PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA

Department of Environmental Protection

Division of Water and Waste Management

601 57th Street SE

Charleston, WV  25304

Telephone: (304) 926-0495

Fax: (304) 926-0463

 

GENERAL WV/NPDES WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT

WASTEWATER DISCHARGES FROM WATER TREATMENT PLANT AND SWIMMING POOL FACILITIES

WV/NPDES PERMIT NO. WV0115754

 

The Division of Water and Waste Management is proposing to reissue a General WV/NPDES Water Pollution Control Permit to regulate the discharge of wastewater from water treatment and swimming pool facilities. The General Permit will authorize the operation and maintenance of establishments engaged in potable water treatment, swimming pools and the direct or indirect discharge of wastewater to the waters of the State. It is proposed that this General Permit be issued for a five (5) year term. Most of the facilities to be permitted under this General Permit are existing dischargers. The water treatment and swimming pool establishments covered under this general Permit are assigned specific numeric effluent limits based on water quality standards. In accordance with 60 CSR 3.7, 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. Any new facilities wishing to be covered under this general Permit are required to comply with antidegradation requirements. To comply with these requirements, treatment must be implemented and in place prior to any discharge and these new facilities are sent to public notice. This office requires the appropriate treatment train layout be submitted with the new applications and reviewed prior to the issuance of individual registrations under the permit.

 

The Director of the Division of Water and Waste Management retains authority to require any owner/operator to apply for and obtain an individual WV/NPDES Permit. This authority will be exercised when the Director determines that such individual permit will better protect the receiving water.

 

The Draft 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, Division of Water and Waste Management, Public Information Office, 601 57th Street SE, Charleston, WV  25304. Copies of the documents 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 (304) 926-0489. 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. Comments will be accepted until June 19, 2018. They should be addressed to:

 

Director

Division of Water and Waste Management

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 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 may hold a public hearing whenever a finding is made, based on requests, that there is a significant degree of public interest on issues relevant to the draft General Permit. Interested persons may contact Mylinda Maddox to obtain further information.

 

 

May 14