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  • Barrick Goldstrike Mines Inc. P.O. Box 29, Elko Nevada 89803

    Carlin Nevada, (Interstate 80, / Exit 280)

    Class 1 (Title V) Air Quality Operating Permit Renewal Air Case 02AP0136

    Permit AP1041-0739.01

    BY

    State of Nevada Department Of Conservation and Natural Resources

    Division of Environmental Protection Bureau of Air Pollution Control

    Rod A. Moore Staff Engineer

    February 4, 2005

  • CLASS I RENEWAL Barrick Goldstrike Mines Inc.

    Page 2

    Class 1 (Title V) Air Quality Operating Permit Renewal............................................................... 1 Air Case 02AP0136 ........................................................................................................................ 1 Permit AP1041-0739.01 ................................................................................................................. 1 1.0 INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................... 4

    Table 1, Facility Wide Potential-To-Emit .................................................................................. 5 Summary of the Potential to Emit (Tons Per Year) .................................................................. 5

    2.0 DESCRIPTION OF PROCESS ........................................................................................ 6 2.1 Mining Activities .................................................................................................................. 6

    Open Pit Mining...................................................................................................................... 6 Underground Mining .............................................................................................................. 7 Meikle and Rodeo Backfill Operations .................................................................................. 7

    2.2 AA Process Facility .............................................................................................................. 8 Ore Crushing and Wet Grinding ............................................................................................. 8 Autoclave Oxidation and Steam Generation .......................................................................... 8

    Drawing 1. Crushing, Milling, Acidulation, Autoclave Oxidation, and Steam Generation....... 9 Carbon-In-Leach Circuit (CIL)............................................................................................. 10 Carbon Stripping and Electrowinning .................................................................................. 10 Retorting Operations............................................................................................................. 11 Melting operations ................................................................................................................ 11

    2.3 Roasting Facility ................................................................................................................. 11 Roaster Ore Crushing............................................................................................................ 11

    Drawing 2. Roaster Crushing Circuit ....................................................................................... 11 Roaster Ore Dry Grinding..................................................................................................... 12

    Drawing 3. Roaster Dry Grinding Process ............................................................................... 13 Roaster Ore Oxidation .......................................................................................................... 13

    Drawing 4, Roaster Process ...................................................................................................... 14 Roaster Carbon in Leach....................................................................................................... 15

    2.4 Meikle and Rodeo Backfill Plants ...................................................................................... 15 2.5 Shotcrete Plant and Loadout Stations ................................................................................. 16 2.6 Meikle Concrete Batch Plant .............................................................................................. 16 2.7 Backup Crushing System.................................................................................................... 17 2.8 Laboratories ........................................................................................................................ 17 2.9 Support Activities ............................................................................................................... 17 2.10 Fuel Burning Equipment................................................................................................... 18 2.11 Water Treatment Systems ................................................................................................. 19 2.12 Exploration........................................................................................................................ 19 2.13 Backup and Emergency Generators.................................................................................. 19 2.14 Insignificant and Trivial Activities ................................................................................... 19 2.15 Condensable Particulate Matter ........................................................................................ 20

    3.0 APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS ........................................................................................ 20 3.1 Generally Applicable Requirements ................................................................................... 20 3.2 Specific Applicable Requirements...................................................................................... 20

  • CLASS I RENEWAL Barrick Goldstrike Mines Inc.

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    Nevada Revised Statutes....................................................................................................... 20 Nevada Administrative Code................................................................................................ 20 Organic solvent and other volatile compounds NAC 445B.22093.3 and 4. ..................... 20 Nevada Applicable Sip (SIP) ................................................................................................ 20 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) ..................................................................................... 20 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) ....................................................................... 20 40 C.F.R. 60 Subpart K, Ka, and Kb .................................................................................. 20 40 C.F.R. 60Subpart LL, 60.380-.386, Standards of Performance for Metallic Mineral Processing Plants................................................................................................................. 20 40 C.F.R 60 Subparts Db and Dc: Standards of Performance, Inapplicable to Boilers No. 1, 2, 3, and 4.............................................................................................................................. 20 40 C.F.R. Parts 61 and 63 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) ............................................................................................................................ 20 40 C.F.R. Parts 72 to 78 Acid Rain Exemption .................................................................... 20 40 CFR Part 52.21. Prevention of Significant Deterioration Regulations (PSD)................. 20 Prevention of Significant Deterioration Determination........................................................ 20 Compliance Assurance Monitoring (CAM) ......................................................................... 20

    Table 3.0 List of Emission Units with CAM Plans .................................................................. 20 New Applicable Requirements ............................................................................................. 20

    4.0 EMISSIONS INVENTORY ................................................................................................... 20 4.1 Emissions ............................................................................................................................ 20 Table 4. Summary of the Facility-Wide Potential to Emit, (Tons Per Year) ........................... 20 4.2 Potential to Emit ................................................................................................................. 20

    Maximum Throughput .......................................................................................................... 20 Control Efficiencies .............................................................................................................. 20 Emission Factors................................................................................................................... 20

    4.3 Potential Emissions Inventory ............................................................................................ 20 4.4 Determination of Major Source Status for HAPs ............................................................... 20

    5.0 Compliance Plan and Compliance Statement ......................................................................... 20 5.1 Compliance Monitoring and Test Methods .................................................................... 20

    Compliance Plan for Applicable Federal Standards ............................................................. 20 Compliance Plan for Applicable Nevada Standards............................................................. 20 Compliance Plan for Permit Condit