Details for Public Notice - Environmental Permit PURPOSE OF NOTICE: To seek


Public Notice - Environmental 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 Powhatan County, Virginia. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: September 15, 2021 to October 18, 2021 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: County of Powhatan; 3834 Old Buckingham Road, Suite A, Powhatan, Virginia 23139; VA0089206 FACILITY NAME AND LOCATION: Fighting Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP); 3900 Old Plantation Road, Powhatan, VA 23139 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: County of Powhatan proposes to release treated sewage wastewaters from residential areas at a rate of 100,000 gallons per day into a water body. Sludge from the treatment process will be land applied by a contractor under VPA permits. The facility proposes to release the treated sewage in Fighting Creek in Powhatan County in the Chesapeake Bay 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: physical and chemical properties, nutrients, metals, organic matter, solids, and bacteria. HOW TO COMMENT AND/OR REQUEST A PUBLIC HEARING: DEQ accepts comments and requests for public hearing {on the draft permit} {on the draft modifications to the permit} 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. DEQ must receive hand-delivery and postal mail by close of business and email and fax comments by 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the comment period. Submittals must include the names, mailing addresses and telephone numbers of the commenter/requester and of all persons represented by the commenter/requester. A request for 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 interest of the requester or of those represented by the requestor, 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 with 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: Joy Abel; Piedmont Regional Office, 4949 A Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060; Phone: (804)527-5197; E-mail:; Fax: (804) 698-4178. 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.