ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM PERMIT FOR DISCHARGE INTO WATERS OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA AND REQUEST FOR COMMENTS

The following applicants have applied for an NPDES permit to discharge treated wastewater into waters of the State of Alabama:

Industrial Facilities
Public Notice - 210
Covington County

*Arclin USA, LLC, NPDES Permit Number AL0000868, located at 14139 US Highway 84, Andalusia, AL 36421, for re-issuance of existing discharges resulting from treated process water, boiler blowdown, steam condensate, demineralizer rinse, non-contact cooling water, cooling tower blowdown, and stormwater discharging through DSN001 into an Unnamed Tributary to Prestwood Creek, classified as Fish & Wildlife, in the Perdido/Escambia River Basin; once-through non-contact cooling water discharging through DSN002 into an Unnamed Tributary to Prestwood Creek, classified as Fish & Wildlife, in the Perdido/Escambia River Basin; storm water runoff discharging through DSN003 into an Unnamed Tributary to Prestwood Creek, classified as Fish & Wildlife, in the Perdido/Escambia River Basin; treated process water, boiler blowdown, steam condensate, demineralizer rinse, non-contact cooling water, cooling tower blowdown, and stormwater discharging through DSN004 into the Conecuh River, classified as Fish & Wildlife, in the Perdido/Escambia River Basin.

Mobile County

FuelCell Energy Sure Source Capture Pilot, NPDES Permit Number AL0083771, located at 15300 Highway 43 North, Bucks, Alabama 36512, mailing address 3 Great Pasture Road, Danbury, CT 06810, for initial issuance of proposed discharges resulting from wastewaters generated from the operation of a pilot plant producing electricity from flue gas carbon capture technology discharging through Outfall DSN001 into the Mobile River, classified as Fish and Wildlife in the Mobile River Basin. 

Winston County

Great Southern Enterprises, NPDES Permit Number AL0065579, located at 81 Gravel Pit Road, Haleyville, Alabama 35565, for re-issuance of existing discharges resulting from stormwater runoff associated with the lumber and wood products industry, including wood treating operations discharging through Outfall DSN001 into an Unnamed Tributary to Clear Creek, classified as Fish and Wildlife in the Black Warrior River Basin. 

Mineral Extraction Facilities
Public Notice - 210
Bibb County

Henry Brick Company, Inc. - Henry Brick Shale Operations, Post Office Box 850, Selma, Alabama 36702, NPDES Permit Number AL0057576, located on Bibb County Road 2, Brierfield, Bibb County, Alabama, for issuance of a permit that limits discharges of treated drainage from a shale and/or common clay mine and associated areas, discharging to an unnamed tributary to Splawn Branch, in the Cahaba River Basin.

Fayette and Tuscaloosa Counties

Seminole Coal Resources, LLC - North River Underground Mine No. 1, 15 Appledore Lane, Natural Bridge, Virginia 24578, NPDES Permit Number AL0030546, located on County Road 63, Berry, Fayette and Tuscaloosa Counties, Alabama, for issuance of a permit that limits discharges of treated drainage from a wet and dry preparation underground coal mining operation and associated areas, discharging to Cedar Creek, unnamed tributaries to Cedar Creek, North River, and unnamed tributaries to North River, classified as Fish and Wildlife, in the Black Warrior River Basin.

Jefferson County

Drummond Company, Inc. - Short Creek Mine, Post Office Box 1549, Jasper, Alabama 35502, NPDES Permit Number AL0029289, located on Short Creek Road, Mulga, Jefferson County, Alabama, for reissuance of a permit that limit discharges from a coal mining operation and associated areas, discharging to Short Creek, Fishtrap Branch, an unnamed tributary to Fishtrap Branch, an unnamed tributary to Locust Fork, and an unnamed tributary to Short Creek, classified as Fish and Wildlife, in the Black Warrior Basin.

Marshall County

Vulcan Construction Materials, LLC - Grant Quarry, 1200 Urban Center Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35242, NPDES Permit Number AL0075698, located at 420 New Hope Highway South, Grant, Marshall County, Alabama, for reissuance of a permit that limit discharges from a dry preparation limestone quarry and associated areas, discharging to an unnamed tributary to Little Paint Rock Creek, classified as Fish and Wildlife, in the Tennessee River Basin.

Mobile County

Wolf Ridge Properties, LLP - Jeff Hamilton Road Site, 1806 Wolf Ridge Road, Mobile, Alabama 36618, NPDES Permit Number AL0081116, located on Jeff Hamilton Road, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, for issuance of a permit that limits discharges of treated drainage from a shale and/or common clay and construction sand and gravel mine and associated areas, discharging to Groundwater, Miller Creek, and Turkey Creek, classified as Fish & Wildlife, in the Mobile River Bay Basin.

