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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 Chesterfield County, Virginia. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: November 18, 2020 to December 18, 2020. 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: Virginia Electric and Power Company; 5000 Dominion Boulevard, Glen Allen, VA 23060; VA0004146. FACILITY NAME AND LOCATION: Dominion Chesterfield Power Station; 500 Coxendale Road, Chester, VA 23831. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Virginia Electric and Power Company has applied for a modified permit for the private Dominion Chesterfield Power Station. The modification consists of removing Outfalls 002, 004, 401, and 402, authorizing the discharge of Outfall 101 to the Low Volume Wastewater Treatment System and through Outfall 301, updating compliance schedules, removing completed special conditions, and extending the §316(b) Alternate Schedule submittal date. The applicant proposes to release cooling water, a type of wastewater, treated industrial wastewaters and storm water at a combined rate of 1,075 million gallons per day from three outfalls into a water body. The facility proposes to release the cooling water, treated industrial wastewater and stormwater in the James River and Farrar Gut in Chesterfield County in the James River 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, thermal, inorganics, pesticides, flow, and toxicity. This facility is subject to the requirements of 9VAC25-820 and has registered for coverage under the General VPDES Watershed Permit Regulation for Total Nitrogen and Total Phosphorus Discharges and Nutrient Trading in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in Virginia (Nutrient GP). The permit contains alternate thermal effluent limitations pursuant to §316(a) of the Clean Water Act in the form of a heat rejection limit. HOW TO COMMENT AND/OR REQUEST A PUBLIC HEARING: DEQ accepts comments and requests for public hearing 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: Joseph Bryan; Piedmont Regional Office, 4949a Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA, 23060; Phone: 804-527-5012; E-mail: Joseph.Bryan@deq.virginia.gov; Fax: (804) 527-5106. 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.

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