranch Properties, L.P., Hillsboro Pitchfork Ranch, LLC, and Gila Resources Information Project to Exceed Page Limit 06/04/19
53. Order Granting Motion to Exceed Page Limit 06/06/19
54. Administrative Record Index 06/13/19
55. Elephant Butte Irrigation District’s Brief in Chief Regarding Issues for Review by the Water Quality Control Commission 06/18/19
56. Joint Opening Brief of Petitioners Turner Ranch Properties, L.P., Hillsboro Pitchfork Ranch, LLC, and Gila Resources Information Project 6/18/19
57. Answer Brief of New Mexico Copper Corporation with Responses to the Briefs-in-Chief of the Ranches and EBID 7/16/19
58. New Mexico Environment Department’s Response Brief to Elephant Butte Irrigation District and to Turner Ranch Properties, L.P., Hillsboro Pitchfork Ranch, LLC, and Gila Resources Information Project 7/16/19
59. Elephant Butte Irrigation District’s Reply Brief Regarding Issues for Review by the Water Quality Control Commission 7/29/19
60. Joint Reply Brief of Petitioners Turner Ranch Properties, L.P., Hillsboro Pitchfork Ranch, LLC, and the Gila Resources Information Project 7/30/19
61. Affidavit of Certification of Publication and Distribution of Notice of Public Permit Review 8/12/19
62. Ranches and GRIP Memorandum on Standard for Submittal of Additional Evidence, Data, Views, or Arguments 8/12/19
63. Brief of New Mexico Copper Corporation on Whether Public Comment Should be Accepted at the August 13, 2019 Permit Review Hearing 8/12/19
64. Final Order 9/10/19