DEEP: R.S.A. Corporation - Notice of Tentative Decision of Intent to Renew a State Permit (Danbury)

Notice Of Tentative Decision
Intent To Renew A State Permit
For The Following Discharge Into The Waters
Of The State Of Connecticut
The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection (“the Commissioner”) hereby gives notice of a tentative decision to renew a permit based on an application submitted by R.S.A Corp. ("the applicant") under section 22a 430 of the Connecticut General Statutes (“CGS”) for a permit to discharge into the waters of the state.
In accordance with applicable federal and state law, the Commissioner has made a tentative decision that continuance of the existing system to treat the discharge would protect the waters of the state from pollution.
The Commissioner proposes to renew a permit for the discharge to the sanitary sewer.
The proposed permit, if issued by the Commissioner, will require that all wastewater be treated to meet the applicable effluent limitations.
R.S.A Corp. presently discharges a maximum of 5,940 gallons per day of pretreated process wastewaters to the Danbury Water Pollution Control Facility from organic chemical manufacturing operations at an organic chemical manufacturing facility.
The name and mailing address of the permit applicant are:
R.S.A Corp.
36 Old Sherman Turnpike
Danbury, CT 06810
The activity takes place at:
36 Old Sherman Turnpike
Danbury, CT 06810
Type of Treatment
DSN 001-1 Neutralization, Oxidation, Precipitation, Filtration, and Equalization
Effluent Limitations
This permit contains effluent limitations consistent with a Case by Case Determination using the criteria of Best Professional Judgement, Pretreatment Standards for New Sources (PSNS) Organic Chemicals, Plastics, and Synthetic Fibers Category 40 CFR 414.86 and 40 CFR 414.111, and section 22a 430 4(s) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA), which will protect the waters of the state from pollution when all of the conditions of this permit have been met.
In accordance with section 22a 430 4(l) of the RCSA, the permit contains effluent limitations for heavy metals, cyanides, phenol, volatile organic compounds, priority pollutants, and pH.
The Commissioner is authorized to approve or deny such permits pursuant to section 22a 430 of the CGS and the Water Discharge Permit Regulations (section 22a 430 3 and 4 of the RCSA).
The application has been assigned the following numbers by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Please use these numbers when corresponding with this office regarding this application.
APPLICATION NO. 201705573                                PERMIT ID NO. SP0001473
Interested persons may obtain copies of the application from:
Chad Henke
R.S.A Corp.
36 Old Sherman Turnpike
Danbury, CT 06260
(293) 790-8100
The application is available for inspection by contacting Patrick Bieger (860) 424-3805, at the Water Permitting and Enforcement Division, Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106 5127 from 8:30-4:30, Monday through Friday.
Any interested person may request in writing that his or her name be put on a mailing list to receive notice of intent to issue any permit to discharge to the surface waters of the state. Such request may be for the entire state or any geographic area of the state and shall clearly state in writing the name and mailing address of the interested person and the area for which notices are requested.
Prior to making a final decision to approve or deny any application, the Commissioner shall consider written comments on the application from interested persons that are received within thirty (30) days of this public notice. Written comments should be directed to Patrick Bieger, Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106 5127. The Commissioner may hold a public hearing prior to approving or denying an application if in the Commissioner's discretion the public interest will be best served thereby, and shall hold a hearing upon receipt of a petition signed by at least twenty-five (25) persons. Notice of any public hearing shall be published at least thirty (30) days prior to the hearing.
Petitions for a hearing should include the application number noted above and also identify a contact person to receive notifications. Petitions may also identify a person who is authorized to engage in discussions regarding the application and, if resolution is reached, withdraw the petition. Original petitions must be mailed or delivered to: DEEP Office of Adjudications, 79 Elm Street, 3rd floor, Hartford, CT, 06106-5127. Petitions cannot be sent by fax or email. Additional information can be found at
/s/Oswald Inglese, Jr.Director
Water Permitting and Enforcement Division
Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance
Published in the Danbury News-Times on June 24, 2019.