Town Rescinds Ordinance on Sulfuric Acid Ban

On Monday, April 1, 2013, the Florence Town Council voted 7 – 0 to rescind an ordinance originally adopted by the Florence Town Council in 2012 pertaining to the use and storage of sulfuric acid.  Ordinance No. 583-12, enacted on August 6, 2012, made it unlawful to use or store large quantities of sulfuric acid in the Town of Florence or within two miles of the Town’s boundaries.

Although the Town Council decided to rescind Ordinance No. 583-12 after careful review and consideration, the Town intends to remain involved in the issuance of any permits required by USEPA and ADEQ.  

The Town of Florence has been meeting with representatives of Curis Resources since the company’s purchase of the property, but more so in recent months, to express its concerns with the environmental impacts related to the proposed project. 

“The Town remains committed to protecting the health, safety and general welfare of its citizens, residents and visitors,” said Town Manager Charles A. Montoya. 

If you have additional questions, please contact Jess Knudson, Public Information Officer, at (520) 868-7541.

2018-03-07T12:26:19+00:00April 2nd, 2013|

About the Author:

Mr. Knudsen serves as the Assistant Town Manager and Public Information Officer.