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:

Mineral Extraction Facilities
Public Notice - 210
DeKalb County

DeKalb County Commission - Collinsville Chert Pit, 111 Grand Ave. SW Suite 200, Fort Payne, Alabama 35967, NPDES Permit Number AL0075868, 904 South Valley Avenue, Collinsville, DeKalb County, Alabama, for modification of a permit that limits discharges of treated drainage from a dirt and/or chert mine and associated areas, discharging to Unnamed Tributaries to Little Wills Creek, classified as Fish and Wildlife, in the Coosa River Basin.
Public, Semi-Public And Private Facilities
Public Notice - 605
Dekalb County

Dekalb/Jackson Water Supply District, 21700 Alabama Highway 117, Ider, AL 35981, NPDES Permit Number AL0081850, for re-issuance of a permit which limits the discharge of pollutants from filter backwash from Dekalb/Jackson Water Supply District Treatment Facility, 6549 County Road 91, Stevenson, AL 35772, for the purpose of meeting federal and state water quality regulatory standards. The subject permit regulates the discharge of filter backwash to the Tennessee River (Lake Guntersville), classified as Public Water Supply, Swimming, and Fish & Wildlife, in the Tennessee River Basin.

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, 7104 DeSoto Parkway, NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967, NPDES Permit Number AL0046701, for re-issuance of a permit which limits the discharge of pollutants from treated domestic wastewater from DeSoto State Park WWTP/HCR Lagoon, 7104 DeSoto Parkway, NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967, for the purpose of meeting federal and state water quality regulatory standards.  The subject permit regulates the discharge of treated wastewater to the West Fork Little River, classified as Public Water Supply, Swimming, and Fish & Wildlife, and designated as an Outstanding National Resource, in the Coosa River Basin.

Jackson County

Dekalb/Jackson Water Supply District, 21700 Alabama Highway 117, Ider, AL 35981, NPDES Permit Number AL0081850, for re-issuance of a permit which limits the discharge of pollutants from filter backwash from Dekalb/Jackson Water Supply District Treatment Facility, 6549 County Road 91, Stevenson, AL 35772, for the purpose of meeting federal and state water quality regulatory standards. The subject permit regulates the discharge of filter backwash to the Tennessee River (Lake Guntersville), classified as Public Water Supply, Swimming, and 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://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 13th day of February, 2018, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

          Lance R. Lefleur

                Director

Nondisclosure 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.