CHLORIDE, AZ, Feb. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - 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.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
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
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