PUBLIC NOTICE – ENVIRONMENT AL

PUBLIC NOTICE –
ENVIRONMENT AL PERMIT

PURPOSE OF NOTICE: To seek public comment on a draft permit from the Department of Environmental Quality that will allow the release of treated wastewater into a water body in Tazewell County, Virginia

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD:
First public notice issue date August 13, 2019. The comment period lasts for 30 days from this date.

PERMIT NAME: Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit – Wastewater, issued by DEQ under the authority of the State Water Control Board.

APPLICANT NAME, ADDRESS AND PERMIT NUMBER :
NAME; Tazewell County Public
Service Authority
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 190
North Tazewell, VA 24630

PERMIT NO.: VA0091588

FACILITY NAME AND
LOCATION:
NAME; Northern Tazewell County Wastewater Treatment Facility
LOCATION: 2748 Rosenbaum
Road, Bluefield, Virginia 24605

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Tazewell County Public Service Authority has applied for reissuance of the permit for the publicly owned Northern Tazewell Wastewater Treatment Facility. The applicant proposes to release treated sewage wastewater into a water body at the rate of 0.500 million gallons per day (MGD). The permittee shall conduct all biosolids (sewage sludge) use and disposal activities in accordance with the sludge management plan approved with the reissuance of this permit.

The sludge management plan consists of transporting the sludge to the Tazewell County Landfill.

The applicant proposes to release the treated sewage wastewater into Laurel Fork in Tazewell County in the New River Watershed . A watershed is the land area drained by a river and its incoming streams. The permit will limit the following pollutants to amounts that protect water quality: pH, CBOD5 (oxygen demanding substances), total suspended solids, E.coli, ammonia nitrogen, and dissolved oxygen The permit also includes special conditions regarding compliance reporting, control of significant dischargers, sludge management, and other requirements and special conditions.

HOW TO COMMENT AND/OR REQUEST A PUBLIC HEARING: DEQ accepts comments and requests for public hearing by hand delivery, e-mail, fax or postal mail. All comments and requests must be in writing and be received by DEQ during the comment period. Submittals must include the names, mailing addresses and telephone numbers of the commenter/requester and of all the persons represented by the commenter/requester. A request for a public hearing must also include; (1) The reason why a public hearing is requested. (2) A brief, informal statement regarding the nature and extent of the requester or of those represented by the requester, including how and to what extent such interest would be directly and adversely affected by the permit. (3) Specific references, where possible, to terms and conditions of the permit and suggested revisions. A public hearing may be held, including another comment period, if public response is significant, based on individual requests for a public hearing, and there are substantial, disputed issues relevant to the permit.

CONTACT FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS, DOCUMENT REQUESTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Name: Fred M. Wyatt
Address: DEQ, Southwest Regional Office, 355-A Deadmore Street, Abingdon, VA 24210; Phone: (276) 676- 4810
E-mail: frederick.wyatt@deq.virginia.gov Fax: (276) 676-4899

The public may review the draft permit and application at the DEQ office named above by appointment, or may request copies of the documents from the contact person listed above.

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