Buckeye proposed AZPDES renewal permit


Pursuant to the Clean Water Act and in accordance with Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.) R18-9-A907, the Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) proposes to issue an Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES) Permit to discharge pollutants to Waters of the United States to the following applicant, subject to certain effluent limitations and special conditions:

Public Notice No. 15-63                            Published on June 11, 2015

Published in the Arizona Business Gazette
AZPDES Permit No. AZ0025216
City of Buckeye
423 Arizona Eastern Avenue
Buckeye, Arizona 85326

The City of Buckeye applied for a renewal AZPDES permit for the proposed discharge of up to 1.0 million gallons per day (mgd) of treated domestic wastewater from the Festival Ranch Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) to Wagner Wash in the Middle Gila River Basin in Township 4 N, Range 4 W, Section 28, Maricopa County, Arizona. The Festival Ranch WRF is a publicly owned treatment works which receives domestic wastewater from residential and commercial sources from the Festival Ranch community located in Buckeye. Sludge is put through a digester, belt pressed, and dewatered. Treated sludge is then hauled to an approved landfill for disposal.

The permit and fact sheet may be viewed online at http://www.azdeq.gov/cgi-bin/vertical.pl by typing the permit number in the box left of “Search Event”. The public notice and related documentation also are available for public review, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the ADEQ Records Center, 1110 W. Washington St., Phoenix, Arizona, 85007. In Phoenix, please call (602) 771-4380 or e-mail recordscenter@azdeq.gov 24 hours in advance to schedule an appointment to review the file.

Persons may submit comments or request a public hearing on the proposed action in writing, to Ramona Chomor, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division, 1110 W. Washington St., 5415B-3, Phoenix, Arizona 85007. All written comments received by ADEQ by the close of business on the date 30 days after publication of this notice will be considered in the final permit decision. A public hearing request must be in writing and must include the reasons for such request. If there is a significant degree of public interest, the Director will hold a hearing in accordance with A.A.C. R18-9-A908(B).