CHLORIDE, AZ, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Hondo Minerals Corporation (OTCBB: HMNC.OB) today announced that the company has hired consulting firms Montgomery & Associates and MWH Americas, Inc.
Hondo Minerals Corporation ("Hondo") has hired consulting firms Montgomery & Associates and MWH Americas, Inc. ("MWH") to resolve permitting issues at the Tennessee Mine located in Chloride, Arizona. On December 18, 2012.
Montgomery & Associates submitted a permit determination to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality ("ADEQ") Air Quality Permitting Section on behalf of Hondo.
On February 5, 2013, Hondo received a letter from ADEQ stating that the mine is not subject to any standards or other requirements under Sections 111 or 112 of the Clean Air Act, which would require an air permit. The letter went on to state that Tennessee Mine does not have the potential to emit air pollutants above significance levels as defined in State rule. On February 7, 2013, ADEQ Air Compliance Section closed the Notice of Violation issued last year.
Hondo is committed to working with regulatory agencies to obtain and maintain good standing with respect to environmental protection. Hondo anticipates submittal of an Individual Aquifer Protection Permit ("APP") application to ADEQ by May 2013. Hondo has met with ADEQ Water Quality Division representatives and engaged Montgomery & Associates to prepare the application for facilities at the Tennessee Mine. MWH is preparing the engineering designs for the facilities to be regulated under the permit, which include, storm water management structures. The APP process can take 9 months or longer for permit issuance. Hondo has hired two of the best consulting firms to facilitate this permitting.
About Hondo Minerals
Hondo Minerals Corporation is engaged in the acquisition of mines, mining claims and mining real estate in the United States, Canada and Mexico with mineral reserves of precious metals or non-ferrous metals. Hondo owns the Tennessee and Schuylkill Mines in Chloride, Arizona. The Tennessee Mine operated from the late 1800s until 1947 producing lead, zinc, gold and silver. The Company also owns numerous other mining claims in the U.S. Southwest.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including the Company's beliefs about its business prospects and future results of operations. Some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include economic and operational risks, changes in anticipated earnings, continuation of current contracts, and other factors detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Forms 10-K and 10-Q. The Company forecasts provided above are dynamic and therefore refer only to this release date. The Company does not undertake to update any forecasts that it may make available to the investing public.
SOURCE Hondo Minerals Corporation