Notice of Tentative Determination to Approve
NPDES Permit Renewal
Applicant: Town of Wallingford
Application No. 201709202
The Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (“DEEP”) hereby gives notice that a tentative determination has been reached to approve the following application.
|Applicant’s Name and Address:
||Town of Wallingford, Sewer Division, 377 South Cherry Street, Wallingford, CT 06492|
|Contact Name and Phone No.:
||Terry Smith: 203-949-2677|
|Type of Permit and #:
||NPDES- CT0100617 |
|Type of Facility:
||Domestic Wastewater Treatment |
||155 John Street, Wallingford, CT 06492|
|Facility design capacity:
||8.0 million gallons per day|
COMMISSIONER’S FINDINGS/REGULATORY CONDITIONS
The applicant has previously received a permit from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (“Department”) authorizing the discharge of up to an annual average daily design flow of 8.0 million gallons a day of advanced treated municipal wastewaters to the Quinnipiac River. The applicant has submitted an application to renew its existing permit. This renewal application is the subject of this notice.
THE DRAFT PERMIT
The Department has prepared a draft permit consistent with the tentative determination to approve the Town of Wallingford’s renewal application. This draft is available on the public participation section of the Department’s website. In accordance with Sections 22a 430 4(l) and 22a-430-4(r) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA), the draft permit contains effluent limitations that meet Connecticut’s Water Quality Standards for the following: Aluminum, Ammonia, Aquatic Toxicity, Biochemical Oxygen Demand (5 day), dissolved oxygen, Escherichia coli, flow, pH, total suspended solids, Ultimate Oxygen Demand (UOD) and effluent limitations for phosphorous and UV.
This permit contains an enforceable compliance schedule which requires the applicant to reduce total phosphorous from the discharge and complete treatment system upgrades to meet new effluent limitations for total phosphorous no later than April 1, 2022.
INFORMATION REQUESTS/PUBLIC COMMENT
This application has been assigned No. 201709202; please use this number when corresponding with DEEP regarding this application. Interested persons may obtain copies of the application from the applicant at the above address. The application and supporting documentation are available for inspection at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Water Protection and Land Reuse Bureau, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT from Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm and at other times by appointment. Questions may be directed to Catharine Chu of the Municipal Wastewater Section at (860)424-3342 or email@example.com
Before making a final decision on this application, the Commissioner shall consider written comments on the application from interested persons. Written comments on the application should be directed to Catharine Chu, Water Planning and Management Division, Water Protection and Land Reuse Bureau, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106-5127, or may be submitted via electronic mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than thirty (30) days from the publication date of this notice.
PETITIONS FOR HEARING
The Commissioner may conduct a public hearing if the Commissioner determines that the public interest will best be served thereby, or shall hold a hearing upon receipt of a petition signed by at least twenty-five persons. Petitions 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 signed petitions may be scanned and sent electronically to email@example.com
or may be mailed or delivered to: DEEP Office of Adjudications, 79 Elm Street, 3rd floor, Hartford, CT 06106-5127. All petitions must be received within the comment period noted above. If submitted electronically, original signed petitions must also be mailed or delivered to the address above within ten days of electronic submittal. If a hearing is held, timely notice of such hearing will be published in a newspaper of general circulation.
/s/Denise Ruzicka, Director
Water Planning and Management Division
Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request an accommodation contact us at (860) 418-5910 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Published in the Record-Journal on July 3, 2019.