DEEP: Notice of Tentative Decision to Renew the General Permit for the Discharge of Swimming Pool Wastewater

Notice of Tentative Decision to Renew the General Permit for the Discharge of Swimming Pool Wastewater
The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection hereby gives notice of a tentative decision to renew without modification the General Permit for the Discharge of Swimming Pool Wastewater. The current general permit expires on July 30, 2019. The proposed general permit renewal authorizes the current general permit to continue in effect until July 30, 2021, and continue authorization for any activities currently authorized thereunder without requiring submittal of a new registration. The proposed general permit renewal authorizes the discharge of swimming pool wastewater (that meet the permitís conditions and effluent limits) to a dedicated subsurface disposal system, ground surface, or surface waters. The proposed general permit renewal contains effluent limits and conditions established in accordance with Section 22a-430-4 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies that the Commissioner has made a tentative determination that renewal of this general permit would not cause pollution of the waters of the state.

This public notice, the proposed general permit and a fact sheet are available on the Departmentof Energy and Environmental Protectionís (DEEP) website at A copy may also be requested either by calling (860) 424-3025 from 8:30 a.m. Ė 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by writing to Lilly Molina at, or at the postal address noted below.
Prior to making a final determination to issue the general permit, the Commissioner shall consider written comments on the proposed general permit that are received within 30 days of this public notice. All comments should be in writing, include the name of the general permit noted above, and be submitted to Donald Gonyea at or by post at: Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, WPED/MMCA, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT, 06106-5127.  The Commissioner may hold a public hearing prior to issuing the general permit if the public interest will be best served thereby, and shall hold a hearing upon receipt of a petition signed by at least 25 persons. Notice of any public hearing shall be published at least 30 days prior to the hearing.
Petitions for a hearing should include the name of the general permit noted above and a contact person to receive notifications. Petitions may also identify a person authorized to engage in discussions regarding the general permit 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
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/s/Betsey Wingfield
Deputy Commissioner
Published in the Hartford Courant, Waterbury Republican-American, New Haven Register, Connecticut Post, New London Day and Willimantic Chronicle on July 2, 2019.