DEEP: Town of Madison - Notice of Tentative Decision of Intent to Reissue a State Permit and an Underground Injection Control Permit

Notice of Tentative Decision
Intent to Reissue a State Permit and an Underground Injection Control Permit for the Following Discharge into the Waters of the State of Connecticut
 
 
TENTATIVE DECISION
The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection hereby gives notice of a tentative decision to reissue a permit based on an application submitted by the Town of Madison ("the applicant") under section 22a 430 of the Connecticut General Statutes 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 and the Commissioner proposes to issue a permit for the discharge to the groundwaters in the Neck River watershed.
 
The proposed permit, if issued by the Commissioner, will require that all wastewater be treated to meet the applicable effluent limitations, and periodic monitoring to demonstrate that the discharge will not cause pollution.
 
APPLICANT'S PROPOSAL
The Town of Madison proposes to continue to discharge a maximum of 29,550 gallons per day of domestic sewage wastewaters through two conventional sewage treatment systems and an alternative sewage treatment system to the groundwaters in the Neck River watershed from operations at Daniel Hand High School, Walter Polson Middle School and Milton Jeffrey Elementary School.
 
The name and mailing address of the permit applicant are: Town of Madison, 284 Green Hill Road, Madison, CT 06443
 
The activity takes place at: Daniel Hand High School, Walter Polson Middle School and Milton Jeffrey Elementary School, 284 Green Hill Road, Madison, CT 06443
 
REGULATORY CONDITIONS
Type of Treatment: Daniel Hand High School, Walter Polson Middle School and Milton Jeffrey Elementary School are currently served by three existing sewage treatment systems. Two conventional sewage treatment systems consisting of: septic tanks(s), equalization tank(s), grease traps(s) and engineered leaching system; and one existing alternative sewage treatment system consisting of: septic tank(s), equalization tank(s), settling tank, pump chambers, and an Amphidrome Wastewater Treatment System. The Amphidrome System utilizes a submerged attached growth biological treatment process; treated effluent from the Amphidrome System will discharge to an engineered leaching field.
 
COMMISSIONER'S AUTHORITY
The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection is authorized to approve or deny such permits pursuant to section 22a 430 of the Connecticut General Statutes and the Water Discharge Permit Regulations (section 22a 430 3 and 4 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies), and section 1421 of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act 42 USC et. seq.
 
INFORMATION REQUESTS
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.  201815258       PERMIT ID NO. UI0000376
 
Interested persons may obtain copies of the application from William H. McMinn, Town of Madison, 284 Green Hill Road, Madison, CT 06443, Phone: (203) 245-6470.
 
The application is available for inspection by contacting Lauren Jones (860) 424 3155, at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance, 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.
 
PUBLIC COMMENT
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 Lauren Jones, 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 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 www.ct.gov/deep/adjudications.
 
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 deep.accommodations@ct.gov.  
 
                                   

/s/Oswald Inglese, Jr. Director
Water Permitting and Enforcement Division
Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance
 
Published in the New Haven Register on July 10, 2019.