PUBLIC NOTICE - 210
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
NPDES NOTICE - October 24, 2012
The following applicants have applied for an NPDES permit to discharge treated wastewater into waters of the State of Alabama:
MINERAL EXTRACTION FACILITIES
Cahaba Resources, LLC - Johnson Mine, 16098 House Road, Brookwood, Alabama 35444, NPDES Permit No. AL0078107, located at the intersection of Ridge Road and Weller Road in Abernant, for reissuance and modification of a permit that limits discharges of treated drainage from a new source coal mine and associated areas, discharging to an unnamed tributary to Woods Creek, unnamed tributaries to Mud Creek, and Mud Creek, all classified as Fish and Wildlife, in the Black Warrior River Basin.
Fitcheard Farms, L.L.C. - Fitcheard Borrow Pit, 922 Nick Fitcheard Road, Huntsville, Alabama 35806, NPDES Permit No. AL0081680, located on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Huntsville, for issuance of a permit that limits discharges of treated drainage from a dirt and chert mining operation and associated areas, discharging to groundwater and to an unnamed tributary to Dry Creek, classified as Fish and 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 Rules and Regulations; and are consistent with the Department�s Anti-degradation Rules; 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.state.al.us/PublicNotice/PublicNotice.htm, 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
1400 Coliseum Blvd.
[Mailing address: PO Box 301463; Zip 36130-1463]
Montgomery, Alabama 361
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 (email@example.com), or postal service (P.O. Box 301463, Montgomery, AL 36130-1463).
This notice is hereby given this October 24, 2012, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.
Lance R. LeFleur