Midway Materials, Inc. - Midway Dirt Pit, Post Office Box 987, Semmes, Alabama 36575, NPDES Permit Number AL0071153, located on Frank Maples Road, Eight Mile, Mobile County, Alabama, for issuance of a permit that limits discharges of treated drainage from a shale and/or common clay and construction sand and gravel mine and associated areas, discharging to Groundwater and an unnamed tributary to Red Creek, classified as Fish & Wildlife, in the Mobile River Bay Basin.

Tuscaloosa County

Tuscaloosa County Commission–Jones Pit East, PO Box 20113 Tuscaloosa, AL 35402, NPDES Permit Number AL0083755, located on Ebenezer Church Road, Northport, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, for issuance of a permit that limits discharges of treated drainage from a dry preparation shale and/or common clay mine and associated areas, discharging to an unnamed tributary to North River classified as Fish and Wildlife, in the Black Warrior River Basin.

Walker

Cedar Lake Mining, Inc. - Reese’s Branch Mine, Post Office Box 1608, Jasper, Alabama 35502, NPDES Permit Number AL0077593, located at 4362 Pleasant Field Road, Parrish, Walker County, Alabama 35580, for issuance of a permit that limits discharges of treated drainage from a dry preparation coal mining operation and associated areas, discharging to Lost Creek, classified as Public Water Supply and Fish and Wildlife, unnamed Tributaries to Lost Creek, Reese’s Branch, an unnamed tributary to Reese’s Branch, and to Cane Creek, classified as Fish and Wildlife, in the Black Warrior River Basin.

Public, Semi-Public And Private Facilities
Public Notice - 605

Coosa County

Coosa County Board of Education, Post Office Box 37, Rockford, AL 35136, NPDES Permit Number AL0055263, for re-issuance of a permit which limits the discharge of pollutants from treated wastewater from Central High School WWTP, Coosa County Road 49 and Coosa County Road 75, Rockford, AL 35136, the purpose of meeting Federal and state water quality regulatory standards.  The subject permit regulates the discharge of treated wastewater to an Unnamed Tributary to Mill Creek, classified as Fish & Wildlife, in the Coosa River Basin

Lawrence County

West Morgan East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority, 2547 Kirby Bridge Road, Decatur, AL 35603, NPDES Permit Number AL0076708, for re-issuance of a permit which limits the discharge of pollutants from treated domestic and industrial wastewater and storm water runoff from Mallard Fox West WWTP, Norfolk Southern Railroad and intersection with Fox Creek, Trinity, AL 35673, for the purpose of meeting Federal and state water quality regulatory standards.  The subject permit regulates the discharge of treated wastewater to a Sprayfield, treated wastewater to Fox Creek and storm water runoff to Trinity Branch, both classified as Fish & Wildlife, in the Tennessee River Basin.

The Department has tentatively determined that the proposed actions described in this notice are consistent with the Water Quality Program regulations; and for those in the coastal area, are consistent with the Alabama Coastal Management Program.

Copies of the draft permits, conditions, limitations and a fact sheet as applicable describing the methodology for setting the limitations and conditions and other applicable NPDES forms and related documents are available for public inspection electronically via http://www.adem.alabama.gov/newsEvents/PublicNotices.cnt, and at the following location Monday – Friday (except legal holidays), 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  A nominal fee for copying and/or mailing may be charged.  Arrangements for copying should be made in advance.

Russell A. Kelly, Chief
Permits and Services Division
ADEM
1400 Coliseum Blvd.
[Mailing address: PO Box 301463; Zip 36130-1463]
Montgomery, Alabama 36110-2400
(334) 271-7714

Persons wishing to comment may do so, in writing, to the Department's named contact above within 30 days following the publication date of this notice.  COMMENTERS SHOULD IDENTIFY THE APPROPRIATE NPDES NUMBER ON THE FIRST PAGE OF THEIR COMMENTS.  In order to affect final decisions, comments must offer technically substantial information that is applicable to the proposed permit.

A written request for a public hearing may also be filed within that 30-day period and must state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised in the hearing.  The Director shall hold a public hearing whenever it is found, on the basis of hearing requests, that there exists a significant degree of public interest in the permit application or draft permit.  The Director may also hold a hearing if he determines that it would clarify one or more issues involved in the permit decision.

After consideration of all written comments, review of any public hearing record, and consideration of the requirements of the Alabama Water Pollution Control Act, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and applicable regulations, the Department will make a final determination.  The Department will develop a response to comments, which will become part of the public record and will be available to persons upon request.  Notice will be sent to any person requesting notice of the final action.

The Department maintains a list of interested individuals who are mailed legal notices regarding proposed permits. If you wish to receive such notices, contact the Permits & Services Division via telephone (334-271-7714), e-mail (permitsmail@adem.alabama.gov), or postal service (P.O. Box 301463, Montgomery, AL  36130-1463).

This notice is hereby given this 12th day of December, 2018, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

         Lance R. LeFleur

               Director

Nondiscrimination Statement:  The Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in the administration of its programs.