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Notice of Public Comment Period

Notice of Public Comment Period

 

State of West Virginia

Department of Environmental Protection

Division of Water & Waste Management

601 57th Street SE

Charleston, WV 25304

 

West Virginia/NPDES

Groundwater Remediation of Petroleum Contaminated Sites

General Water Pollution Control Permit

 

The Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Water & Waste Management (DWWM) is proposing to issue a West Virginia Groundwater Remediation of Petroleum Contaminated Sites General Permit.

 

The West Virginia Groundwater Remediation of Petroleum Contaminated Sites General Permit is intended to cover the discharge of treated industrial waste from sites remediating petroleum-contaminated groundwater to waters of the State.

 

In accordance with 60 CSR 5.6.c., Tier 2 antidegradation reviews are not required for these facilities. Coverage under this general permit will require the utilization of minimum treatment technologies that should result in an overall benefit to public health and the welfare of the environment from an improvement in water quality.

 

All facilities wishing to be covered under this General permit will be required to submit a facility registration application form. Upon receipt of the registration application form, the Division of Water & Waste Management will review it for completeness. The Division of Water & Waste Management then will advise the applicant of its coverage under this permit.

 

There are approximately 18 treatment facilities currently registered under the present general permit. If those facilities wish to continue discharging, they will be required to register for coverage under the new general permit.

 

The Draft General Permit and Fact Sheet may be inspected by appointment between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Department of Environmental Protection, Public Information Office, 601 57th Street SE, Charleston, WV  25304. Copies of the document may be obtained from the Division at a nominal cost.

 

Hearing impaired individuals having access to a Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) may contact our agency by calling (800) 982-8772. Calls must be made between 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p. m. Monday through Friday.

 

Any interested persons may submit written comments on the Draft Permit and may request a public hearing by addressing such to the Director of the DWWM within 30 days of the date of the public notice. Comments will be accepted until March 20, 2018. They should be addressed to:

 

Director, Division of Water & Waste Management

Department of Environmental Protection

601 57th Street SE

Charleston, WV  25304

Attention: Mylinda Maddox

Phone: (304) 926-0499, Extension 1065

Fax: (304) 926-0496

E-mail: Mylinda.A.Maddox@wv.gov

 

All comments received within this period will be considered prior to acting on the Draft General Permit. Correspondence should include the name, address and telephone number of the writer and a concise statement of the nature of the issues being raised. The Director shall hold a public hearing whenever a finding is made, on the basis of requests, that there is a significant degree of public interest on issues relevant to the draft General Permit. Interested persons may contact Ann Baldwin to obtain further information.

 

 

Feb 13