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 applicant has applied for an NPDES permit to discharge treated wastewater into waters of the State of Alabama:
Alabama Power Company - Barry Steam Electric Plant, PO Box 2641, Bin 12N-0830, Birmingham, Alabama 35291, NPDES Permit Number AL0002879, located at 15300 Highway 43 North, Bucks, Alabama 36512, for modification of a permit which authorizes discharges resulting from stormwater runoff from the northwest laydown area discharging through Outfalls DSN022, DSN023, DSN024, DSN025, DSN026, DSN027, and DSN028 to the Mobile River, classified as Fish and Wildlife, in the Mobile River Basin. Additionally, modifications have been proposed to incorporate the requirements of the revised 40 CFR Part 423 Steam Electric Effluent Guideline Limitations, colloquially referred to as the “Reconsideration Rule” which established new requirements for flue gas desulfurization (FGD) wastewater and for bottom ash transport water (BATW).
Copies of the draft permit, 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.
Jeffery W. Kitchens, Chief
1400 Coliseum Blvd.
[Mailing address: PO Box 301463; Zip 36130-1463]
Montgomery, Alabama 36110-2400
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 NPDES PERMIT NUMBER ON THE FIRST PAGE OF THEIR COMMENTS. All comments must be received in the ADEM Main Office in Montgomery no later than 5:00 P.M. on the last day of the comment period. In order to affect final decisions, comments must offer technically substantial information that is applicable to the draft 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. The Department will post responses to comments as well as the final permit determinations to the Department’s website at http://app.adem.alabama.gov/eFile/. To find the response to comments and final permit determination, you may search by the permit number listed in this notice.
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This notice is hereby given this 29th day of November, 2021, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management._________________________
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.