Quartz Operation Permit # NC0000175

Event Description

Permit #:  NC0000175

Facility:  Quartz Operation

Owner:  Sibelo North America

County:  Mitchell

The division has publish a public notice in the Mitchell News & the Asheville Citizens-Times.

Sibelco NA (P.O. Box 588, Spruce Pine, NC 28777) has requested  renewal of permit NC0000175 for its Quartz Feldspar Facility [7368 South 226 HWY, Spruce Pine, NC] in Mitchell County. This permitted facility discharges treated mining process wastewater to the North Toe River, adjacent to the facility near 35°55'58"N, 82°06'11"W, in the French Broad River Basin.  Currently fluoride and total suspended solids are water quality limited.  This discharge may affect future allocations in this segment of the North Toe River.

Send Comments To: 


Water Quality Permitting Section

1617 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-1617

Comment Period Ends:  30-days from publish date

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