Aquifer Protection Permit Projects, West Phoenix Power Plant, Arizona Public Service Company/Pinnacle West Energy

Between 2000 and 2003, ACS was responsible for four different Aquifer Protection Permit (APP) submittals in support of the design and construction of additional generating capacity at the APS/Pinnacle West Energy West Phoenix Power Plant in Phoenix, Arizona. Projects included the submittal of a Clean Closure Application for an abandoned borrow pit and spray pond at Units 1, 2, and 3; complete APP applications for Combined Cycle Units 4 and 5; and an APP Significant Amendment application for Combined Cycle Unit 5. Permitted facilities included brine concentrator ponds, a brine solids drying area, surge ponds, and ancillary equipment. ACS’ responsibilities included: research and writing of all of the sections of the applications/submittals except the hydrology sections which were compiled from previous reports; acting as a liaison with the project engineering contractor and review and compilation of the engineering information required for the Best Available Demonstrated Control Technology (BADCT) sections of the applications; compilation and writing of the technical (substantive) review responses to ADEQ; and interactions with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) on behalf of the client.